About Me

I’m an independent hairstylist based at Spectrum By Design Hair Salon in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I provide haircuts, styling and color services for adults, with a special interest in hairpainting and balayage highlights and color.

My career as a licensed stylist began in 1994, after serving a NH State Board-supervised apprenticeship under the owner of a small, popular 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 instructor imprinted Sassoon cutting techniques as well as instilled a drive to further my coloring skills independently. When I worked for an Aveda salon, I availed myself of their fantastic in-house and out-of-state education opportunities, earning seven certificates in six years for color and styling. I have also been honored to learn from Oscar Bond, Ashlee Norman, Dante Pronio, Maria Booth, Rowena Hiraga, Corinna Hernandez/Pony Salon Education and I look forward to many more classes with more of my “Hair Idols.”

Some of my influences/artists I’m inspired by include the above artists as well as Christine Silverman, Lo Wheeler, Anh Co Tran, Sally Hershberger, Nabil Harlow, Tracy Cunningham.

The accountability I feel toward my clients, and mentors inspires me to continually pursue excellence through education, collaboration and instruction. I strive to provide superior service and luxurious, wearable results.