STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: RANDI-RAE STEWART
Our mission at Harper Ellis Hair Co. is to support stylists in their quest for personal success. We elevate our hand-tied artists—not only by providing them access to the HIGHEST quality hair extensions on the market but also in offering an unparalleled stylist support network and industry-leading hair education.
In this spotlight, we chat with Nashville hand-tied hair extension artist Randi-Rae about her career in styling, as well as her experience with Harper Ellis. We were thrilled to host Randi-Rae at our recent Academy and are excited to feature her in this Stylist Spotlight!
Hi Randi-Rae! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey! I’m Randi-Rae Stewart. I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest. I relocated from Seattle with my boyfriend and two pups and now call Nashville, Tennessee home! I’m incredibly passionate about hair and styling… and lashes! (Who wouldn’t be?!) Traveling is a major interest of mine and I try to spend a lot of time outside in nature!
We would love to know what’s brought you to where you are now! What can you tell us about your career as a hairstylist?
I’ve been working behind the chair for over 13 years now! For at least 8 of those years, I’ve been OBSESSED with all things hair extensions! I currently work from and manage August Pearl Salon, just south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
As far as my favorite kind of styling, I really love being able to do balayage, and of course—hand-tied hair extensions. Those are the heart and soul of my passion for my work! Hair health is my number one priority. By combining top-shelf products, professional skills, and educating my clients on proper care and maintenance, I’m able to provide beautiful healthy hair that lasts!
But, it’s not just styling hair that interests me—I can get a little nerdy about the business side of running a salon, too!
Can you tell us why you choose to use hand-tied extensions and why you use Harper Ellis’s hair?
I started to hear a lot of buzz about hand-tied hair extensions while in my Nashville salon. I immediately knew I wanted to learn more and get them installed in my own hair! I’m not one to wait around so I flew to Arizona to shadow a friend while she worked with them. I had my first set installed and I was HOOKED.
I first became aware of Harper Ellis when I started seeing them launching their new concealed bead method. I ordered some of their hand-tied hair to play with and signed up for their first Harper Ellis Academy!
Let me tell you—if you’re looking for a hair game changer, you’ve found it. The concealed bead method with hand-tied hair extensions opens up so many possibilities. I can offer my clients everything across the board. Sometimes it’s simply adding fullness and body to their current style and some days it’s installing their dream mermaid hair!
Both the Harper Ellis hair extensions and methods are the peak of luxury and comfort. The added bonus of working with Harper Ellis has been the community and personal support, as well as the business and marketing education so I can maximize the potential of my work and the salon!
Excited and proud to be part of the Harper Ellis family!