Reno Hair Stylist Wins International Award
Carleen Sanchez Named “International Curly Hair Artist of the year”
RENO, NV – Carleen Sanchez, a Reno hair stylist, was recently honored by being named “International Curly Hair Artist of the year” by her peers–more than 100 of the top curly hair stylists in the world.
Sanchez, who recently opened a new personal salon in the Midtown area and has more than 10 years’ experience cutting and coloring hair in Reno was elated by the announcement in early January.
“I was totally taken by surprise,” said the curly haired red head. “These are the people who are international experts in styling curly hair; it’s a very specialized field, so I am really honored that they chose me to win the award.”
Sanchez said that many women are taking the opportunity to grow out long “mermaid style” curling locks, to use less heat or flat irons to allow their hair a more natural look. “It is so much healthier to embrace your natural curl, not try to straighten it or over brush. Most people fight their curly hair, my goal is to help them embrace their hair and its natural texture and features.”
At her new personal salon at 1002 Broadway, Sanchez’ has developed a business model that allows her to mentor hairstylists in an 1000 hour internship. Her resident stylists learn business planning along with expert cut and color and curly hair artistry.
“I am teaching them about the business of hair styling, not just the technique,” Sanchez said. “It’s about inspiration, setting life goals, being accountable.”
For this curly hair artist, it appears that at least one major life goal, has just been achieved.
To see hairstyles by Sanchez, visit www.haircutcolor.com or Facebook/Carleen Sanchez. For a curly hair appointment, contact Carleen Sanchez at 775 721-2969.
Carleen Sanchez Unveils Northern Nevada’s First Curly Hair Artistry Salon
Reno-Tahoe’s leading curly hair expert creates waves
RENO, NV – With over ten years of experience cutting and coloring curly and wavy hair for over 2,000 guests, Carleen Sanchez is now launching her own salon in the greater Midtown area.
Business is booming, Carleen says. “People are stepping away from the straightening iron, putting down the brush. 65 percent of people have naturally curly or wavy hair, and more of them are learning to embrace their curls. I’m so lucky to be able to help my guests discover new styles and techniques that work for them.”
Carleen’s signature, curl-by-curl method of cutting and coloring curly hair has been developed over ten years and over 10,000 hours of experience and education. She currently holds a long list of certifications; her commitment to curly artistry has earned her more 5-star Yelp reviews than any salon in the Reno-Tahoe area.
“She has changed my life by how amazing she has been as a stylist & transformed my hair. This is the first time ever that I don’t have bad hair days!”
– Melissa F., Yelp
The new salon will be the first location in Northern Nevada that focuses solely on the needs of naturally curly- and wavy-haired people. Guests will be treated to spa-like relaxation, with complimentary scalp, hand and arm massage with every cutting and coloring experience.
Most hair stylists still cut all hair as if it was straight—and even those that do cut curly hair without wetting it, still may not have the experience and training that Carleen offers. “I often have my guests tell me that they have never had their hair cut the way I do it,” she says. “That’s because I have dedicated myself to becoming an expert in what curly and wavy hair really needs to be healthy and beautiful.”
“I am incredibly passionate about being a curly hair artist. Every person and every curl is unique; I adore bringing out my guests’ true curl potential and teaching them how to have amazing, frizz-free hair days.”
In opening this new venue, Carleen now coaches four full-time style residents, offering education, mentorship and training to up-and-coming local curly hair stylists. Even with the new location and extra help, Carleen’s guest list is usually booked several months in advance. She no longer accepts new straight-haired clients, reserving every available spot for women and men who want to learn how to enhance their hair’s natural texture, color and shape.
Ready to let your curls go natural? Carleen’s advice: “Step away from the brush and the straightening iron, and find a stylist who will cut your curls dry, not wet, in their natural curly state. A true curly hair artist can show you how to care for and love your curls—every frizz is just a curl waiting to happen!”
If you do find yourself in the chair at Carleen’s new salon, she says, “I won’t just give you a hair cut and color. I will share with you the tools and techniques to cleanse and care for your hair, and a way to define your curls that won’t involve a straightening iron or a brush.”
Area Hair Stylist Aims to Put Reno on the National Style Stage
Trained by celebrity stylists, Carleen Sanchez prepares to shine a light on Reno!
RENO, NV – March 2013
Carleen Sanchez, a master hair designer who specializes in dry haircutting, curls, and color at Pearle Studios, is determined to prove to her national industry peers that Reno is packed with creative, industry talent.
“Working with local photographers, make up artists and other hair stylists in town, it has become quite obvious to me that Reno has a ton of talent to contribute to nationwide editorial beauty and fashion spreads,” says Sanchez.
Carleen has been mastering her craft for 7 years, with 6 of those years working as a salon consultant, coaching other salons and hairstylists on how to increase business, make more money, and produce happier clientele. As a master hair designer, she has trained with 30 top celebrity stylists. To date, she has obtained the equivalent of $60,000 in continuing education.
“From day one of my career, I set a really intensive goal of learning as much as possible from the very best in the hair industry. I believe that whenever you decide to stop learning you should put down your scissors and quit,” says Sanchez.
She is now on a mission to leverage her trade knowledge and industry contacts in order to book editorial work in national hair publications.
“Every day I help people fall in love with their hair. Now, I want the hair industry to fall in love with Reno!”
Contact Carleen directly for further information using the contact information below.