Sophia Self

ELITE STYLIST / COLORIST

Hello beautiful! Let’s get started on your new look. I’m excited to begin your new journey with you and meet every beauty need that I can. Let’s start with some inspiration pictures from Pinterest and pick a look that best suits your skin tone, your lifestyle and your hair type! No matter if you’re super blonde or a mysterious brunette, I would be honored to help you achieve a long lasting, low maintenance color.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME A STYLIST?

I officially became a colorist and hair stylist in the fall of 2020. I graduated from Z Hair Academy within a year and a couple months. The pandemic did not stop me from becoming the hair stylist I am today. Although it was a challenge at the end of the months, I kicked butt all the way to state board testing and graduation day!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH AS A STYLIST?

I would describe my approach as a stylist as being intentional and attentive. I set very high expectations for myself as your stylist and only ever want to deliver the very best to my client. My ultimate goal is to build healthy relationships as well as exceeded and delivered expectations.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE SALON?

What I enjoy most about the salon is how clean and aesthetically pleasing it is. It is light and airy, relaxing and fun, laid back and boujie. What more could we want?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IS LIKE?

My personal style is unique, vintage yet modern. Sometimes I like black and gold, and sometimes I enjoy pink and blue. I don’t put limitations on myself in general so I would say my wardrobe reflects that nicely.

WHAT ORIBE PRODUCT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?

My absolute favorite product is the Royal Blowout. Adds shine, cuts down blow dry time, and has heat protection. If you’re wanting an even more amazing voluminous blowout, go ahead and invest in our Imperial Blowout crème.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT HAIR?

My favorite thing about hair is the fact that a few hours spent in my chair can result in someone feeling and becoming so much more confident as they walk out the door. Hair is art, and it connects to the heart. Why do you think a lot of us cut bangs after a breakup or use box dye when we’re young, its because our heart feels something and we want our hair to reflect that. Its an expression of the heart.(yes I cut my bangs after a breakup)
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Change is important.

WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF IN THE FUTURE?

Wise investments, great health, abundance in all areas, as well as discipline.

Lots of animals and a big Italian family.<3

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I am most passionate about loving people and seeing them through the lens of grace and not stereotypes. Loving women and having them in my chair is an amazing opportunity to show them love! I love giving to others, because serving is a privilege and an amazing gift.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE GLOSSARY?

What I enjoy most about The Glossary Salon is the diversity and the amazing level of respect we all mutually share. We treat each other like the queens we are!

WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING A STYLIST?

I love being a stylist because when I walk in the door I no longer have to think about myself. I truly enjoy serving other women, and giving them a luxurious experience that they deserve. I love to see the shift of the clients expressions and energy as they come into the salon and as they leave feeling refreshed.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE IN MY CHAIR?

I would describe being in my chair as calming, intentional and fun. I want to get work done, but I also love to talk, listen and laugh.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?

My favorite travel destination at the moment is Florida and the white sand beaches. I want to travel way more in the future in my own Mercedes sprinter van with my love and our animals.

IS THERE SOMEWHERE YOU’D LIKE TO TRAVEL TO? IF YES, WHAT APPEALS TO YOU ABOUT IT?

I would love to travel to Europe. I am Italian and Spanish and want to become culturally immersed with their food, their language, and their fashion. Fresh scenery, romance and pasta….. yes please!!!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC? HOW ABOUT A FAVORITE BAND?

My favorite type of music at the moment is gospel music and musical legends like Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.