Hair and makeup have always been my passion.
I gave my first haircut to my little sister when I was in the 6th grade. It was an amazing wedged bob. Okay, "amazing" may be a subjective description of it. Let's just say for the 90s it was hella fly. I got my first Caboodle for my birthday, 7th grade year, and thus started my makeup addiction. I spent hours in my bedroom, looking at magazines and duplicating looks.
By high school, I was knee deep into the theatre and acting. My favorite college course ever was the theatre makeup class. I learned about lighting and contouring long before YouTubers were teaching the world how to change the shape of their features with lowlights and highlights.
I spent a few years in a "real job" in Property Management, and I excelled at it, but I was bored and hated being behind a computer all day. I started soul searching and it was actually on my way home from Disneyland, after stopping in the Sephora in Downtown Disney, where I made the decision to go to Cosmetology school. While my Mom and I were in Sephora, she witnessed me answering questions and helping other shoppers. She said to me, "You really need to do something with this talent." My reply was, "But Mom, retail is TORTURE!", yet the thought would not leave my mind. Half way home, I had a plan. I started Cosmo school less than a month later and ultimately, graduated early.
Over the course of the last 19 years, I've worked in the top salons in Fresno, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad, and now I'm back in the Central Valley, where Old Town Clovis is my home. In the few years I've been back, I've become passionate about my little city, where the businesses are all locally owned and the Mayor knows my name. The merchants treat you like family the moment you walk through their doors, and I can't wait to welcome you through mine!