Stylist, In-Salon Cutting Educator
When did you start with Xiphium? July 2007
Education: Xenon International Academy (Wichita), numerous regional Aveda classes, New York Aveda Advanced Academy
Previous job(s): Stylist, Salon H, El Dorado
Hometown/Places lived: Born in Hoisington, KS, moved to the Wichita area in high school, moved to Kansas City in 2007
Why I decided to become a stylist: I've always been fascinated with the beauty industry and had been cutting my brother’s and friend’s hair a couple of years prior to hair school.
My favorite thing about my work: Building relationships, being creative and artistic, working in a beautiful space, and having the ability to improve self image.
What makes me a great stylist: I'm creative, artistic, genuine, hard working, I love learning and I love people.
Best professional moment: As a hair cutting mentor I love helping new stylists realize their potential.
Special training: Classes with Aveda, Aveda Advanced Academy, Red Chocolate, Arrojo, Sassoon, Pivot Point, Redken, Matrix, Chi, American Crew
Professional goal: To continue to grow in skill and knowledge of my craft. I am currently working toward becoming a cutting Purefessional with Aveda. I would also love to become more involved with editorial fashion work.
What I want every client to know about me: I love life.
Other hobbies and talents: Most of my free time is devoted to working on my home. I'm a member of Heartland Men's Chorus. I workout daily and I'm a runner.
Where has my work been since? KC Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week multiple times, HER magazine makeover.
What is your specialty? Cutting is my focus with a specialty on men's cutting.
Name a skill you have that you don't use enough. Singing
Have you ever styled/participated in any Fashion Shows? Kansas City Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week
Have you ever donated your services or talents to a charitable organization? Any community activities/organizations that you're regularly involved with? Shear Madness, hair donations
What quote or mantra do you strive to live by? Give, Live, Love
Describe the worst hair phase you've been through. My hair grows fast, so usually every couple of months it looks crazy.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Zip line in the Rockies.
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