We had the good fortune of connecting with Cody Scroggins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cody, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
One of my biggest values as a hairstylist is education. The beauty and fashion industry is ever evolving and changing. If I’m not doing everything I can to stay educated and ahead of the curve I could fall by the wayside.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Becoming a hairstylist for me was a long time coming. I’ve always loved fashion and style and had an eye for aesthetics and would often be helping my friends find the right look for their day to day or going out. I never had a real outlet for that passion professionally. Once I found hairstyling it was like a light came on inside me and I had to drive to learn everything I could as quickly as I could. Since beginning my career I’ve been drawn to doing natural lived in looks that compliment the look of the specific individual. That being said I do enjoy going outside the box to create a look that can stand out in a crowd. I’ve faced many challenges in my personal life that have pushed me to be stronger and more supportive for my clients from loss of family and friends to my own personal story of recovery from alcoholism I understand hard times and can empathize with those in my chair in an open and loving way. My biggest purpose for my career would be to make each individual I work with feel supported, uplifted and beautiful inside and out.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Colorado is a beautiful state if I were entertaining someone for a week we would see the mountains in a beautiful town like Breckenridge or Buena Vista. I would take them to eat at The Post in Englewood for their chicken and waffles, we would get tacos at the truck on 32nd and downing in Denver and dessert and drinks at Frozen Matter/Retrograde for the speakeasy vibe and custom cocktails and mocktails. We would also have to cruise around downtown on bikes so they can get the real local feel and see all of my favorite sites.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people I owe credit to it would be hard to stop and appreciate just one. My school that gave me my license to create Emily Griffith in Denver and my educators and mentors there Steph Reynolds and Dane Vickers. My wife Danielle Scroggins who is an incredible stylist and a huge inspiration for me. To my team at Emerge Modern Salon and the education, support and guidance they provide. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by the talented and caring people I have in my corner.