It is important to me to clearly understand the hairstyle that my clients want. I ask lots of questions to help me visualize it, and then we work together to figure out the best approach to fit their vision, budget & lifestyle.
I love to research and stay on top of changes in the industry. It is important for me to learn new trends, styles and techniques that allow me to be a good resource for clients.
I enjoy educating my clients on the "what-why-how" behind haircare and hairstyling products. Understanding what products & tools to use, as well as how to use them, makes it easier for my clients to duplicate the in-salon look at home, and it helps them maintain a healthy hairstyle!
Certifications & Continuing Education:
Rooted Blondes by Redken Exchange Educator Tara Gardiner:Training on techniques to deliver a rooted look with for highlighted guests.
Hands-on Hair Design Training with Celebrity Hairstylist Sam Villa:Training on techniques to create disconnection in bob haircuts, with the intention to add movement and texture without loosing its shape, and on a wide range of braids and hair designs.
Color Correction Training with Redken Exchange Educator Julie Lahr:Training on methods to safely remove cosmetic color, color removers, and re-pigmentation.
Short Haircuts, Razored & Textured Designs with Redken Exchange Educator Brian Bowman:Advanced training in razor cutting to create textured haircuts, compressed haircutting techniques, interior layering to add or remove volume, and road maps to transition long hair to a pixie haircut.
L'Oreal Professionnel Pro Fiber Certification:Training on consultation, application and prescription for L'Oreal Professionnel's new hair repair technology - Pro Fiber.
Babylights and Color Paneling by Redken Exchange educator Jerric Fruits:Training on fine balayage techniques to create a subtle, sun-kissed effect.
Hotheads Tape Hair Extensions Certification:Training on the application and maintenance of Tape Hair Extensions by Hotheads.
Advance Curly Hair Training with International Redken Exchange Educator Marilyn Rose: Training on how to identify natural curl patterns, haircutting techniques for each curl pattern, and on appropriate techniques to apply haircare and hairstyling products without disrupting the curl.
Pureology Pureform Haircutting Class: Training on creating a roadmap to transition hairstyles from long to short, and different haircutting and texturizing techniques for short and disconnected hairstyles.
Long Bobs (LOBS) and Textured Hair Designs with NYC Redken Exchange Educator Jesse Linares: Training on haircutting techniques to create different variations of long bobs, and texturizing techniques for shorter hair designs.
Advance Balayage Training with NYC Redken Exchange Educator Julie Lahr:Training on French and American Balayage techniques.
Advanced Redken Color Technology & Application by Tara Gardiner: In-depth training on color theory & Redken Color Technology to achieve a wide range of color results.
2015 Redken Symposium - Las Vegas:Wide range of color classes covering new trends, tools & color technology.
Balayage & S’Ombre Class: Training on Balayage application techniques to deliver natural highlights (hand-painted) and S'Ombre Styles.
Bobs & Pixies Haircut Class by NAHA Winner Ryan Teal:Training on cutting, blending and texturizing techniques used to deliver popular bob styles and Pixie haircuts.
Redken Blonde Obsessed by Jerric Fruits:Training on high-lift blondes and lighteners.
Davines "Mask" & "A New" Color Class:Training on color theory and color formulation using Davines Mask & A-New Color Systems.
Davines "Essential Haircare" & "More Inside Styling Line" in-depth Class: Training on prescribing, application, and layering of Davines Haircare & Hairstyling products.
Sexy Hair Hollywood Bombshell:Training on forever inspired old Hollywood haircuts and styles.
Davines "Mask" & "A New" Color Class:Training on color theory and color formulation using Davines Color System.
Davines "Essential Haircare" & "More Inside Styling Line" in-depth Class:Training on prescribing, application, and layering of Davines Haircare & Hairstyling products.
L'Oreal Professional Color: In depth color theory and grey coverage training.
Kevin Murphy Products and Styling: Training on prescribing styling products ideal to create classic waves & curls.
GK Hair Taming System:Training on the selection and application of GK Smoothing System
Blending & Fading for Men Haircuts & Short Hairstyles:Specialty barbering blending techniques that deliver lines-free short styles and smooth blending.