I have been a licensed stylist since 2007, starting my career with the renowned Gary Manuel Aveda Academy in Seattle, WA.
I relocated to New York City in 2008 and quickly became the right hand man to remarkably talented Maria Barca of SELF SALON. SELF is Maria's solo venture after nearly 10 years working as celebrity stylist OSCAR BLANDI's primary assistant. Maria continues to mentor me to this day, even though we live across the country from each other. Every hairdresser should be so lucky to have found the mentor-ship I have.
It was under Maria that I received my first curly hair certification from DEVACHAN Soho in 2010.
In 2012, I moved to Tempe, Arizona and have been happily working here ever since. Arizona is an equally inspiring place to continue my career, as several "Insta-famous" stylists live here and offer education on a regular basis.
I named my studio after my daughter Birdie, who has the most beautiful curly hair. And when my own hair grew back curly after a 2017 breast cancer diagnosis, I decided it was time to shift focus and do what I love: Curls and natural color
2018: CURL cutting certification - @controlledchaoshair 2017: Foundations of Cutting: @shannelmariano RETEXTURIZING / PERMANENT WAVE: Nautilique 2016: Braids & BALAYAGE: @jaywesleyolson / @confessionsofahairstylist Advanced FOILING & BALAYAGE: @prettylittleombre 2015: Braids & Bridal: @confessionsofahairstylist 2014: Advanced Cutting: @aveda 2013: Advanced coloring techniques: @aveda Advanced Barbering: @aveda 2010: DEVACURL intro to texture: cutting & pintura: DEVACHAN ACADEMY SOHO 2009: Self Salon: 1 year completion of training 2007: GARY MANUEL AVEDA INSTITUTE: 1 year completion of training
I use dry cutting and precision techniques to create, manageable and fun silhouettes with natural texture.
I have found my passion in embracing natural texture and lived-in color, creating low-maintenance styles with longevity
My job is to make your life easier, by teaching you the quickest, most efficient ways for you to get that Instagram hair, with that on-the-go schedule