Kelly Elaine Anker is a passionate curly hair stylist based in Pittsburgh, PA. I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting her yet but as you can see in the interview and pictures below, she is a master at what she does. Thanks for letting me feature you on my blog, Kelly!
How long have you been in business?
16 Years as of December 1,2013. I bought the salon when I was 26.
What made you go into the hair business?
I went to college for a couple of years then I told my Mom I didn’t like the school I planned on transferring to and she yelled “Well you aren’t going to stay home and sit on the couch!” As if I had done that. I had been working at neighbors and babysitting since I had been 14 and got my driver’s license when I was 16 and have never stopped working like lots of people. So I said “Well I guess I’ll get my hair license. I always wanted to get that too.” 2 weeks later I started cosmetology school.
If you specialize in curly hair, what made you adopt that focus?
I ALWAYS loved and wanted curly hair since I was a kid. Curly hair fascinates me, perfectly imperfect. It speaks to me.
What changes have you seen in relation to curly hair in the last 10 years?