My journey to becoming a stylist started when I was very young and began to appreciate the beauty around me. I loved watching my very glamorous Nana, Charlotte, put rollers in her hair while putting on her makeup (she had a signature coral red Chanel lipstick), and would always have her nails painted crimson red. She was a natural brunette, but dyed her hair Marilyn Monroe blonde, and was very regimented about her skincare, which was part of the reason she looked so young in her later years. These rituals of self-care became ingrained in me and are now part of my daily routine.
Beauty is not merely about vanity; rather these practices are about taking time to love yourself and put effort into what you present to the world. Going to get your hair and makeup done is not only a confidence booster, but can literally be life-changing. Part of why I love what I do so much is getting to see people look at themselves with a renewed sense of gratitude for who they are or who they may be working on becoming. I have a background in psychology as well, so the aspects of how beauty services can have major impacts on a person’s well-being fascinate me. The comradery that is created between stylist and client is such a special bond that positively impacts both people, and besides the artistry, that is why I do this job. It helps me just as much as it helps my clients, and I look forward to continued joy and gratitude with others while doing what I love.
“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” -Vidal Sassoon