Since her first job as a shampoo girl, Amy has always felt drawn to the beauty industry. She knew she had a passion for hair and a calling to help women feel beautiful. Working to turn that passion into a career, she attained her cosmetology license after completing her education at Pivot Point International Academy. Working to maintain the best knowledge of industry trends and techniques, she constantly seeks continuing education. Amy takes pride in being educated, practiced, and aware of everything relevant in her trade.
Everyday, Amy’s goal is to make her guests feel confident about the way they look, and customizes every cut and color to each guests own particular sense of style. She knows that listening and understanding each guests ideas and expectations is the most important part of the process. Whether a client has a very particular style in mind, or simply wants to point her in a certain direction, Amy works to ensure the cut is a perfect compliment to the color. Through consultation, technique, and natural ability, Amy delivers results that always meet or exceed expectations. Nothing is more rewarding than giving her clients a hairstyle they love.
Amy has worked hard to differentiate herself by perfecting specialized techniques. Her favorite such technique is called Balayage, which is the art of freehand painting highlights directly onto the hair. She loves this technique because it allows her to personalize every application to each individual client. It has a natural sun kissed highlighting effect. It also seamlessly blends into the outgrowth for a longer lasting, natural style.
Color formulation and application is another area in which Amy has a true talent. After consultation, she will know what color her guests want to end up with and how to get them there. She will properly assess the current properties of the hair and customize a color formulation that will naturally integrate to achieve the intended result. Amy is adept at creating natural hair colors, as well as fashion colors such as pastels and neons. She is also great at managing growth and radiancy through applications of base bumps and glosses. She understands color and how it affects all different types of hair.
Among other techniques, Amy has also mastered precision cutting, razor cutting, and men’s cuts. She also has a great hand for updos and other special occasion styling. Care and maintenance are also important, and she knows what treatments to apply and when to do it. From in house smoothing treatments to at home hair care products, she is great at determining what hair needs and what products are required to get it there.
Her cutting techniques and artful ambition have blessed Amy with a wonderful following in the Barrington area. She knows that the only way she was able to take a passion and turn it into a lifelong career was through the support of her guests. She looks forward to developing her existing relationships while building new ones that are just as special.
Schedule a consultation with Amy because after all, life’s too short to have boring hair!
“I’ve never been one to get my hair colored, it’s expensive and usually grows out awkwardly. When I sat in Amy’s chair, I felt a little edgy and wanted a change. I told her I don’t like getting it colored and so forth so she explained a new technique to me that allows the highlights to grow out naturally and seemlessly with the rest of the hair. Boy was she right. I have very dark brown hair and she added a lot of blonde highlights that are heavier in the bottom. It looks amazing. She did such a wonderful job I continue to go back and get it touched up regularly (something I never thought I’d do).
The girls at Fleur De Lis are professional, sweet and amazing with hair! From the all encompassing finishing touch make up stand to the cute ambiance this place and Amy have a life long customer in me. Do yourself a favor – make an appt with Amy, you won’t be disappointed!”~Monseur N. (Yelp)