No one could ever accuse Chad Seale of lacking drive. After studying everything
from engineering to criminal justice to theatre, he decided to switch gears
and try his hand at hair. “It’s the real deal and really gets my creative juices
flowing,” he says. The proof? There isn’t a day that goes by where Seale isn’t
trying to push the creative envelope and thinking up inventive techniques to showcase
in his collections. ✂ —Kelley Donahue
The work of great
Nicholas French, Brian
and Sandra Smith and
BeSt AdvIce I ever got
Hair was something that was always in the back of my
mind as I was attending the University of Wyoming.
It just seemed like such a cool, fun profession. On a
whim, I decided I needed a change and enrolled in hair
school, and soon thereafter fell in love with the artistry
and architecture of the industry.
I studied at the Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair
Design near Salt Lake City, then went to work for
Switch Salon after graduation. Alberto Ruiz, the
salon’s owner, supplied me with tons of additional
training, and today I enjoy tending to a full roster
The nifty ’50s. Looks worn by James Dean and Marilyn
Monroe were the first real start of edgy hair.
An FHI Heat Platform Iron and Kevin Murphy Curlers—I
don’t ever leave home without them.
Taylor Andrews Academy owner Larry Curtis, master
stylist Phillip Wilson and Alberto Ruiz
Never let your ego surpass your talent.
I’d have to say it was becoming a two-time nominee in
the categories of Avant Garde and Texture the very first
time I entered the North American Hairstyling Awards
(NAHA). Life doesn’t get much better for this
Time! There never, ever seems to be enough of it,
especially now that I’ve had to split my hours between
working at the salon and doing photo shoots.
I’ve got some major goals I’d like to achieve, including
winning at NAHA, working for a product company and
continuing to build my portfolio by doing editorial work.