New Stylist at Maxine: Meet Shelly Aguirre
MAXBLOG: Expert Advice Straight From The Salon
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM
Stylist Shelly Aguirre knows her way around a salon. "I was shampooing as soon as I could reach the bowl," she laughs, referring to the shop she grew up in. "My mom's a hairdresser—just this month she celebrated 50 years." An apt role model for Shelly, who confesses, unabashedly, "I like to work hard—it feels bad not to. I want my feet to hurt. My mom was the same way. She trained me well."
As if growing up in a salon and years as a stylist weren't enough, Shelly was also a national educator with Aquage for twelve years. Teaching classes, attending hair shows, working with salon owners across the country—what's not to love? "It really took my career to a whole new level," says Shelly. "I got to work with these amazing, NAHA-winning salons and kickass stylists."
» Shelly on her new home
After years on the road and at Trio Salon, Shelly joined the Maxine team just a few weeks ago (and we couldn't be happier!). "Everyone is on their A-Game," says Shelly. "But there's no ego here—everyone is so down to earth and welcoming."
From the "boutique-y" feel of the salon to the amazing front desk team (we bow down to you), and then, of course, there's the lovely Maxine: "She isn't just ahead of the ball, she holds the ball... she is the ball!"
» Shelly to the rescue
"I'm a problem solver," says Shelly, whose clients all seem to say the same thing—she listens. Like all of our stylists, she's all about giving you a good at-home routine (the tools, the techniques, the products).
One of the many gems of the former educator: "Your hair cuticles lay like shingles on a roof." Translation: a rough blowdry will leave your 'roof' in shambles, and we're pretty sure the caught-in-a-storm look isn't coming in for Fall.
So, what's Shelly's cup of tea when it comes to cuts? "That's always such a hard question... I like everything—and I'd hate to do the same thing all week." Thanks to her diverse clientele and extensive expertise, she doesn't have to worry about that. "I definitely like shorter styles," says Shelly, "I think a lot of clients come to me for a short cut because they see my hair and know I can relate." Another ideal client for Shelly is the woman who's hit that dreaded hair slump: she's had the same cut for what seems like her whole life and she thinks she just might be ready for a big change. When the moment comes for that big change, Shelly's your girl.