I developed a true passion for hair at a young age. I was always changing my hair, my friends hair and being as many of my friends were in bands, I had my fair share of "creative cuts" to perform. Wanting to hone in on my newly found skills, I started cosmetology school my junior year of high school. Upon graduation my senior year, I was already in love with the industry and wanting more. I was taking weekly clients in my "self made" salon out of my basement in Indiana, attending hair shows and assisting at a high end salon. Wanting to refine my talent, I enrolled in Paul Mitchell the school Tinley Park to further my education. While in school, I worked with the Paul Mitchell platform team backstage, was one of four lead stylists at Chicago's fall trend fashion show and with graduation approaching I made plans to pick up and head to California with a thirst for more.
In December 2008, I arrived in California with whatever would fit into my car and more ideas than I had dollars. I started my journey as a Color Specialist and Brand Leader for Paul Mitchell the School Pasadena while freelancing on the side. After three years educating full time, it was time for me to branch out and explore the creativity I had been storing. I then organized, art directed and styled for a number of shoots to bring artists together and show case all talent. I was a stylist on numerous make over episodes on shows like "The Dr.s" and for events ranging from celebrity parties to Maxim Hot 100. With my experience and loyalty in Branding with Paul Mitchell, background in education and experience with the team, I was encouraged to audition to be a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. After two rounds of auditions in San Diego, I was accepted into the National Educator program in 2012. Since becoming an educator I have worked hair shows, events all across Los Angeles, taught in salon classes and was a writer for the Paul Mitchell blog. In June of 2013 I joined the Salon Mix team in Los Angeles. I fell in love with the constant creativity I could bring to every client as well as the constant change of pace with an extremely packed schedule.
From 2015-2018 I scratched my itch of living back in Chicago near family and where I grew up, this time, as a professional. I opened a studio in NWI and worked behind the chair and as a color director for The Hair Loft, a salon in downtown Chicago. Once fulfilled, I realized my heart still belonged on the coast. I still service my NWI clients every 8-10 weeks while being back full time in Orange County. I pride myself on giving my clients a unique experience and educating them while getting them to their hair goals.
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