Friends! We have another new talent at Ginger that you’ve just got to meet! Meet Molly, our latest new lead stylist ready to doll you up.
G: Welcome, Molly! Tell us about yourself...
M: I grew up in Oakland, California and have spent my career doing hair in Berkeley and San Francisco. I'm new to Portland, but it already feels like home! I have two cats and lots of dead plant babies. I'm a total goofball and really just want everyone to laugh with me. My favorite food is pickles and nachos. Separately of course.
G: What is one of your favorite haircut happy ending stories you witnessed with a client?
M: One of my fondest memories is chopping off all of my moms hair in beauty school. She had been coloring her hair foreeeeeeverrrrrrr and was ready to ditch the sauce--aka hair dye. I was SO nervous. I had probably done five haircuts ever, and I think at one point I even took a break to panic in the bathroom while my instructor wasn't paying attention. The haircut turned out adorable, and I felt like such a badass real-deal hairdresser. My mom kept her hair short like that for years.
G: What can we find you up to when not crafting fabulous looks in the salon?
M: I love to make stuff! Over the last year I have gotten really into beading. I love working with my hands, so anything messy and tedious is my jam. Except pumpkin carving...I just can't. I like to hike- ESPECIALLY in the mud. I'm into anything Marvel or superhero.
G: When did you know you wanted to be a hairstylist?
M: I think always. I would cut all my Barbie's hair as a kid, then move on to my own head when there was nothing left. In sixth grade, I dipped my signature blonde pigtails in pink kool aid and never looked back. I have also just always loved salons. I love the vibe, I love the smell, I love the idea of people walking out looking totally brand new.
G: Humble brag time. Tell us why your clients are lucky to be in your chair.
M: I genuinely just want my clients to love their hair. If they are happy, I am happy.
G: Favorite lyrics that always make you feel like you're on top of the world:
M: Survivor by Destiny's child. I was 9 when this song came out, so I'm not sure how relatable ANY of the lyrics were, but I could listen to it a million times and still wanna dance.