Education: I went to the Art Institute of Boston to focus on painting and ceramics for my BFA. After that, I went to Blaine for my cosmetology license and I began working at Pyara when we first opened our Cambridge location in 2004. After we opened our Burlington location, I moved to this location. Throughout my time at Pyara, I have taken as many Aveda classes as I could: classes related to men's and women's styles, cuts and trends, Aveda hair color line, corrective color, reds and blondes, perms and relaxers, keratin straighteners, and up-do's to name a few. In my time at Pyara, I became very interested in educating other stylists. I taught classes related to perms and relaxers, and up-do's, while being a mentor to new stylists as they develop their craft. When I had my 1st child, I decided that I loved teaching, so I took an extended maternity leave so that I could go to Lesley University for my M.Ed in visual arts. Inspiration: As an artist, I'm interested in the colors, shapes, movement, composition, and space, and how those elements facilitate a reaction in viewers. These elements translate to my interests as a hairstylist. I think about my guests' style as an extension of my art with a different medium. As a stylist, I'm interested in providing a great experience for my guests. I love creating beautiful hair colors, accentuating individual's natural beauty, and developing realistic style possibilities for each person. I'm inspired by art, nature, sounds, and life as I meet my goals.