Carol Cole Lapole, Omar, Rodriquez, Tiffany Welch, Kristina Lee
We Want To Inspire
Fringes Midwest work ethic, as well as their star-studded talent has taken them from Nebraska to Puerto Rico and everywhere in between. Members have appeared on MTV, regularly seen at LA fashion week and been on tour with Ricky Martin. Now that’s inspiring from a team smack dab in the Middle of the United States!
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· Carol Cole – Owner – Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/carolhc Twitter : carolatfringes
· Omar Rodriguez – Artistic Director - Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/onSTYLES Twitter : edgeworthyomar
· Tiffany Welch – Master Stylist – Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tiffany.gerdingwelch Twitter : hairbytw
· Kristina Lee, Master Stylist – Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kristinally Twitter : Kristinally
Carol Cole LaPole – 38 Years Fringes Salon Omaha, Ne – Owner and Founder of Fringes and Bangs Salons. Winner of the first Lyal McCaig Lifetime Achievement Award 2009.
Tiffany Welch – 9 1/2 Years Fringes Salon Omaha, Ne
Omar Rodriguez – 13 Years Puerto Rico and the past 5 years at Fringes Salon Omaha, Ne
Kristina Lee – 3 1/2 Years – Fringes Omaha, Ne. Works for Infrashine Company and travels on average 16 weekends a year across the U.S during show season to teach new and upcoming styles to fellow stylist and has traveled to Guatemala to teach at hair shows.
Experience working with celebrities?
Omar has worked with Ricky Martin and his B&W tour working with Ricky and his crew! He did that for 3 years! He also did the CD cover for John Secada. For 3 years he worked on a Reality How with Univision “Objectivoo Fama” taking care of the makeovers for the participants. He also had worked with Puerto Rico’s High Fashion Week and segments with Wanda Montes on the local morning news channel 4 & 11.
Kristina worked with MTV’s Teen Mom show with Farrah Abraham. She has worked with LA fashion week for the past 3 years.
What inspires you?
Carol – My team. The passion of the long timers and the newbies! I LOVE going to work every day with artistic, crazy fun people!
Omar – Everything handmade, mother nature, life, art and anything theater!
Tiffany – My teammates! I love their creativeness! I watch them and they get inspired and they watch me and get inspired and it just snowballs into an excellent finished product!
Kristina – Life inspires me. It’s such a gift to wake up everyday and live it completely different from the day before. Being around motivated people every time I’m in the salon is inspiration in itself.
Do any of your team members have a person that you idolize, or someone who inspires you in the hair, makeup, salon or general beauty industry?
Carol – The love of God inspires me to be the best that He created me to be. All the Glory to Him! Also, Lyal McCaig, the owner of Capitol Beauty School in Omaha, NE was a huge influence and inspiration for me throughout my career.
Omar – My team and the inspiration I get from making my client’s day with my talent I’ve been blessed with!
Tiffany – My team is so talented and so much fun to work with. They push me to be the best and I’m always learning new tricks on how to take it to the next level!
Kristina – I’m constantly inspired with the team I work with, our minds together would blow anyone away. Two heads are better than one? How about 14? My celeb inspiration is GAGA. She has no limits and is always risking her image in the name of hair and fashion. The more outrageous, the better!
Why do you think your team should be one of the top 10 salons to compete in Las Vegas this fall?
Fringes deserves to be chosen to compete as one of the top 10, because we WILL put on an incredible show. To be chosen, would mean we would have a chance to show that the midwest should never be overlooked. As a team we have the capability to move people and show our creativeness in ways people would not expect. Hair is our canvas and the creativeness is endless. We will have you picking your jaws up off the ground!
What does winning the competition mean to your salon? Or to your individual members?
Since Fringes works as a team we have one goal when working together : We want to inspire. Winning the competition would be an incredible achievement for the salon. It would show that The Fringes Team is always putting themselves out there to show what we can do. We don’t have anything to prove to anyone, we just want to show that we are capable of doing big things and keep up with the trends on the east and west coast. We constantly wasn’t to inspire people around us. We are a passionate team that want to rock out some awesome hair and makeup. We constantly want to inspire and be inspired!