Hair Color Journeys & Soulful Revelations

Written by: Mikey Moran



Time to read 11 min

Hey beautiful souls, it’s Kellz here! Let’s take a moment and go back to when we were kids. 

Remember how nerve-wracking it felt to ride a bicycle for the first time? The wobbly start, that hesitant pedal pushes, and then the eventual joy of cruising down the street, wind in your hair

That excitement and nervous energy filled me when I started teaching hair color. Believe me, when your hands know the rhythm of hairstyling, but your voice is new to teaching, it's like learning to ride all over again.

But hey, every challenge, every jittery moment, has a silver lining. 

The journey from those initial nerves to the confidence I feel today has been nothing short of transformative. Every class, session, and strand of hair painted brought a lesson. 

It teaches patience, mastery, connecting with fellow enthusiasts, and the sheer joy of sharing knowledge.

Today, as I sit back and reminisce, I’m thrilled to share some snippets from a recent podcast recording at the Private Label Studios.

 This wasn’t just another recording; it was a deep dive into my world of colors, wigs, and the magic we weave with our hands and creativity. 

Imagine a canvas where every stroke and shade tells a story. It is a story of passion, learning, and endless transformations. That’s what hair color means to me and that story I narrated in that cozy studio.

So, buckle up, my lovelies! Whether you’re a hair color newbie, an enthusiast, or someone just curious about the world of hairstyling, I invite you to join me on this colorful journey. 

Let’s explore, learn, and create magic, one hue at a time.

The Beginning of My Teaching Journey

Ah, beginnings. They're filled with so much anticipation, aren’t they? 

Picture this: a young stylist, hands seasoned with years of practice but a heart pounding at the thought of teaching.

 That was when I decided to enter the world of imparting hair color knowledge.

Teaching initially seemed like a vast, insurmountable mountain. I remember asking myself, "Who am I to teach?" The pressure of being a guide and a mentor was daunting. 

I worried about my approach, my clarity, and even my ability to communicate effectively. But deep down, amidst those swirling doubts, there was a burning passion to share and inspire.

So, with apprehension and determination, I took the plunge. I started with a modest fee of just $150, not because I undervalued my skills but because I wanted my classes to be accessible. 

This wasn't just about making a quick buck. It was about nurturing a community, creating a space where budding stylists could grow, and seasoned ones could refresh their passion.

What drove me was the vision of a classroom buzzing with energy, where beginners wouldn’t be and experts wouldn't feel constrained. 

A space where learning was mutual, where I could share my experiences and, in turn, be enriched by the diverse backgrounds of my students.

Looking back now, I see how those early days laid the foundation for what my classes represent today. 

A melting pot of talent, curiosity, and a shared love for the art of hair color. It was, and still is, about transcending boundaries, learning from one another, and pushing the envelope, one color strand at a time.

The Significance of Learning Hair Color

When you think of fashion or personal expression, hair color often stands out as one of the most potent tools in our arsenal. 

It's more than just a shade; it's a statement, a mood, an extension of who we are or aspire to be. In the hairstyling world, mastering the art of color isn't just a skill—it's a superpower.

However, traversing the vibrant landscape of hair color is no easy feat. 

Each shade, each tint, has its own personality, method of application, and unique challenges. And, as any colorist knows, mastering these hues requires a profound understanding of the art and the science behind it. 

It was this complexity that initially made teaching color techniques a daunting task.

But challenges? They were just opportunities in disguise. 

My aim was never to shy away from the intricacies of hair color. Instead, I focused on simplifying, breaking down those intimidating barriers, and translating them into accessible and digestible segments.

The vision? To ensure that whether you're an amateur dabbling with your first brush or a seasoned professional looking to refine your skills, the world of hair color becomes a playground, not a battlefield.

By making color techniques accessible, the aim was to strip away the fear and replace it with fun. 

Because, at the end of the day, learning should be an enjoyable journey. One filled with wonder, discoveries, and the sheer joy of transforming a canvas (in this case, hair) into a masterpiece.

So, if there's one thing I'd love for every budding stylist or color enthusiast to remember, it's this: Dive into the world of hair color with an open heart and mind. 

Embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and let your passion shine through every hue you create.

A Sneak Peek into Wig Making and Artistry

Wig making isn't just a craft; it's a dance between the hands of an artist and the strands of hair. 

