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Rising Stars: Meet Chelsea Roberts

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Roberts. 

Chelsea, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
When I was young, my mom’s best friend was a hairstylist. She would always come over and do our hair at the house. I was so curious about the process and always asked her a million questions. That really sparked my passion for doing hair. In high school, I was the girl coloring all my friends in my kitchen. I just knew the beauty industry was the right path for me. I decided to run my own business just three short years after graduating from beauty school. It was the second-best decision I’ve ever made. Shifting my focus to vivid colors, was definitely the first. There is nothing more incredible than being able to do what you love every day. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There have definitely been some speed bumps along the way! Starting a new business with not nearly enough clientele was a struggle. I probably should have stayed at my corporate salon a few years longer, but I had such big dreams and not nearly enough patience. I really had to hustle to get clients in my chair in order to pay my bills. I didn’t have a backup plan. I spent every spare dollar I had on continuing my education. I was determined to be better every day and gain as much knowledge I could. I truly believe the hard times have made me so appreciative of where I am now. I have such incredible and supportive clients. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a vivid hair color specialist in Chesterfield, Missouri. Most of my time is spent behind the chair servicing clients and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Nothing is more incredible than collaborating with my clients to create the hair of their dreams. I also work with a few different brands, creating content for Instagram. I get so excited to take photos and share my creations with the world. 

I run my business out of Salon Lofts with my talented best friend Selena. I’m so proud of the positive environment that we’ve cultivated together. I believe that environment is what sets me apart from others. We strive to create a safe, comfortable, and fun salon. Where everyone gets to express their true selves. 

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I have always been a pretty introverted person. I’m definitely the more quiet and creative type. I had such a passion for music, painting, and all things art. My family was shocked that I decided to go into a career that would require such social skills. While the artistic side of being a hairstylist has always come so naturally to me. The social aspect of the career was one of the hardest things for me to overcome. 

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