Meet Schalan

Schalan is the amazing owner of Personal Touch Salon and Spa in San Antonio. 

 Schalan

Schalan

 

We asked her to tell us all about herself so that you could get to know the person behind the chair making all the hair magic happen. 

How long have you been a stylist?

I have been a stylist for almost 8 years. I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser since I was in first grade and it never changed! Barbie may beg to differ, but I knew I was made for this! I believe you can see it in my work, the passion and love that I create for my guests. I knew in high school one day I wanted to own a hair salon. It's small but still growing! With accomplishing those two goals, I have ventured on to accomplishing my third goal, becoming a Paul Mitchell National Educator. I love learning and sharing all things hair! Plus Paul Mitchell is seriously the best brand out there! Not only do their products rock, but they believe in being kind to one an other and giving back, things out world seriously needs right now.

 My dad has been my longest running client :)

My dad has been my longest running client :)

What is the one thing you wish every client would do when they are in your chair?

I wish my guests  would be to always be 100% honest about what there hair has been through. Leaving out something as simple as "I used box color on my hair 2 months ago" could make or break your hair journey. I also would love it if more guests left me reviews, whether they be good or bad (even though I know I hope they are good), it will help other people find me and have the opportunity for me to make them beautiful!

 Ask me about Balyage

Ask me about Balyage

Who are some of your hairstylist idols?

A few of my hair idols would have to be Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, and Guy Tang. They are all true hair artists as well as genuinely good people. Two out of the three use my all time favorite brand, Paul Mitchell! I have been lucky enough to meet all three of them a few times! Now if I could only work side by side one day, I think my life might be complete! If you have never heard of these three or seen their work, just google them! You will be in awe too! 

 I love doing vivids!

I love doing vivids!

What is your favorite part of being a stylist?

A few of my favorite things to do, would be blondes, weather it's all over, highlights, balayage, or ombrés, it doesn't matter, I just love adding blonde and keeping the hair super healthy! Thanks to the great quality of color and take home Paul Mitchell offers I'm able to do that. I also love doing extensions! It's nothing like seeing such a dramatic before and after, and seeing how excited my guests get! They are a great way to add pops of color, volume, and or length! Fantasy forward colors are also so much fun! It's so awesome being to put actual colors from the rainbow on my guests hair now! Life is more beautiful in color!
 

 Aren't extensions fantastic?

Aren't extensions fantastic?

Anything else?

The owner of my cosmetology school, John Turnage, used to tell us "love what you do, love who you do it for, and love who you do it with, and it won't ever feel like a day of work in your life!" I can seriously say I'm one blessed girl to be able to say that all of those are true for me! If you haven't had a chance to have your hair done by me yet, come on in, you will be so happy you did!

 Schedule today for your transformation!

Schedule today for your transformation!