As Hair Code’s owner and Master Stylist, I keep a close pulse on the industry’s shifting trends. My highest values, connection, learning and creativity, blend seamlessly for never-ending inspiration. I provide professional service and consistent results at the highest level by engaging in genuine rapport, proper consultation, and skillful execution.
I entered the professional beauty industry in 2003, near my hometown of Boston. I acquired numerous haircutting techniques created by Paul Mitchell, Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy platform artists. To advance my first passion, men’s grooming, I trained with various Master Barbers. In 2005, I honed the art of color with Redken and still attend advanced training classes at the Exchange in New York City. I later acquired hair design with Unite through their creative classes and attended Global Sessions in London 2015 to learn basic, advanced, on-trend, avant-garde and runway techniques.
Customizing hair to every individual is very important to me. In middle school, I watched my older brother cry after getting haircuts. No one knew how to cut his hair because it wasn’t a traditional texture. It killed his confidence. Once I took up styling, I saw how my clients’ self-confidence would transform after getting a customized cut, as if unlocked by a magic code. The core of my work is delivering this experience, time and time again.
I live with my husband in New Jersey; together, we enjoy family time, playing with our dog, Emiko, and travelling as much as possible. We are ultimate foodies! Our favorite thing is trying new food and drinks at different places; when not dining out, I love cooking at home.
I've worked in the hospitality and service industry for over four years at massage studios, waxing boutiques, and my favorite, hair salons! In 2017, I began my natural hair care transition, an achievement of which I'm most proud. This inspired me to help fellow curlies start their journeys via an Instagram hair blog: @obscurelycurly. Eventually, I'd like to create my own product line. Hair has a mind of its own, especially mine; you’ll see it when you come to Hair Code!