Training/Years of Experience/Special Certification:
I started in the beauty industry working as a shampoo assistant in the late 90's to 2000's while attending high school. After high school I studied Criminal Justice which led to a career as a police officer in the the District of Columbia for 81/2 years. Eventually in 2014, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a hair stylist. I attended Graham Webb International Academy, VA and received my license by the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology. Soon after I became a licensed instructor and Director of Cosmetology teaching and coaching future hair stylist at GWA. I am experienced in precision hair cutting, finger wave sculpting, the Brazilian Blowout, and skilled in all hair textures.
What is Your Favorite Thing about being a Stylist?
"Freedom of expression" . The art of being able to create a look a client is going for by listening, envisioning, feeling and sometimes comparing is a big favorite for me.
What is something unique that you would like the clients to know about you?
I have the ability to be flexible/optional based on the skills and experience using my knowledge and being diverse in hair styles and textures.
What is your favorite tip/hair secret you would like to share with clients?
Tip: When choosing a hair cut that you saw a celebrity with or out of a magazine keep in mind texture and facial shape!! For instance, someone with a square face should avoid haircuts that have straight lines. I would recommend more angular shapes towards the front of the face complementing the jawline if above the shoulders. Longer lengths of course will give room for more options.
Secret: If your in between hair services and you notice your scalp is flaky, take the tip of a cloth damp it with apple cider vinegar, part your hair and wipe scalp. This is a temporary exfoliate that will clean the scalp expect it will leave a strong smell. However, it is recommended that you get a scalp analysis conducted by your stylist for professional recommendations for proper scalp care & treatment options.