Hometown?
Mission, KS -aka-  Kansas City

When did you begin your career in hair dressing and why?
In 2002 I was going to college for fashion design while working as a receptionist at a hair salon, after a year of seeing what life as a hair stylist would be like, I decided to give it a shot. I loved it. It turned out to be a perfect fit.

What is your strength in hair?
Cutting, balayage coloring, and cutting all types of hair. I really love working with clients to give them a low maintenance up to date great look.

Notable accomplishments or education?
I am a big believer in education and seeking out the next big trend in art and hair. I have been fortunate enough to attend some amazing classes over the last ten years. Some of my favorites include:

  • Bumble and Bumble (New York – Styling )
  • Aveda (Minneapolis – Cut and Color)
  • Vidal Sassoon (Chicago, IL – Classic Cutting)
  • Deva Curl (New York, NY – Three Day Intensive)
  • Goldwell (Baltimore, MD – Foil Placement)
  • Toni and Guy (Santa Monica, CA – Spring Trends 2012)
  • Siggers (Atlanta, GA – Siggers Balayage Certification)
  • Keune (Atlanta, GA– Kuene Trend 2012)

Favorite Fashion Designer?
Rodarte. Not only do they have the most beautiful shapes, but the textures are fantastic, and the workmanship is spectacular. It’s like a fashion dream.

If you could have one super power what would it be?
Time travel. That’s not nerdy, right? That’s cool, right?

Any special talents or hobbies?
Hula hooping! Seriously, I can do some crazy tricks with that circle.

What other profession would you like to try out if you did not do hair?
Circus performer. Trapeze, hula hoop, bearded lady. I’m not picky.

What do love most about your profession?
The nature of this business is constant change, which keeps it exciting. I love making people feel great about themselves and really having the ability to change someone’s self image for the better so quickly. It is a very fulfilling feeling.