Licensed Master Stylist
Local and International Experience
Martha Watts is the creator of some of the most memorable hair styles and quality hair care products in contemporary cosmetology. She is well versed in hair additions, hair coloring, and African American hair care. She has over 30 years experience and her talents are well known both locally and internationally.
Martha graduated from Wisconsin's Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1976. Then, beckoned by a career odyssey which began with her receiving her manager's license in 1979, she thereby opened a full-service salon. During 1982 Martha achieved her instructor's license which elevated her into a position that enabled her to teach at various seminars throughout the country. Through her participation as a VIP for the Global Hair and Beauty Show in Dallas, Texas and through her attendance at the Aveda Aromatherapy Congress from 1987-1989, Martha Watts was transformed into the talented artist that she is today.
Martha's philosophy is "master techniques with knowledge", and that she has through influence, inspiration, and education. Martha has been taught by some of the finest artists that the industry has to offer: "Trevor Sorbie" and "Toni & Guy" of London have helped establish her basic concepts of hair and designs. While mentors, "Horst", "Bruno Dessage", and "Eric Fisher" aided in her personal, professional, and philosophical growth, relative to beauty and art. Thanks to her associations with Christopher Dove, The Council’s Don Shaw, and many more, she has become the success she is today. She can honestly attribute her insight and successes to all of them.
Currently, Martha is working closely with Avlon Industries and Syntonics in the areas of product development, testing, and educating. She is also involved in teaching hair extensions techniques.
In the 1990's she was privileged to have photo spreads called "Natural Black Women of the 90's" published in Shoptalk, Modern Salon, Sophisticate's Black Hair, and Black Passion Magazines.
Martha's awards include:
1st Place - Men and Women Hair Design: Wisconsin Hair Fashion Community
"Battle of the Salons Competition" - 3 consecutive years
Global Salon Business Award, Wisconsin
Top Multi-Cultural Salon - Milwaukee Magazine
Martha's Licenses and Certificates include:
Nationally Licensed Cosmetologist - National Cosmetology Association, Inc.
Nationally Licensed Barber - National Cosmetology Association, Inc.
Nationally Licensed Instructor - National Cosmetology Association, Inc.
Manager's License - National Cosmetology Association, Inc.
Master of Hair Coloring - Farouk Systems
Master Stylist of Men's Hair Care - Hair America
Martha's Formal Training
Trevor Sorbie School - London
Toni & Guy
World Congress - London
New York Beauty Show
Midwest Beauty Show
Global VIP Beauty Show
Horst Holistic Beauty and Hair Congress
Photo sessions with Councils Eric Fisher & Dwight Miller
[She is a] creative artist with a flair of diversity of culture, design . . . transforms color through the use of the highest quality products . .
. . . You are by far the best hair dresser that has come into my life. Many thanks . . . you have given me the cut that says this is me . . .
Thanks so much for getting me in on such short notice . . . I love the way my hair looks and it feels so much better. The products you suggested are a much better choice for my hair . . .
. . . I have received several compliments on my hair and that is unusual. So my hair thanks you. I look forward to doing business with you.
. . . I love it!!! My hair feels good and it looks good. I think I'll be switching over to Martha as my permanent stylists. I love all the hair care products that she offers also.