Stylist - Gilbert

What path brought you here?
I started working at a salon right after I graduated high school as a front desk receptionist. I really enjoyed the job and it didn't feel like work because we had so much fun. I thought why wouldn't I want to stay in this environment that I enjoy so much! So after talking to the stylist that I worked with, I went to school and the rest is history.  

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and contribution you can make?
I am definitely most passionate about styling and products. I am a total product junkie. I feed off my clients excitement and seeing my clients come in with a huge smile on there face and telling me how much they love the products and that they can style their hair themselves really makes me feel good about what I do.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy?
I really love photography. It is a great way for me to stay creative outside the salon.  

Where can we find you when you're not working? Whats your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
In the summer I love going to the lake and going kayaking with my family. In the winter I love going on hikes. Other than that you can find me at home. I am a total homebody.

How long have you been doing what you do?
I have now been doing hair for 6 years!
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in Redondo Beach, CA. I moved out here with my family when I was in High School. Unfortunately you can’t live on your own in high school, or I am sure I would have never left. However, while I still hate the summer heat, my family is here and it is home to me. 

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Coffee. Coffee. Starbucks. Coffee.