People often ask me if I always knew that I wanted to be a hairstylist, they're shocked when I answer, no. The real story is I became a hairstylist by chance. At 20 years old, after a few years of college, I was feeling very lost and confused. I was sifting through my mail one day and saw a post card from Excel Academies of Cosmetology. The thought of being a hairstylist had never really crossed my mind but I was signed up as a full time student and attending class a month later.
When I started this adventure over 15 years ago I had no idea that I was embarking on what would truly become the most rewarding career for me in every way...and I’m not just saying that! I’ve been able to combine my creative passion with my love of human interaction and connection ! My background in psychology has helped me to become a consultation master. We’re partners and my job is to guide you to your hair destination. I listen to your needs and desires, ask questions until I fully understand and can interpret those desires so you feel confident and informed about the decisions we make moving forward. The greatest reward for me is the shift that happens from the moment you walk into the salon until the time you walk out. I’m here to take care of all your hair needs!
When I’m not in the salon creating beautiful hair you can find me on all kinds of adventures. I fell in love with water, sunshine and nature at a very young age and I’ve been exploring it any way I can ever since. I’ve kayaked all over, including rivers, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and white water kayaking in North Carolina. I love hiking with my gentle giant pit bull Zero, in the winter you can find me skiing, ice climbing or hiking in the UP and a couple of years ago I decided to give mountain biking a try! What can I say, I’m an adrenaline junky! If I'm not out exploring you can find me at a local eatery listening to live music and enjoying some delicious food. I also have a love for natural health, festivals, and art of all kinds, but I also love just relaxing in my backyard next to a fire.