The green hairdresser
Woah it’s real awkward to try to talk about yourself huh?
Well good thing as I get older I’ve realized I just need to embrace that awkward vibe!
So big HI Y’ALL I’m Shyloh, I’ve spent most of my life here in the metro of Oklahoma, my pronouns are She/Her, and I really LOVE what I do.
Which in essence is helping people embrace their natural beauty and letting their souls speak through simplicity with green lifestyles.
What hair would make you FEEL like you are living your best life?
When I was around 6 years old I wanted to be a dental hygienist, not because I had any love for oral hygiene. Oh no, I wanted to be a dental hygienist because the woman who did my 6 month checkup made the experience so joyful. Making sure I was relaxed, calm, excited about brushing, and got a special sticker at the end!
I wanted to do that. I wanted to make people feel relaxed, happy, and confident in what they were doing.
Well bubble burst! Around age 11 I found out you had to stick your hands in mouths to be a hygienist! Ick!
Fast forward to past high school and I found putting my hands in hair much more pleasant and I could bring that same (if not a little more than a dental visit 😅 ) joy to people.
So how did I come around from “just doing hair to make people feel happy” to wanting to make people feel good about their hair, their product choices, their health, the environment AND have that relaxing experience?
Career in a snapshot
Hairdresser for 13+ years
Opened her own place 8 years ago as the 1st Certified Green Salon in Oklahoma
Certified & trained in numerous advanced cutting techniques; Head Shape Matters, Deva, Cut It Kinky, and many more as education never stops.
Was the first stylist in the area to professionally use plant based colors and is consulted often for her expertise in the area
Spent the earlier part of her career working on local films & media garnering numerous accolades.
Featured in magazines and publications for hair design.
Awarded the 2012 OKC rAWARDs Hairstylist of The Year
Holds additional certificates in holistic nutrition, herbalism, & sustainability
Random Facts about Shyloh!
- Grew up homeschooled, before it was the hip thing to do.
- Spent 100 days learning to Hula Hoop and loved it so much hula hooped at her wedding
- Is slowly collecting yard art to be the super cool (or wild) old lady on the street one day.
- Loves cozy videogaming! Animal Crossing anyone?
- Dreams of getting her own glamper to travel around in vintage style!
- Did you guess her favorite color was green? It’s actually yellow.
More then just hair
I often tell people I grew up as a “Captain Planet” kid in the 90s, learning about not only “recycling” but sustainability, community, social justice, and environmentalism as a whole. Definitely a gateway cartoon for this budding intersectional environmentalist.
“gonna take pollution down to zero….the power is yours!” (cue superhero pose)
This affected not only my personal lifestyle growing up but as I grew further as a stylist every choice I made for my clients and business. From what products I use, the sourcing of ingredients and ethical practices, the ethos and transparency of companies I buy from, to the complete life cycle of the waste stream of consumables, to the politics that effect our communities and regulate our systems. I choose products after thorough ongoing investigation, I have strict low waste standards for the studio, and I always looking for ways to reduce my impact while keeping my eyes on the bigger picture of larger systemic change. I get nerdy on the green stuff y’all. You can often find me reading articles on the impacts of silica mining, listening to books on regenerative agriculture, and being lost in a podcast on greenwashing.
People make the planet beautiful. With our choices, with our actions, with our collective power.
We take all that and it gets to be A LOT. I dunno about you but making big shifts in your life to be more sustainable and socially aware seemed like this huge mountain I could never climb as I got older and the more information I absorbed.
That’s why I wanted to bring simplicity into being green with your beauty. Remember “the power is yours!” and so I wanted to empower YOU to make changes without the overwhelm. We can climb the mountain together, taking simple steps. We can all make a difference.