Master Stylist & Master Colorist
As a native Memphian I grew up in Whitehaven and attended Hillcrest High School. I was trained at Enrii School of Beauty. Upon graduation I began my first job with the Gould’s corporation where I trained with Frank Taves. After spending four years of training, I was asked to join the original team that opened Beau Monde, working alongside Fran Tice. While working with Fran, I trained and became a member of the Tennessee Hair Fashion Committee (the official educational committee for the state). While attending the National Cosmetology Association meeting in Atlanta, I was inspired to begin a journey into Competition hairdressing. I decided to open my own salon and after months of training I was fortunate enough to win the following titles:
- American Cosmetology – American Novice Champion- Gold Medal
- Mid-West Beauty Show- Mid West Golden Trophy-Gold Medal
- New York Beauty Show- World Supreme Hair Competition- Silver Medal
- Top 10 Finalist- United States World Hair Styling Team- New Orleans.
After retiring from the competition Circuit. I then turned my focus to Hair color. I have trained with Redken, L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Kenra, and currently work with Keune, where I’ve attended the Keune Accadamy for both Intermediate and advanced color training. I love nothing more than when a guest comes in with a total hair color disaster and they give me the pleasure and their trust to solve their hair color problem.
Along with enjoying the practice of color and cutting for 43 years and having trained many successful stylist that I’ve had the pleasure of working who are now salon owners themselves, I decided to make a life change and close my salon after 35 years and join one of my first students that joined my team, Laura Davidson and her team at Ella David, to not only continue as a stylist but to begin an apprentice program where I currently train young stylist in proper client consultations, hair color and structural design hair cutting. I’m married; I have 4 beautiful daughters and 6 fabulous grandchildren. And, love spending time at our lake home, doing wood working projects, and serving at Christ City Church in Midtown Memphis.