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.

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