I’m a licensed cosmetologist working as a hairstylist in Chicago, IL. I believe a good stylist never stops learning and I try to take workshops and classes whenever I can. My style leans toward natural, healthy looking hair but I think everyone should have a little fun once in a while. It’s just hair.
I studied art in college, primarily painting, drawing, and photography. Later, I realized that a career in art required a willingness to live without a regular paycheck or healthcare. My work history includes carnival worker, a photographer in one of those cheesy mall joints, mural painter, and public programs associate for a museum before I began doing fundraising for Ox-Bow, an affiliate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I stayed in that line of business for a few years but unfortunately I was pretty good at it. I woke up one day in NYC, put on a suit, looked through the my notes on my next victim and wondered, “What the hell am I doing?” I explained my predicament to my then hairstylist who suggested that I should consider his career.
After the idea sunk in, I quit and went to beauty school. And, I LOVE it.
I’m a mom, to 4-year-old Julian, who is a lovable little maniac. My time is pretty limited but I do still try to stay creative. I still paint when I can and do lots of arts and crafts. I drink lots of red wine and am on perpetual quest to find good wines that are under $10. Finally, I’m aging a lot less gracefully than I had originally planned to, so stay tuned for other topics in the realm of cosmetology involving skin or nail care.
Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in this blog are my own and not of my employers.