If we start at the very beginning you find a 7 year old girl showing her mom her new haircut, an extreme a-line trying to match the style of T-Boz from the group, TLC. That girl knew all the way back in 1992 that she wanted to become a hairstylist and she was determined to do so.
Fast forward 12 years and our owner, Christen Barrs, was starting her apprenticeship with the first extension artist in Utah. She fell deeply in love with hair and the impact it could have on lives. However it didn't take long after receiving her license that she learned there was a dark, toxic side to the industry.
She did her best to fit into that world but it didn't work. The things she saw and learned did not fit with her core values and so she stepped away from the chair. Disappointed in the world she found and "breaking up" with her passion.
Christen didn't plan on opening a salon when she moved to Maryland from Japan in 2021 but she quickly learned that her ideas of transparent pricing that was based on time, was gratuity-free, and left out gender; her demand for low-toxic products that were safe for artists and clients alike, and the freedom to create the lifestyle you want, was missing in almost all the salons around her. She wasn't the only one who craved this artistic and lifestyle freedom, it was time to create a space for other artists to experience the same support and flexibility. Thus Good Hair Collective was born.
The recipe of GHc
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