My passion in the beauty industry grew from my love of improving clients’ self-esteem by transforming their image. In seven years, I’ve trained with Bumble & Bumble and Aveda. I’m a Redken colorist, being Keratin certified, skin care, waxing and beard trims. My hair styling preference ranges from effortless styles clients can replicate at home to precision work as I am very detailed. Being from an east coast beach town, I offer a range of highlights here on the west coast. My main goal is personalizing each style to suit the individual and educating clients about products.
I started my education at the Aveda Institute in Florida, then in Orlando where I trained under Aveda men's cutting and product designer (previous creative director of American Crew and now the creator of Men's Dept.) I began my passion for educating at Paul Mitchell-the School in San Diego. Thereafter, I became a Redken colorist at a Bumble & Bumble salon leading the cutting and styling education for the assistant’s training program. Recently, I graduated barbering school with license expanding my skills even further. I love collaborating on artistic projects building my extensive editorial portfolio.
I’m a native San Diegan and doing hair for over 20 years. I’ve trained under some of Sassoon and Bumble & Bumble’s local offspring before becoming the owner of AXLE Hair Labor. My skills range from clipper fades to runway style up-dos. Doing hair while traveling and living in Europe has perfected my work in client styles while working with natural unruly hair patterns. The result is hair you can manage at home and reinforcing my reputation for having haircuts that last longer than others.
I am a second generation hair stylist who grew up in the cosmetology industry and obtained my license in 2010 in Palm Desert. I've had the pleasure to work with artistic directors for Enzo Milano and White Sands as well as hair stylists and photographers from LA to San Diego at fashion and hair shows, weddings, events and special occasions. I enjoy continuous education and bringing my client’s visions to life. There is nothing more enduring and inspiring than a clients face when they view themselves in the mirror after their look is finished. I love working with all types of hair on women and men while educating my clients how to recreate the same look at home.