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Indulge Salon York Pa team meets celebrity stylist

Would you travel 5 hours to meet a celebrity stylist?

My team at Indulge Salon, York, Pa did on March 31st. We gathered our overnight things, packed them into the car, gave family hugs and kisses and off we went. Some of our team couldn’t travel due to babysitters but they were with us in spirit. On April 1, 2019, we had been sitting in the conference room waiting anxiously to see my new crush celebrity stylist, Chris Appleton.

My sisters love Kim Kardashian and her family. My daughter loves to watch the Kardashian’s and when I tell you that this conference room held many Kim Kardashian wannabe’s. I was one of them. They looked like her, their makeup looked like her and these women stopped at nothing with clothing to look like her. It was a miracle to see. I did share this video of me waiting at the Hilton Hotel in Melville New York. Go to FB: Indulgecolorsalon go ahead like the page.

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Kim K photo from Chris Appleton’s collection of the WET LOOK

Our team had a huge opportunity to meet celebrity stylist Chris Appleton originally from London, England, He started out doing his mother’s hair since he was eight years old. One of his favorite memories of his childhood was after he was finished styling his mother’s hair she would sit up higher and love herself in that moment. This is what he remembered.

He went on to look for mentors and to accelerate his craft. Year after year he would work for free, he would assist others until one day a friend of his said J Lo needs a stylist. From that point on it was history. As a celebrity stylist you get crazy questions coming from event crowds like the one we were in Long Island, New York.

One of the 500 attendees either a salon owner or stylist had asked a question that was super personal to the celebrity stylist. He responded shocked but kept it together because he admitted he has never been asked the question before. He collected himself  by answering questions that pertained to “how he got where he is”. He did nothing but make people feel comfortable and answered eloquently that he worked hard and that the assistant that he has to hire to help him prepare for a shoot, hair extensions he has to pay for clients is on him, then he has to be able to communicate what the celebrity  wants to make the session 100% success.

In the above photo, celebrity stylist, Chris created the wet look on dryer hair. Even as stylists we assume that we will do this type of look on wet hair but alas it’s dry hair. He shared that doing a look like this on wet hair makes it to heavy. You can’t be afraid to try new looks. The whole creation of the makeup, the feeling that you are striving for then helps create the look of hair whether red carpet ready or just going for dinner or doing a speaking event. You have to spend time thinking about what you want before you actually do it.

Cover photos need preparation from celebrity stylists. Between the model, the assistant, the location, the environment that the work is done in, lots of time preparing is essential for a good shoot. I was pretty enamored with his approach to ponytails. He talked about how the comfort of the client with a high ponytail was pretty essential when the hair is flinging around on stage. I thought good point. He showed us what he uses and how he does it on 4 models for the Glass look, the sportster, the ponytail and lastly the muscled up look. Check out instagram: Indulge_Salon_York_Pa to see the most current pictures of his work. We sat up front being glued to what he was saying.

No matter where you go, others have opinions about your work, about you, about the environment and will minimize what it took to get you where you are today. I can tell you that the amount of money you make is in direct proportion to the value that you give others. This celebrity stylist gives of himself every time a client sits in his chair. I loved his passion for what he does. He cares and it’s not just a job but a career. He has won awards for his amazing hair extension work. He has worked with J Low with 60′ hair extensions. If you get a chance watch the video I ran live at the event. You will appreciate what you are looking at.

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Kim K and Chris Appleton, celebrity stylist

Some of his favorite products that he uses are from WOW and Australian company. I met the CEO Gail. She was a dynamite person to watch on stage. she is up and coming.

Here is what the chemist has to say about Dream Coat? Wow Dream coat

Dr Joe Cincotta, PhD and Chief Chemist, Color Wow

“The key to fighting frizz is all about controlling moisture levels and locking the cuticle down as tight and smooth as possible. Unlike typical serum or oil-based humidity-fighting formulas that lay down a heavy coat on hair’s surface, (which deflate volume and leave the hair greasy) Dream Coat uses a groundbreaking, heat-activated polymer technology that is lighter than a feather. Dream Coat scatters teeny droplets randomly on hair’s surface. When heated with your blow-dryer these droplets connect and crosslink, forming an invisible, hydrophobic matrix that does two things:

1) Compresses each strand into a sleek, silky, supple shape
2) Sheathes every strand in a light, imperceptible “raincoat” that repels moisture

I can personally vouch for the results that Dr. Joe Cincotta say we experience. I couldn’t believe it the first time I used it. You feel like you want to keep it a secret. Now the secret is out and the company has backordered most of the products we ordered except this one. You can prepay for your dream coat today by calling 717.846.4424. My hair doesn’t have the dry crispy feeling any longer from broken off hair, my hair is growing like a weed, plus as the celebrity stylist describes  the beauty of out grown hair.

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