Q. How did you get into hair?
A. My mom is a hairdresser! I grew up sitting on my chair perch in the salon watching everything she did and listening to all of the clients. I was lucky that she brought me to all the hairshows and I even modeled in some and easily fell in love with the magic.
Q. What do you hope to give back to the industry?
A. In Guide, I want to give my team an encouraging space to flourish in and be supported from myself and their coworkers. For clients, I want them to feel amazing with their look, to feel heard and comfortable, and have an incredible experience at Guide. I am also always trying to bring fellow hair nerds together- creating a supportive little community.
Q. Top 3 products available at GUIDE?
A. L'Oreal Professionnel's Volume Lift, Siren Waves and Transformer Liquid to Paste are my favs!
Q. What kind of hair are you known for?
A. Right now I am focusing on editorial and creative shoots as well as teaching cutting and styling classes with L'Oreal Professionnel
Q. What foods can't you live without?
A. Mexican food is something I could live off of- however charcuterie and a glass of wine would come in second place
Q. How do you spend your downtime?
A. Hanging with my fam jam- hubby David and Jacob, Elsa and of course Frank. I live for beach time in the summer- being by the water makes my heart happy. Lately I have been back in my yoga groove at Ground Yoga and enjoying classes next door to Guide at Local Barre
Q. What is your personal style?
A. I love dressing up for work! I've been adding colour slowly but surely, but I'd say I'm fairly minimalistic with some edge?!
Q. What is your fav local business?
A. Canoe Oysters- Wes is an amazing human, and incredible chef. If you see him doing a pop up or are needing an event or dinner catered- you best follow and then hire this guy!
Q. Do you have any recommended reading or watching?
A. I read and listen to books and podcasts constantly! Right now, The One Thing speaks to be- as well as Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Both I am reading for the second time (third if you count audio book too!)
Q. What songs/ artists do you have on repeat?
A. Oh gosh, I love music and play what suits my mood. Anything from Ukrainian party tunes (yup for real), to Elton John to Ani Difranco to Pearl Jam!
Q. Any past/future travel plans?
A. Well...when we can travel again I am heading to Europe! I'm missing travel with L'Oreal Professionnel, typically twice a year the national team gets together out east, usually in my favourite city Montreal.
Q. Fav quote or motto?
A. I love quotes... just follow my insta...however the one that is always relevant is "Clear is kind, unclear is unkind" -Brene Brown
Q. Fun fact?
A. I'm an extreme introvert in my real life. I for sure embrace my awkwardness but if you see me out in public, I might be that person that hides to avoid a conversation haha