For years, Julia Chew has been creating fashions out of her Tampa home for her line, “Xiaolin.” At 20-years-old, Chew has already made hundreds of items that have been showcased across the globe. She is currently working on the “Phoenix Bird” that will be displayed at an upcoming fashion show.
Rosalia Becerra Barragan is not a typical licensed hairdresser. Six years ago, her interests changed from fashion to hair, allowing her to better apply her creativity.
“Ever since I was very young I’ve always been creative and I’ve always been interested in doing hair,” she said. “First it was fashion and then hair really interested me a lot and it allows me to be very creative in my work.”
Everyone is unique, and hairdressers often create clients’ style based on their personality.
“It’s not only just color in a box that you’re going to mix together. You have to determine what their underlining pigment is to get to that result,” Barragan said.
Barragan’s client Laura Rodriguez comes every few months, and today she retouched her “peek-a-boos”.
“I would not trust anybody else with my hair but her,” Rodriguez said. “You feel beautiful… and like a million bucks when you walk out of here.”
Barragan studied at Woody’s Hair Styling School in Orlando and continues to attend advanced education to grow as a professional.
“Hair is always evolving. Fashion is evolving. So you have to keep up with what clients are requesting,” Barragan said.
She currently averages 120 clients per month. But Barragan said her greatest achievement is her clients’ happiness.
“When they’re happy, I’m happy.”
Located at 1128 SE Carlstrom Field Rd., Shear Talent Hair Design specializes in more than just hair. It provides manicure, pedicure and massage services as well.