Tell us your life story in 2 sentences.

My life is the life of a drunken toddle. I fall a lot, but I always get up smiling!

 

Why do you feel competitions help the industry?

It provides as platform to be creative. Working behind the chair can get repetitive. Competition pushes limits, gives you space to be inspired while inspiring others. There’s also no better feeling than being recognized by you mentor, peers, and those you look up to the most.

 

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How does your salon foster a culture of education and competition?

My salon, the Beauty Lounge MPLS , creates a space for my creative ambitions. It’s located in an arts building in the heart of NE MPLS, a neighbor which encourages artistic expression. Melissa Taylor, my salons owner gives me on hand education, and we are always sending each other education videos and hair inspirations. We build together. It’s the first time I’ve been in a salon as a stylist and I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor!

 

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How did you celebrate your regional win?

I went right back to my bnb and I fell asleep with my Award in my arms. Best sleep I’ve ever gotten! Lol

 

I knew I was a Hair Nerd when…

My moms tells a story about her discovering me braiding at the age of three. I remember none of this but let me remind you I’m living the life of a drunken toddle so my memory is shot!!! But this would be the moment I turned into a hair nerd.