We had the good fortune of connecting with Abby Andree and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abby, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I contribute the success of my business and brand to always striving to work with the most talented people i can, and never being too proud to learn from them. I’ve always searched out the best salons in the cities I’ve lived in because I’ve learned most of what i know from immersing myself in the day to day life of the hair industry. The people around me have helped contribute to my success in immeasurable ways.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What i am most proud of is also what got me to where I am today. I spent 3 years training, working and traveling to work at one of the top salons in Beverly Hills. Working at such a high level salon in one of the top cities in the world has helped elevate my world view. That time and experience gave me the drive to always set myself apart from my competition and work to be the best hair colorist I can be. I am now working to apply that same experience and ethic to my new role as an educator for Virtue Labs, an awesome science based hair product company I’ve been following for years.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If i had a weekend in Atlanta to see all the best spots it would look like this: Staying at the Clermont Hotel. I love the history of the hotel and the rooftop views. Brunch at Bread & Butterfly, or bagels to go at Emerald City. I recently discovered Perc in Kirkwood and am obsessed with their breakfast and coffee menu. I love to hang out on the Beltline, the new West End trail is so chill and you can brewery hop on a hot afternoon. My go to dinner spots in the city are mostly on the westside by Sirene. Forza Storico for italian food, Oku for sushi and another awesome rooftop. Or Ticonderoga Club in Krog Market. Late night hangs.. Sitting at the bar at Marcel, martinis at Lloyd’s, or my all time favorite kareoke at The Local on Ponce.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Every day at my current salon does not even feel like a “job” because of the people around me. I credit that completely to Dyana Nematalla and the space she created at Sirene Salon. She is an absolute boss and i look up to her in so many ways. She was awarded Best Salon in Atlanta in under a year of being open thanks to her years of experience, hard work, and curated eye for design. She’s brought together an amazing team of girls and i am so grateful for it.