Brooke began her career in the beauty industry five years ago, and is just in love with it now as she was when starting out after graduating with honors from PCI Academy in Ames, Iowa as a Level 3 stylist. Brooke has a passion for hair coloring and styling, and views each day as a new opportunity to apply her skills and talent to create new artistry and designs that reflect the personality and desires of her clients.
Brooke specializes in wedding hair styling, and partners with a local make-up studio, Beauty of All Faces, in teaming up to make special occassions like weddings or unique events and gatherings even brighter!
Brooke keeps up with the latest trends and products through continuing education opportunities through industry seminars, tradeshows, and on-going training. She is certified in body sugaring and Easi Hair Pro extensions.
How did you decide on a career as a hairstylist?
I've always had a love for doing hair. I knew I always wanted to help people and make a difference so I took one year at a community college and realized it just wasn't for me. I took my last final and the next week I toured PCI Academy. I fell in love with the program and it has still remained to be one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Where did you receive your professional training and education, along with any industry certifications and awards?
I attended PCI Academy in Ames,Iowa. I graduated in November of 2011 with honors and as a Level 3. Since then I've taken numerous continuing education classes at Hair Shows in Omaha and Chicago. I've been certified in body sugaring and EasiHair Extensions.
How many years of experience do you have in the industry?
I have 4 years of experience and make sure I always keep up with the latest trends.
Do you have a specialty service or expertise that you provide to your clients?
I specialize in wedding hair styling. I've been working with Beauty of All Faces (make-up studio located on the south side of Des Moines) for the past year by teaming up with them to do weddings. I also offer EasiHair tape in extensions as a speciality service. They come in numerous different color shades to match perfectly with your hair color and the hair is reusable! They are not damaging at all to your hair as long as they're taken care of properly. They will last 6-8 weeks and then they should be taken out and re-attached.
What has been your career progression since graduating school?
My career has progressed in every way that I've dreamed of. I've come a long way since working in a salon to now renting out my own space. I am so happy with all the hard work and late nights I've put in to make my dreams as a successful stylist come true.
What do you like most about your career?
I love everything about my career, everyday is a new work of art for me to design. It's very rewarding seeing the reactions when people love what you've created! The best part is meeting all these wonderful clients that have supported me throughout my career!
What do you like most about Sola, and how has being in business for yourself helped to move your career forward?
Sola is an amazing company and I'm so happy to be a part of such a wonderful company. It was such an easy transition to go from working in a commission based salon to running my own business. I am very thankful for all the help from Dave. I am so ecstatic to have my very own salon and plan on doing so for many years to come. This has been one of the best career decisions I've made and looking forward to more advancement in my career.
She is absolutely amazing!! I have been following her since she started. I live over an hour away and I refuse to go to anyone else, totally worth the drive. I go in not knowing what I want or sometimes with exactly what I want and she knows exactly what is best for me. Even sometimes talking me out of a total change because it just isn't right for the shape of my face or tone of skin. I love that she is honest but compromises with my wants and needs. She is excellent at making you look and feel absolutely beautiful it's great leaving a salon feeling confident in the way you look. She also always gives excellent advice on hair products to make sure you are using what is appropriate for your hair type. All in all she's fabulous and I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone no matter what age. I'll continue the drive to to ensure I'm always feeling and looking my best.
Brooke is absolutely Amazing what she can do with hair, this has been her dream since she was young. She truly loves being a hairstylist and it shows by her enthusiasm and willingness to work with your schedule. She knows you are busy and can work with you. Brooke loves doing colors, highlites and up dos for weddings and special occasions. Take my advice, try her as a hairstylist...you will be glad you did!
Mary Beth H.
I will only go to this girl from now on! So excited she is on her own!!!!
I absolutely love the work she does! After the first time she did my hair I will literally let no one else touch it! Now worries here, she is the greatest!:)
I'm a hairstylist of 6 1/2 years, and I loved how Brooke did my extensions! She is awesome at what she does
Hair guru! Obsessed with her mad skills. I'm always looking forward to my next hair transformation from my now forever life hair stylist.