the deer park team
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ashley
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Tell us about yourself.

I’ve been in the beauty industry for five years, having graduated from the Paul Mitchell School in Chicago in 2012. After working for a few years in Florida, I’m excited to go forth with my career back home!

What’s your favorite hair/beauty product?

Oi Milk

What’s your favorite TV show?

Always Sunny in Philadelphia

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to shop and hang out with my friends and family.

What do you enjoy most about working at Ten Friends?

I love my team! I’m surrounded by amazing people and there’s a great atmosphere. Work never feels like work.

mary
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Tell us about yourself.

After graduating from high school, I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to take. Four years later, I can honestly say I’ve found my calling. Being in the cosmetology industry has made such a positive impact on my life. Surrounded by driven, strong, and beautiful women, I find myself striving to be the best person I can be, competing only with the person I was yesterday. I dream big with my feet on the ground and my hands in hair!!

What is your favorite hair and/or beauty product(s)?

Davines Curl building serum and volu hair mist

Who would you say has the best celebrity hair?

I absolutely love Julianne Hough’s beachy waves. They frame her face perfectly and have a great undone texture to them (something our fabulous sea salt spray could easily duplicate!)

Why do you like working at Ten Friends?

I absolutely love the team environment we have at Ten Friends. We all want to see each other succeed and be the best stylists we could be! I also love to see the great big smiles on my clients’ faces when I turn them around to look in the mirror. It’s such an amazing and satisfying feeling knowing I made their day by giving them a beautiful style transformation 🙂

natasha
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Tell us about yourself.

Makeup and hairstyling have always been my creative outlet, but before attending cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell the School Lombard, I studied Business and Studio Art at Illinois State University. My curious mind is constantly eager to learn and explore new things. After visiting Ireland in 2010, I developed a serious case of wanderlust and have since traveled to 6 other countries in Europe. Those cultural experiences and my creative outlook on makeup and hairstyling helped expand my abilities and have allowed a satisfying and rewarding start to my career.

What is your favorite hair and/or beauty product(s)?

Davines Hair Refresher, Paul Mitchell Marula Oil, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, IT Cosmetics makeup

What are you most passionate about?

Being able to do what I love. It keeps me excited, motivated, and inspired.

Why do you like working at Ten Friends?

I get to do what I love surrounded by amazing people. I love the transformation you can get with just a blow dryer and a round brush and making people look and feel beautiful.

tara g.
TEN-DOTS

Tell us about yourself.

I graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in 2010 and started working actively as a hairstylist for four years. After taking a step in a different direction, and working in accounting I realized my passion was salon management.

What is your favorite hair and/or beauty product(s)?

Oil Milk and Hair Refresher

Who would you say has the best celebrity hair? Why?

Kate Hudson has the best hair. She always looks flawless and effortless. Being able to pull off any look from down and tousled, to a sleek back updo, she never looks short from stunning!

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about my career, and my life outside of it.

Why do you like working at Ten Friends?

I love creating the most exceptional experience I can for every guest. My drive to make sure everyone is happy and satisfied from the moment they walk through the door to the moment they leave is extremely rewarding and fulfilling!

alex c.
TEN-DOTS

Tell us about yourself.

I graduated high school early with big dreams of becoming a sports psychologist; I was about to commit to the University of Kentucky when I realized my passion was elsewhere. Now sports and hair may not fall hand in hand, but my passion for people (now my clients!) hasn’t wavered.

What is your favorite hair and/or beauty product(s)?

Davines and Pureology

Who would you say has the best celebrity hair?

Blake Lively! Her tousled, relaxed style never looks too over the top, but is still red carpet glam on any occasion.

What are you favorite TV show?

Friends (I’ve seen every episode more than once).

Why do you like working at Ten Friends?

Between the staff and the environment here, it doesn’t feel like a job. I get to make women of all ages look and feel beautiful. The hospitality Ten Friends has to offer makes you feel as if you were at home or with your best girlfriends.

samantha
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Tell us about yourself.

I have always had a passion for anything beauty related ever since I was a little girl. Going to beauty school was one of the best decisions I have ever made as it has created so many opportunities for me. I have an extremely bubbly personality and I enjoy making people feel good.

What is your favorite hair and/or beauty product(s)?

Davines dry texturizer is definitely my favorite hair product ever.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I really enjoy working out, shopping, or just hanging out with my family and friends.

Why do you like working at Ten Friends?

I love that going to work doesn’t even feel like work and that all the girls I work with are amazing and so incredibly talented they inspire me so much every single day!

arissa
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Tell us about yourself.

I began working in a salon when I was only 14 years old. My favorite things to do are updos, great styles and makeup. I love lipstick and Rihanna!

What’s your favorite hair/beauty product?

Your Hair Assistant Blow Dry Primer, because it works amazing, smells great (and the bottle is pink).

What’s your favorite TV show?

Friends

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to sing and hang out with my family.

What do you enjoy most about working at Ten Friends?

I love all my co-workers. They’re so welcoming and friendly, and really made me feel at home.