I had the pleasure of catching up and having a conversation with Hair Master Cynthia Meadows. She filled me in on great tips and Bronner Bros Hair Show “tee”. I learned quite a bit. Check it out… What is the history behind the name brand A Bliss? What does it mean to you? A’Bliss Studios is an upscale multicultural beauty salon that provides exceptional five-star customer service in an upscale environment. A’Bliss Upscale Styling Studio is cutting edge with flair and precision specializing in healthy hair. Abliss means extreme joy and happiness, and my salon is my happiness and joy.
What does it feel like to actually see and hold a product with your very own label? I’ve been working on my product line for 3 years now. With many learning experiences in business, product changes, and brand development, I’ve finally come up with the perfect all natural product line that I can stand behind. I’m extremely elated to finally deliver a product and a brand in stores that I’ve worked so hard for–coming soon!
Tell us why you chose to be a hair stylist and create cuts that set trends in the hair industry? When you can go to work everyday and actually enjoy what you do, it’s more then just a job, it’s a career. My love affair with hair begun at 14 years of age. Creating and setting trends are not easy if your not a natural born artist. I aspire to inspire with my gift to set the tone for other hair stylists within my industry.
If must ask this question that everyone want to know, who is the little girl that gave all life in your Bronner Brother Hair Battle? Omg, everyone thinks the little girl in my presentation is my daughter lol! Her name is Karey, and she is actually a model in Jacksonville, Florida.
You did amazing work in the Bronner Brother’s show. What was your prep process? The prep process for the Bronner Brothers hair competition was very strategic and stressful. It took 2 months of preparation to pull this show off.
How did you feel about the decision of the Bronner Brothers Hair Battle? I felt that the decision of the Bronner Brothers showcase was somewhat fair. I feel like hair shows are beginning to be just entertainment, not about hair. The rule was to be original, meaning you can not repeat nothing that any hairstylist has done. I definitely feel I did my best to create an authentic and creative showcase.
Briefly describe your planning process for creating a brand new hairstyle? Is it just off the top of your head or are you always thinking of new hairstyles for your next client? When a client sits in my chair and asks for a custom look, there are several factors as a stylist I have to consider. The clients lifestyle, personality, hair type and facial shapes; all plays a role in creating a new hairstyle just for her.
How do you go about setting yourself apart from other hair stylists in Atlanta? What makes your hair care product line different from everything else on the market? My brand and techniques sets me apart from a lot of hairstylist in this industry. My name alone speaks volume because of the brand that I’ve built. My hair care line is a natural luxury brand that caters to clients that desire a premium luxury natural line for all hair types. I’ve created the best luxury line that’s on the market; even down to the bottle design!
Who is your most influential hairstylist or mentor? The most influential hairstylist in the industry to me is Kimberly Kimble, Ted Gibson and John Paul Mitchell.
Atlanta is known for being the hair capital of the world. What motivates you to keep going and elevate your skills in such a tough Atlanta hair care market? Atlanta is known for being the largest hair capital in the world, it’s tough everywhere not just in Atl. I have so many goals in this industry; until the age of 40 (my retirement). In order to keep clients coming to your chair you have to stay on top of the latest trends, and invest in advanced education to remain as top hairstylist.
How do you get the support from your celebrity clients to push your product? I get support from my celebrity clients by them actually trying the product first before telling others about it. I believe a person has to believe in your product before they can stand behind it.
If you’re rushing out of the house to avoid being late for work, what 3 beauty products would you make a u-turn to go back and grab? My top three products that I must grab when rushing out the house is my ‘Bliss spray ( a lightweight shine and heat protectant), Tame me edge control from my product line. and Bed Head holding spray.
The Lipstick Bubble wants to know, off the top of your head, what is your perfect street style look? What style do you think is hot in the streets now? My perfect street style look is Kim Kardashian because she makes the simplest outfit look good. The new street style trend is a tailored blazer, high-waisted jeans and a crop tee.
What advise do you have for aspiring hair stylist? The best advice I can give to an aspiring hairstylist is to follow your dreams, don’t allow fear and doubt to live inside of you.
What makes you happy? Seeing my team pursue their dreams and goals makes me happy–to know that A’Bliss was apart of their initial process is extremely gratifying.
What makes you angry? It makes me angry when I don’t meet my end of the year goals! (Laughs)
What’s next for Cynthia Meadows and the amazing A BLISS brand? A’Bliss is becoming more then just a brand, but a household name. Be on the look out for A’Bliss luxury hair care line, cosmetics and more!
Where are you located and where can The Lipstick Bubble readers find you online? For more Info on Abliss Studios or me visit ablissstudios.com or on Instagram @Iamcynthiameadows Promo
Photo Credit: Blue Franswa