I’m an independent hairstylist based at troupe Studio ( Formerly Last Looks Hair 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 27 years ago after serving a New Hampshire State Board-supervised apprenticeship at a visionary, far ahead-of-it’s time hair 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 via 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 company Cult + King for clean, natural, non-toxic, plastic-free styling products, and the family-owned, Italian colour 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 respecting our environment and celebrating kindness and diversity. Professionally, I strive to provide superior service and luxurious, wearable results.