In Between The Chair’s mission is to support Artistic Professionals, in the beauty industry with a platform that solely caters to an Artist’s creative appetite to find jobs, connect, and be inspired.
“Since I could remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do was hair. As a child I would play beauty shop giving my Barbies relaxers, long layered cuts, and bumper curls” – Brandy Salley
My first introduction to cosmetology came while assisting at Artistry of Hair in Cibolo, TX; that was where I got a glimpse into the different aspects of the beauty business. I knew after graduating from the Aveda Institute of San Antonio, TX I wanted to get my hands in everything the beauty industry had to offer. Since my first Professional Job, I did everything from natural nails, cuts, and color.
After mastering my craft for 3 years at K. Charles, I felt I was ready for a new challenge and moved to the DC Metro Area, where I also married and started a family. While working in the DMV I developed my experience in education for the entire East Coast as a District Manager. I worked at Drybar for several years before deciding to take an offer with Ratner Companies orchestrating and innovating their Technical Education program for salons such as Bubbles & Salon Cielo. Then I decided to jump into the distributor side of the business and took a position with Trubeautyconcepts. All this has allowed me to see every facet of the industry.
Reflecting on my career thus far, God has put so many amazing people in my path that helped me discover new opportunities while providing thoughts and ideas that would’ve never crossed my mind, one of these persons is Wynette with whom I shared a dream to create this platform.
“We all have a gift, we all have a passion- it’s just about finding it and going into it. Being an asset to your family and community”-Angela Basset.
I did not start off doing hair, but I was your typical little girl playing dress-up and doing my dolls’ hair for fun. Back then I never considered it to be my passion. I learned how to braid my own hair by the age of 8 and began improving my skills on my little sister’s hair. When the idea to leave college and come back home and go to Cosmetology school hit me, that was one of the best decisions I ever made.
It’s a privilege to have someone sit in your chair, to let them trust you, to show a side of themselves that only a few people see. They come in one way, they transform into your chair and leave with the confidence to run the world. If I had a superpower it would be being able to touch as many people so that I can give them that confidence every day no matter how late no matter how long.
This hair thing has become my passion. I worked for a few salons before I finally decided to do it on my own. In my walk to get here, I met amazing, inspirational, like-minded women. One of them is my business partner Brandy. We wanted to create opportunities for stylists to put extra money in their pockets. We wanted something that would cater to our needs and wants. We wanted to give our industry a platform to stand on. We wanted to connect each one of you, allow you to be hired, and leave you inspired. Thank you for coming on the journey with us.
Artistic Enthusiasts or Prospects:
Finding the right Artistic Professional can be a tough task. In Between The Chair can support you in finding the right Artist for the job. We have a community full of Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Barbers, Lash Techs and Students with creative resumes ready to be viewed by you. You have access to browse and handpick who you feel is the right person for the job.
Wouldn’t it be great to already have job offers before you completed your hours? Or be gaining real-world experience while still in school? That is possible with In Between The Chair. This platform allows you to build your creative resume and connect with Artistic Enthusiasts looking to hire talented professionals like yourself.
This community we’re building focuses on connecting Artists to new and exciting job opportunities and inspiring them through education. In Between The Chair also allows you to share and learn from one another. This platform is created by Artists who know and understand the Beauty Industry and want to share their secrets and successes.