Beauty Pros

Rocelyn Hodson, Southlands Regina

What salon are you at? How long have you been there? What is your role?

I’m a stylist and service manager at our Southlands location and I’ve been here for about 8 years (minus maternity leave)!

What’s your favourite product?

Probably the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Spray! I use it on all my female clients for a faster blow dry and it also helps to make the hair more manageable.

What’s your favourite hair trend right now?

I think the asymmetrical bob where it’s slightly shorter in the back and longer in the front. A lot of my clients are cutting their super long hair and opting for this look.

What does style happy mean to you?

Basically just being happy about what you’re doing and feeling good about how you look. With my guests its that happy feeling I see when they leave my chair.

Who’s your dream celebrity client?

I would go between Kelly Osborne and PINK because I think it would be a lot of fun to do their hair. They’re always trying funky and different stuff with their hair and that’s totally what I love to do.

What’s your favourite app?

INSTAGRAM! I have a daughter now so I’m not on my phone as much with a bunch of different apps. I feel Instagram has really upped their game with live video and stories!

Who do you follow for hair inspo?

I follow a lot of the bigger companies like Joico and Redken. I also follow a few Redken artist from our district, one being Kelly Knowles, I’ve actually worked with her before, she’s awesome! As for bigger names in the hair world I follow Guy Tang and Confessions of a Hairstylist.

What’s your number one hair hack?

Probably just using the pillow proof spray! I use it so much! I don’t like blow drying my hair very much and even though it’s technically a blow dry lotion, it helps my hair to air dry faster and smoother too! I also love using a dry texture spray to create curly looks.

What’s your everyday hair routine?

I usually wash my hair the night before so that it’s dry by the time I wake up. Then I go in and curl it with my Babyliss Pro 1 Inch Curling Iron. Then I spritz some Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and some Moroccanoil Beach Texture Spray and use a boar bristle brush to smooth it out. Depending on the look I’m going for I sometimes use the Schwarzkopf Osis Shine Spray.

What is the number one product you recommend to your guests?

Besides the Pillow Proof Spray? I recommend the Redken One United Spray to a lot of my guests because it’s a product that works for pretty much everybody to help smooth and condition their hair.

Describe your hair evolution.

I’ve done so much to my hair! My go to colour is definitely red with copper ends and everytime I do anything else I just want to come back to it. Sometimes I balayage the ends to brighten it up a bit. In the past I had blonde with pink ends, then shaved half of my head, then had brown with purple ends. I’ve even had micro bangs! But like I said, I always go back to red and that’s what I have now!

What does creativity mean to you?

Creativity to me means to have the opportunity to be yourself and to show who you are. I like my girls at the salon to really show who they are and get creative with their hair and makeup because I think expressing yourself creatively helps you to be happy and healthy.