“If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what page would you want to rewrite? “I really wouldn’t change a thing. I think my experiences are what makes me who I am.”
“What’s your favorite tool or strategy for maintaining balance in your life? “I think it’s my personal values and beliefs. And on a lighter note—play. Play with friends and family. Be a child sometimes, it’s a great teacher. Remember not to be so serious—children are a great reminder. They say what they think and have a great time. My four-year-old grandson carries on a conversation with all sorts of expressions where he makes up words. I respond the same way—make up words with big expressions with my arms and just have fun.”
What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you, and how did it change your life? “My parents taught me to always be respectful and treat others the way I would like to be treated. I think that applies to all walks of life—friends, family, kids. It makes a difference in how people treat you.”
What wisdom would you share with a young woman entering a career in the professional beauty industry?
“Be a sponge! Connect with people—it’s profound and powerful. Imagine. Be your best, do your best, give your best. Be a role model. Celebrate all wins and be grateful. What keeps you up at night?
“Not much. I’m completely exhausted.”
What makes you feel powerful?
“Truly, the support and unconditional love of Brian, my family and my Matrix friends. When you know that and don’t have to worry, it allows you to do what you need to do on the forefront.”
What’s the best thing anyone’s ever told you about yourself?
“You’ve changed my life. You are truly authentic. My husband said I changed his life as well as clients who I’ve made over. The person who said I was authentic was someone I don’t even know very well on Facebook!”
What do you hope to achieve in the next five years?
“I want to make a difference through giving, sharing, leadership and education. I’d like to leave a legacy. Winston Churchill said, “Make a living by what we get, make a life by what we give.” Legacy is about mentoring and being remembered for helping and sharing. I want to make a difference to individuals, but also to the industry. I’ve also always wanted to write a book on makeovers, but not just about the typical makeover—really look in the human soul and spirit and how powerful the touch of the hairdresser is.”