Nashville based hairstylist Deidre DeFelice has spent almost half of her eleven year career strictly focusing on blowouts and styling. She launched The Blowout Academy after realizing she not only has a passion for making women look and feel their best, but also loves sharing what she's learned along the way with other stylists. "It took me about two years and hundreds of blowouts on all different hair types to finally perfect my technique, but I'm so confident in the longevity, speed and end result of the way I teach a blowout that I want every other hair stylist in the world to learn!" she said.
Deidre is currently employed as Director of Operations for The Blowout Co. and has been with the company since the day it opened in 2012, which has since grown to consist of four salons across Tennessee. "I've trained almost every stylist we've hired not only on blowouts, but also updos, braids, shampooing and overall client experience. There's so much more that goes into styling someone's hair than just giving them a blowout that lasts. I love to educate people on the entire experience, from start to finish. No matter where you are in your career, having the ability to give a really great blowout is a skill every stylist needs to possess, and they still don't teach it in school," she explains.
Since moving to Nashville, Deidre has worked hard to achieve many of her goals and keeps working to reach more. In February 2015, her work was seen on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. In 2013, she had the opportunity to style hair backstage at the Miss America pageant, which led to her first magazine cover. Her work has also been seen on www.taylorswift.com, www.self.com, www.people.com, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and on the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards and the ASCAP Awards. In July 2014, Deidre was recognized as 'Best Blowout in Nashville' by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. She forms a bond with each and every client, which has led to traveling the world to style brides for destination weddings. Her life is already a little crazy, but she's not stopping there. You can view some of her work here and be inspired by her honest life opinions on her blog, left to write.