Young Maine Woman Embarks on Hair Design Career at Sea

TRENTON — A young woman, who as a young girl gave her Barbie dolls special hairstyles, has begun working as a cosmetologist on a cruise ship making stops around the world.


Alyssa Lewis left London March 10 to fly to Sydney, Australia, where she boarded the Pacific Princess.

The 2006 Mount Desert Island High School graduate and one other hairstylist will work 12 to 14 hours a day doing hair, mini facials, teeth whitening, scalp massages and men’s grooming. She’ll also give demonstrations on products promoted by Steiner, the company which operates spas on numerous cruise lines.

“I am very excited, thankful and anxious for this experience,” Lewis said in an e-mail interview.

Lewis’s interest in hair and cosmetology grew out of a love of fashion.

“I hope someday to be working for runway or doing hair for celebrities, either in movies or as a personal stylist,” Lewis said. “I found out about Steiner because I’ve been wanting to work on a cruise ship since I became a hairdresser.”


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