ADVANCED STYLIST/ EDUCATION COORDINATOR
WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR FORMAL SALON/SPA EDUCATION?
Grand Junction, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Portland, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
WHEN/HOW DID YOU BEGIN WORKING FOR HAIR FUSION?
I’ve been doing hair for over 20 years, and I started Hair Fusion 15 years ago before selling it to to Susan.
WHAT IS YOUR SPECIALTY and/or FAVORITE SERVICE TO PROVIDE?
Making my guests feel beautiful and confident. Starting with a clean palette and ending with a beautiful work of art! From a straight razor face shave, to a long curly Deva cut, customizing color to bring out natural beauty, to Metallic Rose Gold, Lavender, and Silver. Effortless customized haircuts requiring minimal styling when cut right so my guests can enjoy life and look their best.
HOW DO YOU KEEP LEARNING/PROGRESSING YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE?
I am a huge advocate of continuing education and teaching, that’s why I took a job as a National Color Educator for Paul Mitchell teaching all over the United States and I love bringing it all back to my students at the Salon. I try to attend every class I can and am required to attend two intense workshops a year to keep current as a National Educator.
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. It’s not a given and I try to live with that mentality!