Raychell Hinton: Beauty Consultant at Ajax Durham Centre ON
How long have you been with Chatters?
I’ve been a beauty consultant for about 4 and a half months.
What are some of your favourite products?
I have really curly hair so I love the whole DevaCurl line. I use both their Original No Poo Shampoo and their Conditioner. I also love their styling cream.
I have also been using the Joico InstaTint in blue and purple and I think those are really fun. I’ve never coloured my hair so its cool to be able to still experiment with some colour without the commitment.
What are some of your favourite hair trends?
I really love a voluminous and sleek blow out, I think they’re really gorgeous. Lately a lot of clients have been coming in for prom updos, so I’m really into those right now as well.
How do you help your guests find the right products?
I usually start off by asking them what they want or what they’re trying to achieve with their hair. Then I go on to ask what products they are currently using to see what they’re comfortable with, the price range they’re looking for, and whether they want their hair sleek or voluminous. I think the key is to ask a lot of questions. I also like to make sure they love the smell of the product they’re buying; for most smell is very important when it comes to hair product!
What’s your personal philosophy?
Probably to always look on the bright side and that everything happens for a reason. I believe that even when you’re put in a bad situation everything is a learning opportunity!
What’s your favourite hair era?
I would have to say the 1800s, they always had very glamourous styles and I feel that with my curly hair I’d fit in well with that era.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Not to dwell on the negative things in life, and that in the end everything will be okay. I would also love to tell myself to not worry so much, especially about boys!
What have you learned from working at Chatters?
Honestly the manager at my last job sucked and made working no fun at all! It’s so refreshing to have a job at Chatters where I actually enjoy coming to work everyday. The people that I work with have become really good friends of mine, so much so that they’re almost like family to me. I feel so comfortable with them and can talk to them about almost anything.
Working for Chatters has made me realize that I have a lot ahead of me and that there’s no where to go but up! I love that I’m able to make my guests happy by helping them find the perfect products and putting a smile on their face.