I have two great passions! The creative world of art and beauty as well as the world of technology and video games. I love seeing the world push its limits.
My Red Mini-Cooper
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”- J.R.R. Tolkien
Best Celebrity hair
Emma Stone, Jessica Biel, Adele, Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto
Favorite place to grab a bite in Raleigh
Love about Samuel Cole Salon
Being surrounded by such a supportive and encouraging team!
Areas of Expertise
Rich, natural, lived in color. Works well with bobs, and medium/long hair design, and helping to find a style for thinning or fine textured hair.
Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill
Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Smoothing Treatment Certified
Samuel Cole Salon Immersion Program Graduate
♦Bumble and bumble University, NYC: Bb.Cut Foundation
♦Baxter of California: Men’s Grooming with Josh Velazquez
♦MAC: Master Makeup with Bri Swing
♦Oribe: Styling with Kien Hoang, Styling with Tony Caldwell, Editorial Styling with Christian Ceja, Editorial Styling with Katie Manselle, Career Sweet Spot with Reuben Carranza, Hair Sewing with Ronnie Stam, Cut and Style with Coby Alcantar, Styling + Oribe Beauty with Kelly Peach, Classic Bob with Adam Livermore, Inner Layers with Coby Alcantar and Gardner Edmunds; Signature Cut with Gardner Edmunds
♦R+Co: The Chop with Robert Vasquez; Editorial Curling Iron Style with Robert Vasquez
♦Samuel Cole: Advanced Updos with Alley Biehl; Formal Styling with Alley Biehl
♦V76: Men’s Grooming Class with Jesse Taylor; Men’s Grooming with Michael Knight
♦Wella: Hair Painting with Mark Debolt; Mastering Reds; Color Correction Pt. 1 & 2; Spring 2016 Trends with Nicole Obert; Fall Trends with Mark Debolt; Hair painting with Drew Calloway; Wella Color Trends with Anna Vaul; Fall/Winter 2016 Color Trends with Brenton Lee; Foundational Color with Coco Kootsillas; Hair Painting with Nicole Obert; Color Corrections with Mark Debolt; Spring/Summer 2017 Color Trends with Coco Kootsillas; Advanced Blonding & Foiling Techniques with Wella Top Artist Alexandra Matiz; Cut Craft with Stevie Smith; Spring & Summer Trends with Mark DeBolt; Highlighting Trends with Coco Kootsillas; Creative Color Workshop with Stevie Smith; Creative Color with Mark DeBolt; Vintage Color with Alejandro Jimenez; Spring Summer 2020 Trends with Mark Debolt
♦Other: Long Razor Bob with Alejandro Jimenez
Favorite Product Combination
For light weight shine and a healthy amount of body, prep damp hair with Oribe Foundation Mist, R+Co Dallas, Oribe Curl Gloss, then blow dry and finish with Oribe Thick Dry and Oribe Impermeable