I started my career in the salon industry in 1999. I started as a color specialist with Rocco Altobelli, specializing in hair color and texture services.
I made a move to the twin cities area in 2005 for a really great opportunity with EQ-Life as their lead colorist, assisting with creating salon processes, training and education with salon stylists.
I went on to work independently, learning the business side of things, and also chose to do more education and bring the art of cutting and styling into my business...which allowed my to completely finish my vision when it came to my clients look. I ended up loving the business aspect and that brought me to starting my own studio salon, La Bella Mia, within Sola Salon Studios in 2009.
In 2015 I started working with wigs and hairpieces, customizing pieces to fit clients needs and looks, and helping maintain their pieces style and quality. In early 2018, I trained in Nashville with Jon Renau in their core masterclass learning everything from the client journey, marketing, customizing and servicing wigs and hairpieces. So this will soon become a larger part within La Bella Mia as well.
I absolutely love what I do, the salon industry can be incredibly rewarding! I do believe education is key to this as our industry trends, colors and techniques are always evolving!