My passion for cosmetology started at a very young age tending to my sisters hair and teaching myself techniques in braiding, curling and overall finished styling. I then found a niche in cutting hair and utilized many of my friends for experiment.
After studying a different field in college and numerous years in corporate America, I found myself later in life exploring the opportunity to pursue the career I had always dreamed of.
In November of 2017 I graduated top of my class from the Aveda Institute in Charlotte. My love for Aveda products and their service model made it easy to choose Aveda for my education, and later on my employment.
At a chance meeting with one of the owners of Element 5 Salon, I came for a tour and knew it would be my home after graduation.
I jumped at the chance to start working the front desk while still in school at Aveda. After graduation I started the training program with the elite talents of the education team at the salon to further my own personal knowledge.
I have been given advanced training through Aveda in the fields of cutting, color, and balayage techniques. Once established in the salon I want to advance my skills in cutting through Aveda and one-day carry the title of Aveda Purefessional.
My love for the beauty industry was always sparked by stealing my moms makeup and playing as a kid. Over the years of growing up, I developed a passion for the power of enhancing someone’s beauty with the art of makeup. Born and raised in Charlotte, I graduated from South Mecklenburg high school. Being a self taught makeup artist I had the desire to attend beauty school at the age of 18 and expand my knowledge further along in the industry. Graduating from the Aveda Institute of Charlotte with best in color in my class, I developed an infatuation with creating beautiful hair whether it’s a textured bob, a champagne balayage or dark mysterious waves; I love it all. I immediately fell in love with my home at Element 5 Salon and felt like I found my happy place. Eager to begin my career behind the chair, i started assisting and observing all the talented artists at my salon and went into my apprenticeship and soaked up all the education my creative mind could retain. Alongside my training, Ive attended advanced color and cut classes from balayage with Aveda Purefessionals, becoming certified in Keratin application, to new cutting techniques with Dusty Rhode. But it doesn’t stop there! Being in love with the idea of adding length and volume to my hair with extensions, I’ve attended a hands on class for Dream Catchers hair, becoming certified in I-tip and Tape in Hair Extensions. I adore anything from cut to color, curls, blowouts and makeup. I specialize in anything color, with a special love for blondes, balayage and highlights. Come in and let me paint your hair!