Salon X’s new Star Stylist Suzanne Mitchell’s story is too good not to share – ten years modelling in NYC and Europe, plus two more decades doing hair, gives new meaning to tricks of the trade.
I’ve known the very lovely Suzanne for a long time, so when she joined the team at Salon X, I thought a separate post on her was in order, especially after she told me she’d done this shoot with taoStyle favourite and frequent contributor, Bill Curry.
Clearly Suzanne’s modelling experience stands her in good stead; she still lights up in front of the camera and the camera loves her right back! Having parlayed one successful career into another, Suzanne’s story is positively inspiring and these days, young girls and women need role models like her more than ever!
Suzanne has a passion for helping women to help themselves. As a founder of a non-profit organization on the East Coast, called GIRLFRANN, she helped women get off the streets and (mainly) out of prostitution. Here in Taos she has partnered with Heart of Taos and will accept appointments free of charge for women currently in that program, as an outreach to the community.
Suzanne has an amazing book from her modelling days during the 80’s, but for this post, I chose images which to me, exemplify the decade. Here’s her story, in her own words.
“I grew up in Utah, with BIG aspirations of living in a BIG city. I went to Beauty College because I had a love for doing hair, and that also afforded me a ticket out of a small town.
My first stop was San Francisco, I chose it because my Dad was stationed there.
To book an appointment with Suzanne – and I have no doubt after today, there’ll be quite the waiting list – please visit Salon X’s website linked below, and rest assured if Suzanne is too busy, all the other stylists at the salon are stellar!
All other images from Suzanne’s portfolio