From opening up her own salon to working backstage at fashion week, Kerastase Lead Artist Pepper Pastor has done it all. For more information on the artist, read on.
About Jackie Epperson
Jackie began her journey in hair right after graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from Pacific Lutheran University. With an innate love for everything artistic, she developed a true passion for the artistry of hair.
In May of 2011 Jackie opened Chroma Salon and with her 12 years of industry experience, Chroma has consistently grown every year into a well-respected salon in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Shortly after opening Chroma, Jackie joined the L’Oréal Professionnel Artistic Team, which has catapulted her into the next level of hairstyling. Driven by her love of innovation, artistry and the industry itself, Jackie welcomes the opportunities to learn and absorb everything she can from other artists.
As a certified L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage Artist and Color Artist, Jackie has self-invested to grow her knowledge and perfect her techniques, but she also values the opportunity to collaborate and share her expanding knowledge, experience and skills around the country. Because Jackie has established herself as an innovative artist in creative hair coloring, as well as her prominent Social Media engagement, Jackie was among the small group of artists who were chosen to receive #colorfulhair before launch. She was a part of the Social Media launch team that helped create a buzz for the exciting new product while sharing innovative, fun, applicable, and manageable techniques using #colorfulhair in the salon.
Jackie has worked with many amazing industry leaders and National Artists like Jason Backe, Jennifer MacDougall and Drew Schaefering. She has styled not only for large shows, events, and photo shoots, but also for the coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Foundations.
Jackie loves collaborating with salons to customize the perfect blend of learning and artistry. Stylists can expect to develop skills in the newest techniques of creative color and balayage, while also spending time on innovative and relevant trends. Classes built on collaboration ensure that each artist builds confidence in technique and ability, salons are trend-current, and the entire team is well-versed in all L’Oréal Professionnel’s color line, and products. Within the class, Jackie also covers strategies for business owners including tips on effectively using social media and continuing to grow clientele.
Jackie is fueled not only by the passion of the stylists she meets but also from witnessing their development as artists themselves. She values her own personal and professional growth as a direct product of the process of collaboration and education between herself and the stylists she works with.