Over the course of the month, we will be spotlighting the winners of Beauty Launchpad’s 25 Under 50K for 2022.
Here, you will get to know Megan Perez. Perez is a hair artist at Planet Color Salon and Suites in Frankfort, Illinois. In her Q&A, you will learn her favorite hair trends, a fun fact about her, her proudest accomplishment and more.
Beauty Launchpad (BLP): What is a fun fact about you?
Megan Perez (MP): I can sing and do funny voices.
BLP: What is your proudest accomplishment?
MP: This year, I have gained so much recognition from so many different platforms. I can’t even believe this is my life right now.
BLP: What is your current favorite hairstyle trend?
MP: ’90s blowouts
BLP: What is a hair tip you have for fellow salon professionals?
MP: Surround yourself with like-minded people. Cheer for your friends and celebrate your victories, no matter how small or big.
BLP: What inspires you?
MP: My family. I have the most supportive husband, and my daughters are my biggest cheerleaders.
BLP: What do you love about your work?
MP: The fact that creating art on hair is my job is incredible. My clientele and my salon family make going to work so enjoyable.
BLP: What motivates you about this industry?
MP: I love the beauty industry because with hard work and determination you can achieve anything; the opportunities are endless.
BLP: What is a professional goal you have for yourself?
MP: I would love to start doing in-person classes soon!
BLP: Who is a role model you have in the industry?
MP: Eric Vaughn is extremely talented and supportive.
To see our full spread for this year’s 25 Under 50K recipients, you can read Beauty Launchpad's November/December 2022 digital magazine.