Hair of course!!! I am also passionate about traveling, all forms of art, fashion, educating myself for new inspiration, and my wonderful husband and daughter.
My blow dryer – I’d be lost without it!
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey
Best Celebrity hair
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cindy Crawford, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Gwen Stefani, should I keep going? I love so many of them!
Favorite place to grab a bite
Shabashabu is awesome sushi – be sure to try the Wolfpack roll!
Love about Samuel Cole Salon
I am surrounded by so many amazing stylists, each unique in their own way – we are a very special family here! The education is endless and we are fortunate enough to work with stylists from around the country regularly to stay current with the latest trends.
Areas of Expertise
I really embrace curly hair, living with it everyday myself. Giving haircuts that can be styled a variety of ways to enhance ones personality (or the personality of their hair), then highlighting and coloring it to add to their personal style is so much fun! I also thrive on making transformations a reality. I will always use techniques to make my guests feel modern and beautiful. I hope every guest leaves feeling beautiful and confident they can recreate their style at home.
Academies & Accomplishments
Aveda Institute, Chapel Hill
Aveda: Successful Marketing
Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Smoothing Treatment Certified
Samuel Cole Immersion Graduate
Bumble: Texture Launch with Alejandro Jimenez; Style Immersion Classes with Alejandro Jimenez: Gel & Gellac, Thickening Serum, Wear & Care, Surf Launch; Design Workshop Razor Advanced Cutting Class, Styling Class with Alejandro Jimenez
Bumble & bumble University, NYC: Bb.Cut Foundation, Network Educator I and II, Styling I & II
MAC: Advanced Makeup Class
Oribe: Exclusive Samuel Cole Salon Master Styling Class with Oribe Canales, Cutting Event with Adam Livermore, Cutting Event with Tom Gallagher, Editorial Styling with Tom Gallagher, Styling Class with Ronnie Stam, Signature Cut Class with Adam Livermore, Master Styling Class with Kein Hoang, Master Cutting Class with Coby Alcantar, Editorial Styling with Christian Ceja
Redken: American Balyage with Kimberly Teff, Color Collections and Principles, Creative Dimensional Color and Highlighting, Color Correction Bootcamp, Color Correction Master Class, Master Class with Dhaniel Doud, Master Class with Michelle Johnson
Samuel Cole: Double French Twist Styling, Editorial Photo Shoot with Jack and Joelle Ray
V76: Men’s Grooming Class with Jesse Taylor, Men’s Grooming with Michael Knight, Career Sweet Spot with Reuben Carranza
Wella: Color Principles with Lisa McGee, Color Correction with Yvonne Heizman and Justin De Le Torre, Advanced Color Techniques, Amazing Reds, Celebrity Colorist Mark DeBolt Wella Trend Vision, Ombre Color Class, Wella Trends with Anna Vaul, Wella Spring Trends with Nicole Obert, Wella Fall Trends with Mark Debolt, Advanced Blonding & Foiling Techniques with Wella Top Artist Alexandra Matiz
Other: Leadership Training with Chris Sulimay, Long Razor Bob with Alejandro Jimenez
Myrtle Beach Hair Expo 2009
Strut 09/Raleigh Fashion Week
Everlast and Susan G Komen Photo Shoot (‘Beating Breast Cancer’)
Social Magazine Photo Shoot, Awards & Fashion Show
Cuts for Pups – Second Chance Pet Adoption fundraiser
Glitter and Gloves Fashion Show