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Daily Inspiration: Meet Erin Fedor-Motes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Fedor-Motes.

Hi Erin, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I never actually thought about doing hair until the opportunity fell into my lap at a crossroads. 14 years later, I wouldn’t change a thing.

I could never have imagined how much I would love what I do!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Oh, absolutely not! Any stylist will tell you that you start at the bottom of the totem pole when they start out.

Even scarier still is deciding to make the jump from either salary to commission, or commission to independent ownership.

So much of your success is dependent upon the amount of work you’re willing to put into it (social media, continued education, etc.) and, of course, building your clientele.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a stylist that specializes in balayage and blonding. I’ve been in this industry for 14 years, and have worked all over, but never felt as at home as I do in this city.

I think what sets me apart is probably my personalized walk-through of each step in the at-home styling process. I think it’s a disservice for you to leave my chair with this bomb new look— but not be able to replicate it at home.

I walk through each step, product, and styling technique so they can feel that same post-salon feeling every time.

What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Perseverance. Think you can’t do it? Keep going.

Does someone hate their hair? Keep going. A coworker causes drama with you (it happens more than you think in this industry?) Resolve it, then, keep going.


  • Balayage- starts at $115
  • Color Correction- $70 per hour
  • Highlight- starts at $95
  • Custom cuts- start at $35

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1 Comment

  1. Sheila Garcia

    June 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Excellent interview 👏🏻 I will definitely call Erin for my next hair colour. She’s the first stylist who’s ever taken the time to explain/show post-salon styling and care of my new hair colour and cut. The photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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