We sat down with Alex, our S.T.A.R. for the month of January and asked her a few questions...
Name: Alex Saenz
Job Title: Professional Hairdresser
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY:
My family are the most loving, accepting, and funniest people I know. We all laugh hard, fight hard, and love hard. I'm the only girl, so I tend to be a little overprotective of my siblings.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT SEASONS? HOW LONG SINCE YOU STARTED YOUR CAREER?
I've been at Seasons going on six years. I graduated from RCC/School of Cosmetology in 2007, and started working at Seasons in 2008.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST KNOW THAT THIS WAS WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO?
My first job was as a receptionist at a salon when I was 17. My master plan was to be a hairstylist while I went to school to become a psychologist. Turned out I became one anyway, and really loved the salon environment and what I was doing. That's when I knew!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Everyday I'm inspired. Every single day a client or co-worker inspires me. I'd say people in general inspire me to be like them, or not like them.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
My favorite thing about what I do is being a listening ear for my guests, helping people look and feel their best, and communicating everyday with tons of different people. When I was little I was quiet and a little shy. I've become quite the people-person and I like that. I'm meant to work with people.
FAVORITE TREND? LEAST FAVORITE?
Right now my favorite trends are cowboy boots and leggings. For hair, long hippie hair, waves, and chocolate colors. My least favorite trend is ombre. I'm over it. (I'll still do it, and make it amazing, but I'm over it.)
FAVORITE AVEDA PRODUCTS?
Geez...Damage Control, Smooth Infusion Shampoor and Conditioner, Volumizing Tonic, Daily Hair Repair, Men's Grooming Clay, Hazelnut Concealer, Damage Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner. I mean, the list goes on and on. I'm an Aveda girl!
WHY DO YOU LOVE AVEDA? SEASONS?
I love Aveda because of how their products are made and what they are made from. I like Aveda's Earth-friendly mission. I know everytime I use Aveda color on someone's hair it won't damage it. I love Seasons because they are my salon family. I couldn't be more blessed to work in a salon that gets along. I look forward to work everyday, and not a lot of people do. I'm blessed.
HAVE ANY PROFESSIONAL GOALS OR DREAMS FOR YOURSELF?
I would love to be a salon owner one day. A lot of my family come from self-made businesses. Just like what I'm doing now. It's in my blood.
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS? WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?
I see the industry flourishing more and more every year. The fun thing about this industry is trends are always changing. Nothing stays the same. I look forward to change and exciting new looks, colors, and techniques. I definitely see myself in the same industry, busy as heck, and still loving what I do! (maybe with a couple of little ones too!)
I catch myself saying: "I LOVE THIS." "I LOVE THAT." "I'M LOVING THIS." What can I say? I love my life and everyone in it!