Advanced 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! A stylist that I worked with at my previous salon had worked with Aveda before and had told me that I would become a better colorist working with the Aveda color line. So when I was ready to make the change to a new salon I was so happy to find 20Volume. Coming to Aveda was one of the best choices I ever made.  

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and contribution you can make?
I am a total product junkie so I love teaching my clients about products that will help them at home to achieve the looks they want. I also really have grown to love color. There is nothing better than getting that perfect hair color for a guest that makes them feel like a million bucks!

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 8 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.