We are thrilled to be connecting with Yvette Sandoval again. Yvette is a Hairstylist, Balayage Specialist and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Yvette below.
Hi Yvette, thank you so much for sitting down with us again. For folks who might have missed our initial interview, can you start by briefly introducing yourself?
My name is Yvette Sandoval. I am married to my high school sweetheart we’ve been married 20 years. We have two amazing kids Araceli is 18 and our son Roman is 16. I adore my little family as well as our fur baby Mazey. I am a hairstylist and a balayage specialist. I love to balayage, because it requires me to think a lot about what I’m doing. I love to create and work with my hands. Balayage is an art it’s a form of painting the hair. I always use foils when I balayage, because most of my clientele have very dark brown hair, so I need that extra power a foil can give me to lift them to their desired level. This technique is also called a foilayage. I absolutely love what I do and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Why are huge client transformation projects your favorite in the hair industry?
The reason I love big hair transformations is I fully pour myself into them, I give 110% to the project and after I blow dry, curl and style the final reveal is the icing on the cake! When a client is over the moon happy with their hair, and they tell me I’ve given them the hair of their dreams and they have tears in their eyes… that’s what makes my job amazing! Making someone feel confident and beautiful when they leave my chair is such a wonderful feeling!!
Why is a balayage/foilayage so expensive?
Gone are the days when you go into the salon for a simple root touch up or quick highlight. The services we provide seem endless now days (for example) I offer balayage, foilayage, color melting, root tap, reverse balayage, highlights, baby lights, beach waves etc. The amount of time, product and labor that goes into a 3 to 5-hour project is a lot there’s quite a few steps that go into it. As hairstylists we are constantly learning, our education is very expensive, and we have to keep up on all the latest styles and hair trends to meet our client’s expectations. So, this is why you will pay anywhere from 200.00 to 400.00 depending on how much hair you have for your salon visit.
How do you get those perfect beach waves, and how do you get lots of texture in the hair?
Beach waves are so much fun for me to do! Basically, the trick to these waves is I always switch directions when I curl. My curls never lay the same way, except for when I get close to the face, I always curl away from the face. I give it a little twist at the root and make sure I smooth out those ends when I pull the curl through. I never grab random pieces of hair when I’m curling. I always make sure my sectioning is clean and precise. As for all that texture?? Dry texture spray is my secret weapon! That’s what brings the style together, it gives your hair some grit and it looks flowey and piecey! In my opinion dry texture spray really locks those curls into place. My favorite dry texture sprays are Moroccan Oil and Unite.
It was so great to reconnect. One last question – how can our readers connect with you, learn more or support you?
You can connect with me on my Instagram at yvettesandovalbeauty or you can call 480-539-1111 to book an appointment.