We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Burns and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have always had an imaginative mind. but I didn’t always realize what that fully meant, nor how to use it to my advantage I had thought, especially when I was a young adult, that I had to go the path of more traditional college education. While I am a believer in traditional education, it was not for me, especially not my 18 yrs old self. After dropping out of college very quickly, I moved away from my home town to started a new adventure. Always daydreaming about possibilities, I made my way to Colorado. Knowing I had an interest in beauty. My roommate at that time, was getting into modeling and she asked if I could do her hair and makeup for her first ever photo shoot. Without any formal training, I agreed to take the risk of being the “hair and makeup person ” on set, and giving it a shot. I loved every moment of that day. We shot outdoors near streams and fields filled with wild flowers. I love what emotion the photo shoot brought on as a result of the setting, photographer, wardrobe, hair and makeup. Non of us really knew what we were doing, it just became this “imaginary play” kind of day. That single day changed the way I perceived what a career could look like. Almost immediately I enrolled in Cosmetology school, and never looked back. I officially began the journey of using mindfulness when I thought about what I wanted my career to look like, and gave myself permission to let all parts of the mind create alliances with one another, building a strong support that would allow me to take more creative risks throughout my career.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Art can have so many mediums, mine is hair. I am industrious, detail-oriented stylist, and while I am technically trained, I love to create, sculpt and paint the ideal custom style for my guests. I am most proud of having the ability to execute hair styles/looks on many different kinds of people. I think of hair a bit like fabric; each fabric is treated differently, giving way to what works and looks best for the hair and lifestyle. It is important to me to provide realistic expectations. I really love a good hair transformation. Modern and effortless will always be my favorite looks. I know this is sounds cliche , but I am am an example of “do what you love and the success will follow.”
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.
Oohh- this is fun! A week where my best friend was visiting…. A morning workout at Red Rocks, some brunch at Safta at The Source Hotel, A walk through the Denver Botanical Gardens, I visit to Kirkland Museum . a hike at White Ranch open space, reading and sipping tea at Tattered Cover bookstore, a stroll through the Denver Art Museum, hit up one of the many hot springs, day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park,
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are too many people to mention who are an important part to my success providing so much love and support.
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