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By: Maddie

Alicia Janulewicz

This month we shine the light on Alicia Janulewicz!  Alicia currently works at our Oak View Mall location and is both a manager and a stylist there.  We interviewed Alicia to learn more about what drives her professionally and why she loves being a hairdresser.  Read on to learn more about Alicia in her own words!

How long have you worked at Garbo’s?

“I started at Garbo’s at Oak View the day after my birthday in 2013; so 5 years ago last month! Darcy didn’t know it, but she gave the best birthday present ever! Ever since I decided I wanted to be a hairstylist I always wanted to work at Garbo’s. As soon as I was hired the salon became my second home and the stylists became my second family. When you care so deeply about the place you work and the people you work with that attitude and passion rubs off on everyone you are around and shows in everything you do.”

What is your favorite service to provide to clients?

“I love all of it, but my absolute favorite is creating dimensional blondes and dry cutting. Customizing blondes to match desired level of maintenance and personality can take time and effort, but the finished product is soooooo worth it. Then when you can complete a look with a detailed dry cut and style it perfectly it is the most satisfying feeling.”

What do you love most about being a hairdresser?

“I get to go to work everyday and help transform the way people feel about themselves inside and out. Hugs, smiles, laughs; I don’t HAVE to go to work, I GET to go to work. Not everyone can be so lucky.”

What inspires your creativity?

“Honestly, everyone on my team inspires me daily. Everyone is so unique and has so many different ways to perform a service. Being around so many creative minds pushes you to try new techniques and strive to accomplish one of a kind looks for every person who sits in your chair.”

Is there anything else you would like to share?

“Being a stylist is so much more than just “doing hair”, it’s about growing a lasting relationship with your clients and co-workers by listening, being sincere, TRULY caring, and loving people by giving them a more positive outlook on themselves by just changing their hair.

It’s hard for me to articulate how much being a hairstylist means to me. It has changed my life and outlook in so many ways. I have always had a need to help people, which was why I originally went to school to become a nurse and had been working as a CNA. Then I realized that that type of helping people wasn’t for me. Being a hairstylist, I get to help people through hard times in their lives, celebrate the good times, and laugh through some of the crazy times. As my career goes on it just keeps getting better and better and the relationships I have made keep growing in a positive way. I love my career and my clients, I adore my Garbo’s family, and can’t wait to continue my journey with all of them and keep growing as a stylist and person inside and out.”

A Few Examples of Alicia’s Work:

Follow Alicia

We have to thank Alicia for being so open and honest in her answers to our interview questions.  We love learning why our stylists enjoy their work and what pushes them to be their best.  To see more of Alicia’s work make sure you follow her on Instagram at aliciaomahahairstylist.  To book an appointment with Alicia you can call our Oak View Mall location at 402.333.5600 or book your appointment online here!
 
Thanks for reading this month’s stylist spotlight!  Make sure to come back next month to see who we shine the light on next! 

Sending love,

Maddie

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