Beauty Pros

Ashli McGregor- Chatters Surrey Grandview Corners

 

What’s your role and how long have you been working with Chatters?
I am an intermediate stylist. I started out as a receptionist in 2016 and ended up enrolling in hair school while working as a beauty consultant. I’m fairly new in the business but loving it and working very hard.

What do you like the best about what you do?
Making people feel confident and beautiful within themselves. I love anything to do with hair and beauty.

What are some of your favorite products?
I love the 25 benefits of One United by Redken and the CHI Silk Infusion oil.

What is different at Chatters than your last job?
I was working in a medical office as a receptionist. There was a lot of negativity and sick people and I just wanted to make people happy. So I went the other way!

Describe one of your favorite hair trends.
I love blondes and I believe blondes are perfect for all year round and make people look so good. Blonde is amazing and beach waves are my favorite to give your hair body and volume.

What do you like to do on a day off?
Lately I’ve been feeling like a total homebody. I like having some quiet time to lay low and this helps keep me feeling grounded and sane when you’re always so “on” and go go go everyday. I like to be efficient and give my best self that I can.

Tell us something that’s on your bucket list.
I would love to go to California and work with a salon there. I’d also love to meet people there and get involved in the hair scene. I just love the California environment.

What do you find inspiring?
I’m really into travelling. It doesnt matter if I am going to the same city, another province or to the states, I just find that getting away from my usual environment can be quite peaceful. It helps me reflect on life and my career and ways to always strive to be a better person.

If you could give your younger self advice, what would you tell her?
I’d say “listen to your mom”..”love yourself and don’t let other people define you or set your goals for you”.

If someone asked you advice about joining the industry what would you tell them?
The great thng about doing hair is that it’s always different, always evolving and never stuck in one genrre. No matter what, if you put in the effort, be yourself you can succeed if you have the passion for it. Learn about techniques, products and just work hard!

If you could style anyones hair who would you choose?
Blake Lively! I have followed her career for so long and I’ve seen the different roles she has taken on. I think it would be cool to get inside her head and find out what makes her, her. She’s so down to earth and carefree. She is a great ambassador for empowering women.

What’s something you learned from working at Chatters?
Pay attention to your surroundings. All stylists have graduated from a different school. But everyone loves to share knowledge, tips and tricks. Always be open to other opinions and don’t be narrow minded. We can teach each other and this is all very positive!

What do you want to be known for?
As a stylist I want to be known as someone who provides a great experience from start to finish. I want to make that impression with you that you are comfortable and can tell me anything you want. I want to make you feel beautiful when you leave and have you only come back to me and nobody else. I get close with my guests and consider our relationship a friendship.