At EISS, we’re excited to shine our Stylist Spotlight on Katie Nava (@my.color.chronicles), Salon Owner of Wild and Co in Whispering Pines, North Carolina!
Katie Nava, Co-Owner of Wild and Co in Whispering Pines, North Carolina, is our latest EISS Stylist Spotlight!
Why do you love what you do?
I love getting to do something different every day and giving someone their confidence back in their hair! It’s a very rewarding career.
Any advice for people looking to own a salon?
I work with two others, and we’re all the owners, so I have two people I can lean on for anything. I couldn’t have done it without them—Kerri Blue (@kerribluehair
) and Nora Andrews (@wild_browbar
What’s something you had to learn on your own about doing hair?
I’m learning as I go.
What are clients asking for in the chair?
I get a lot of lived-in, low-maintenance colors. A lot of clients come to me based on what I post on Instagram!
What color trends are you anticipating for 2022?
I have a lot more natural dimensional brunettes coming in.
What’s your favorite product from EISS?
I do a lot of blondes, so my go-to is a platinum 9.1
and a dash of 10.2
. For brondes, I use 8.81
. I think Keune Reds are the only reds that last. I use Copper 6.4
What product is a best-seller in the salon?Keune Care Keratin Smooth 2-Phase Spray
—we have all our clients using that, and we use it in the chair, too.
If you could change your hair color for a day, what would you do?
I would go with a really fun copper-red.
Dream client (celebrity or otherwise)?
Sandra Bullock! I just love her!
Where do you find your inspiration?
Instagram and TikTok, mostly! @saramay_level10
is my inspiration. Her blondes are outstanding. I also love @maggiemh
How do you like to spend your days off?
With my family! Relaxing, or catching up on my Cinderella chores. Haha
Favorite pick-me-up in the middle of a busy salon day?
Lastly, where can we find your work?
My Instagram - @my.color.chronicles
Wild and Co Instagram - @wildandco.salon
My TikTok - @my.color.chronicle