We all know what a great feeling it is to have a hair stylist that you like and trust. It is even better when your stylist is also a person who cares about the individual underneath the hair. Meet Annie Ambrosius-Taylor, owner and hair stylist at A Taylored Salon, LLC and part of the salon at Studio 900, Adams Crossing, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Beyond the obvious
It may be obvious that Annie’s main role is to make people look good. And while she is masterful at seeing a style that works right for specific hair type and features, it is not unusual for her clients to realize a deeper connection when visiting Annie for a haircut. “My clients are great! They come in happy and are usually in good spirits about our time together. I know I connected with them when they leave feeling even happier than when they came in”.
What you see is what you get
People that know her can attest that Annie is Annie. What you see is what you get. She is unpretentious, genuinely caring and uplifting to all her clients (who she describes as “guests”). As a result, many of her guests have been with her for many years and like any good relationship, it grows relative to how well you exercise the skill of listening.
Basic human needs
Annie demonstrates an attitude of respect, knowing that we are all different, yet we share a basic need to connect and to feel cared for. Annie feels fortunate that her job serves to fill these basic needs. She does not take that for granted and is thankful for the human experience that she participates in every day. She assures me, “I get as much out of it as my guests”.
Just for fun!
Q: What is your favorite thing about our city?
A: I love that there is something here for everyone. Young couples have music and entertainment choices. Families have parks and kid-friendly events to explore and all of us have an abundant supply of food options. Annie is particularly fond of the food choices and enjoys exploring new and favorite venues, often times with her daughter, Juliana.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: I am a second-generation stylist, so I was around it a lot growing up. When I turned 18, I was interested in psychology, but I wanted try hair first. I am glad I did because I soon realized that being a stylist is like therapy in its own way.
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: Family – Security – Freedom
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch?
A: Betty White. Sometimes seeing older people who are suffering from age related issues makes me sad. But whenever I think of Betty White, I think of someone who really lives life, in spite of her age. We could all learn a little from that type of positivity.
Q: What is your type of favorite music?
A: I like hip hop music the best and my favorite era is from mid-90’s to mid 2000’s.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: Definitely Travel – exploring the country with my family in an RV sounds amazing!
Experiencing life with my Juliana.
More community service.
Season tickets to the ballet or the broadway series at the Aronoff.
Q: What do you do for you?
A: Retail therapy makes me feel amazing. I have an unusual ability to not feel guilty about shopping for things that make me happy, particularly shoes & handbags.
Annie lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Jessie and daughter, Juliana.