The Janet Waddell story begins in Lancaster, UK and comes full-circle in the fast-paced and competitive world of hair in NYC.
At the very earliest stages of Janet’s hair cutting and styling career, she applied for a 6 month cutting course at Vidal Sassoon in London. She very quickly realized that it was way out of her family’s financial capability so she quietly scratched that idea. Plan B. She went to work for the company and within a year was teaching the very course she couldn’t afford to take herself.
Janet became a rising star travelling globally teaching and creating much-desired collections. Her destinations included Paris, Milan, Prague, Lisbon, Puerto Rico and Mexico City, to name just a few of the highlights of her global hair adventures.
She left the UK and moved to San Francisco when she was invited to run the newly launched Vidal Sassoon salon and simultaneously open a school where she taught the legendary Vidal Sassoon technique. It was wildly successful and a truly engaging experience but soon New York was also calling her name. Always one to listen to her intuition she moved to New York where she found even more success. Allure Magazine named her best haircutter NYC and Esquire Magazine credited her as best Men’s hair expert.
Janet then began working with one of the most prominent and prestigious hairstylist’s in NYC, John Barrett, as his Education Director and Senior Stylist in his Bergdorf Goodman location. After 8 wonderful years she ultimately knew that it was time to fully realize her own potential and experience. Janet opened her acclaimed Gramercy boutique studio, Janet Waddell New York, which has grown successfully in a very short period of time due to her loyal client following and new clients determined to enjoy Janet’s talent and vibrant energy.
Watch as Janet demonstrates different hair cutting techniques on HowCast.com
As you would expect, her passion for Beauty in hair took another new direction. In conjunction with her regular clientele, she introduced into her studio a very special private Health and Wellness area dedicated to helping women experiencing hair loss. Janet offers beautiful solutions to issues such as alopecia, trichotillomania, hormonal hair loss/thinning or hair loss due to the effects of chemo. She brings a long-standing meaning beauty philosophy into a world where it is sometimes hard to find the net’s qualified support and understanding that makes her clients feel special and feeling like the proverbial “million dollars”.
Her understanding of hair quality and texture and the needs of her clients led her to finally launch a branded product line . Janet’s personal vision is to create hair care that truly produces results. Janet’s accumulated wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field has allowed her to develop products that serve the consumer’s hair needs first and she has sourced world-class indigenous ingredients, scientifically proven and peer-reviewed in order to truly create a first-class hair care product line.
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