Every wig has its own story, and its own persona. And thanks to the quality and finesse of Private Label wigs, each piece becomes an emblem of excellence, a testament to the meticulous dedication poured into its creation.

But what truly sets a wig apart? 

The answer is color. Imagine a beautiful canvas. Now, think of the thrill of adding that first splash of color, watching it transform and come alive. 

That's precisely the exhilaration I feel when adding hues to a wig. The transformation from a basic wig to an art piece is nothing less than magical, turning every strand into strokes of genius, every shade into whispers of stories waiting to be told.

Now, let's talk business. The wig industry isn't just booming; it's evolving. 

With so much potential and creativity bubbling, it's a playground for innovative minds. But here's a call to action, especially for my fellow women: It's high time we step up. 

While the industry is graced with talent from all genders, women have a unique touch, and an innate understanding that can add immense value. 

It's not about competition but amplifying our collective voices, skills, and expertise.

So, whether you're a budding wig artist, a seasoned pro, or someone curious about the industry, remember this: every wig is a blank canvas. 

And with the right tools, especially quality ones like Private Label wigs, and a touch of creativity, you can turn it into a unique, vibrant, and truly your masterpiece. 

Let's reclaim this art, bring more diversity, and let the world witness the magic we women can weave.

The art and business of wig making.

Taking Back the Hair Business

In all its glamour and sheen, the hair industry has recently seen quite a shift. 

When I step onto sets or attend industry events, I often ponder a peculiar trend: the rising dominance of men in the hairstyling realm. 

Don't get me wrong, their talents are undeniable, and their contributions are invaluable. But somewhere along the lines, the scales have tipped, and ladies, it's time for us to tip them back.

Why? Because the industry craves diversity. It thrives on the unique touches, perspectives, and sensibilities that only a diverse group of stylists can bring. 

And to tip those scales, it's not just about sheer numbers but about elevating our game.


This is our golden ticket. From punctuality to the way we present ourselves, every detail matters. 

It's about creating an environment where our clients feel they are in the hands of a true expert who respects their time and individuality.

Skill Development

Knowledge is power. The world of hairstyling is vast and ever-evolving. 

Whether mastering the latest coloring technique or understanding the science behind hair health, continuous learning is our ladder to the top. Classes, workshops, or online tutorials – grab every opportunity to hone your craft.

Changing Attitudes

Let's face it: the reputation of some female hairstylists has been tainted by unprofessional behavior or attitudes. 

We must shift this narrative. Being kind, empathetic, and genuinely caring towards our clients can make all the difference. 

It's not just about the hair; it's about the experience.

And this brings me to the final and perhaps the most essential element: building lasting relationships. 

While some male stylists might charm clients with flattery and whisper sweet nothings, we can offer something even more powerful: genuine connection.

 Understand their needs, fears, and aspirations. Make them feel seen, heard, and cherished. This bond, built on trust and mutual respect, becomes our secret sauce, our unique edge in this competitive industry.

In conclusion, it's a vibrant world filled with opportunities and challenges. 

While the road might be rocky, remember this: every challenge is an invitation to grow and evolve. 

Ladies, let's rise and shine and take back the hair business with grace, skill, and unyielding passion.

Exciting Plans on the Horizon

As we move forward, I’m excited about the beautiful adventures ahead. Each step has been a learning experience, a chapter that adds to my story. 

As I flip to the next page, several exciting endeavors await unveiling. Allow me to share a sneak peek into what's coming:

Renovating My Salon into a Day Spa

The vision is clear: transform my salon into a holistic sanctuary where beauty and relaxation go hand in hand. 

Picture this: a space where you redefine your look and rejuvenate your spirit. A place that promises a transformative experience, from the strains of calming music to the skilled touch of expert hands.

Rebranding My Flat Irons

It's no secret that I've always been proud of the quality and performance of my flat irons. But now, it's time to up the ante. 

Through a fresh rebranding, I aim to showcase them in a light that genuinely mirrors their unmatched quality. These aren't just flat irons; they are the culmination of meticulous design and the promise of impeccable results every time.

Diving into the World of Cinema

The glitz and glamour of the film industry have always intrigued me. And now, I find myself on the cusp of a new journey - creating magic with hair for movies. 

