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 other peers/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.