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Hattori Hanzo Shears Stylist Spotlight: Alyssa Wiener

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Name: Alyssa Wiener

City: Westport, CT

Salon: Lucky 13

495 Post Road E suite 10
Westport, CT 06880

Alyssa, a Stamford, CT native, has had a passion for hair since she was a teenager.She experimented weekly with different colors of the rainbow on her own hair, falling in love with how each color gave her self confidence and a new attitude.Following high school, she attended SoNo Academy in 2010 in the heart of Norwalk, CT, where she excelled in coloring. Alyssa always had a knack for vivids from her teenage experiments, and they soon became her specialty.After graduating, she quickly climbed the ranks to become Head Colorist and Master Stylist at local Norwalk salon, Stylin’, where she remained for eight years. After her fruitful time there, she became Master Colorist at Whip Salon, with locations in Westport, Ridgefield, and Newtown.During the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to pursue small business ownership: Lucky 13 Studios. Alyssa hopes her chair becomes a haven for those from all walks and paths of life: all are welcome.

Favorite Hanzo Shear: HH3 7.0

 I can do everything from precise scissor over comb to carving long layers to a textured, shattered cut. 
HH3 Ayako Alloy Blend Swivel Shear
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ALYSSA: Strong, Sassy, Colorful

Q & A With Alyssa

Who inspires you?

My partner, Mike. He makes me want to be a better person every day. 

Favorite platform hairstylist? 

Presley Poe, Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Goguen and Lisa walker

What is your favorite movie?

Penelope with Christina Ricci! Or or the little mermaid.

What’s better short or long hair?

Whatever makes you feel like your best self. 

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Mint chocolate chip or Oreo!

One thing people wouldn’t guess about you?

 I can speak and read Hebrew!

The most exciting thing you’ve ever done?

Drove a golf cart around Catalina island, snowmobiled in Utah, took an absurd donkey ride in the DR up a deathly hill and jumped into a waterfall. 

Favorite vacation?

Exploring Portland, Oregon with my honey or the Dominican Republic with a group of my closest girlfriends. 

If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?

A plane, a pilot, and a bag of snacks for the ride home.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Either elemental powers or shape shifting 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

The Rainbow Renaissance 

Who would you most like to share a cup of coffee or tea with? Alive or dead.

This might be cliche, but my Grammy and Poppy. They’ve been gone since I was 11; both passing within 3 months of each other. I’d like to give my Grammy her weekly set and my poppy his little bit off the top trim. May their memories be a blessing.

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