I. AM. VIGILANTE.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I was around hair and makeup from a very early age—my mother is a makeup artist and my aunt is a hairdresser. I’ve always loved the smell of salons and of hair being done, and I remember sneaking into my mother’s makeup kit to play with her things and test out the various looks from her Kevin Aucoin book at an early age. Friends eventually recruited me to do their hair and makeup for Halloween, Prom, or just going out. I think all these circumstances foreshadowed my eventual leap into the beauty industry and I received my cosmetology license from The Academy of Beauty in Culver City, CA in 2015. Directly after, I became a hairdresser’s assistant to the owner of a salon in Beverly Hills while simultaneously dipping my toes into the production world.
While working at the salon, I found myself booking hair and makeup gigs on commercials, awards shows, print ads, and numerous independent films: In Vino, Short Stop, Nightclub Secrets, and Blackwater to name a few; I have worked with celebrities like Kate Mansi, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Sean Young, and Ed Asner. I enjoyed working on set immensely and with the newfound industry thriving in the Southeast, I decided to move to Atlanta to pursue production work. Here I learned that I have a major passion for wedding hair and makeup as well as special events and have been working on them nonstop this year, which is truly exciting!
My preferred aesthetic is natural beauty, as I believe we need to embrace what makes us each look our personal best, and I lean towards bohemian and undone looks when it comes to hair as I find them to look sexy and earthy. Ultimately, I want to make everyone who sits in my chair feel and look their best and can’t wait to help you achieve what you’re looking for!