Introducing Susan: Passionate Color Adventurist

A natural performer and educator, eSalon client Susan E. knows a thing or two about how to get the creative juices flowing. We got an opportunity to learn about her experimental beauty secrets and how she uses bold, brilliant hair color to express her creativity.

How would you describe the work you do?

I'm a single mom and I teach theater to children. The moment I started working with children, I decided to get out of the entertainment business, have one of my own, and now I just love being around children. Probably because I'm just as little as they are!

What do you think is the most important trait for teaching?

Patience! And having a creative, fun side. You just have to find a way to get your students comfortable with performing.

Now about your hair! How do you typically style it?

I'm so bad styling my hair, and I wish I wasn't. I usually wash it every other day and throw it in a ponytail or a headband. Sometimes I'll curl it, sometimes I'll dry it. I like the eSalon styling products because I can put them in, leave it for the day and not have to reapply or worry.

How does coloring your hair make you feel?

So much better! When it's gray, I feel kind of gray myself! When I color my hair I feel really good. I want to be out, I want to socialize...I want to go dancing!

When I color my hair I feel really good. I want to be out, I want to socialize...I want to go dancing!

How would you describe your natural hair color?

My natural hair color is a mousy brown. It's always looked a little dull. So even when I didn't need to color my hair, I colored it just for the highlights. I did purples and blondes, I did reds and I even did black. Any color that I wanted to do at the time. I'm very experimental. I do try to change it up a lot.

What do you do during your processing time?

I usually work on my house and clean. I just want to get things done. So I'll clean, and then thirty minutes flies by fast! Then you just get in the shower and voilà!

Image of esalon client susan with dark blonde warm beige hair color in color mastery feature

Did you have any hesitation with trying eSalon?

I didn't have any hesitation! I've tried a lot of salon products and I've tried a lot of over-the-counter products. I wasn't happy with how my hair was getting really dried out and gummy feeling. Whereas with eSalon's products, I feel like I've gone to a salon. So the quality is there, but you're not paying for someone to do your hair, you're doing it yourself. So with the money you save, you can do your hair more frequently and without damaging it.

What's the most important thing in your life?

My son! But he wants a happy mom, and his happy mom has her hair colored!