After graduating from high school in 1997, I decided to follow in my fathers footsteps and go to Southern Illinois University. I attended for a year, but turned my room into a salon to experiment on every one’s hair! I chose to put college on hold and go to beauty school at HASAKNA Institute of Hair Design in Palatine. I graduated early 2000 and started working my way up the creative ladder. I found myself building a wonderful clientele in Algonquin, Illinois. I chose to make a career change to further my education and brighten my horizons while working for the next 6 years at an Aveda salon in Barrington, Illinois. When I felt I had reached the plateau, I worked for a local salon in Cary, Illinois as the salon education director. It was there where I began my training to be a certified hair color trainer for Aveda. I also continued my on my path and received my associates degree in business management and eventually opened Fleur de Lis Salon. I love what I do, and it shows with every inch of Fleur De Lis, (named after my daughter Lily).
Owner and Stylist
I love the feeling of the salon when I walk in in the morning. I feel a sense of teamwork and loyalty from the people who share their lives and passion with me. I feel as if I don’t go to work everyday. I enjoy my day and help to brighten peoples lives, (and hair!!). I have enjoyed recently working with Celebrity Hair Stylist Marc Anthony, as well as styling for Red Carpet Events, Fox News Milwaukee and many local fundraisers. Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach a lifelong dream. I am truly blessed .to have all my family, friends and guests in my life. I love and appreciate you all!!