Q: What insights do you have for the pro community regarding re-openings/navigating the new normal?
You really have to go with the changes; they’re constant. Your business will be successful if you can adapt. Since we couldn’t be behind the chair, we had to change what we offered, like more products and videos. If you’re not stubborn to change and adapt to the now, that will make the transition easier.
Q: What’s your favorite memory from your journey? When did it feel like you caught your “big break?”
When I started working for my boss Sarah Conner. She works in Beverly hills at high-end salons, and it was just such a blessing to get that experience. I really appreciated the different lifestyle and education.
Q: Is there anyone in the industry or beyond that you really admire, or someone who inspired you in your career?
I look up to my mom (Rosie) and Sarah so much. My mom has accomplished a consistent clientele. Sarah has made a living out of doing hair, and she showed me that it’s possible. Rosie and Sarah never say “no” and they do everything; they have so many skills, which allows them to reach different clientele.
Q: What’s your favorite way to unwind after work?
I love to just sit in the quiet since I’m in such a busy, loud environment all day. I would never mind a beer.
Q: If you could spend the day with someone who you consider a “style icon” who would it be? What would you do?
I would want to spend the day with J-Lo. She has her life together––from hair to makeup to workouts to personality and style. I would just like to see how she runs her life. I’d want to do a workout together, hang out in her glam room, go on set of World of Dance, and hang out with A-Rod (that would be cool).