|▲ Kim Sul-ok, Owner of Sharon Hair Shop|
Kim Sul-ok, the owner of Sharon Hair Shop in Ulsan City, has walked a single path as a hairdresser for 15 years. But her credit also has been well accumulated for promoting local hairdressers as a deputy president of the Korea Hairdressers Association Ulsan.
Kim was born and grew up in Gurye County but moved to Ulsan where her husband worked after marriage. She learned hair dressing skills under strict instruction of the first master hairdresser in Ulsan. A few years passed and Kim felt confident to be independent and opened her own hair salon which has been on the same spot for the last 15 years.
She obtained a hair beauty master craftsman certificate and a master's degree at Seokyeong University College of Beauty Art. She also has passed a personal color international certification exam in Japan and is waiting to receive a certificate.
"Apart from the hairdresser's role, I'm playing a technical instructor's role to teach students various skills such as day, evening, up and creative hair cut styles. Most of the Korea Hairdressers Association instructors are members of the national team and they are trained at the association to teach students nationwide; and I am in the creative category."
When it comes to teaching, Kim is strict on students to fully understand the theory before moving on to the practice. This is very important as one must have secured each conception of blocking, winding, dying and tension in order to finish the whole process at the level of perfection.
"I feel a regret at the beginning period of my serving as a deputy president of the Korea Hairdressers Association Ulsan that I could not be able to provide necessary information on crafts competitions to my students due to the difficulty of gathering information. Now I'm ready and students are ready and we are determined to harvest great results from coming competitions big or small."
Kim held her first solo hair exhibition at Gallery La Mer Insa-dong and won the top prize at the Vietnam Art Festival with her work 'Day Out' last year. Day Out delivered a sense of a warm spring breeze depicted through her unique and excellent color touch.
Her passion continued this year by joining the exhibition for wishing a successful PyeongChang 2018 and an exhibition held by the Korea Master Beautician Association Ulsan.
Kim is also famous for having a good heart that she leads members of the Ulsan branch to a free hair cut service for people in need on a regular basis.
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