Stylist + Educator
The Parlour Highlands
Phil Lombardo – The Parlour Highlands Partner
When I started doing hair: 2005
When I started at The Parlour: 2010
What inspires/motivates me in the industry:
I am inspired on a daily basis by the people who sit in my chair. It amazes me to learn the intricacies of my clients lives and to see them grow and evolve. I could not imagine a better career to connect with people, and watching them live inspires me to be better all around. On top of that, there is nothing better than seeing someone who’s been struggling to find beauty within themselves smile because I have helped them discover it.
What I am happiest doing:
When I am not in the salon, I love spending my time enjoying dinners out, hearing live music, hiking and traveling to places I have not yet been. As long as I am accompanied by my husband and our dog I feel truly at peace in the world.
Additional industry involvement:
I have been very blessed in my career to have traveled all over the country for advanced classes. I had the privilege of taking a month long intensive course in NYC, as well as educational classes in Miami and San Diego, and love bringing new knowledge back into the salon. I am involved with the education team within The Parlour, teaching our newest members the basics of hair styling and guiding them in business success. Along with education, I have had a few opportunities to be published in wedding magazines and blogs. Since joining The Parlour I have gained so many new opportunities and look forward to where my career will go next.
What I love most about The Parlour:
It is difficult to narrow down my list of favorite attributes about working for The Parlour, however the family vibe we have created together is absolutely irreplaceable. I feel so blessed to work amongst a group of people who are encouraging of one another, happy to share their knowledge, and drive each other to continue to grow within our careers and in life. The friendships we have amongst ourselves means so much to me and I cannot imagine a better home away from home.