What is your background/education? When did you decide you wanted to do hair?
Hair was something I was always interested in, I actually spent my teenage years in a salon. When I was younger I would always experiment with coloring my own hair, and it didn't hurt that my best friends were in the industry. When I was a kid I wanted to be an artist, and it just naturally translated to being a stylist. Hair is a medium for art.
As far as education goes, I've trained in Aveda, Bumble&Bumble, The Business of Balayage, R&Co, Loreal, Oligo, and Redken. Education is really important to me and I'm always trying to broaden my skills.
Why did you choose to work at Mockingbird?
Besides from being a super cute salon with a great team, I really appreciated their approach towards continuing education. Keeping current with styling and technique is a cornerstone at Mockingbird, and the salon always pushes stylists to grow and evolve. They really invest in their stylists and help them to better themselves in their craft.
What are your favorite R+Co products?
⁃ TV Shampoo & Conditioner: They give just the right amount of moisture.
⁃ Badlands: I love the dry texture for finishing, especially in baby bangs.
⁃ Waterfall: Perfect for thirsty color treated ends.
Who are some of your style inspirations/role models?
I'd have to say one of my main style inspirations is David Bowie, specifically him as Jareth in Labyrinth. I just love the blending of masculine and feminine style with that supernatural sort of edge. I also love 90's-era Wynonna Ryder. She had this cool soft androgynous look that was super effortless and fun. Gwen Stefani is also a favorite. She's like a style chameleon, she makes everything look good.
What are some of your favorite things to do when you aren't working?
When I'm not working I really love to just relax. I'm big on sleeping in, hanging out on the couch with my dog, Frank, and catching up on Bravo shows. I also love any excuse to go shopping.