Molly Tremante knew instinctively that she’d found the ideal outlet for her creativity the moment she began working at a local salon in her teens. Today, the KMS California Artistic Team member and stylist at Plush Hair Studio in Glenville, NY loves engaging with like-minded professionals who want to grow their skills. “I also enjoy customized looks for clients,” Tremante says. “For me, the start-to-finish process is what makes me tick. There’s nothing better than analyzing head and face shapes, profiles and focal points.” ✂ —Kelley Donahue
What inspires you?
Fashion week! Hair is fabric, so being able to witness those two worlds merge is beyond inspiring.
At age 14, my mom got me a job at a salon to alleviate some of my teenage angst. That experience resulted in my becoming the go-to person for haircuts in high school. I did hair anywhere I could get my hands on it! That’s when I knew I had a true love for hairdressing.
I eventually got my license at age 17. Seven years of experience working behind the chair led me to my next step: the world of education within KMS California.
I’m all about dressing hair, which begins with a foundation and ends with finishing. My desert island products are KMS California Hairstay Style Boost, Freeshape 2-in-1 Styling + Finishing Spray and Hairplay Playable Texture.
The always-relevant 1920s—a time when Louise Brooks’ classic A-line bob was acclaimed for its true craftsmanship.
Simon Miller, Lori Panarello, John Simpson, and all my fellow KMS California and Goldwell colleagues.
Time: I constantly try to find a healthy balance between my roles of daughter, sister, friend, educator and stylist behind the chair, while leaving a little time for myself.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I EVER GOT
“Stay true to who you are and stay humble.” Thanks, John C. Simpson, for the inspirational pep talks you’ve given me!
On a personal level, it was purchasing my first home. Professionally, it was participating in Portfolio On Tour. Sharing the stage with a roster of talented artists was not only on my bucket list, it was also the learning experience of a lifetime.
Entering the North American Hairstyling Awards with my sister Doria, an incredible makeup artist. For me it’s not about the competition, it’s about being able to say I showcased my passion and craft with my best friend.