Oway Stylist Spotlight: Abigail Waldrum
This month, our Holistic Hair Stylist Spotlight is on Abigail Waldrum!
Abigail is a hair stylist at Sepulveda Hair Studio in Deland, FL., and is an active member of our Oway Holistic Hair Stylist Forum on Facebook! She dazzles our community with her beautiful balayage techniques and willingness to help others – and we just love that!
Obviously, we had to get to know Abigail and showcase some of her beautiful work with Oway!
Get to know Abigail!
How do you think that hair relates to a person’s confidence?
Hair can drastically change a persons appearance. When you can help someone feel beautiful or attractive you can directly impact their self esteem. I think as stylists we often underestimate the impact we have on our clients.
We touch, we enhance, we nurture and we strengthen. We physically, emotionally and sometimes even spiritually enhance our clients lives.
It is a gift to do what we do. We blend artistry with nurturing. I love it!
Who has been the biggest influence in your career?
Oddly enough, it was probably a therapist I saw years ago who nudged me forward to pursue my passions. I used to be a clinical social worker and was very comfortable in that world.
But something big was missing.
I so admired Vidal Sassoon even as a child. I was enamored by designers and stylists. But I pursued a more traditional education and went on to graduate school and a career. When I finally gave myself permission to be an artist, it’s like the floodgates opened. I have never once looked back or regretted that decision.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of investing my time and energy into being my authentic self. It has lead me to my career and my passion.
It has lead me to the most beautiful salon I have ever worked at. And it’s lead me to products that are in line with my personal beliefs. I truly believe that like attracts like. I fell into meeting David Sepulveda, the owner of Sepulveda Hair Studio. I have learned so much from him including falling in love with Oway.
It’s so exciting to know you can be successful and holistic in the beauty industry. I did not think that was possible before.