The online voice of cambridge campus students
By Angela Geinosky

Brittany Olson is a hairstylist, who says that styling hair is one of her passions in life. For the last three years she has been living what she says is her dream job as a hairstylist at Fantastic Sams hair salon in Cambridge, Minn.

Olson recalls the day when she knew she wanted to style hair. At age seven her aunt gave her a “how to braid hair” book   and unleashed little Olson’s passion.  She can still remember the first hair cut she ever gave. “The first haircut I gave was probably on my mom! She was sooooo nervous because she is kind of picky and didn’t know if I had enough experience to give her a cut. It did go well though; she has had the same variation of the haircut for years so I did a good job,” she said.

Of all the skills that Olson learned at the Regency Beauty Institute in Blaine she says tht  at she enjoys creating updos (elegant styled hair) on clients most of all. At Regency, Olson won several updo contests, and even created them for weddings and proms when she was just a senior in high school. 

Although Olson admits she loves her job, she said that she knows that with any job it is easy to get burned out from doing the same thing over and over again, that is why she is currently attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College so she can further her career at her second job, Wells Fargo.  I like to balance it out so that I still go to work and love it along with reflect my passion to the people that are in my chair,” she said. Currently Olson is enjoying her life as a student. She lives with her fiancé Ian, in Isanti and is looking forward to her own wedding, which when it comes to the hair, she said she will be more than ready.

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