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Tell us about your background as a stylist..

    Nova Academy of Cosmetology in Rochester.

Hidden talent?

   I can paint and draw.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

    A professional ice skater.

Favorite saying or quote?

    What’s meant to be will always find a way.

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

   I moved to the area from Rochester, MN with my family.   My mom actually sent me the job posting and the rest was history.


What makes you smile?

 I smile the most when a service I provided left a positive reflection on the guest.

Favorite saying or quote?

 You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

 Believe it or not, summer of 2021, I decided I didn’t want to do hair anymore.

3 months in a desk job I knew I’d made a huge mistake. I took my time looking for the right fit.

I am so thankful Missi listened to my story and welcomed me home to Bella.

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What makes you smile?

  Bright, sunny days! My cat! And being outside!

Hidden talent?

 Cooking! Its more of a natural talent than a hidden talent but it’s so fun for me to be able to find a new way to express my new creativity and try new things without having an agenda.

Favorite saying or quote?

 “The higher the hair, the closer to God” and “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

  I grew up in the area and have always loved being a part of this community. The people are friendly, there’s always a fun activity to enjoy and I just love the overall feeling of bliss and happiness here.

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Toni has worked as a stylist since 1985. She received her Cosmetology license from Aveda, where she began learning how beauty, health and well-being come together. Toni
has worked as an in-salon Hair Color Educator, is Certified Weft and Tape – In Hair Extensions, has taught classes on proper hair styles for face shapes, and sat on the
Cosmetology Advisory Board as a professional consultant developing cosmetology curriculum- predominantly in the areas of color theory and business development. In
addition to her passion and talents as a stylist she is also a Certified Personal Trainer, enjoys bike riding, cooking, painting, drawing/creating, spending time with her daughter and
her old yellow lab.

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