Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Gillian Garcia is one of the most sought-after hair stylists in New York and Globally. She is a hairstylist educator, content creator, philanthropist, and serial entrepreneur with lots of love for God. Gillian Garcia loves doing hairstyles to make women feel special. Her contagious laugh, love for gospel music, and ability to put others’ feelings before hers make her stand out in the industry. She is best in what she does and continues learning to sharpen her skills and improve her craft.
Gillian Garcia attended Vessigny Government secondary in Trinidad for her high school education but continued with classes to receive her GED at Brooklyn College. She started her hair education at Hair Ann’s hair school in San Fernando, Trinidad, and continued with Matrix, Loreal, Patrick Bradley, and Najah. She did her mastermind classes with Natalie Wedwell, Marissa Peer, and Grant Cardone.
Her love for family is obvious by the love and protection she provides her children and grandchildren. She is a spiritual being, a kind and generous woman of God with heavenly words of wisdom that touch many souls. Gillian Garcia values giving back to the community and considers it an essential aspect of her life. She has simple delights and enjoys most restaurants once she spots grilled salmon on the menu. Aside from her love for God and the world of hair, Gillian Garcia is a lover of action movies and criminal TV and loves it with a glass of Roscato or cup of ginger tea served as a nightcap.
Gillian Garcia believes that she did not choose to have a hairstyling career; instead, it chose her. She never had a dream or ambition of becoming a hairstylist. Things, however, changed when her grandmother died, and her life took a completely different turn. She was thrown into hairstyling, and has been stuck in the industry ever since. She is now proud of her career path and believes it was her calling and a special gift from God. This experience made her trust that God directs her, and sometimes all you have to do is have faith and trust the process. She came to USA in 1993 with only $50 and a dream, but through trials and tribulations, highs and lows,Gillian is a witness that dreams do come through..
Gillian has created a brand that represents a healthy hair journey. She seeks to reinstate the old idea of having healthy hair first before continuing to styling.
The industry has also witnessed many changes with numerous trends that have left a positive mark. Increased stress-induced hair loss is one of the common challenges and trends in today’s hair industry. Majority of hair loss is caused by accumulated issue-related pressures in life. There is also greater demand for bangs than before. Having bangs is a 60s inspired hairstyle that gives your eyelashes a grazing fringe. It is an old hairstyle but still manages to capture people’s imagination. Getting a ‘BigChop’ has also become a familiar hairstyle. This style involves shaving all your hair off to give it a new beginning.
You can find more about Gillian Garcia and her hairstyle brand on her website.