About Me

 I’m an independent hairstylist based at Troupe Studio in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I provide haircuts, styling and color services for all genders, with a special interest in hair painting / balayage highlights and color.

My career as a licensed stylist began in 1994 after serving an apprenticeship at a small but extraordinary salon here in Portsmouth.

I’m always seeking the most modern, fashion-forward ways to cut, color and style hair. As an apprentice, my Sassoon-trained instructor imprinted her cutting techniques as well as instilled the drive to further my coloring skills independently. When I worked for an Aveda salon, I availed myself of their in-house and out-of-state education opportunities, earning seven certificates in six years for color and styling. I have trained with or attended classes taught by Oscar Bond, Ashlee Norman, Dante Pronio, Maria Booth, Rowena Hiraga, Pony Salon Education (for starters) and continually pursue education through relevant artists whom I admire and draw inspiration from.

Having had many years of experience with multiple color lines and products, I currently prefer the groundbreaking companies G.M.Reverie, and Cult + King for clean, natural, non-toxic styling products. I use the Italian color line Davines  for highest quality and lowest environmental impact.

The accountability I feel toward my clients and mentors inspires me to continually pursue excellence.  Creating a beautiful world is something we can all contribute to in many ways!  As for me, first and foremost this includes prioritizing kindness and diversity. I strive to provide superior service and luxurious, wearable results.