Name: Kelsey Connelly
Company: Shear Serenity Salon
Where are you from, and why did you choose to become a stylist?
I was born and raised in Palisades NY, and was influenced in many ways to become a stylist. For one I grew up around an amazing hairstylist, who just happens to be my sister. Apart from the fact that I was raised around the profession,
I'm very attracted to the artistry and creativity of it all. No where else can you make a living creating art everyday in an open and supportive environment. Being able to make people feel and look beautiful is also a very gratifying experience.
How did you end up working at Shear Serenity?
I ended up working a Shear Serenity through my sister, who graciously gave me a job throughout high school as an assistant. I quickly fell in love with the industry and all of its amazing opportunity and have been doing hair ever since!
What is your biggest accomplishment in your career so far?
My biggest accomplishment in my career was participating in our 10th Anniversary Glam Up and Give Back Hair Showcase. We were given the opportunity to showcase period styles throughout the decades through hair and fashion. Ive never had a more gratifying feeling than to watch a model with your complete vision walk in a full staged runway show. Not to mention that i was able to help raise $10,000 for various 3 sick children & their families.
What is your favorite product right now, and how would you recommend to use it?
My favorite product right now is the "My Secret Blow Out Spray." Not only does it cut your blow dry time in half, but it acts as a heat protectant as well as giving you tons of body and shine.
Do you have an absolute favorite part of your profession?
My absolute favorite part of my profession is be able to create art as my job everyday! We as stylists are artists who are lucky enough to make a living by doing what we love.
What would be typical “you” outside of work? Hobbies, activities, etc.?
I have to think about this one, lol (I literally do nothing)!