Hometown: East Greenbush, NY!
Education: I started off at Sage College of Albany as a Fine Arts and Interior Design student and then decided to pursue hair and coloring. I attended and graduated from the Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology.
*Fact: I originally went to Orlo for makeup but quickly fell in love with hair coloring and switched fields completely!
Years in the business: I started working at Jean Paul Salons and Spas in 2010; I wanted the job so badly that I took a spa attendant job. I also knew that if I was going to do hair— I was going to do it right and work at the best shop in the Capital District.
How did you make your mark: As an assistant, I worked with a lot of challenging color clients and then showcased my work through Facebook and, eventually, my client book grew essentially from word of mouth!
One thing you should know about me: I am brutally honest, but in a good way. I am not afraid to tell clients the truth— which has gained me their trust. I want you to love your hair far beyond leaving my chair. I am honest for your hairs own good.
Most difficult aspect of my job: I love my job but the hardest thing is managing client expectations all while respecting yourself.
Biggest advice to others: You never stop learning! There are too many stylists out there who are content with doing things once, or attending a class a single time. My biggest advice to anyone, especially those who want to be a colorist is to take as many classes as you can. Take them multiple times— I took one session four times and learned something new each time!
Next big hair trend: My guess is the collarbone hair length.