You can find me with hair ties on my wrists, my bangs flying away and probably a messy workspace. That's me, and im cool with that. I always grew up knowing exactly what I wanted to do and I may have not always knew why but the ideas were there. I grew up in a small town and while I lived a very happy childhood, it was not easy nor perfect. I dealt with hardships early on in my life and I really believe it motivated me to be better, in all aspects. During all the strife, I leaned on music, movies (horror movies are the best) and anything that related to the beauty industry. I would be listening to music while watching a movie with a face mask, hair treatment and probably a mini foot bath going all at once, typically all DIY recipes I found online. Self-Caring at it's finest. I remember curling my hair every single day and styling it up for 7th grade, my mom had been working at a local salon for a while and I would go in there pretty much anytime they allowed me and I would just watch them. I would sit there and ask questions, probably get all up in the way, sweep the floors and clean the tanning beds whenever asked. I just really liked the atmosphere and how someone would walk in feeling negative about their appearance to leave with an abundance of self love and confidence in as little as an hour. All from someone just giving their time, attention to detail, knowledge of the services and listening ear. It made my little 13 year old heart happy then and it still does now. As high school approached my home life drastically shifted and led me into starting a new school and the cosmetology program at that school. I have to admit that I did not take my schooling seriously, while I made decent grades and always passed my classes I never really pushed myself so cosmetology sounded like the perfect course. Not only was I interested in it in general I figured it would be pretty easy. I was wrong and it has taken years and will take so many more to perfect my craft. During high school, I lost my best friend, my mom to kidney failure, while she had been sick my entire life this was still and is a shock. That is the type of heart break you will never get over, but in time things change and you just learn to live differently. She instilled a lot of courage, kindness and motivation in me that still drives me to this day. Which is why opening Rituals Hair Studio was a no brainer for me. I was at a crossroads in my career where I could stay on the straight and narrow or I could take a road not many traveled. I just remember not thinking twice about the decision and I'm thankful I didn't doubt myself.
Rituals Hair Studio opened in April of 2018 inside of Sola Salons of Fredericksburg located in Central Park. I opened with the mindset of slow beauty and more green based products. I just feel as if there is a less toxic way to get the job done and I wanted to be whatever change I could be to help with the environmental pollution and chemically related waste. I use Oway Color and Oway haircare products. Oway stands behind biodynamic hardships, ethical purchasing and sourcing, organic ingredients and a more holistic approach to haircare and scalp care to offer a range of services.
In October of 2019 I decided to expand my space as I was outgrowing Sola quickly, I was so thankful for the wonderful response from clients when I launched The Hive Hair Society with my best friend Samantha Davis. Sam and I both have dramatically different approaches so it keeps it a very fun and fresh atmosphere. We still operate separately but both love to share the same space, sometimes you might get to see her or others you might not. Its been so exciting to work with my best friend and I'm so grateful she decided to listen to another one of my crazy ideas.
You can now find me at The Hive Hair Society located at 414 Westwood Office Park :)
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