Crazy color queen. Fine hair and short hair specialist, pixes, shags, razor cuts. Curls; Deva inspired. Bleach and tone, natural balayage, fantasy hair.
Licensed stylist since 2003. At VAIN since 2008.
Specialties: Crazy color queen. Fine hair and short hair specialist, pixes, shags, razor cuts. Curls; Deva inspired. Bleach and tone, natural balayage, fantasy hair.
Why did you become a hairstylist?: I wanted the most direct way to create art and make people feel good. For me that means creating wearable art for my clients that’s cutting edge, fashion forward, and yet totally unique. I love to help totally transform someone’s look. A haircut alone can change how someone feels about themselves, and I’m excited when I get to be part of that experience.
Tell us about your experience and education: I started out training under a nationally-recognized Redken artist, and have progressed through the advanced cut and color trainings with Redken. I have been cutting hair for 16 years, and have had my work appear in fashion shows and magazines, such as Allure.
What inspires you as a hairstylist?: I love travel and incorporating global influences into my work, especially tropical nature. I’m a little witchy and a lot punk. I love exploring the nature of the PNW as well. I can mix you a color based on a view of the water from Discovery Park, or maybe you have a photo from your own recent travels of some badass nature that you want on your head! I can look at someone and visualize the perfect cut and color for them, and can even customize color that compliments your skin tone.
Interests outside of VAIN: I love to travel and be outdoors as much as possible, so you can catch me skydiving through the air or below the sea as an advanced scuba diver. Taking risks and seeing the world while I do it is my passion.
Best hair advice you’ve ever gotten? Live life! Take a chance! Your hair will grow out and evolve countless times, but you only have one life to live. Why be boring when you can be bold?
Approach with new clients: I want you to feel relaxed yet excited about our work together. We’re going on a hair journey, and no matter if you want a very natural, soft look or an out-there-living-your-crazy-color-hair-fantasy, it’ll be beautiful. Let’s dive in and take a risk together.