Get to know the talented NAHA finalists!
Name: Heggy Gonzalez
Salon: Aveda Institute Provo
Finalist Category: Texture
Reason I became a hairstylist: I LOVE the fashion and beauty industry, and how you can transform people, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.
Best advice I ever received regarding my career in hair/beauty: Everyone has their own career path, don't judge your career based on theirs. Everyone’s path is different, so celebrate where you are and know that if you work hard you will get where you want to be.
Best advice I would give to a new hairstylist starting out: Be a go-getter and just do it, even if you’re scared. It is better to fail forward then to stay in place because you are scared. I guess it really goes with that saying "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
Funniest thing that ever happened to me in a salon: I am a full-time educator, so the most embarrassing thing that ever happened was my pants fell down while I was teaching class. The worst thing is I didn't notice at first.
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John and Jenni Kanski | Allen Ruiz | Anthony Cress | Janell Geason | Timothy Switzer | Jake Thompson | Lizz Knaphus | David Maderich | Heggy Gonzalez | Dilek Onur-Taylor | Silas Tsang | Sherri Jessee | DJ Riggs and Berry Bachen \ Nicholas French | Eric Fisher | Dennis Cooper | Sue Pemberton | Susan Haise | Stormie Roberts | Andrew Carruthers | Caitlin Charles-DeGarmo | Raychel Harrison | Charlie Price | Jeremy McDougle | Frank Rizzieri | Lunatic Fringe Salon | Hope Doms | DeAnnalyn TEAL | Jennifer Roskey | Geno Chapman | James Abu-Ulba | Matt Swinney | Ali Deveraux | Maryl Velbeck | Alina Friesen | Bryan Nunes | Lauren Moser | Matthew Morris | Robert Banyaga | Gina Comminello