Edith Wheeler – Owner of Bangs Salon
Hair & The Blog: How long have you been in the industry?
Edith Wheeler: I have been in the hair industry for 23 years.
Hair & The Blog: How do you keep up on style trends?
Edith Wheeler: I keep up on style trends with social media, magazines, and other stylist’s work.
Hair & The Blog: What has been your biggest challenge in the beauty/hair industry.
Edith Wheeler: My toughest challenge would have to be being a salon owner. However, I consider it a positive challenge because it challenges me to grow professionally and personally.
Hair & The Blog: How would you describe your personal style?
Edith Wheeler: I would have to describe my personal style as trendy and eclectic. While I don’t play by the rules. I do like to take bits and pieces from upcoming trends and match it with my own personal style.
Hair & The Blog: Do you have an artistic background?
Edith Wheeler: As a young girl, I always knew that I had an artistic insight. I could go into any thrift shop and pick out a old worn clothes, and make them brand-new again, which is how I ended up with my own clothing line. As I got older I realized a serious love for interior decorating, party planning, and fashion/design.
Hair & The Blog: What do you think defines customer service?
Edith Wheeler: Customer service starts from the very first interaction. The greeting, that sets the tone for the customer’s entire experience. The old saying you must treat others, how you would like to be treated still stands.
Hair & The Blog: What are some of your favorite hair products?
Edith Wheeler: My favorite products include Design Essentials, Paul Mitchell, Aveda, Sebastian’s, Essations, it’s a 10, List goes on and on there so many awesome products out there.
Hair & The Blog: Do you have an iconic hairstylist?
Edith Wheeler: I would have to say my all time favorite hairstylist would have to be British hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who is best known for creating the simple geometric “Wedge Bob”. He was the first stylist to ever open a chain of salons worldwide, while also producing a line of hair products, and opening cosmetology academies across the globe. He set the standard for other salons.
Hair & The Blog: Who/what inspires you?
Edith Wheeler: My inspiration comes from my family, my peers, and clients. My family is my motivation to work hard; my peers keep me at the top of my game and help me stay creative.My clients remind me every day how important my job is and of the blessed feeling I get knowing I made them feel good and look beautiful.
Hair & The Blog: What words of encouragement/ advice would you give your industry peers?
Edith Wheeler: The advice that I would give to the peers in my industry is enjoy life and work smarter not harder. Live a little. Keep up on your education, save money and prepare for the future, never be afraid to ask questions you can always learn from someone. Stay focused on yourself and your brand, and set your own standard.
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