11/25 Spotlight Feature: Julie Gilleo

Fabulous Working Females

Weekly Spotlight Feature

Introducing, Julie Gilleo!

29 Julie Gilleo is one of the strongest and talented women you will ever meet. In addition to being a mother of three, Julie works as a hair stylist at Montrose Hair Studio in Montrose, NY.

A Fabulous Working Female in every way, Julie’s drive, determination, and kind heart never dulls. Over the past year, Julie has faced a mother’s worst nightmare with her 7 year old son having to go through countless hospitalizations and surgeries. No matter any obstacle thrown her way, Julie shows up day in and day out and continuously thrives in her career.

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! My name is Julie & I am 29 , and married with 3 children. I am a hair stylist and work at Montrose Hair Studio. I went to cosmetology school in high school because I always saw myself becoming a hairdresser. Being a stylist/colorist at Montrose hair studio is amazing. My boss & staff provide nothing but good vibes, which is so important to have in a work environment. When I’m not working at the hair salon, I love to hang out with my family.

What are your Aspirations?

I am extremely inspired by Kristen Lumiere. She’s a very well-known hair colorist who started off doing hair right around the same time I did and now is crushing it. She also has 3 kids & she works in her own hair studio as an independent hair stylist. I take online classes with her when she has them to learn new techniques. The work she does is amazing & I keep thriving to be at her level when it comes to doing hair.

Can you describe what makes you feel FABULOUS while working?

I have always loved to make people happy & feel confident. Therefore, when a client walks through the door for any hair service my main goal is to make them feel fabulous when they leave.

Self-care & self-confidence is more valuable than people may think. I find it very important, so getting your hair done can be a game changer. The best feeling is when you get to turn the chair around after finishing up with a client, and seeing their reaction to the end results. This is what pushes me to go further in my career & take on any challenge. Not only do I love what I do, but I also get to give people the feeling of confidence and joy. What many don’t realize is, that I also get that feeling in return, and that is how I know why this job was meant for me.

Thank you, Julie, for proving time and time again that we as women can handle anything. Not only can you raise a beautiful family in your 20’s and overcome the hardest of obstacles, you can also still succeed in your career while doing what you love. Your passion to continuously grow and make others feel good about themselves is inspiring. We know the future will be nothing but bright and successful for you, and we look forward to following along!

To learn more about Julie, follow her on Instagram!