Catie Hansen

Your Name Catie Hansen
How long have you been at Image Studios 360?
4.5 years
What Location are you at + your studio #:
Draper Studio 115
Business Name:
Urban Fringe
Please list out all of the services you offer:
hair cuts, specialty color, extensions, waxing styling and up styling
LOVE – please share the love! Why did you choose Image Studios 360? What do you love about being at Image Studios 360?
I chose Image Studios to be able to have an unlimited amount of creativity in the services and products I could offer to my clients. Image studios gives me the freedom to have that creativity among offering a high end environment for my clients to enjoy and relax.
EDUCATION – please tell us about where you went to cosmetology school, and what license you currently hold:
I attended the JATC program through SLCC during High School and was able to graduate at the top of my class with my AAS degree and my cosmetology degree. I participated in State Cosmo competitions and placed 2nd and third at state. I currently also hold my Instructors license. I graduated in 2001 and have held a current license since.
EXPERIENCE – please list your professional experience going back as far as possible, including jobs held, education received, continuing education attended, etc.
I started working in the industry before graduation as a salon receptionist, once graduated I immediately went to renting a booth and have been an independent contractor my entire career. I have always been very interested in education and participated in attending advanced education and shows. I also had many mentors whom I learned and shadowed along the way. I have participated in Hair wars in Las Vegas with a salon team and we came in third in 2007. I am also a certified Makeup artist with extensive training in Airbrush makeup and have provided services on many photographic shoots and collections. I have worked for multiple manufacturing companies and now currently work for a global color manufacturing company, Affinage Salon Professional as their Education Director for North and South America. I am responsible for all our education content and development among training all education team members and working hand in hand with distributors around North America. I also participate in platform creative work along side our global ambassadors for the company. I have been a Director for the company since 2013. I have since attended Sassoon academy ABC cutting course and had creative color and cutting training courses in the UK. I will also be attending Hob’s academy in London in April of this year for an extensive cutting program and participating in conducting color education courses in the UK market. I will also participate and work along side multiple award winning global hair artists in the creative development in our Anniversary show in London this October and I will soley be representing the USA.
EXPERTISE – tell us what area(s) you specialize in and why you can be considered an expert in your field. Don’t be bashful, brag about yourself!
I am very diversed in the industry and have a great foundation of knowledge in many aspects but have an advanced knowledge and experience in working with color and the technical side of a color company. I work in product testing and hand in hand in technical training with our global Education trainer and our chemist to aquire the best technical education and knowledge to be able to deliver to our markets and fellow stylists the best quality information and creative learning experience.
TRENDS – What trends in the beauty industry are you currently loving right now?
I am currently loving the trend of not following a specific trend! I love seeing the freedom of individuality in what hairdressers around the globe are creating and really making a stamp on their own work!
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY – will you tell us why you feel education is important in this industry, and why you’re passionate about education?
Education is what validates this industry and is essential to keep the industry strong and growing. Without education there is no growth. I believe everyone should have the ability to attend classes and they shouldn’t be so far out reach for the average stylist. There should be no boundaries on learning and the ability to be as creative as you desire no matter if your just starting in the industry or a seasoned stylist looking to re inspire yourself. Education is for everyone and should not be limited to anyone no one is too big or too small to grow in this industry!