"LET ME BE YOUR #1 STYLIST!"
'Phom' means 'hair' in Laotian, (One of the many Southeast Asian languages). Pronunciation: "Phom" sounds kind of like "P-home".
Healthy hair, color (correction), haircuts, upstyles and downstyles, waxing, makeup, women, men, children, curly hair, and all ethnic hair types.
Once upon a time... in a beautiful world of natural plants, herbs, flowers, and minerals. Humans got really dirty playing in the rain and the nasty sweat pouring out our pores and our odor wreaked havoc during social gatherings. Our natural human instincts decided to clean ourselves with the mentioned raw materials above. Then one day, a chemist decided to mix things here and there and created synthetic ingredients due to lack of natural ingredients during a very hard time for some people on earth. Then BOOM! Everyone on earth started using it. As time goes by, more people became allergic to these ingredients and some caused concerns to the health of certain individuals.... I, the founder of Phom Potion, am one of them.
Okay, I am a very lousy story teller and my daughter can confirm that. BTW, not all of it may be true above, but let me tell you, there are quite a few people who are allergic to some of the ingredients in today's beauty products. People with eczema, sensitive skin, psoriasis, and the likes fall victim to these ingredients. Rashes, breathing problems, and itchy skin, are just some of the symptoms. Some are worried it'll cause cancer. This concern is nothing new and has been worrisome to many folks. 'Google' it.
I created Phom Potion because I wanted to inspire those who want to follow their dreams and/or are also interested in my work, my field to preserve healthy hair (and still be fashion forward) and who want to use more non-toxic products for health purposes. All products used in the salon are of quality, vegan-friendly, eco-friendly, and some are organic. I've also incorporated looks, services and systems for people who have been or want to use only natural products, use less styling products, and the likes.
Past clients to include: Tv host celebrities, local musicians, performers, military, office/management professionals, trendsetters, and in betweeners.
Active: bridal events, hair/fashion shows, photoshoots, and home services for a select few.
I went to Cosmetology school in 1997 while I was a senior in high school which gives me 18 years of experience to date (2015). Received a scholarship to the school but ended up studying chemistry instead (ironic, I know). Then ended up studying computers. Not long, I ended up finishing Cosmetology school in 2003 and licensed in 2004 after my daughter was born. With 12-18 years experience I've been my very own guinea pig and done many hairstyles many others would dare not do, lol. Despite my "teenage/early 20's look", I have many years of experience in colors, cuts, corrections, makeup and all the things beauty. "Ugh, I feel old. No, I'm kidding. I am still young! :)"
COLLABORATING W/ LOCAL PARTNERS
Photographer: Dorian Rose
Photographer: Kacy Trung
Nails: Chanda Jenkins
Hair: Hair Experts, 1940 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC