December 9, 2023


Arts Eternal

Regina hairdresser styles her way to New York Fashion Week

A Regina hairstylist is having all set to demonstrate her creations in the Huge Apple.

Rocelyn Hodson says heading to New York Style Week is a aspiration arrive true and evidence that undertaking hair is a vocation with unlimited prospective.

“I was told as a youthful teenager that doing hair, you’d by no means truly do anything at all with your daily life, and you’d in no way genuinely get any place,” reported Hodson. “I experience like I have been proving people folks erroneous the entire time, which is fantastic.”

This movie was made by Jasmine Pelletier, a College of Regina Film College graduate and Masters Journalism Pupil, in collaboration with CBC’s Creator Community.

Regina hairstylist Rocelyn Hodson talks about why she loves executing hair to empower her clients, and how it can be introduced quite a few special career possibilities her way.

Hair has always been Hodson’s passion. She claims she wasn’t the best pupil in higher college, but when she started off carrying out her friends’ and family’s hair, it was a natural fit. She went to hair school and excelled. Given that then, she’s been doing the job in salons, competing and travelling to large events including the Juno Awards.

Regina hairstylist Rocelyn Hodson enjoys generating huge, daring hairstyles, as properly as doing the job at a salon. (Rocelyn Hodson)

“I honestly adore the significant hairpieces and extravagant seems,” Hodson reported.

Some of the avant-garde hairstyles developed by Rocelyn Hodson (Jasmine Pelletier)

Hunter Davis is a hair design and a person of Hodson’s lifelong clientele. The pair worked alongside one another for an avant garde glimpse that took leading spot at a the latest Regina competitors.

“She’s generally been a element of my lifetime, no matter if it be her coming to do my hair or my mom’s hair, or her coming to get her nails completed by my mother. She’s just always been there,” Davis mentioned. “I adore her. She’s my queen.”

Rocelyn Hodson and Hunter Davis behind the scenes at a new hair exhibit where by Rocelyn’s salon took first position. (Rocelyn Hodson)

“A single of the finest issues is when I start off carrying out clients hair when they are truly small and then I get to see them as a result of their distinct levels of life, like a Grade 8 grad or a Grade 12 grad,” Hodson reported.” I have had clientele who are obtaining married now.”

Hodson is married and has a daughter, Aaralyn, who just turned 5. She says it is really significant to show her daughter that anything at all is doable.

“I want her to know that you can do regardless of what you want in your everyday living, and you can be thriving at it as prolonged as you place your brain to it.”

Rocelyn Hodson and her spouse and children dressed up for Halloween. (Rocelyn Hodson)

Hodson leaves for New York on Sept. 5. She will be suffering from New York Vogue Week for the initially time with two other stylists by her employer, Chatters Hair Salons. The trio will get training as a result of a top rated hair brand name, UNITE, and do hair for many manner demonstrates.

Hodson has also labored at Toronto, Vancouver and Saskatchewan vogue weeks.

Rocelyn Hodson can take a selfie as she heads out of town to get the job done at a the latest Juno Awards exhibit. (Rocelyn Hodson)

When she’s again behind the chair in the salon, Hodson hopes to keep producing her customers really feel terrific about by themselves. She says the relationships she has fashioned with her clients above the years are further than fulfilling. 

She designs to teach a single working day, to help the subsequent generation of stylists see good results like she has.

“I want to assist the youth, and the upcoming forthcoming hairstylists see the potentials in by themselves and grow to be fantastic.”

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