Jessica Tellez: What is your favorite part about doing hair?
Jennifer Mardis: Transformations! Big changes are the best kind! Edgy, runway, high-fashion, all things editorial!
JT: Is there a specialty you have? What drew you to that?
JM: I really love balayage because no one at the salon I used to work for was interested in learning it so I forced myself to. As a result, I’d love nothing more than to do that all day!
JT:Is there another “thing” you are excited about, but wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s your thing?
JM: I’m unique in that there’s very little I won’t do. I feel like I’m skilled in most areas of hair. But I do love doing off-the-wall, weird hair!
JT: Are there any classes you’re looking forward to this year? In house, or out?
JM: Michael Cole! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to see him speak. I always feel so inspired after I see him. He’s so real about everything and doesn’t accept excuses. He also has real world applications to what he has to say. His passion is so contagious!