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How long have you been working as a stylist?
I’m in my 5th year as a stylist. Remember when I used to flat iron the back of your head when you couldn’t reach it in high school? We’re not counting that, right?
Did you have a “light bulb” moment when you decided you wanted to pursue hair?
There really wasn’t one. It wasn’t until I was in hair school that I understood and began to appreciate hairdressers’ contribution to the fashion industry. I saw high end salons and beautiful, unimaginable hair in magazines and that was where I wanted to be. I wish I had some big bang, Oprah ‘Aha!’ moment, but it was just a natural dwelling for me. I wanted to live in my career so it could be more than just that, it’s become my fabric.
What are your passions outside of hair styling?
I enjoy painting and drawing, bargain hunting (anywhere from Nordstrom to Forever 21 to thrift stores) and I’m a lover of craft beer (stuff my stocking with Boulevard Tank 7, please).
Who/what is your hairspiration?
I draw inspiration from various sources, I would say I look most often to movies (especially Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann films), the red carpet and the pages of Vogue and W Magazine.
Do you have a signature style for hair?
I love working with naturally curly hair, I only learned to embrace my own in recent years and its been life altering (or at least morning routine altering). Updos are also a specialty, along with creating glamorous, but lived in styles. I generally try not to create cookie cutter, perfectly tamed ‘dos, I love giving my client a beautiful and achievable look with a bit of an undone edge.
If you had to pick your top three hair products, what would they be?
It’s hard to narrow it down, but the three I can’t live without are: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (I promise nothing compares, volume and texture all in one, plus it doubles as a dry shampoo and 99.9% of strangers will ask you why your hair smells so amazing), Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray (I love using this as a working spray by layering it for a brushable hold) and Oribe Sculpting Cream (this product gives you the best of both worlds; the smoothing properties of a cream and the holding properties of a gel).
*Be sure to check out all of Jordan’s favorites below, she had a hard time choosing just three.
What are some holiday hair trends to be on the lookout for this year?
Shine always comes to mind when I think of holiday hair. Winter is a drying time, so keeping your hair healthy and shiny is key. We’ve moved from beachy textured hair to smooth updos and sleek brushed out curls. Adding a bit of a unkempt texture to your upstyle is a fun and less formal option for the holidays. Finish with a shine spray to keep roughly textured locks looking polished and radiant. I also love the accent of a dainty pin or braided/woven detail in the hair.