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Britt Harrington has become Atlanta's most talked-about hairstylist, and for good reason. Between her salon, line of premier hair extensions and star-studded client list, Harrington is a force to be reckoned with. Upon the launch of her newest endeavor, Salty Locks, we caught up with the extension guru to see what all the hype was about.
Photo courtesy of Salty Locks
Photo Courtesy of Salty Locks
At age 14, Britt Harrington began working for a local hair salon in her hometown. Now, she’s one of Atlanta’s most celebrated celebrity stylists. When asked how she maintains her motivation, she states she owes it all to passion, something that began when she was still in middle school. “I was mature for my age and hungry to learn the business,” Harrington says. Because she got an early start, many of her biggest obstacles came with earning her clients’ trust. She recognized that the most practical way to build her reputation was to showcase her work—and thus her career as a celebrity stylist was born. “I love to see my hair perform. I love seeing my celebrity clients in action,” Harrington says. Harrington’s time behind the silver screen gave way to a new endeavor, Salty Locks (@saltylockshairext) hair extensions. She regularly used hair extensions while working on movie sets, but found herself unimpressed with the quality and application process. “I found myself hodgepodging different types of hair extensions, like wefts from one brand and tape-ins or fusions from another,” Harrington says. “From that moment, my sister and I decided to create a solution to the problem.” After seven years of research, Harrington created Salty Locks with her sister Amber. The brand offers premier hair extensions that are both ethically sourced and manufactured. Unlike most extensions, Salty Locks products are not processed with chemicals or silicone treatments. In the long term, chemical and silicone treatments shorten the lifespan of extensions. However, Salty Locks forgoes the inclusion of these treatments, making extensions look and feel better, longer. What’s next for Salty Locks? “Get it in the hands of as many hairstylists and salon owners as possible,” Harrington explains. “I have met a lot of my personal goals, but I am never a complacent businesswoman or hairstylist, so it’s time to set a new bar for myself.”