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Meet Breana Finney

Today we’d like to introduce you to Breana Finney.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
If I wasn’t cutting my hair, I was definitely cutting my Barbie’s hair or a friend’s hair. I was always up for a challenge. I was also excited for the “wow” factor, or my mom’s reaction, when she found out, I just got done lightening, my friend’s hair in, the bathroom. Since I was little, I was creative and loved anything beauty. I loved fashion, hair, and makeup. I was always excited to find the latest hair cut trend and try it out. After graduating from high school, I went to college to become a physical therapist. After taking a few classes, I began to question the path I was on. I went to talk to the school counselor. She reassured me that she could see I was passionate about cosmetology, and that I didn’t need to worry about choosing a career that made me the most money. I changed my mindset and pursued my passion. I knew this business was for me. Not only do I love people, I love creating new looks. I love how this business is always evolving. It drives me to always be willing to learn new things and grow as an artist. I love that I can share with my mom, who was once a stylist, all that I am discovering as a stylist.

Please tell us about your art.
I am a hairstylist that offers many services. I’m not departmentalized, meaning I cut, color, style, and do other chemical services. I worked under several mentors, who encouraged me, pushed me, critiqued me, and inspired me to truly understand what it means to listen. I absolutely love sitting and having a thorough consultation with my clients. I love creating textured looks, lived-in color, (looks natural and has a soft grow out), blonde color, short styles, and many other things. I feel like being a stylist is much more than the art you create on the client. I do feel like each person’s hair is my canvas, but the ability to love people, listen to people and give them excellent customer service is an art itself. I want every client to feel heard. I want to always be willing to learn and grow so that confidently offer something creative and new.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
I wish I would have not allowed what other people thought, about my career choice affect me pursuing my passion sooner. I wished I would have learned to value myself sooner. My advice that I would give to other artist is, If you have haters, you are doing something right. I also feel like it’s important to encourage and lift up other artists. Please admire other’s work, without questioning your own. Last but not least, Find a mentor who believes in you and wants to help you succeed. Find a mentor that will be honest with you and will educate you.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have my Instagram called @Fringeinfocus, where I post pictures of my work. I am currently working on some video hair tutorials. The tutorials will be posted to IGTV on my Instagram.

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Image Credit:
Maria Johnson
Jon Finney
Becca Joan Photography

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