I began my hairdressing career when I was 16 years old. After opening my first salon at age 21, my impressive career has included owning many salons and a small boutique. I have also served as a teacher, private consultant, and at one point, a cover model for Redbook. With a long term commitment to health and holistic living, I have been a vegetarian since my first daughter was born, and I have always avoided products that are tested on animals. As one of the original proponents of the idea that beauty comes within, I truly believe that beauty is a subjective thing, and we each have our own paths to follow. The more authentic we are to ourselves, the better we look on the outside. A great haircut and style shows the world that we have self respect, and there is nothing more beautiful than confidence.