The Kolor King: A Hairdressing Legacy

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Volume Up by The Tease is excited to continue our mini-series featuring the winners and trailblazers of the first-ever Texture Style Awards. Over the four podcasts, there will be a short interview with one of the winners to talk about their experience in addition to our regular length interviews with individuals throughout the beauty industry. 

This week we had the opportunity to talk with Rania Nekole who won Kinky/Coily Hairstylist of the Year. Rania walks us through a bit of her background, how she heard about The Texture Style Awards, her models, and her confidence levels behind her beautiful submissions, 

Then, we talked with the one and only Kolor King, Oliver Adams. Our interview with Oliver Adams went in-depth about his family’s legacy with Clairol, salon expansion, education and all things beauty shows. Oliver gave us the details on his salon expansion to Las Vegas and how the brand is creating space for the salon to be successful. 

Listen to the full episode if you want to hear how the Kolor King got his name and how he became an amazing stylist and educator. 

“I always was trained every year on these products and part of product launches and you really start to believe in the product and see the results. I mean, I have no desire to go anywhere else, honestly. I mean, I’m a lifer.”

“So Las Vegas became a natural fit. I was doing a lot of work out here during the pandemic actually. That’s what really kind of sparked me because it was time for me to grow. I like to grow every year, you know.”

“But for me, these ladies were so talented and so I actually learned a lot from them. They were texture specialists and they really knew what they were doing. They really had a strong grasp on their concept from top to bottom and they got there and they got to work.”

Listen to the full episode here or wherever you stream. 

Madeline Hickey
Madeline Hickey