Proud owner of Addicted to Hair in the Sola Salon Community. licensed stylist in the industry for 10+ years. I have a multitude of practical and managerial experience having worked behind the chair as a stylist, and in salon management, and currently a National Educator with Brazilian Professionals. I keep up with the latest in styles, color, and techniques through continuing education opportunities. I have attended multiple classes from American Crew, Redken, Matrix, Nioxin, and Sexy Hair.
After all these years I feel like communication and comfort with the customer is what is most important. Being able to identify what the customer is looking to achieve and being able to fit their lifestyle. Creating styles that work with face shapes, trends, and customized color and treatments to create desired end results. Men's styles, fades, beard trims and military high n'tights are also one of my specialities. I also love having families feel comfortable to bring share the experience with everyone from the little ones to the Grandma and Grandpas.
I am looking forward to continuing to grow my business with my current customers, referalls, and new clients.
How did you decide on your career as a hairstylist?
After having back surgery at a young age my dreams of being a nurse were discouraged by my doctor. I am not sure he really approved of my choice in Cosmetology, however it was the best decision in my life.
Where did you receive your professional training and education, along with any industry certifications and awards?
I attended beauty school in Bloomington, MN at Scot Lewis. I have attended a wide variety of classes and hairshows learning new techniques from American Crew, SEXY Hair, Matrix, Redken and Nioxin just to name a few. From early in my career I was part of a design team that provided eduction to schools and also other licensed stylists. Being part of the design team also allowed me to provide platform work ranging from small and large classroom settings all the way to organizing and performing in front of large audiences. I have also been selected to be a part of Brazilian Professionals to be an educator and platform artist!
How many years of experience do you have in the industry?
I have over 12 years of experience.
Do you have a specialty service or expertise that you provide to your clients?
I feel that communication is a skill that is key in this industry to ensure that the customer receives a style that they are wanting along with a style that will fit their lifestyle and hair type. My favorite services life in the smoothing treatment options along with lots of experience with custom color, and creating the perfect hair cut. A majority of my career has been specializing with mens cuts, fades, beards and tapers.
What has been your career progression since graduating school?
My career has given me a wide variety of experience from working in a chain salon as a stylist, assistant, and also managing a very successful staff and saon. I also spent the last three years working as a corporate educator that helped othere stylists to ensure they were connecting with their customers and delivering excellent customer service along with quality haircuts. My biggest achievement to date is organizing and executing a 30 min hairshow in front of over 400 of my peers.
What do you like most about your career?
I love my career, 1st off because I am so passionate about this industry that it doesn’t fee like work. 2nd, I get to make people feel better about their appearance, connect on a personal level, and make their day…and my shampoo’s are the best part of all of it!
What do you like most about Sola, and how has being in business for yourself helped to move your career forward?
Sola helped me to move onto the next step in my career. It has given me even more confidence and drive to be successful. I had the opportujity to make the space mine, give the customers the feeling of comfort and home, along with being able to live a lifetime dream of being a salon owner.
What is the biggest change from working in a traditional salon?
In my last job as an fulltime educator, I was away from home many nights out of the month. This has given me the control of my schedule, the culture of my salon, and the freedom to be home every night, along with being back behind the chair.