About Me

After 20 years in the salon industry and 7 years as a partner with 12 Ounce Studios tattoos, I am starting a new chapter as a brand developer, branding designer, artist, crocheter, and consultant for small business owners.

I opened and operated a very successful salon that I built completely from scratch, but unfortunately was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis only 1 year after opening. I pushed through and worked as hard as I physically could for as long as my body would let me, but I just couldn’t continue. Being a salon owner is a physically demanding job and having a debilitating illness made it nearly impossible to keep up.

It is very difficult finding people who are trustworthy to help manage the daily operations. I ran into quite a few issues with this while trying to put a manager in place. I don't like going into too much detail publicly, but the people I trusted decided to take everything I built from me and move around the corner. Without that, I just couldn’t handle it by myself. The stress, both physically and mentally, took its toll and caused so many flare ups of the disease. I made the most difficult decision to let it close.

To be honest, it took a long time to get over how devastated I was to lose my business and literally everything I had saved from my career. I didn’t think there would be a light at the end of the tunnel or that any doors would open for my future. Without physical health what could I possibly do with my career and experience? After almost a year I finally realized that helping others was something I had to continue. I spent my life trying to help others reach their goals and feel more confident and I knew I needed to continue doing that, regardless of what path I took.

I helped open both locations of 12 Ounce Studios, and worked there after my other jobs, to help get it building and running smoothly. I taught them everything I had learned about running successful social media accounts, and trained their awesome manager for several weeks before he started. I opened the Cherry Hill location of Ulta and built the salon into the Top 2 position in the district within 2 years. I opened Salon Head Candy and built it into a multi-award-winning and very successful salon within 1 year! When physically able, I can do some amazing things!

I’m a very experienced hairdresser, having traveled all over the country teaching the latest trends to other industry professionals. I am a Certified Master Haircolorist with advanced training in all aspects of color, along with a certification in extensions, Vidal Sassoon cutting, Sebastian cutting and styling, BbU Salon Business training, and much more.