I started out my career as a hairstylist attending O'Brien's Training Center in South Burlington, VT in 1996-1997.
Here I endured all of the basic training along with the expertise of the many instructors there in different areas such as haircutting, styling, coloring and highlighting, perming and relaxing. I also learned the techniques involved in nail care, skin care and waxing. At O'Brien's we specialized in L'Oreal color. We were also lucky enough to be given the opportunity to participate in hair cutting classes given by the Paul Mitchell instructors.
Upon completion of the program at O'Brien's Training Center, I gained my license and worked for O'Brien's in Rutland, VT for the first four years of my career.
The last 12 years I have spent working at Avanti. Over these last 12 years I have come to love working with my co-workers and clients. I have been through many training seminars and have become certified in the Japanese method of chemical straightening through Rusk, Keratin Complex smoothing, several color certification courses through Redken, and Mirabella make-up application classes.
Services that I added to my knowledge since coming to work at Avanti include bridal updos and Neo hair extensions. Most recently I have become certified in Tutto of Italy coloring techniques and products where I attended a four day, hands-on seminar.
Through the course of my career I have also traveled to several hair shows in New England including the International Beauty Show in New York City. I feel that my area of expertise is in hair coloring and hair texture services (perms, chemical relaxing, and Keratin smoothing).