Since 2002 I have been on a mission to create beautiful hair. My obsession with staying current and training with the best in the industry has proven to keep me one step ahead of the rest.
My career began many years ago by attending cosmetology school in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From there I moved to Chicago, Illinois and began assisting at the infamous Charles Ifergan Salon. Heralded for his dry haircuts and blowouts. I absorbed Charle's teachings like water to a sponge. Ultimately I knew a departmentalized salon was not for me and I took my education with me as I traveled around a few salons in Chicago. I had always wanted to own my salon and in February of 2014 that dream came true when I opened DFWorkroom. Now that I held the keys to my destiny I embarked on a journey to train with those I considered to be the best in the industry. This led me to the amazing colorist Tracey Cunningham in Beverly Hills. In fact it was Tracey's very first color class and me being me was the nerd in the back with my pencil and notepad! I followed up Tracey's class with shadowing Danielle White of NBR Extensions, Chrissy Rasmussen of Habit Salon and Academy Ramirez|Tran. I have a strong desire to make you look as natural as possible and to not see you in the chair every six weeks. I live by a strong philosophy of utilizing your natural hair color as much as possible. This helps to eliminate brassy tones in the hair as well as harsh grow out lines. Formerly an educator for The Business of Balayage, I have a strong affinity for sun-kissed highlights and unbelivably natural color. It has been said to me that you lease your hair from me. And I promise to treat it with care, love and respect!