Academy Legends: Stacy Brown

Kyle Richardson#Excellence, Austin, Hair, Springfield, Student Spotlight

Get to know Stacy Brown

Living to serve and empower others one stylist at a time, Alumni Stacy Brown is working tirelessly to share her experiences with freshly graduated stylists. She knew from a young age that this was going to be her career. From braiding her classmates’ hair in elementary school to giving her friends ravishing haircuts at a young age, she was destined to be a cosmetologist. She has a passion for people and the industry. With so much experience and advice to share she is ready to see what this next season of life brings. We had the opportunity to visit her salon and sit down to see what’s on the hot seat in her life right now. 

About life after the Academy

Do what you love, love what you do. That is our motto here at the Academy of Hair Design

Stacy Brown is an Academy of Hair Design Alumni and man is she killing it in this industry. Since Stacy was a student here she has accomplished so much. She started off working in a commission-based education salon. This is where she was really able to jump in with two feet and build a clientele. This is also where she found her love for teaching and mentoring young stylists like herself. 

After spending some time there she decided it was time to venture out on her own, she owned her very own salon for 7 years but when Covid-19 hit, she decided it was time to step back and rethink what exactly she wanted to do with her career. Where some people might just give up, Stacey persevered. She had a lot of blessings in the past 15 years, she didn’t just grow her business, she had the opportunity to grow herself into the person she always wanted to be. 

Her Involvement with the Academy

We have the privilege of Stacy gracing our campus from time to time. She comes in to guest educate once a quarter and teaches about finance and business skills. We love the energy that she brings to the floor and the students are always excited to see her!

How it all Started

If you ask Stacy she will tell you that she has wanted to be a cosmetologist for as long as she can remember. When she was a little girl, her mother taught her all sorts of braiding techniques but her favorite memory was french braiding her barbie’s hair with her mom. Stacy said instead of chasing boys on the playground she was braiding all of her friends’ hair. 

As she grew older she didn’t go into cosmetology right away, she spent time working in a bank to save money, but she didn’t mind, it was a job and she was grateful. But when she started imagining her customers with different haircuts, color, or bangs she realized it was time to take the leap of faith and pursue the career she always knew she was destined for. If

you ask her today, she will say it is the BEST thing she has done for herself on a professional level. She says that the Academy was her top choice because of the emphasis they put on education and that we did not disappoint. She learned so much during her time here.

If you asked Stacey what she would tell the next generation of stylists she would say this:

“Don’t wait, and let life pass you by. There is never going to be a good time or a better time.”

So if you are looking for an overall amazing stylist, Stacy is your girl! She specializes in amazing hair color, working around challenging cowlicks, and so much more! You’ll come out of your appointment with great hair and an amazing client experience. We are amazed by the things Stacey is accomplishing with her career and could not be more proud to call her an alumni!

Check out her salon out on Facebook: Stacy Brown, Stylist at Karizma Salon, or on Instagram @stacyatkarizma.

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