Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittini Gray.
Hi Brittini, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started cosmetology school at 17 right out of high school. I had to put my school on pause with only a month left till I finished for personal reasons. I went back and finished, I was asked by the school to give a speech to our graduating class which was all the schools with the company. I went out to work at master cuts with a friend. I was only there for six months and got promoted to manager of cost-cutters another salon in the company. I wanted to make more money and not have to work as hard so I applied to Ulta and worked there for years working at 25, I bought my own house which I thought was never going to happen excuse being on commission. But after a while working at Ulta, I got discouraged in my line of work; they raised prices to crazy highs and as stylists in the salon, they would make us stock their products which is not what I signed up for and I was losing clients to the price my anxiety was at an all-time high at this point I decided it was time for a change so I went to another salon which filed for bankruptcy.
After I was there for a year so at this point, I was back to square one. I decided no more corporate companies and I was going closer to my house. I did a lot of research and decided to apply to Arizona hair co I got the job woo hoo so happy this move has been the best move I have ever made its a family ran company you work directly with the owner Paula which by the way is amazing to work for she treats everyone like family and truly knows how to treat her staff. After being there for two years, then covid hit bam we are out of a job for five weeks which our company gave us two paychecks while out of work which was awesome then we come back to work and our managers at the time decided to pursue other opportunities. I had spoken to Paula about moving up in the company and she decided that I was a good fit for management and I became a manager of a great salon and even better staff; it has been the best salon and team I have ever worked for and with I get continued education for free awesome clients. I couldn’t ask for a better company to work for this company has definitely made me fall in love with my craft again.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, it hasn’t been smooth there are lots of ups and downs I got burned out a few times along the way; I mean after 14 years doing this who wouldn’t but I wouldn’t trade my career for anything I love what I do my main struggle I would say is learning not every client is going to like you or your personality but they have a choice where to go and they choose you so make the best of every situation.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I do all things hair; my favorite is color. I love all the different ways to make hair look with just a pop of color or a highlight I’m most proud of my fashion colors; I do I take what you ask for and go above and beyond; I do a lot of blondes as well as color corrections are also one of my favorites but most difficult things to do because it really makes me think and figure out how to achieve what they want without damaging the hair.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Word of mouth is the best support my clients give me. I get lots of referrals from them which I appreciate very much I’m always looking for new hairdresser to work with me in the salon
- Haircuts start at $18
- Color starts at $55
- Highlights start at $65
- Perms start at $60
- Color corrections start at $120
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @hairby.brittini
- Facebook: Brittini Gray
- Yelp: Arizona hair co 51st ave and cactus