Hi, and thank you for taking the time to visit my page!
My name is Brittaney Rigaud and I'm an independent stylist. The Chic Suite is my little piece of heaven - a salon suite located inside of Sola Salon Studios at Gulf Coast Town Center.
When I was a little girl, I used to love visiting my grandmother while she worked in her salon. The smell of perms hit you like a ton of bricks when you opened the door. (it was the 80's). She would let me sweep the red carpeted area where the drier chairs sat. I loved pumping the chair up as high as it would go. Looking back, I think that's when I fell in love with the beauty industry.
In 2002, I graduated from Cosmetology school, and worked as an assistant at Vincent Salon. Later, I moved to Fort Lauderdale where I had the opportunity to manage a salon called The Yellow Strawberry. My son was born in 2006, so I moved back to Fort Myers and took 2 years off to stay home with him. When it was time to go back to work, I was fortunate to become a part of Studio RK. I started as a receptionist, went through the associates training program again, and worked as a stylist on the floor for 4 more years. In 2014, it was time for new opportunities, so I went out on my own and have enjoyed it ever since!
It's an amazing feeling to get to love what you do! That saying "Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life" rings so true to me. I've learned my niche is mostly pretty, healthy, low maintenance hair with lots of dimension. (Check out my Follow Me page to see what I mean.) All aspects of hair work together to create the "look" but my specialty is color. My favorite thing to hear my guests say is "it looks just like the picture!"
Outside of the salon, I'm a mother to two boys - one human and the other canine. My human son is the light of my life and keeps me busy with his musical passion. (He plays guitar and trumpet.) We like to travel and enjoy live music. My toy poodle (who is actually a giant toy poodle) is so sweet but also a massive pain. (It's part of his charm). I'm a total foodie and I love to cook so I try to balance that out with working out.
Anyway, enough about me! Schedule an appointment, show me your pinterest hair board, and lets create some beautiful hair!