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While attending Community College straight from High School, I found myself in a rut thinking "what do I want to do?" and never truly having an answer that made me excited. I can still remember the day I stepped foot at the Gene Juarez Beauty School and I knew this is where I needed to be. I've always been a creative person and loved the fashion industry, so this was my true calling. Now being in the Hair industry for over 10 years I still get excited to get to the salon and do what I love most, making people look and feel beautiful!!
I graduated with honors from Gene Juarez Academy and got accepted into their Advanced Training Salon, which was in downtown Seattle at the time. I was then hand picked to assist one of the top Designers to further my education. After finishing my advanced training I was asked to audition to work for one of the flag ship salons located in Bellevue. My audition consisted of 4 different hair models, all with different hair styles, clothes & makeup, making sure to incorporate the hottest trends that were going on at that time. While working as a Designer and specializing in Couture haircuts and special occasion styles, I also became a member of the product development team and was the Bellevue location's product educator for 2 years.
After 7 years of working for Gene Juarez Salon and Spas I made a big decision to leave the 'corporate' world of hair and start my own business. I couldn't be happier at Parlor Salon! Being able to step out of the box and do both haircuts and color services I feel like the true artist I have been wanting to be. I love meeting new people and building relationships. I strive to provide quality service, and my mission is to help give you a hair style that fits your needs and lifestyle by providing all the tricks and tools needed for you to recreate the look at home.
One of my biggest passions and specialty is onsite Bridal hair. I enjoy learning the creativity within each different bride and what style she is looking after. I work quickly and come prepared with all tools and products needed for onsite styling, along with a creative palate of different hairstyles to fit each individual.
Besides doing hair I love to explore this beautiful city, finding new spots to eat out, photographing the amazing scenery. Hiking. Biking. Camping. Laughing around the bonfire. Concerts. Movies. Good wine, and cheese of course. Spending time with my friends, family and creating special memories with my now husband, Est. 8.27.16 :)
Oh, and I can't forget about cheering on the Seahawks!!