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Eric Fisher Salon
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Trish Dool has worked as a hairstylist at Eric Fisher Salon for almost twenty years. As Artistic Director of the salon, she is the head of education for their new staff.
Along with Fisher, she leads an intensive training program that involves weekly haircutting class forall new stylists. This education is the backbone of EFS and has been for years. With a haircutting style that comes from in-depth training under Fisher as well as a strong Sassoons education, Dool is a perfect fit for the job. “Part of Trishʼs job is to determine when our new stylists are prepared to advance from their apprenticeship to working on the salon floor,” says Fisher. This system has enabled the Eric Fisher Salon to grow successfully and to maintain a standard that the salon is known for on an international level.
Dool also acts as manager and team leader of all of the salonʼs photographic projects. The salon usually puts out a collection as a team every season. “I really love the creative process of putting together a collection,” says Dool. “Eric and I will come up with a basic concept and then invite the rest of the team to storyboard and fine tune our ideas as a group.” Trish enjoys working on shoots for the salon as well as for her own portfolio. “It is a passion of mine,” she says. “I will always work behind the chair. My clients are my livelihood and I have built some great relationships with them over the years.” She goes on to say that working on a shoot is a great creative outlet and an escape from working in the salon day to day. “Itʼs something that I love to do and I always have something in the works.” Dool is currently training with Aquage to be part of their creative team. “I draw a lot of inspiration from the Aquage team. They are without a doubt some of the most talented artists in the industry,” says Dool. She says that being around such amazing hairdressers as Anne Bray has taught her a great deal about the art of dressing hair. “Haircutting is my first love,” says Dool. “Being around the Aquage team has enabled me to hone my skills as a hairdresser.”
Among Doolʼs personal goals, achieving NAHA is at the top of the list. With Fisher as her mentor and a NAHA winner himself, she appreciates his knowledge and photographic eye. Continuing her own education is always a goal of great importance to her as well. “Eric has taught me, among many other things, to be a ʻstudent for lifeʼ. We can never expect to grow if we close our minds to learning.” She has studied under many industry icons, including Tim Hartley, Vivienne McKinder, and Oscar Bond. “It is my goal to become a better hairdresser all the time, to challenge myself creatively, and to make my mark in this fantastic industry.”
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