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.