Gela Younger of @gela.hair
Location: Las Vegas, NV
How did you get started in the Hair industry?
I grew up with a mom who did everyone’s hair, including the neighbors. We didn’t have much money growing up so she did all of our hair color/perms.
I started cutting my Dad’s hair in the 7th grade and then after high school I attended Butte Academy in Butte, Montana :)
What are your 3 must-have hair products?
Oribe Dry Texture Spray : for that frothy look I can’t live without..
Oribe Matte Waves : for a finish product with a little texture
Kerastase Thermique leave in heat protection
If you could have dinner with one person living or deceased, whom would it be?
My Daddy, he was truly the best.
What’s your current favorite hair trend?
Lived in color.. never gets old
If you could style one celebrity's hair, who would it be?
JLo, I just can’t help it, I’m obsessed with her
Describe a typical day-in-your life?
Wake up-- get my 8 yr old son ready for the day--Head into work to hang with all my lovely’s--Pick up my son-- then home for some dinner and homework 📚
What’s the one habit everyone can do to get better/healthier hair?
Less heat styling
Do you have any tips for artists starting out in the industry?
Work hard, Be authentic and kind, the rest will fall into place. I believe true success is how people remember you when you are gone.
What do you do to feel more inspired?
I am truly inspired by our industry, not just behind the chair, but in business. I love hearing about how fellow stylists run their business'.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
It was from my Daddy, I was taking a business class and one of the questions was "ask someone you know that’s been married more than 30 years how they make a relationship work."... his answer was simple-- 'all you need is communication and trust'. What a helpful tool this is, we not only have relationships with our husbands/wives/family/friends, but with our clients too. It was the best life/ business advice I have every received.
What’s been your proudest moment in the industry?
Working along side Odile Gilbert at NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!!
What would be your career path in another life?
Archaeologist, this was my career choice before I realized how long I needed to attend college.. haha
What is your favorite Bombshell Extensions Co product?
The machine wefts, you know the beaded weft is my thing ;)
Fave binge watch:
Grace & Frankie
Hiking with my son
Vanilla Latte w/ almond milk
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