The smell of perm solution and hairspray are forever in the memories of my childhood. As the daughter of a Cosmetologist I had the privilege to be raised in this exciting industry! My passion for beauty and fashion was fueled at a young age. I can even remember for my 14th birthday party one year having a group of my closest girlfriends over so that I could do their hair and makeup for a photo-shoot! After High School I couldn’t imagine any other college I wanted to go to except beauty school. In 2004 I attended the Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud Minnesota. I soon landed a job at a salon in Plymouth and was quickly versed in a difficult apprenticeship program under the owner. Our salon grew and soon relocated to Golden Valley where I had the privilege of becoming the salon manager and training director. I owe Kathryn and her team and staff much of what I learned about business, team work and technical skills. I will forever be grateful! In March 2014 I became the co-owner of Leah Elizabeth Hair Studio at Sola Salons Maple Grove with my great friend Justine Hyser. I have truly enjoyed taking this next step in my career. I’m looking forward to growing my business and sharing my love for hair and make-up for many more years!