Humphrey's Salon | Irving, Texas
Savanah's natural aptitude for hairdressing quickly brought her recognition; she was honored as one of the top stylists and colorists in the Dallas market by D Magazine within her first two years. Savanah now has over 17 years of industry experience as a stylist, colorist and educator. As a stylist, Savanah's high customer retention reveals a strong satisfaction and trust in both her expertise and in her ability to teach clients how to best work with what they have.
Now as a senior artist with shu uemura art of hair, Savanah enjoys engaging stylists in advancing technique and product knowledge. In addition to her private clientele and instruction, Savanah has worked New York fashion week, styling hair for the runway for designers such as Jason wu, Thakoon, Theory, Monique Luhllier, Rachel Zoe and Libertine. Savanah has a passion for designing eye-catching style and capturing the essence of individual beauty.
How do you determine which prep product to begin with?
Using a primer to prep the hair can really improve the performance of your styling products. When determining what prep product to use I like to consider what the hair needs to have a more balanced finish and what end result I am looking for. If the hair lacks nourishment and has frizz I would choose Wonder Worker to prep with. If I want to create an end result with texture and volume I love to prep with Depsea Spray.
Do you have a favorite go-to?
Essence Absolue. I use it on almost every client that sits in my chair. It has so many benefits and smells amazing!
When building body and volume in hair, is there a product combo that you love behind the chair or suggest to clients?
How do you think the precious ingredient story plays into speaking to products with clients?
When you learn about the history, uses and benefits of these precious ingredients and how they have been time tested and passed down through cultures and continents it creates a curiosity and connection to the brand.
What makes Shu so appealing to clients and stylists?
I think the rich heritage of ingredients and the legacy of Mr Shu Uemura himself really brings in a connection that is magnetic. The products perform, feel amazing in the hair and also have added benefits.
Which two products can you not live without? And why?
Sheer Laquer is absolutely my favorite hair spray. I love that I can layer it to increase the amount of hold I need yet still brush through it to rework the hair. Everyone loves this finishing spray but especially my finer hair textures because its not sticky and doesn't ever feel heavy. It would be really hard to live without Kaze Wave mousse. The dense foam controls and sculpts curls beautifully and I happen to work with a lot of curls! Whether I am letting the natural curl pattern air dry or doing a curly blowout it supports and holds the curl without frizz.