Salt Society Squad Instructors

Meg Moran

Meg Moran

@megahairmaniac

Read the Q&A with Meg Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: I have been in the industry for 5 years.
  • Q: What made you want to start educating?
    A: Being vulnerable is a scary thing especially when you’re stuck in a constant state of repetitiveness. If you never learn anything new then you will never grow. The thought of helping others in their own careers and become inspired again is an amazing feeling.
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: I love going to classes and leaving there inspired and passionate about my career. So to give someone that spark back in their life is a great.
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: We’re all goofy, weird, and so passionate about the same thing. It’s crazy to find a tribe that is just as passionate about hair as you are. We're always giving positive motivation and encouragement to each other to step out of our comfort zones because we believe in each other’s talents.
  • Q: What is your specialty/ies?
    A: I would say my specialty is balayage and smudging. I love balayaging on any type of hair. I mostly love blondes because there’s so many shades and placements that go into each blonde. I love to smudge to enhance a root color as well!
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: I'll be sharing a lot of tips and tricks on realistic placements; and explain the differences between the technique on different varieties of hair types. I love to answer any questions to help students take away as much knowledge as possible. I’m super weird and goofy so expect that. Be yourself and I will be me!
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I’m a fashionista in the least most fashionable way. I like to shop CHEAP and put together stuff that shouldn’t go together because I think that it’s cool.

Mish Jolie

@meltedbymish

Read the Q&A with Mish Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: I’ve been in the industry for 10 years now and I can’t even believe it!
  • Q: What made you want to start educating?
    A: At first it was the lack of technical color education in school, but then it became wanting to spread the knowledge that I’ve learned through the years and helping others.
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: That ah-ha moment. When you see that smile on your students face when something just clicks. I live for that!
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: I love my SALT family! I’m so lucky I get to work with my besties! We come from such different backgrounds and each one of us has so much to bring to the table.
  • Q: What is your specialty/ies?
    A: I feel like it can change from year to year but I’m obsessed with Color Melting and Brunette Balayage!!!
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: Expect the REAL. I want you to leave class feeling confident that what you just learned is applicable the next day behind the chair and that your client has REAL wearable, beautiful hair.
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I was in the lead singer in an Alt Rock band.

Jamie Sea

Jamie Sea

@prettylittleombre

Read the Q&A with Jamie Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: 12 years in the industry and loving every second of it!
  • Q: What made you want to start educating?
    A: Other stylists would ask me how I achieved the looks I was creating. Then one stylist asked me to come teach for her staff and i took the opportunity.. holy cow I was so nervous! After that class, I was hooked! The energy and excitement that comes from other artists who are taking in new information is infectious!
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: What I love most is seeing artists get re-energized about their career. My heart feels so full when I can offer that to another person.
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: Where do I even begin?! Community is what I'm all about. To belong to a group of artists thats pure mission is to encourage and uplift others is a feeling like no other. This industry needs less competition and more love.
  • Q: What is your specialty/ies?
    A: I loooove free hand painting. I was a painter growing up and so painting hair makes me feel right at home. I also really love cutting short hair. Textured and unstructured cuts are my jam.
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: My goal for every class is to ensure I over explain everything I do. The most important thing I feel to is fully express the "why" of why I do things. The more students understand the reason behind the technique the more knowledge they have to utilize it behind the chair. I'm also super goofy and laid back, which makes classes more relaxed and fun!
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I love anything spooky. Scary movies, hauntings, creepy podcasts/tv show.. I'M IN!

Jamie Sea

Ashley Smith

@salt.hair

Read the Q&A with Ashley Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: 4 years (started as Jamie's Assistant and now I'm the Salon Director)
  • Q: What is your background in?
    A: I majored in Business Management and minored in Marketing. Having this background allows me to view the business from a completely different perspective.
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: There's more that goes on behind the chair besides the stylist. You could be the best hair artist on the face of the earth but if you don't understand how to run the business aspect, it is difficult to turn a profit. I want to share what I've learned with the rest of the hair community.
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: Having worked in a salon for multiple years I have seen how superficial the industry can be and Salt Society gives me the chance to help others become bomb business babes in a positive way.
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: I understand that the way we run our business may not work for all, but I am sharing the fundaments of our success in hopes that you take away a few tips and tricks to implement in your own unique way.
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I'm obsessed with dogs and target (who's not?) and I'm an evening/night time coffee drinker.

Chrisine Turek

Christine Turek

@painthatmane

Read the Q&A with Christine Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: 17 years (since I was 16)
  • Q: What made you want to start educating?
    A: I wanted to help encourage other stylists in a positive way. This industry can be difficult to succeed in because of the negative and competitive nature. Once you are able to put your heart into your work, the success follows. It’s not the other way around. It took me a long time to learn that.
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: I’ve always struggled with confidence and questioning myself. It wasn’t until I met some really incredible educators that my passion became real and I felt like the best artist I could be. Being a part of seeing someone’s face when they feel more confident and understand something is really awesome.
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: It has opened a door to be part of a special community, to share ideas, and brainstorm. It’s a creative space that feels safe. I feel we are all reaching for similar goals and cheering for each other along the way. Leaders create more leaders and I feel that’s how it should be in this industry.
  • Q: What is your specialty?
    A: My strengths in school were science, language expression and art. I always thought it was a strange combination until I picked my career. I’ve found these 3 things extremely helpful when speaking to guests, formulating, and painting.
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: I love to work through people’s weaknesses and help them see their strengths. I have found a big part of this is explaining the science or theory behind something. Understanding the “why” helps build confidence in your work.
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I’m a research junky and love to laugh like no other human haha!

Kristina

Kristina Petrini

@coloredbykp

Read the Q&A with Kristina Here ↓

  • Q: How long have you been in the industry?
    A: 9 years.
  • Q: What made you want to start educating?
    A: I love sharing knowledge with others to help boost confidence behind the chair.
  • Q: Why do you love being an educator?
    A: Personally, there is nothing more rewarding than helping somebody grow. Whether it be personally or professionally, I am very compassionate about educating others and helping them feel excited and confident in who they are.
  • Q: Why do you love being a part of Salt Society?
    A: Being a part of Salt Society feels like home. I am blessed to be surrounded by genuine people who are like minded with incredible personalities and talent. We consistently encourage each other, allowing one another to be pushed out of their comfort zone. Being a part of this team brings so much joy to my life everyday. I am beyond grateful for the support, laughter and love we share for each other.
  • Q: What is your specialty?
    A: My specialty is foil work, specifically teasy lights. I also love multi dimensional balayage techniques that allow brightness and depth to stay present.
  • Q; What can your students expect from taking one of your classes?
    A: Students can expect to learn the art of foil work and balayage combined while utilizing time management skills. Students will learn strong consultation skills, how to increase take home sales, and most importantly feel completely inspired to kick ass behind the chair!
  • Q: What is one fun/ quirky fact about you?
    A: I am obsessed with interior designing even though I don’t think I am great at it! I try finding inspiration through bloggers and utilizing them in my own home.