Today we’d like to introduce you to Bree Linker.
Hi Bree, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
Since I was a freshman in high school, I’ve been coloring my hair every color of the rainbow. When it came time for me to think about college, I thought, “Oh God, there’s no way I can do one more year of school.” And with a 2.0 GPA, I barely graduated high school! I took a career placement test, and it suggested cosmetology.
I don’t know why it had never occurred to me that I could do hair as a career. I went to cosmetology school and LOVED every minute of it. I got A’s on everything and was so sad when I graduated that I wouldn’t be able to go back and learn more.
After graduating from cosmetology school, I worked at a Great Clips, then a full-service salon, and then back to Great Clips. I was getting burnt out from all the haircuts and not being in control of my own schedule. So, I took a huge leap of faith and went out on my own. I was terrified.
As terrifying as it was in the beginning, going out on my own turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
6 years later, I’m now a studio owner of Bree Linker Does Hair in Chesterfield at Metro Design Studio Salon. I have the freedom to create beautiful hair the way I want on my own schedule. My specialty is in color—specifically rainbow colors. I’m constantly continuing my education by learning new techniques and practicing on mannequins (which are all over my house!).
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been easy to get where I am. I’ve started my family since going on my own and I’m so thankful to have the freedom to work on the days I want so I can be home with my kids as much as possible. I’m still learning and growing every day.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
While I love and specialize in vivid rainbow colors, I’m also skilled in more traditional/natural colors and offer those services as well.
Vivid color services are my favorite because my clients absolutely love the transformation. They love their hair, and I love the process!
One thing I love about my job is the look on my clients’ faces at the end. I love to make people feel good about themselves, and giving people kickass hair is one way I can do that!
I treasure the relationships and friendships I’ve built with my clients over the years. I’ve had clients for 9 years who have shared with me that they value the fact that they can tell me anything, be open and honest with me—and most importantly—that I listen.
My goal is to create an environment for my clients to feel safe, be themselves, and speak up about things they do and don’t like. I encourage my clients to let me know if at any point they see something out of place or if they don’t like the direction we’re taking.
What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
Now that I have kids, I appreciate all the fun things St. Louis has so much more. We have three boys: a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 6-month-old. Some of our favorite spots are the National Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis Zoo, the library, Klondike Park, The Botanical Gardens, and all the nearby parks. We love to find parks that have a splash pad or even better a creek! If anyone knows of any parks with a creek let me know!
One thing I think we can do better on is have more nonalcoholic options when out. The older I get the more I know people who have had or are currently struggling with addiction and it feels like every place has alcohol or is alcohol centered. It would be really nice to see breweries, bars, restaurants offer more than just O’ douls, which screams hey look at me I’m not drinking! I’m sure our loved ones would love to come to these places with us and not feel like the only option is to get water or soda. I know plenty of people who enjoy a nonalcoholic beer on occasion and they’re not looking for the beer that’s been in the very back of the cooler since 2015. I know every time I’ve been pregnant, I still want a beer when I go to the baseball game, so more nonalcoholic options would be great for everyone.
- Haircut $38
- Highlight $115
- Vivid’s $120
- scalp treatment $20
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