Excelling in fashion-forward coloring and multi-foiling techniques, salon owner, sees hairdressing as more than a job, it’s a passion. Staying on top of the trends and latest in hair color, cut and style, her work has been showcased on the runways, in photo shoots and of course on her clients that visit her within her salon. Her extensive training across multiple areas of the hair industry allows her to offer a diverse perspective on a variety of techniques.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STYLIST?
I started doing hair at the tender age of ten, but I received my professional license in 2002 from Gill Tech Academy of Hair Design. I continue to attend new seminars regularly and I’m always learning. I think that’s what I love best about this career.
WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A STYLIST?
I remember the moment that I decided I wanted to be a stylist. Previous to that thought, I wanted to be an attorney so I could wear those really cute professional suites they wear in court on the movies. That all changed when I was about 9, when I walked into a salon for my first “real” haircut. The stylist who took care of me was so trendy and the environment was so fun. I put two and two together and realized that I only wanted to be an attorney for the clothes and I knew right then I wanted to be a stylist and work in the fashion industry. I wanted to make people feel how I did that day: give them that grin after great haircut and style be the one making their day that much better. On top of that I wanted a profession where I could acquire a personal style that made me unique, work in an environment that made me happy and use my hands to creative fashion. If only I could find that stylist I meant at 9 and thank her for that beautiful experience that has made my life so fulfilling!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HAIR DO OF ALL TIME?
The classic vintage Marilyn Monroe blonde bombshell hairstyle will never go out of style. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you who Marilyn Monroe was and why she is considered an icon. Her style became the basis of what we regard as glamour and stardom to this day. This hair style is much more elegant and more glamorous than straighter hair styles and not so surprisingly. . . it’s modern looking once again! (The circle of life shows forth once again.)
WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY HAIR ICON?
GWEN STEFANI! I remember when she was dying her hair blue and pink and rocking braces in the 90,s. I would copy every hair color and drive my parents NUTS! Gwen’s style is entirely her own, and that is what I love about her. She has never followed a trend and continues to push boundaries with fashion and style. She is the definition of IDGAF and I love her for it!
She is the most thorough and passionate stylist I have ever been to. What I really love about her is that she is always educating herself on the newest trends, and is not afraid of guiding me on my style. She loves being a stylist and helping people look their best, and it shows! She even did my hair for my wedding, and it was how I always imagined it.
As for the salon, it is adorable! You feel like you are in a high end salon in LA, without paying the LA price. All of the stylists are so fun and friendly, you really feel like part of a family. I drive from over an hour away to get my hair done, and it is totally worth it!