Josie Vilayvanh is Salon Magazine’s first ever social media ambassador! She’ll be taking over our Instagram account (@SalonMagazine) for the day on Monday, December 14th, and you’ll get to see what it’s like to live a day in her hectic life in the salon. We love Josie’s enthusiasm and style, and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us! Be sure to check out our Instagram throughout the day to stay in the loop.
Meet Josie Vilayvanh
Vilayvanh has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry since she was a little girl. From borrowing her friends’ Barbies and returning them with haircuts to box-dyeing all of her friends’ hair in middle school, she knew it was something she couldn’t ignore.
With only seven years of experience in the industry, she has been able to sweep up some major awards, like the Contessa’s Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year, and has been nominated for Canadian Hairstylist of the year along side several hairstylists who’ve inspired her to compete. “That was the most memorable experience in her career!” says Vilayvanh.
Although she loves competing, her specialty and passion is hair colouring. Vilayvanh loves to do color corrections and color placements–she uses a wide range of Artègo, Schwarzkopf Professional, Fanola, Wella Professionals and Framar products. She also loves to custom color extensions.
Vilayvanh believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field through knowledge of new products and services to provide to her clientele. She loves to stay updated on the latest new trends and travel. Vilayvanh loves to travel to do her clients’ hair—clients that follow her on her Instagram—all across America.
She hopes to inspire other hairstylists in the industry firmly believes that you should never stop challenging and educating yourself!
Follow Josie on Instagram @josievilay