We had the good fortune of connecting with Meghan Kraemer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Meghan, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I am a mother to a seven year old so life can get a little hectic. In the beginning of my career when my son was a baby I worked a lot more, probably about over forty hours a week. Now that he is getting older and wanting to play sports I am having to alternate my schedule. My clients are pretty understanding when it comes to my personal life and I always recommend another stylist if they cannot get in.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I graduated Toni and Guy Academy in June of 2015. Shortly after completing cosmetology school I passed my practical and a month later I received my license. For the first two years of my career, I worked at a salon in Roanoke Mainstreet. After leaving that salon I started working at another local Roanoke salon for eight months. I always knew I wanted more out of my career and a salon that would help me grow into a better hairstylist. In 2019 I started working at Tangerine Salon in Highland village as an Apprentice. After finishing the program a year later, I started taking clients as a protege hairstylist. Four years later, I am still with Tangerine salon and promoted to a Senior II Hairstylist. I specialize in modern blonding and dimensional coloring. Foiling has always been my expertise, to either creating a packed in glamorous bright blonde or adding depth to my low maintenance or livid-in guests. I always try to give the absolute best luxury service to my clients.

I would say this definitely was not an easy road. Three months away from graduating Toni and Guy academy, I found out I was pregnant. Juggling being a mom and starting my career at nineteen years old was extremely hard. Looking back now I learned that God would never put me in the position if he didn’t think I could handle it. I am very grateful for all the ups and downs I have had to be where I am today.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas is The Henry. They have the absolute best cocktails and food with a modern laidback atmosphere to it. The best place to go visit is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. While enjoying the beautiful scenery, they always have special events during each season.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mom has been huge help in my life. She has always been my biggest cheerleader and listener throughout this journey. I would not be anywhere I am today without her encouragement and support. Another shoutout to Tangerine Salon for helping me become the hairstylist I am today. I am very appreciative of the continuing education they have provided and endless support.

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Image Credits
Jimena Espinoza

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