I don't have any children of my own, so I consider all my
students my children. They keep me young by brightening my days.
After getting my license in Cosmetology, I opened several Salons from 1966 until
1998. I share all the ups and downs of business with our students.
I was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology five times for 4 year
terms (20 years) by Governor List, Governor Bryan twice, Governor Miller twice,
and Governor Guinn. While serving on the board and seeing what the schools
were turning out, I decided to open a school. In 1998 I open a cosmetology
school with my very good friend Loni Casteel.
I love watching the creativity that our students have and the beautiful work that
they turn out. I enjoy our outstanding staff of instructors.
I have attended all of the Redken symposiums which have advanced classes for
three days in everything hair which keeps me on top of all new cutting, coloring,
In addition to my cosmetology experience, I served in the United States Naval
Reserves for 20 years advancing to Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8) and retired as
I graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College with a General
I am now licensed as an Advanced Esthetician.
I enjoy all aspects of cosmetology and esthetics and love sharing that
experience with our wonderful students.
I am married and have two amazing children that have followed me into the beauty industry. You know the love for your career has shown through when your children choose to follow you. The creativity this industry offers has fulfilled me on so many levels. I have learned so much through out the 25+ years of my career as a Cosmetologist. I am an operator in a salon but I decided I needed to share my skills and the happiness of the industry, so I became an instructor. Instructing the new generation of talented students is amazing. I enjoy every student and what they will bring to the industry.
I’ve always had a passion for Cosmetology; hair is in the spelling of my name. I became an Instructor because there weren’t a lot of avenues for Ethnic Hairstyling for Students and hence I found my niche. I’m well rounded in colors, cuts, nails, skin and the artistry of braids, extensions and dreads. I enjoy sharing the knowledge of our industry to others using an unorthodox approach.
I am born and raised in Reno, NV. I graduated from Prater way beauty school in 2009. I was doing Barbie’s hair at 2years old and knew it’s what I always wanted to do. I’ve been in and out of the Beauty Industry but it always brings me back. Teaching is something I’ve always been passionate about and now I get to teach something I love. Mens cuts is what I specialize in I’ve taken tons of classes from American crew, Johnny b, and Gibs all mens styling. Hair is in my heart and I love that it’s always growing and we’re always learning.
I have been in Reno for 4 years. Since moving to Reno, I have newly found my passion in the beauty industry as a licensed Esthetician, Nail technician and soon to be Cosmetologist. I decided to become an instructor at Redken International Academy of Style because I love being able to empower others to be the best person they can be. What better way to do that than in an industry that we all love.
When I am not working or instructing I love to spend most of my time with my godchildren or playing and watching sports. I also love spending time outdoors especially when I get to paddleboard in the lake.
This is a little bit about me; I was born in Reno, NV, I am married with two children. I decided to go to Cosmetology school because I always wanted to do hair. I was drawn to it at a young age and have been around it my whole life. My Mother, Aunt and Grandmother are all cosmetologists. I have now been licensed for 14 years and instructing for 10 years. It is one the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Making people beautiful and having them leave with a smile when I’m done. As far as teaching, working with all of the students is so much fun. I love giving them all of my knowledge. I have learned more working here than anywhere I have worked before. They challenge me every day. I have been to countless classes including Redken, Dermalogica, PCA, and many others. I continue to grow as I further my career. This is not just a job, it is a lifestyle.
I am a Redken IAS Cosmetology Alumni, Wife and Mother of 5, Successful Salon Owner, Cosmetology Instructor, and Entrepreneur. I love what I do! Fashion Color, The Latest Hair Trends, Classic Hair Cuts and Styles, Acrylic / Gel Nails and Toes, Esthetician, and Lash Tech. The years I have spent in this industry have been so fulfilling, I literally love my job! Every day feels like a slumber party! I have a passion for helping people look their best, treating them with respect and professionalism. Big Smiles is what I aim for. Teaching those key points to my students is very important to me. I look forward to helping them step into their bright future! I believe in Learning, Loving, and Living your craft. Be the best YOU you can be!
I'm a mother of one amazing talented son I am also an instructor here at Redken International Academy of style. I grew up in the beauty industry I came from a colorful background full of talented artists . I have always had a passion for the industry. I was a student here at Redken I graduated as a cosmetologist. I opened my own salon Beautiful Empire over two years ago I have over 15 years of experience in braiding , I specialize in ethnic hair braids, weaves, locks, twists, extensions color, cuts and nails. I love what I do I'm concreted to this lifestyle it is truly my passion. I've never been the type to color in the lines I plan to showcase this industry's many talents and paint the universe beautiful.
I have been a Nail Technologist for 23 years. Doing nails and nail art has been a personal passion of mine, I feel blessed to have had a profession that allowed me to make a living doing something I love so much. I love all things nails and glitter. I continue to grow my nail education in new trends and techniques and strive to share that with fellow nail techs. I retired out of the salon approximately 1-2 years ago. I help students with their Financial Aid Budgets, Enrollment and sharing my enthusiasm for doing nails. In my off time I am a Wife, mother of 4 and Grandmother of 6. Life is good and I look forward to helping people begin their journey into this industry.
I was born in Reno Nevada. I have three wonderful children and five grandchildren. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 38 years and I’ve been a licensed instructor for 14 years. I’ve been very passionate about my work. I have always loved Hair since a young age growing up in the environment and learning from my mother and my aunt. As an instructor I encourage students to work their hardest and learn how rewarding this business can be. Some of my talents include being a master color specialist and I have worked with redken Toco Magico, J. Beverly Hills. Wella, surface, dermeological, PCA. I’m proud to be in this business and have earned so much from this career.