Ali Halat is the brains and muscle behind Rush Salon
He brought Rush Salon to Sliverado in 2013, and has been clipping great style into the community ever since. We think that our clients getting to know a little about their stylist is just as important as stylist’s knowing their clientele. We sat down with Ali to ask him three questions about how his career got started, his specialities and where his passions take him when he isn’t behind the chair; here’s what he had to say!
1. How did you get started in the industry? I started practically fresh out of high school. I began an apprenticeship for heavy duty mechanic the summer I graduated, but quickly came to realize it just wasn't for me. I grew up around the hair industry and had an early interest in the latest trends and styles(aka the only kid with frosted tips in third grade, with gel in his back pack) I leaned into my friends and family that had hair salons and asked to learn the business. I enrolled in school, graduated and got to work, always with the goal of owning my own shop. Rush Salon is my passion. All my effort and free time goes towards the betterment and education of the salon and our team.
2. What do you specialize in? I specialize in precision cuts and fades for both men and women, along with complex colors, which I have always been passionate about. I have over a decade of salon experience perfecting my knowledge of top brand lines like Redken, Kerastase and Living Proof.
3. Where can we find you when you aren't behind the chair? When I’m not behind the chair I’m spending time with my wife, family and friends - they always keep me grounded and inspire me to go and excel in this fast paced industry. You can also find me on the ice, playing hockey or on the fairway working on my golf skills.