Moms in Cosmetology: The Mothers of Douglas J.


Beauty professions and motherhood go hand in hand. Moms are creative, driven, passionate, creative and above all else, caring. That makes them perfect for a profession where they can help their guests feel just as good outside as they do inside! To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we wanted to feature a few of the moms within the Douglas J family. Check out these talented ladies, and book with them by clicking here!

Talisa Wesson: @talisa_hair

Talisa is an Aveda Colorist at our Ann Arbor and Rochester locations. She works hard to inspire others around her to show off their true colors by flaunting the hair color they’ve always wanted. Each day behind the chair and in our salon she brings a sparkle to the atmosphere. Talisa is a role model for aspiring and current beauty professionals and to her young daughter. Thank you for all you do, Talisa! You can check out her amazing work on her Instagram profile linked above. ☝️

Mother Talisa Wesson

Kristen McCue: @kristenmccue

Kristen works at our Ann Arbor location as a Master Level (Level 5) Hair Designer and Advanced Educator. Kristen is a leader to everyone in our salon, but her spirit drives the creativity and personal advancement of fellow Hair Designers. When she’s not inspiring women at work, she’s showing her young daughter just how far passion and commitment can take you. Thank you for being a part of our team, Kristen! Peep her amazing cutting and styling skills on her IG.☝️

Mother Kristen McCue.

Lindsay Sneed: @lsneed27

Lindsay spends her days behind her chair at our Ann Arbor salon as a Hair Designer. Lindsay is known for her beautiful stylings for fancy occasions like weddings and proms. When she’s not killin’ it on the salon floor, she’s hanging out and doing some adventuring with her son. Lindsay is a true example of a woman who works hard, plays hard and succeeds beyond her limits. Thank you so much for being a part of the Douglas J family, Lindsay! Be awed by her work on her IG.☝️

Lindsay Sneed

Molly Miller:

Mother Molly Miller

Reasons Why Moms Thrive in Beauty

The world of beauty is perfect for mothers. From the flexible scheduling to the creative outlet it brings, careers in cosmetology and esthetics offer a lot that typical 9-5 jobs don’t. Here are just a few of the ways a job in the beauty industry could be match made in heaven for moms.

Beauty Careers Offer Schedule Flexibility

One of the many draws to a career in beauty is the possibility of a flexible schedule. Many cosmetologists and estheticians do not work your typical office-job schedule. They can typically fill their schedules with as many or as few appointments as they’d like that week. Depending on if they are freelance or working in a salon, they may also have the option to customize the time of day they start working.

Colorists and Designers Cultivate Creativity

Do you love helping your kids with their art projects? Have you thought about taking an art class during school hours to keep up your skills? You’re not alone! Many mothers who work in the beauty industry have always loved art, and they just haven’t found the right career to marry their passions! As a hair designer, you can create unique looks utilizing hair, a teasing comb, shears and your imagination! Colorists ideate, formulate and then create beautiful, vibrant colors for guests of all ages. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creative potential!

Hands-on Work

Can’t stop moving? Always on the go? A career working with hair or skin means that you’re moving around, on your feet and helping new and exciting people day in and day out. There really is never a dull moment in the salon or spa! Not only does this keep you active and healthy, but it also makes the day go by that much quicker.

Did You Know?

The Douglas J family isn’t limited to professional salons. We have several institutions established across three states that offer aspiring beauty pros the chance to learn, train and become a master of their craft. Check out our schools!

Ready to take the next steps towards a career in cosmetology?

You can get an Aveda cosmetology education that prepares you for a future career in the beauty industry at Douglas J Aveda Institutes. We offer programs for cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and barbering. See yourself in the beauty industry by scheduling your tour of one of our campuses today.

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