Where are you from?
Originally, Daytona Beach but I started school in the North GA mountains and moved to Atlanta after graduating.
What schools have you attended?
I went to Union Co High School, Gainesville State College, and the GA Institute of Cosmetology
When did you start working in the beauty industry?
I started doing hair right out of beauty school at age 21. No time like the present!
Where have you worked as a stylist? States? Salons?
I’ve worked for Ulta cosmetics in Woodstock GA, and then moved on to for Dyer & Posta Salon in Kennesaw GA, a top 100 salon in the United States.
Tell us about yourself, what kind personal interests do you have?
I love being outdoors exploring and doing any activity that gets me outside. On the creative side I am an amateur photographer, and enjoy painting as well.
What positive highlights stand out in your life?
Leaving college to purse this industry. My parents wanted me to attend college for something more traditional, and I did. I found myself very unhappy. I made a move to be involved in something creative and hands on with Cosmetology school. From the second I started down that path I knew I was making an amazing life choice; making people feel not just pretty but better about themselves.
What do you like about being a hair stylist?
I like the freedom to be creative and transform someones look. It is really great to see someone leave the salon very excited to show it off to the world!
What drew you to this field?
I wanted to do something that gave me the capability to use my creative side and the industry is constantly changing and growing and I find that exciting.
How long have you been working in the beauty industry ?
About 4 years now.
What is the direction or approach that you take with your clients? What’s your goal for them?
I do what is going to please them and make them happy but I also put input in if something in their mind is not going to look good on them in the end. Overall I want them to walk out the door loving what we have done and excited to come back in the future.
What makes you unique in this industry/salon?
No matter what I always stay true to myself and my style. I feel that being unique in this industry is important as well as in day to day life.
Thanks for taking a moment to chat. In parting what words to you leave us with to live by?
“Why Not?” If I don’t have a very good reason for that question on why I shouldn’t do something, I say do it. There are only so many chances to experience things in the world and I don’t want to look back when I’m 95 and wonder where the hell did all the time go.