A Chat with Hair By Alissa at Phoenix Rising Salon
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am color trained professional. I enter in the strongest competitions that happen every year. BASHA (Bay Area Student Hair Awards) finalist and now a NAHA (North America Hairstyling Awards) competitor.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My family owned a business at my early ages. I grew up in the industry and loving everything about it. I went to San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (Paul Mitchell focused school). My mother now works for state board so I feel I should grow strongly into this business.
What do you love most about your job?
I have the option to make someone smile everyday. I find myself making it a goal to make people happy when they leave my chair. Some clients become friends and I like to give people a warm welcoming feeling. I do charity work as well: Haircuts for the homeless and Upstyling for the Blind for Prom.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"Alissa did my bayalage, I was going lighter. She did an absolutely amazing job, super creative in her art and making it look super natural with a huge variety of colors. She's super sweet and makes you feel very comfortable! Definitely recommend her!" - Sabine F. (Yelp Review, Beauty by Alissa)