1. What are three words that best describe you?
Knowledgeable, caring & craftsman.
2. Who had the biggest influence on your career when you were growing up?
There are too many people to choose from! Watching my Mother teaching cosmetology definitely sparked my interest. But, it was after meeting Louis Licari that I was hooked on being a colorist.
3. How long have you been doing what you do?
I started at beauty school at the age of 15. As my high school made me wait a year until I was a junior, I used the time to cut hair and would happily style friends, family and anyone who would give me a chance.
4. What advice would you give anyone trying to get a foot in the door as a colorist?
- First and foremost, get your license! Second, learn how to create illusions with beauty. You can enhance a body shape with clothing, and you can bring out the best features in a face with a haircut. The key is to learn how to draw attention to the good features with hair color.
- Many people do not know this, but you can make someone’s face look full or slim, tired or awake, and young or old, JUST BY CHANGING THE COLOR OF THEIR HAIR!!!!
- The third piece of advice? Train under a good, busy hair colorist. You will pick up so much!
- If you take one thing away, let it be this: learn how to enhance features while drawing attention away from telling elements. This is the true definition of beauty.
5. What do you wish you had more time for?
Easy. I wish I had decades more to learn and live!!!