Joined Atelier: August 2016
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Certifications: Licensed Cosmetologist and Esthetician/San Jose City College
Why I decided to become a stylist: I have always had an interest in beauty. When I was a young girl, I loved playing dress up and getting my hair and make-up done by my older sister. I started experimenting on my own hair and I realized I had a skill and passion that I should explore and perfect so I could offer this benefit I have to others. I wanted to make others feel beautiful and confident.
My favorite thing about my work: This is my passion. I love that I can use my skills on others and make them feel and look beautiful.
Describe the last time you made someone’s day: A client was running late for her appointment with me because she was a single mother of twins. She thought I was not going to be able to be see her. That was not the case. I was able to still take her back and perform all of her services. I listened to and talked to her while I performed the services. This truly made her and my day. My client was crying from happiness when she left. She said I made her feel beautiful again. This is what inspires me to be the best stylist I can be.
What I want every client to know about me: I am a good listener. I am very professional and I respect their time. I will do my best for each and every one of my clients. I plan to always stay educated on all the new trends and styles while also perfecting the classics.
Best or worst hairstyle: My worst hairstyle happened as a result of a friend who was in training. She offered to touch up my highlights. Instead of the touch up I thought I would get, I ended up with a whole new hairstyle, because when she started removing the foils, my hair broke off right in front of my eyes. I was terrified. Good luck for me she worked in her aunt’s salon. Ultimately, her aunt was able to cut my hair in an effort to salvage it but I ended up with a mullet!
Mantra I live by: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa