My love for hair started when I was in middle school. I experimented with all different cuts, colors and eventually discovered hair extensions which I fell in love with and have been my favorite ever since. When I was nineteen, I moved to Los Angeles and later attended the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Sassoon was super strict and they were not into me wearing hair extensions or wigs, I even got sent home one day for wearing them. But I continued practicing and later got certified through The Hair Shop in Hollywood, which was an amazing experience. I continue to use their hair today because of how natural and beautiful the quality is.
After school, I worked at several salons in Chicago and the North Shore and eventually started my own traveling business from home in Barrington. I specialized in hair extensions, balayage, airbrush tanning and eyelash extensions. After several years, I decided I wanted to get back into a salon and while getting my hair cut by Brittany, we clicked! I got so excited about salons again after getting such a good vibe at Fleur De Lis. I love the homie atmosphere Brittany has created and being around good people in the town I grew up in.