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Conversations with the Inspiring Brittany Holland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Holland.

Brittany, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It’s kind of crazy that I ended up here. My life has taken so many different path but there’s one thing that has remain the same and that is my love for art. A lot of stylist start school straight out of high school. I didn’t start till I was 26. I spent my young adult hood working in tattoo shops and guitar center. It wasn’t till I was in college that I thought getting my cosmo license would help support me through my degree. I wanted something with all the same freedoms of the tattoo shop but a change of scenery. I had my daughter while in school so my plans changed again. I finished cosmo school, got my license and took my first year off with Luna. I started working one day a week and slowly built a clientele through word of mouth but mainly through Instagram. It took a lot for me to put my work out there. I had to convince myself it was just like another art show of mine. And once it was out there, things just started happening. Fast. In the short years, I’ve been in the industry I’ve been lucky to come across some super amazing people and have had the opportunity to travel to and teach and become a platform artist as well as being behind the chair.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Lol. Totally has not been a smooth ride. I was one of the many who became pregnant during school. I was one of the few who actually finished and got licensed. And, of course, there’s tons of other struggles, inside and out of the salon, you just have to keep pushing. Have confidence, and believe that even though you might jot see the next step, you have to keep moving.

what should we know about n/a? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m a hairdresser. Most people call me a colorist, but I do it all. But, color is my passion and I specialize in creative color and blonding. I love using my skills as a fine artist and oil painter and using them to create hair color that allows women to express themselves and feel more confident. I am part of the Pulp Riot, Riot Squad, I’m one of their independent educators and also a platform artist.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
Mostly…. don’t quit. Trust in your skills, refine them, and don’t stop learning. Try not to compare yourself to others. No one will believe in you until you believe in yourself. Step out of comfort zone. No one ever grows there. It is outside of comfort zones where we grow and learn about ourselves. Remain humble and be unapologetically yourself.

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