ADVANCED STYLIST/ EDUCATION COORDINATOR
WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR FORMAL SALON/SPA EDUCATION?
Grand Junction, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs and Los Angeles.
WHEN/HOW DID YOU BEGIN WORKING FOR HAIR FUSION?
I started 14 years ago in a tiny space I rented and slowly grew.
WHAT IS YOUR SPECIALTY and/or FAVORITE SERVICE TO PROVIDE?
Full makeovers. I’ts like completing a fabulous piece of artwork and starting fresh.
HOW DO YOU KEEP LEARNING/PROGRESSING YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE?
I am a huge advocate of continuing education, so I go to anything and everything offered that I can! I feel like it’s a huge part of my job to keep current in an industry that is constantly changing. Plus, I always take something away. I’ts inspiring and I love to learn!
WHAT WAS THE PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR YOU, PROFESSIONALLY? WAS THERE AN “AHA” OR OTHERWISE IMPACTFUL MOMENT ALONG YOUR JOURNEY?
I realized I had the best job/career for me. I make money at something that doesn’t feel like work, so I couldn’t imagine changing careers. I’m also a big believer in “If you love what you do success will follow.” I also was blessed to get to work with Yosh Toya, a famous hair-cutter. He used Bonsai trees to show us how to make each haircut incredible and custom. He taught me that if a haircut is done right, it shouldn’t take long to style. That’s become my motto, it’s allowed me to take my artistic abilities and apply them to each client.
HOW LUCKY ARE YOU AND WHY?
I’m lucky because I’m alive and well, each day is a gift from God. I’ts not a given and I try to live with that mentality!