Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Hildreth.
Rebecca, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started my cosmetology journey back home in Minneapolis, Minnesota about 12 years ago. At 27 I moved to Miami looking for a change of scenery and to be inspired again. I’ve been here four years, and loving it so far!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The industry isn’t what it is today when I started! It is constantly changing. You have to keep up with the newest trends, which is why I love the industry so much. You’re never bored. There’s so much influence right at your fingertips with social media. With that being said, the pressure involving social media has revolutionized the hair industry sometimes creating false expectations in which we need to overcome. Sometimes it is a lot of struggle but that’s the reason for my passion in this industry. These challenges have prompted me to become more creative, chasing after every education course available in the nation, traveling and experiencing different hair cultures and expanding my inspiration! With these challenges, I feel reborn in my career.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I love my work and extremely proud of it but my strength is in color. While I can confidently cut, style and occasionally do custom extensions, the artist in me loves the freedom coloring lets me create. I can conquer anything pertaining to hair ever since I first found my passion as a little girl. I’m proud overall the environment and salon I work in where I can freely share inspirations and creative opinions from my colleagues; producing unique work.
For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
Definitely! As I said before, social media has revolutionized the hair industry, and I believe every hairstylist should use these free tools and education. The cosmetology industry is full of artistic and extremely creative professionals. Building my brand, I envision creating courses for these professionals in tackling the social media magic our guests expect, de-filtering the photoshop and illusion that everyone can achieve the famous platinum white blonde, fantasy or extravagant surreal colors, especially in one day.
You have to build trust between yourself and your clientele. Your interactions with them as well as your peers are so important towards building your success. Stay inspired, stay up to date with fashion and current trends. This industry is open arms to everybody, if you have the passion and skill you will go far.
- Color corrections $350+
- Balayage $250+
- Cut/Style $90
- Address: 3101 N Miami AveSuite 130
Miami, FL 33127
- Website: Bleachhairaddiction.com
- Phone: 305-372-0206
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Becky.hairaddiction