About Me

Hometown: Denver, CO

When I started doing hair: 2015

When I started at The Parlour: 2018

What inspires/motivates me in the industry:

Kurt Vonnegut wrote “a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive, at least a little bit.” I have adapted this as my mantra, my religion, the foundation of who I am as a stylist, a person. Hair has the ability to transcend self-expression and allows for the wearer to evolve and blossom into their most authentic selves. I’ve had green hair for years and when asked about it, I say that after having every color in the rainbow, green was the first color that felt like my reflection matched my identity. Feeling like yourself makes it exponentially easier to love yourself. Life is constantly throwing us curveballs, but if I am able to help people love themselves, perhaps it will soften the blow.

What I am happiest doing:

When I’m not petting dogs, I’m dreaming of petting dogs. The rest of my time is spent rock climbing, scuba diving, adding to my gem & mineral collection, going to shows, eating all of the food, and quoting obscure vines / referencing The Office.

What I love most about The Parlour:

Everyone belongs, even if you like bugs. Our philosophies include: respect the evolution of others, tidy up your weaknesses, look for the good in others, etc. And they let me talk about bugs.

Additional industry involvement:

I am an in-salon educator and one of our color phase directors for our advanced curriculum. I believe our continued education helps us cultivate an environment of innovation and creativity.

What else you should know about me:

It is worth noting that I strive to create a safe, inclusive environment where pronouns matter, body positivity is baseline, and gender is infinite and fluid. This is the hill I will probably die on as I continuously work with my clients to deconstruct archaic beauty standards within the gender binary. Your body is yours, so the choice is yours and I am merely here to facilitate your self-expression. I believe people should look however makes them feel unapologetically themselves.