Where are you from? How long have you lived in the Valley?
Originally from Claremont, New Hampshire, this December will be my 8th anniversary in Arizona.
What services do you specialize in?
I am a Master Stylist for all hair services at Millennium; however, I specialize in free form art design cutting. My Helix treatment creates body and soft natural looking curl.
Which is your favorite service or technique and why?
My specialty, or Helixing treatments, are my favorite. The technique can make a dramatic difference in a design for those wanting an easy major style change and no chemicals involved. If you are interested in a Helix cut, I recommend a consult for hair longer than a "bob" length. The timing of appointments and costs vary.
[The Helix cutting system is a technique used with a specific shear that can create natural looking permanent curl in the hair. You use it to create “negative space” in the hair. When you cut down a tree, you make a small notch in the base to control the way it falls. The same can be said for this system, you can control the direction and flow of the hair. They call it the “green perm”, no chemicals required.]
I am actually on my 9th state license for cosmetology, have owned 3 salons, managed many others , but I love being behind the chair.
What would you do if you weren’t a stylist?
I was a computer programmer/systems analyst for 10 years, but I always loved doing hair!
What’s your secret talent?
I work with God given hair growth patterns and never fight them!
What’s the best advice you can give someone at your station?
Most people want easy hair styles they can duplicate in 10 minutes (some folks anyway), I teach them how to achieve that!