In 2008 I received my Cosmetology certification from Paul Mitchell and took an additional apprenticeship with Sassoon. I was invited to work for Sassoon Salons in Chicago. San Diego raised, it was quite a seasonal shock! But I adapted to my new home with open arms. For the next five years, I not only styled hair, but became a shoulder to cry on and someone to open up to and trust. It was clear to me that although I loved working behind the chair, there was only so much I could do to help my clients and friends in my position as a stylist.
I moved back to San Diego and received a Pilates and Yoga Alliance Instructor certification. I wanted to teach and empower change from the inside out. However, I quickly realized I had to go even deeper and developed an appreciation and belief that the body and mind work together and can not be separated. In 2017 I was certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. It was here that I started my journey acquiring the tools to combine the important harmonization of the body and mind and energy.
In August of 2017, I moved my home base from San Diego to Portland, Oregon. The art of hair cutting is unlike any other and called me back to the chair. It is with pleasure that I continue to cut hair, understanding my client’s needs and elevating their inner and outer beauty.
During my career, I have trained cosmetology students and worked with some of the best in the industry. My work has been seen in print, on stage, and in local Portland publications.