Q: If you could spend the day with someone who you consider a “style icon” who would it be? What would you do?
Tracee Ellis Ross. She’s a fashionista. Her personal style is just everything; she nails it. Class, style, all of it. I would pick her brain––about her hair, fashion sense, how she elevated her career.
Q: How do you like to stay up to date on the latest trends, techniques, and styles?
I still read Vogue magazine. It remains at the forefront for sharing the latest trends. Also, Modern Salon magazine and Salon Today. As for techniques...continuing education is my go to!
Q: What’s a trend that you hope comes back? Never goes out of style?
What I hope comes back: bootcut jeans. What I hope never goes out of style: bob haircuts.
Q: What do you value most about being a Virtue affiliate?
It’s a great product line and the company is easy to work with.
Q: What was the worst haircut you ever had?
A pixie. I saw someone else’s, and she referred me to her stylist. I had just started my career and I wanted this edgy cut. At the end of the cut, she turned me away from the mirror and turned on the clippers. They just kept getting higher and higher until she went past the curve on my head. It was like a bowl in the back. That was the first time I ever cried over a haircut.
Q: Worst haircut you ever gave someone else?
It was back in beauty school, and I was learning to cut layers. The woman had very wavy hair. She told me that the shorter her hair, the bigger her waves. I cut it just short enough that it laid over her ears, which she referred to as “earmuffs.” That’s when I learned to listen to my client. After that experience, I was intentional about learning to cut layers correctly. Lesson learned.