Experience and Education:
I have been a hairdresser for the past 7 years of my life. I attended the cosmetology program at
Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas. I also attended Western Beauty Institute in Los
Angeles, California. Since obtaining my license, I make it a point to take in as much education as I can
get my hands on, whether it is asking my co-workers to show me different cutting and colouring
techniques, watching videos, or attending classes. I really enjoy taking classes in New York. The already
inspiring classes become even more so just being in Manhattan.
My education goals are to constantly be up to date for my clients. I don’t ever want to have my clients
feel bored with my range of skills. Living in a small town can make it hard for people to step out of their
style boxes of comfort, but when they are ready, I want to be prepared to give them exactly what they
are looking for.
My personal goals are to live my life to the fullest every day. I don’t ever want to look back on my life
and regret not taking a chance when I had it. At this moment, I am focusing on traveling more, becoming
fluent in French, and taking more chances.
I have a very OCD personality, so obsessions are pretty common-place for me. Some of my current
obsessions are anything related to 18th century France, Learning to play the cello, cooking, costume
construction, and the Opera.
The biggest challenge I deal with as a hairstylist is helping clients break out of their comfort zones. Living
in a small town, the trends take a little while longer to actually catch on.
I have a few hair crushes that guide me in the way I do hair. I love just about anything that Gwen
Stefani and Dita Von Teese have done to their hair. Gwen, I obviously love the colour. True platinum is
stunning and can make a client feel like a living pinup. Gwen’s style shows so much about versatility.
Sometimes it is a modern take on vintage styling, sometimes crazy, edgy and inspired by Japanese
underground style, but it is also a perfect example of a no fuss, shoulder length bob. Dita Von Teese is
my other hair crush for a different reason. Her hair is homage to the styles of yesteryear. Her hair
represents the way we once lived. A time when women, no matter if just running to the market or going
to a black tie event, cared about how they presented themselves publicly.
Pastimes and Passions:
I have a few pastimes and passions that I enjoy. I love to play around with photography. I am by no
means a professional, but it is an amazing feeling to be able to make the images I see in my imagination
a tangible piece of art. I also love to read and be a bum around my house watching movies and enjoying
My personal style is influenced by many things. I really love vintage style, although it is a bit harder to
emulate in men’s fashion, it is always something I keep in mind, especially when dressing up. My style at
the salon is more about function. I need the freedom of movement to really be able to work with the
hair. In my free time, I feel a little bit more inclined to experiment. Plus, I always seem to get colour and
bleach on me during the day, so no use in ruining my favorite pieces.
Hair I love to do:
I really love to do styles that are ultra-feminine. I want my clients to feel beautiful when they get out of
my chair. My soft spot is for blondes. I love a good creamy pale blonde. I also have a soft spot for red
heads. A gorgeous fiery red can make any woman feel like a show stopper. Ok, let’s be honest, I have a
soft spot for raven locks as well. The dark hair just looks so shiny and healthy. I just love to do all types
of hair. My signature is volume and movement. With my addiction to hairspray and back-combing, I’m
beginning to think I should have been a functioning hairdresser in the 1960’s.