I was born in Bolivia and came to the US as a teenager. My journey with ‘hair’ started in southern California while I was studying English. While taking a course in cosmetology out of curiosity, I was captivated by the art of molding hair into shapes and colours. I saw architecture in hair—the design and relationship with light and dimension. This creative disposition about the art of cutting hair continues to be my passion to this day. I love to see how a cut and colour can transform the way a person looks and feels.
I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the pioneers in the industry and have over 30 years of experience as a designer and colourist. I opened my first salon in 1985. I am very grateful for the knowledge and personal growth I have gained over these past years. Along with acquiring new skills in the art of hair design, I have learned through my conversations with my clients to understand the many sub-cultures they represent. Along the way, I have also learned about people, business, art, nature, ancient techniques, politics, music and what I think is the most important—the human touch.
I am blessed to have like-minded people in the salon who share my passion and commitment to the art of hair design and enjoy working as a team to help our clients achieve the look that expresses their inner beauty. I believe in being involved with the community and helping those in need, and I truly appreciate the loyalty and support of our clients over the decades.