Stylists and Estheticians
My journey to hairstyling began early. Yet after years of non hair-related and unfulfilling jobs, I finally allowed myself to explore hairdressing as a career. Living in New York City in my early to mid-twenties proved to be a great launch pad for the path I have chosen. New York is a wonderland of culture and fashion and I truly was "exposed to it all."
Since moving to Portland in 2002, I have enjoyed meeting and beautifying many people. It is a great honor for people to trust me with their most visible accessory. Whether maintaining someone's look, creating an entirely new style, or perfecting a wedding 'do, I find reward in the process.
Opening green. has been a gratifying venture. The ebbs and flows of small business ownership keep me challenged, while my time with my clients and co-workers keeps me grounded. I truly enjoy going to work every day, and want to express how grateful I feel to be part of such a wonderful salon family.
I am a recent transplant to Portland from Chicago. As an esthetics graduate of the Aveda Institute of Chicago, I've been gaining insight since 2008 with leading doctors and technicians in the skin care industry. My path has been varied and full of unique experiences.
As a former professional ballet dancer, I realize the importance of nourishing the body and caring for the skin. I have long been passionate about nutrition, inside and out, and the role it plays in how we feel and look. Incorporating that knowledge with a deep understanding of how the skin works, I strive to help every client reveal their most beautiful self. I pride myself on providing exceptional, relaxing, and result-oriented facials. I've also worked as a professional make-up artist for commercials and print ads, as well as MAC cosmetics.
My husband, two daughters, and i were drawn to Portland for its beauty and culture. We absolutely love our new home and I could not be more thrilled to be part of the green. team! Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to being a resource for your skin care needs!
FALL and WINTER HOURS
As a stylist, I have a great appreciation for color, shape, and texture. I am passionate about hair and am always honing my skills and knowledge. I have attended several training courses throughout the years but most recently with Toni and Guy, BES, MOP, Davines, Kevin Murphy and I am certified to perform Keratin Treatments. I also have worked in the film industry for the last 4 years styling hair for actors on features such as "Into the Wild", "Untraceable", "Management", "Twilight", "Extraordinary Measures", and "Leverage". It has given me the chance to work with all kinds of hair in all types of conditions.
So here I am 11 years into it and still loving every avenue hair has taken me. I couldn't dream of doing anything else.
I'm excited to call green. my home! There is nothing better than being in a non-toxic, creative environment! I'm always trying to be as sustainable as possible. I use a color line called BES which is a vegetable liposome based color. Their permanent and high lift line has less than 1% ammonia and their demi line is 100% ammonia free. I often ride my bike and walk. I also grow what I can and try to purchase local whenever possible. I love the fact that Portland makes it easy and fun to live Green and I am excited to have found a salon that follows suit.
Alternate Mondays and Saturdays
First Saturday/month 9-5
As a haircare professional, I see myself as an artist. Each client in my chair is a unique individual, with their own particular beauty and style to draw out. The most fulfilling part of my work is to help clients discover what they want their “look” to be through exploring their lifestyle, personal aesthetic, and natural hair color and texture.
I have 17 years of experience, including continuing education with the Devacurl dry cutting method for natural curl, Davines, and Kevin Murphy. I draw my inspiration from various forms of media, the natural world, my talented fellow stylists, and the rich variety of people-watching in the world of Portland, Oregon.
In my life outside the salon I am the mother of two children with a large extended family. I love the outdoors, yoga, community college classes (when life allows), travel, good food, and that never ending challenge of modern life - trying to keep my pace as slow as possible.
As an Oregon native I have always loved the outdoors. The mountains and fresh air renew the spirit and rejuvenate the body. Luckily Portland is just a skip away from the country and I love getting out as often as possible. Sticking with the natural theme, green. is a wonderful space and I am happy to join the lovely team as your first face front and center!
I enjoy many pastimes and hobbies. Outside of scheduling you for your best hair and skincare ever, I train people in Kettlebells (if you don’t know what that is I can tell you all about it). I also sing, write screenplays, and play board games with my wonderful husband while our kid/cat Dante watches on. I look forward to meeting you!
green. Salon is my second home. We have an awesome team who continue to inspire me on a daily basis.
As a Portland native, I have been a hairstylist for 16 years. As I continue to hone my skills in this craft, I have expanded my business to be a part of the esthetics department in Spring 2016.
Striving to be your best inside and out is challenging in the lifestyles we choose to lead. My passion for natural beauty and self-preservation can make your locks shine and your skin radiant.
Living in north Portland with my husband, David, and our animal child, Sneakers, we love our neighborhood. You'll find us riding our bikes all around! We also love yoga, motocross, and hiking.