Kattia Solano is the owner of the popular Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City. In this interview Kattia talks about the Butterfly Studio Salon experience, her Best Haircut Award by Allure Magazine, best kept secrets for beautiful hair, and plans for developing her own hair care line inspired by her origins in Costa Rica.

How did you come up with the concept for the Butterfly Studio Salon?
I have always wanted a salon that has a healthy, fun environment for staff and clients to enjoy. We have a no ego rule. We make all decisions as a group and are inspired through education in all parts of our lives.

What is your role at the Butterfly Studio Salon?
I’m there to support and inspire my team. I love to see my clients make changes and to create new looks . I’m all about transformation and look forward to what life has to offer.

Why have you decided on the name ‘butterfly’ for your salon?
I love Butterflies! They represent new beings and transformation. I thought it would be a name that makes someone feel good when they say it. I never met anyone that does not like Butterflies!

“Without a doubt, the best part of my job is making a difference in peoples’ lives. There is nothing better than making someone feel beautiful and lifting their spirits. It’s all about making the client feel beautiful from the inside out. “

How would you describe the Butterfly Studio Salon experience?
It’s a culture that is friendly, fun and modern. You will receive the best quality work and the most personalized salon experience possible.

What are some of the most requested hair styles at your salon?
We are about sexy hair for everyone. We strongly believe in educating our clients with the proper ways to take care of their hair at home. Treatments are also frequently requested, they are the only way to keep hair looking beautiful.

To what do you attribute the Butterfly Studio Salon’s impressive reputation?
Consistency is key. We treat everyone as if it were their first time visit. Our clients are the salon’s clients. We want the client to feel comfortable seeing anyone they want at any time. It’s always about putting the client first.

You were awarded for Best Haircut by Allure Magazine. Can you tell us about that haircut?
Allure has always been great to us. The haircut is about learning to love your texture, to give you versatility and sexy movement .

Which hair products and tools you just can’t live without?
I love my tools, it’s important to find the best quality. I love our Blue brushes, they are great to hold and they last a life time. As for products, at the moment I’m a big fan of Shu-Uemura Silk Oil and Iron Design.

What are some of your best kept secrets for beautiful hair?
It all starts in the shower, a good shampoo and conditioner are so important. Use the right products and tools. Try to get salon treatments and haircuts into your schedule at least every 6-8 weeks, it’s all about maintenance.

What does it take to become one of the top stylists in the industry?
Dedication and determination are essential to being at the top of any industry. Good things in life never come easy. Work hard and don’t ever let anyone take your dreams from you.

What is the best part of your job?
Without a doubt, the best part of my job is making a difference in peoples’ lives. There is nothing better than making someone feel beautiful and lifting their spirits. It’s all about making the client feel beautiful from the inside out.

What’s next for Kattia Solano?
I’m currently working on developing my own line of products that are inspired by all the organic rituals I grew up with, and the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

It was a pleasure to interview Kattia you can find out more about her great salon by visting the official website: www.butterflystudiosalon.com

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