The Colorist's 30 Under 30 Class of 2018: Genna Pumo

The Deets: Genna Pumo (@gennapumo), age 23, is a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School in Orlando, Florida, and naturally she is a devotee of the line. So much so, in fact, that she's an educator for the brand, specializing in color corrections. "I love the grand reveal," she says. 

I became a colorist because: I like a challenge. I believe there’s something new to be learned in every color experience. The chemistry behind color keeps me coming back for more. 

My proudest accomplishments: Working with MTV on a photo shoot, being a Beacon winner, completing Paul Mitchell’s Dean’s List program, and working on stage with my mentors at hair shows. 

I love being a colorist because: I just love the creative process and “why” behind formulations. Coloring hair is therapeutic and relaxing. It’s where I feel like myself. 

I look up to: Linda Yodice—she speaks with such purpose and passion. Watching her color hair is elegant and so graceful. She always knows how to captivate an audience.

Pumo uses Paul Mitchell colorMy favorite color trend/technique right now: Dip-dyed ends and shine lines.

I’m inspired by: Traveling and nature—seeing new places and the feelings they give you. I love to recreate those feelings through haircolor. 

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