our hairstylists talk: the professional journey of one of our hairstylists.
w/ Marcel Henriquez, Irresistible Hairstylist since January.
Are you a hairstylist or planning to become one? Or simply curious about the hairstylist life? We took some time to sit down and have a talk with one of our dearest Hairstylists: Marcel Henriquez. She took us on her journey to become a hairstylist specialized in curls and it is so inspiring.
over to marcel:
"My name is Marcel Henriquez (@marcelcurlsyouon). I’m a 27 year old hairstylist currently working freelance between Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and New Orleans, Louisiana. I am also an educator and team member of the Forever Curls Academy.
My hairstylist journey, like most hairstylist, began just randomly doing family and friends’ hair. I was initially going to college for something totally different. However, after giving birth to my daughter, I decided to pursue my creative side. So I dropped out of college and enrolled at Aveda Institute New Orleans, in 2017.
While there, I fell in love with hair even more. Once I graduated, in 2018, I chose to specialize in curls because of my own hair journey and my daughter’s hair. I worked at a natural hair salon for some time, until I decided choose a different path and rent a suite with my new mentor, Sherrire Ashante. While learning to be my own boss, I took several classes on curls to be able to master cuts, styles and colors on curly hair. These classes led me to Leysa Carrillo and Forever Curls. Now, I’m grateful to be a part of such an amazing team and have such important role in educating hairstylist to care for curls.
Once again, my own hair journey guides me. So in 2021 I cut hair really short. The shortest I’ve ever been. It was then that found interest in extensions and wigs. Not necessarily because I missed long hair but because I wanted to explore other options and understand how else I could relate to my clients. Irresistible Me provided me the opportunity explore my new interest even more and also provide my clients and models with hair that I trust.
Everything I’ve learned in the hair industry, I’ve been able to apply to my most recent interest, extensions and wigs. I care my for my extensions and my wigs just as I would my real hair because they are 100% human hair. Therefore, I use all of my professional products for colors, treatments, and style. As this is the best way to care for them long term.
The thing I prefer most about being a hairstylist is being able to transform hair and most importantly, lives. It’s a passion of mine because it can be so much more than just hair. Everyone has a different hair journey and their hair tells a story. So I’m very grateful to be a important part of that.
The Irresistible Me x Hairstylists Program is great! Especially for beginners, as it is easy to setup and navigate. The hair is good quality and you can have fun creating colors for clients and models.
We want to thank Marcel for her amazing insights! We know how becoming a hairstylist can be a scary journey and that's why we want you to be able to count on Irresistible Me with getting you access the most affordable high quality hair extensions on the market! For that, Irresistible Me has your back and if you need any help to prepare this special day, DM us on instagram to get our immidiate assistance.