It's a thrilling challenge that combines my love for hair artistry with the dynamic realm of cinema.

Legacy of Beauty Brunches & Dynamic Classes

Education and community have always touched my heart. With the Legacy of Beauty Brunches, I want to create a platform where learning meets inspiration and every attendee leaves with knowledge and a renewed passion. 

Stay tuned for more comprehensive and engaging classes designed to cater to beginners and seasoned professionals.

The future is bright, filled with possibilities and dreams waiting to be realized. As I embark on these new journeys, I invite each one of you to join me. 

Let's celebrate beauty, passion, and the relentless spirit of chasing our dreams together.

From Struggles to Success

Life, as they say, is a rollercoaster. And in my journey, the lows were as profound as the highs. 

Reflecting on those moments, I'm grateful and resilient because every setback has brought a comeback. Here's a glimpse into my story of trials, tribulations, and triumphs:

Hitting Rock Bottom

There were moments when everything seemed bleak, when the world felt crumbling around me. I've known homelessness. I've known what it's like to feel lost in the vast world. 

The weight of despair was heavy, but it was in these challenging times that I discovered my strength and willpower.

Finding My True Passion

Amid adversity, one thing became clear: my unwavering love for hair. 

The process of creating, coloring, and styling became my anchor, my safe haven. Through this realization, I understood that sometimes we might have to go broke for our passions.

 But if that passion doesn’t demand such sacrifices, is it genuinely our calling?

A Beacon for Aspiring Stylists

 I've been there for those who are just starting and feel like giving up. 

I've felt the weight of despair, the pull of giving up. But if there's one thing I'd like to pass on, it's this - push through. Embrace every low, for they're the foundation of your highs. 

Remember, once you've hit rock bottom, there’s only one way to go, and that’s up. Your passion, grit, and perseverance will be your guiding stars. 

So, keep going, even when the going gets tough.

It's not about the cards we're dealt but how we play them. Each of us has a unique journey punctuated with challenges. 

But through those challenges, we grow, evolve, and emerge stronger than ever. Looking back, I embrace each scar and tear, reminding me of my resilience and journey from struggles to success.


Stay Connected

In the age of digital connections, staying in touch has never been easier. 

I genuinely believe in the power of community and collaboration. Through our collective voices and shared experiences, we can uplift, inspire, and pave the way for the next generation of hairstylists and enthusiasts. So, let's continue this journey together:

Follow Me on Instagram

Dive into my world of vibrant colors, transformative styles, and behind-the-scenes magic. 

From daily inspirations to the latest trends in hair artistry, my feed is a canvas of creativity. 

Let's connect, engage, and celebrate the world of hair together. @KellzTheStylist awaits you!

Upcoming Workshops

 I've always believed in the power of education, and through my workshops, I aim to impart the skills and knowledge I've gathered over the years. 

Whether you're a budding stylist or a seasoned pro, there's always something new to learn. Stay tuned for dates and details.

Legacy of Beauty Event News: One of the highlights of my journey has been the Legacy of Beauty event.

 I've got some thrilling announcements and surprises in store. Ensure you're plugged into our updates to be the first to know.

 This is not just an event; it's a movement, a celebration of beauty in all its forms.

Join Our Thriving Community

 More than just followers, I see a community—a tribe of individuals who share a common love for the art of hairstyling.

 Let's engage, share, and grow together. Share your stories, your works of art, your inspirations. Let’s create a tapestry of diverse voices, styles, and experiences.

In essence, my virtual doors are always open. Explore, learn, and let's make magic together. 

The future is bright, and with your support, even brighter. Let's stay connected and continue to elevate the world of hair artistry to unparalleled heights.

What a Journey!

Reflecting on my time with hair from Private Label and the magical moments created at Private Label Studios, I'm reminded of how intertwined our paths can become with our chosen tools and platforms. 

Each strand, each color, and each story is a testament to the beauty of evolution, passion, and perseverance. Whether you're behind the chair, crafting masterpieces, or simply marveling at the art from the sidelines, remember this: Every chapter of growth counts. 

Dive deep into your passions, quench your thirst for knowledge, and let your spirit soar with creativity. My world is as much about the vibrant hues and intricate designs as it is about each of you who shares this journey with me. 

Until our paths cross again, keep that sparkle alive, and always let your passion be your compass. Shine on, beautiful souls!

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