Hi, my name is Stephanie Johnson, and I have been a professional in the beauty industry for over 20 years. I love hair, fashion, makeup, skincare, pretty much anything that has to do with the beauty industry.
I decided to make this website about hair for women of color, because that is my specialty. I got the idea to expand this site because of the many questions my clients often ask me, and seeing the many damaging things women do to their hair that could have been avoided with just a little education.
Let’s see, I guess you might want to know a little more about me, so I’ll try to tell you without being too boring.
My Professional Beginnings
I’m originally from Detroit, MI where I graduated high school, and immediately attended beauty school. You see, I wanted to be a hairstylist for as long as I can remember. My mother always took me and my sister to the salon, and it’s there that I caught the bug to become a professional hairstylist.
The owner of the salon we went to was our neighbor and also a good friend of my parents, so there was always a level of comfort every time I went to get my hair done.
Needless to say, I constantly got on the owners nerves getting in her way trying to see exactly what she was doing.
She also lived in a nice home, drove a nice car, and wore nice clothing. I figured that it couldn’t be that bad of a profession, she makes a nice living. So I said no to college, and yes to beauty school.
After beauty school I worked in a few salons in Detroit until 1992, when I decided to venture out to the West Coast.
San Diego is where I headed, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I got to work with a host of top notch stylist in San Diego and Los Angeles.
I was able to work on television sets, magazine shoots, and various hair shows. This is where I really learned about hair and how climate, water, nutrition, texture, and products all play a major role in maintaining healthy hair.
In August of 2000 I moved to The Washington DC Area after a small stint in New York and started my own salon and product line.
Since then I have been dedicated to educating women of color about how to keep their hair healthy.
I presently spend my days servicing clients in my salon and evenings building this website.
My hope is that this website will deliver valuable information pertaining to hair that you can use at home. No more hair down the drain or on the pillow. No more hair that feels like straw or hairlines that look like they decided to relocate.
No more accidental green, blue, or carrot orange hair. I want it all to come to an end.
Of course I will always advocate seeing a professional, but if money is tight and you need a little tutoring, I hope this site will help.
Please just keep in mind that caring for hair is my gift and not website design, so no clowning me on the look of the site. It’s a work in progress and I’m sure I’ll get better with time. Besides it’s the info you need and not fancy bells and whistles.
My hope is that this website will grow into a catalog of hair care education over time. Your feedback and questions will help the site to grow.
I will always do my best to answer any questions if you have them. Through emailing me questions, I will be able to compile a FAQ page that I’m sure will become very helpful. I will do my best to answer as many questions as possible, and if I do not respond to you, please don’t take it personally..
Thanks for Visiting!
I hope you found The Hair Care Company.com helpful and continue to come back regularly. I will continue to add and update as often as I can. And whenever I learn something new about techniques, products, or tools, I will be sure to share what I know with you.
Here’s to great looking and healthy hair!