For 35 years as a stylist – 15 of them as a salon owner – I’ve specialized in precision cuts on a variety of hair types (especially curly hair, like mine). It’s important for me to begin with a good consultation to understand my client’s desired look, maintenance abilities and lifestyle. These elements all contribute to the execution of a great cut.
My creative beginning started with an education in the arts; expressed in sculpting, painting, and design. Since styling professionally since 1999, I’ve built my experience on commercial and film production, fashion and wedding styling, as well as work behind the chair.
Some career highlights include receiving recognition in 2011 as a Certified Master Colorist and being an educator for Aquage, Matrix, and Schwarzkopf. I consider myself an inspired force, drawn to reinvention. I love to take an edgy, quirky approach and combine that with extensive knowledge of technical skills to create the best result for each client.
My mother was a barber so I spent most of my early life immersed in the hair industry. After trying few other fields, I realized in 2009 that hair was my true passion so I decided to pursue it as my career.
I have trained with Unite, Wella, Coppola Keratin Treatment, Bumble and bumble, and most recently Brazilian Blowout. I pride myself on making sure to really listen to what my clients have to say so I can deliver the best possible results. Color corrections present me with an enjoyable challenge, allowing me to transform the hair and create something that wasn’t there before. My favorite thing about a fresh cut and color is helping my clients feel confident about themselves.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Richmond and checking out the events and festivals it has to offer. I especially love checking out the broad and diverse restaurant scene here.
At an early age, I knew I had a passion for doing hair. The long line of strong, successful women in my family have given a firm foundation to the stylist I am today.
Through my 15 years in this industry, I have found that I gravitate towards formal hairstyling and children’s cuts. The best part about what I do is the feeling I get when I see the look of self-assurance on my clients’ faces.
I have spent time studying with Bumble and bumble, Schwarzkopf, Keune, and Wella.
As someone with naturally curly hair, I’ve always been intrigued by what causes hair to do the things it does. I began my career in hairdressing as an apprentice in 2013, and while I am young in my field, I think I’m an old soul when it comes to communicating with my clients. My greatest joy and constant objective is giving someone a hairstyle they can manage on a day to day basis in a way that is comfortable and pleasing to them.
With over seven years of experience, I love everything blonde – highlights, balayage, bleach outs, and color corrections. I am Brazilian Blowout certified to help protect hair from the summer heat, and also love to bring fantasy colors to life on my clients.
I am completely dedicated to my clients’ happiness. It is important to work hard to make sure they receive the best color, cut, and styles clients want to achieve.