We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelsey Snyder and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kelsey, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
By the end of my career, I want to have impacted other stylists in a way that they have been able to maximize their income while maintaining a work life balance. I want to teach other stylists that you don’t have to take 10 clients a day, doing services you hate, just to make a lot of money. Find a service to specialize in and become a master in it, where your clients see your value and are willing to pay for it!

What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve officially been “behind the chair” for 2 years now, working on my own and making a living. Most stylists do not see as much success as I have in 2 years time and I’m fully aware of that. I wouldn’t say it was “easy” for me but it always felt natural. Certain things that others had to work at, just kind of came to me. I’d say the biggest lesson I learned over time is to remain humble, everything I’ve built could easily be taken away any day if I were to get a big head. My biggest concern is always to ensure that my guests had a positive memorable experience every time they see me. Not just the first time, but every time.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First things first, we’d check into Hotel Zara museum district- seven deadly suites! Spa day, carry on to the pool! Then dinner at Joey Uptown, graze on appetizers and champagne! Then finish off with a frozen Irish coffee at McIntyre’s Heights! A little bit of all the best parts of Houston!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My first boss in the hair industry was Audra Wise. She is a highly educated, fierce and caring woman that deserves so much respect! She gave the the opportunity to run with my skills and knowledge when I was fresh out of Paul Mitchell and I am forever grateful!

Instagram: @kelsey_kreates_

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