Name: Trish O’Connor
Where you went to cosmo school: Paul Mitchell the School Arlington.
How many years you’ve been behind the chair: 3
What are your “specialities” or favorite things to do (hairwise):
Color and cutting. They go hand in hand to achieve the perfect style. I also love to do Keratin Smoothing
How/When did you know being a hairstylist was your destiny?
When I was about ten. I have super unruly hair and was always made fun of. My sister took me to a salon and I received a makeover that gave me confidence to take on the world. I love doing that for other people.
Where do you find your creative inspiration as a stylist?
Everywhere. Everything on this earth is art. It’s all about individual perception.
Who is your mentor in the industry?
My fellow stylists at Panther City Salon. We all feed off each other and have incredible passion for what we do.
Describe yourself in three words:
Determined. Passionate. Personable.
What is one goal you would like to accomplish in your lifetime?
Touch as many lives as possible.
Tell me something quirky about yourself that most people don’t know:
I turn super red/purple when I get embarrassed. My best friend thought I was having an allergic reaction.
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
Definitely a cat. Feed me. Pet me. Cuddle Me.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I’ll just say fast food. You never really know what you’re eating in those situations.
What’s your “Life Motto”
Motto”? Accept what you can’t change; have the courage to change what you can; pray for the knowledge to understand the difference.