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Let me share with you some fun facts about me
I am such a nerd. Although I have a creative career I also like black and white concepts. I need spreadsheets and numbers. I crave pretty stationary to hand write my lists and to do's. I am most at peace when everything is in its place, including my foil placement!! Come with a good book recommendation and we can compare notes. Thriller and mystery is my thang. I don't mind an occasional inspirational read either. Racheal Hollis helped me find my truth!
I. LOVE. COFFEE. I feel most stylists can relate. At home it's Tim Horton's dark roast (because my Canadian husband converted me) with plain ole milk and sugar. It is my fuel and I cannot function without it (spoken like a true addict!) Luckily my cute little city of Corning, NY has some amazing roasters. You can usually find me at Soulful Cup. Check em out!
A close 2nd to coffee is weddings. I love weddings and formal styling. The excitement and anticipation of the day has a vibe like no other. This is where my creativity really kicks in. Fortunately, I live in Finger Lakes wine country with amazing landscapes and event venues offering many opportunities to work with brides. I lead an amazingly talented team of wedding specialists at Bliss Beauty Collective. You can find our work on Pinterest, Wedding Wire, the Knot and Hair comes the Bride.
Laughing is my medicine. I know it sounds like it's straight from an inspirational coffee mug. I get through our chaotic life with humor. Trust me, your experience in my chair will be accompanied by my version of HBO comedy Series Steph, crazy working mother and step mother of 6! Lots of kids and hysterical stories about each. Thank goodness I have an amazing husband who helps me keep my sanity as we navigate through the stages.
I am an education junky. My mind doesn't shutoff and needs to be challenged. At 28 I went back to college to finish my Bachelors in business and marketing while working full time behind the chair. It was something I needed to prove that I could do. Now, I spend my time soaking up all of the amazing industry artist content through social media and live classes. I attend a few workshops a year building my skill set and learning new techniqueas. I am a certified beaded weft extension stylist, Micro Lines hair loss solutions trained, and a member of the holistic hair tribe using all organic and vegan products. Stay tuned because I always have something new and exciting I'm learning!!
I owned a salon right out of hair school. I know, crazy. While life got busy and I chose to leave ownership to dedicate time to my family, I knew I would always be there again. After years of planning I am finally able to open a beautiful new space! Check out my organic based beauty boutique on Market St. in Corning! Grace Holistic Beauty & Wellness is my new salon home as of 2022.