Hi I'm Amanda and hair and makeup is my passion!
But to be honest, it hasn't always been my passion. In 2010, I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelors degree in Communications with every intention of joining the corporate world. God sure did have other plans for me! While in school, I received an opportunity to join an apprenticeship program at Salon Elite in Newport News, Va. Through months of hard work completing my college education and attaining my cosmetology license, I gained valuable learning experiences from master stylists and salon educators.
I enjoy displaying my creativity not only in precision cuts, but also in color techniques allowing me to thrive in this industry with my hands, my head and my heart. It has been nine years since I joined this extraordinary industry. Over this period of time, I've learned that my other passion is people. I love knowing what makes people who they are, what they care about, their life experiences... I really enjoy the relationships and bonds I have with my clients.
So what makes me different from other hairstylists? I'm sure you are wondering this as you make the decision of who to trust with your most important adornment. I have an eye for fashion forward styles that are suitable for your unique life. I'm an effective communicator and listener. I ask questions: I genuinely want to know about you, your lifestyle and your goals for style. I consistently demonstrate my talent to exceed my clients' expectations. By the grace of God, I have become more successful than I ever dreamed possible and it is my joy to share my success with my clients and give them styles that make them feel amazing!
"My stylist Amanda is a dream. She always has the perfect understanding of what I want and guides me on how to get there. I feel like a new woman every time I leave. Beyond that she is truly caring she has become a friend and I love seeing her every 6 weeks! I can not say enough about this truly wonderful salon."
"Amanda is wonderful at what she does! My hair looks so healthy and is now a beautiful, bright blonde!"
"My stylist, Amanda is exceptional. Not only does she perfectly execute each look I am going for, but she is one of the quickest stylists I have ever had which is GREAT for someone like me who can get very antsy. She has done corrective color, regular color, and haircuts on my hair and every single appointment I have left extremely pleased. Love love love this place and would recommend to anyone! It is 30 mins from my house but worth the drive!"
"Amanda is an incredible hairstylist...I was so nervous to cut my hair short because I always regret it a few days later but I haven't regretted it since and that was almost 5 months ago.. She took my face shape into consideration and told me how it needed to be cut to look good- and she did not disappoint! She also spent a considerable amount of time taking my hair from a deep red to blonde and there was no damage! If you want the best hairstylist you will ever go to (and just an awesome person in general) sit in Amanda's chair and let her do her magic, you won't regret it!!!"