I have been a nail professional for many years. I attended the Scott Lewis School of Cosmetology and after graduation immediately started to work at Ficocello’s in St Paul and Minneapolis. In my time there I became a manager and trainer in the nail department. By the time I left Ficocello’s I had risen to the rank of assistant manager for their downtown Minneapolis salon. I also have worked at Spalon Montage in Edina and as an independent in Wayzata. My passion for what I do is why I continue to enjoy coming to work every day. I love meeting new people and learning about them.
I graduated from the Aveda institute with training in Cosmetology. Shortly after completing my education I joined Bella on the Bay and studied under their master stylist. I have taken advanced courses with Moxie and have attended Atelier with Oribe in San Francisco. Here I spent time focusing on my technical skills while being inspired by some of the top stylists from all over the nation. I was drawn to this field because of the ability to change someone's state of feeling, and therefore, when I am not doing hair I am doing nails. I enjoy classic colors and being able to create looks by enhancing someone's natural look. I stay current on trends in fashion, music and lifestyle magazines, knowing we pull inspiration for our everyday lives from everything around us.
Graduating from Aveda with training in Esthetics and Cosmetology, I found an early passion for hair and settled down with Aveda Corporate where I focused on coloring. Once I joined Bella on the Bay I spent additional time learning and studying under their master stylist. Education is important to me so I can continue to deliver and meet my clients expectations. I have advanced training in cutting through Living Proof and Moxie. I have also traveled to San Francisco where I had the opportunity to hone my technical skills with some of the best in the nation. I love working with long layers, texturizing, men’s cuts, creative color and most of all balayage. I enjoy the creativity part of what I do, but I also love being able to help people look and feel their best and that includes their nails. When I am not behind the chair I spend time making people feel good by doing their nails. I find inspiration in everyday interactions with my family, nature, food, fitness and travel.