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Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 17:21
Ali Graybill @ Sterling Salon Tulsa
As the name suggests, Sterling Salon in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an exceptional destination for a wide range of beauty services. Like much of the industry, the salon has adopted an independent business model, yet Sterling Salon has a uniquely collaborative culture and camaraderie amongst its stylists. Stylist Ali Graybill, an 11 year veteran of the hairdressing craft, became part of the team to find fresh inspiration. For similar reasons, she joined the ARROJO Ambassador Program through our Independent Operator Package and has seen exponential growth, both in terms of service requests and retail sales. We caught up with Ali to hear more about her story of success. . .
Ali, tell us about the culture at Sterling Salon.
I’ve worked in commission based salons for most of my career. I felt it was time for a change and an independent approach would be best. Sterling Salon is one of the premier beauty destinations in northeastern Oklahoma, renowned for a progressive, modern atmosphere and premium cuts, colors and styles. It’s a collaborative space for independent artists. Even though we are independent, we work together to offer a progressive and refined atmosphere with a highly professional approach and a team that is passionate about catering to each person’s beauty needs.
What do you enjoy about being independent?
Once I went independent, I found a new love for my job and remembered my passion for doing hair and making my clients look and feel beautiful. I started out small with plenty of room to grow. Now I’m booming, I couldn’t be happier!
How are you enjoying being a part of the ARROJO Ambassador Program?
I was thrilled at the opportunity to bring the ARROJO product line to the state of Oklahoma. Working with the products has inspired me to share my love and excitement for hairstyling in a variety of video tutorials that I have created for Instagram and Facebook. Not only is it a lot of fun, it spreads the word of my work, and connects it to the ARROJO product line.
Do you feel ARROJO contributes to your success?
Absolutely, yes. The price point is spectacular for such high-end, exclusive products and they really give my clients the feeling that they can recreate great looks at home. My retail sales are a testament to this; they’ve outstripped my wildest expectations.
As a stylist, how do you enjoy working with the product line?
As well as clients I also do photo shoots, fashion shows, and weddings. I find ARROJO to be perfect no matter the environment. Personally, I love working them. The products are very intuitive, versatile, and inspire me to do beautifully finished hair on every look.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Cheers to many more years of working together to create great hair days!
Sterling Salon is located at 1705 S. Boston Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you’re in the area, we highly recommend Ali Graybill for all your hair care services. Visit the website, here. You can follow Ali’s video tutorials, here.