Q: What’s your personal hair routine? Your favorite part of your hair routine?
My hair routine is simple, but I like to vary what I use. My favorite part is shampooing: giving my scalp some love, feeling the suds, and smelling the product in that steamy shower is where my best ideas come! After that, I condition and allow it to dry a bit using my Kitsch microfiber towel while I dress and work on my skin. I always add Un-Frizz Cream and Split End Serum to protect my hair, no matter what I do after. Most of the time it's air drying and allowing my natural texture to come out.
Q: What other things are you passionate about that aren’t hair related?
I’m passionate about spirituality in various forms. I like to spend some time working on my mind and spirit in the morning and in the evening. I like to be active and be outside, so sometimes I combine the two and just go get lost in a trail somewhere…
Q: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure to indulge?
Food is my major indulgence. I go through phases, but I have a huge weakness for desserts and sweets.
Q: How do you manage work-life balance?
That seems to evolve a lot. It takes a lot of reflection for me to be able to plan and stay present enough to enjoy it. The only way I manage is because of the wonderful people I have around me.
Q: What’s next for your career?
I have been spending my time varying my career. I like a combination of behind-the-chair work, editorial work, and mentee work. I love my clients and providing value from what I learn through creative work, as well as spending time with my mentors. Next I dream of making a hair bungalow outside my house, of having a hair wall and continuing to style for award shows. I have my eye on the Met Gala, BAFTA, and fashion weeks.
Q: Why Virtue®?
So many reasons. The community: Every single person I have met through Virtue® holds a place in my heart. The education: I have learned so much from the collaborative efforts of the incredibly intelligent scientists, artists, and technical staff working at Virtue®.