I have been a stylist since 1980 and have held a journeyman status since 1988. I have studied with Chris Baran, Christine Motyl, Evelyn Armstrong, Cecelia Leatherbury. I have been influenced by many others. Education has always been an important driving force in my career. An award winning stylist myself, I felt compelled to mentor many others who were also driven competitive stylists who have been successful at the provincial and national level. As a successful salon owner I have always felt it my responsibility to mentor young stylists to be the best they can be and have always encouraged them to gain as much education as possible. I believe that by leading by example your team will follow. Every two years I attend educational conventions and am never surprised that I will learn new little tricks and tips.
I have worked from shampoo station to fashion editor in Pure Magazine, always aware that there is many different avenues to express are artistry. I am a firm believer that we must have a firm grasp of the technical side of what we do before we can successfully express the artistic side.
As mentor I hope to have a positive influence in conveying all the knowledge that has been lent to me by some of our industry leaders be it in hair design, business management or self awareness.
Success is dependent on being current. Being current is dependent on learning. Learning is achieved by teaching.