I grew on on my family’s farm in Ingram, TX where I developed a deep love and appreciation for animals (aren’t baby goats are the cutest?) and the beauty in nature. Once I finished high school I enrolled in Vogue Beauty Academy, where I finished at the top of my class in June 2007. I immediately earned an apprenticeship with Master Stylist and Colorist, Monica Partier, at Urban Groove Salon. There I soaked in everything Monica had to offer. I learned high-end specialty cutting and coloring techniques, but this was just the beginning of my love of learning as I am always looking to perfect my artistry. I am constantly attending hair shows for inspiration and education, including the Shu Uemura Art of Hair in NYC, James Ryder Makeup in California, and Dream Catcher Extensions in April 2012. I have also taught cutting classes to other stylists looking to continue their education. I eventually achieve my dream of owning my own salon when I purchased SHAG Austin on South Lamar, which is one of the coolest, most fun neighborhoods in ATX. At SHAG I assembled a team, really family, of stylists and artists that shared my love for music, all things crazy and weirdly Austin, and making clients feel and look beautiful. In 2017 I sold SHAG in order to focus on my clients and hair, my true passion, but have remained here as a stylist working daily with the family I love.
I specialize in balayage dimensional hair painting, highlights, and corrective color. I love creating natural color masterpieces. My precise cutting techniques allow me to create either classic or cutting-edge styles for my clients, both men and women. I am certified with Dream Catchers Extensions, the highest quality hair extensions, for those clients looking for the long, luscious locks seen on Victoria’s Secret models, and offer complimentary consultations to all clients. I have extensive experience in styling both hair and makeup for photoshoots, weddings, commercials, and fashion shows. My goal is to make each client feel special and like a star when they leave my chair.
My passion for the perfection of my craft makes me a true artist.
Hair is my passion and my art. I know not all stylists sing and dance behind their chairs, but when I am feeling that creative vibe it cannot be kept inside! I find inspiration in friends, music, and throughout Austin, my city that I love. Helping my clients feel fashion forward and fabulous is what has kept me excited to come to work everyday. My joy in continuing education and staying on top of trends means I can keep each look personalized, though I am known for my long, layered cuts with soft balayaged highlights. I love to keep it creative and funky or classic and lovely. I have spent the past 10 years beautifying Austin and plan to continue for many more!