The Colorist's 30 Under 30 Class of 2018: Bri Bird

30 Under 30 Colorist Bri BirdThe Deets: Bri Bird (@bribirdhair) is only 26, yet already owns a successful salon in Denver called Oracle Salon. She's also an educator for Eufora International and her specailties include balayage, foil work, corrective color, transformations and vivids. 

I became a colorist because: I was 10 years old when my mother colored my hair for the first time with at-home box bleach and a highlighting cap. It was an empowering experience for me; she got me hooked on haircolor’s transformative ability. My grandmother was a hairdresser for over 40 years and owned multiple salons; the relationships she built with her clients, their families, her staff, and her community were awe-inspiring. I became a hairdresser to continue her legacy.

My goals: Continuing to grow Oracle—what started as a one-chair salon has grown into four chairs in a short three years. We are education-based and I would love to start teaching/hosting classes regularly in collaboration with other artists and businesses. 

This color melt showcases Bri Bird's application talentMy proudest accomplishments: I've won several awards, including Colorado Hairdresser of the Year 2017, Best Denver Salon 2018 and 1st Place in Eufora’s Makeover Madness Contest 2018, plus participated in New York Fashion Week for the past eight seasons and worked backstage at artistic hair presentations all over the world. And now, being named one of Beauty Launchpad’s 30 Under 30!

I love being a colorist because: My guests trust me with their self-image. Through hair we have the power to heal the hearts and minds of the people who sit in our chair; it’s a huge responsibility.

I look up to: Sophia Hilton, Sally Brooks, Ruth Roche, Antoinette Beenders, Vivienne Mackinder, Ginger Boyle, Sharon Blaine, Tabatha Coffey, Sally Hershberger, Olive Benson, Jeanne Braa, Jen Atkin, and more! I'm a huge supporter of strong female artists in our industry. #girlpower  

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