I’m sitting here at DC Hair Lounge waiting while my two teen daughters get their back-to-school haircuts. I thought it would be fun to ask co-owner/stylist, Deanna Robbins, a few questions about hair, inspiration, and owning a business.
WLL – What is the worst mistake women make with their hair?
Deanna – Holding on to out-of-date styles for WAY too long. The second worst thing is coloring their own hair at home.
WLL – What do you tell women who are hesitant to change their cut/style?
Deanna – It’s just hair not a hysterectomy!
WLL – What is the most important product that women need to use to keep their hair in tip-top condition?
Deanna – Good shampoo and conditioner, especially if they have color-treated hair. Poor quality hair products just wash your color right down the drain.
WLL – What are your favorite products for yourself and your clients?
Deanna – Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity (very light, organic volumizer); Sebastian Mousse Forte. For shorter hair, Sebastian Shine Define and Flexible Hold Hairspray. For curly hair, Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion and Easy Rider products.
WLL – Where do you get inspiration for your cutting-edge hair designs?
Deanna – I draw inspiration from my clients who are artists and musicians…their lifestyles are creative. I also love the funky look of the Harajuku girls. It’s also necessary for me to create cuts for busy moms. Their lifestyle is an inspiration that requires me to “think outside the box” in order to give them a fun, modern look that’s easy to manage. (A client pictured at left).
WLL – What is the hardest thing about running your own salon?
Deanna – I would say that it’s a little unpredictable. Leading creative people can be challenging.
WLL – What is the best thing about owning a business?
Deanna – Getting to put my ideas into motion and educating others.
It was a pleasure to talk with Deanna and get some inside, expert advice on hair. She is a savvy woman I consider a great friend and a true inspiration to me in many ways. And, she has just agreed to come on board Women’s Life Link as our Hair Expert! Make sure to subscribe to our feed so you don’t miss her “Beautiful Women” interview or any of her her upcoming posts.
For more information about DC Hair Lounge and the services they provide, call 317-841-8565. Deanna has offered $10.00 off of a new client haircut for anyone who mentions Women’s Life Link! Trust me, you want her or one of her talented stylists to cut your hair!
Photo by That Scorpio