I am the founder, operator, and lead makeup artist of The Red Stiletto. I have been in the beauty and entertainment industry since the age of three and I have worked to gain many important titles and accomplishments, including: A Bachelors Degree in Theatrical Performing Arts, an Associates Degree in Business Management, and a Professional Modeling Certification. I also had the opportunity to add the title of Certified Airbrush Makeup Artist to my list of credentials by taking a course instructed by Celebrity Makeup Artist Cory Bishop. Cory has traveled the world working with magazines, celebrities, and numerous designers. These include: Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rene Zellweger, and Victoria’s Secret, just to name a few.
I was the chosen makeup artist for the America’s Next Top Model auditions Cycle 16 and I worked as a traveling freelance makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics for over 3 years. I have also been the featured makeup artist for several magazines and catalogs over the past 10 years, including Wedding Day, First for Women, Fort Wayne Wedding, Matilda Jane, and Shindigs and Stumps Party to name a few.
Not only do I have extensive knowledge in make-up application, I also have training in flash photography, stage lighting, and filmography. This allows my team and I to create beautiful and unique looks no matter what the occasion, while helping you look flawless in your photos/videos and stunning at your event.
Nothing brings me more joy then to put my creative skills to work and place the finishing touches on the start of your special day.
Creativity has sparked inside of me since I was very young. As a child, I was involved in many shows, recitals, and events. My favorite part was always having my hair and makeup styled. As I became older, I began styling my own hair and makeup for special events and was able to finally connect with my true natural talent. I was compelled to earn my cosmetology license and I graduated from Masters of Cosmetology in 2006.
Since, I continue to learn and take classes on all of the new techniques and trends to make those in my chair feel and look their absolute best. My favorite part of my career is having the ability to turn someone’s day around by making them feel special and beautiful. I strive to not only give someone the hair they wish they were born with, but to also educate them with the knowledge of how to maintain their look at home between visits.
I lead the busy life of a mom and I know how important, relaxing, and rejuvenating a trip to the salon can be. I pledge to give each of my guests an indulgent and uplifting experience.
Every woman has her own definition of beauty. Each of us is unique and should feel beautiful inside and out. I strive to bring that personal definition of beauty out in every one of my clients. From the organic “no make-up” look, to the dramatic and glamorous look, I use my passion for beauty to bring out the best in whomever I am working with. I earned my Cosmetology license and graduated as Salutatorian of my class in 2010 and went on to achieve my certification as a Master International Make-Up Professional in 2013.
Most recently, I earned my Mac Cosmetics Makeup Artist Certification and I work with Mac part time, when I am not beautifying clients at The Red Stiletto.
The beauty industry has always fascinated me, along with make-up itself. It can quickly transform the way someone looks and feels. Over the last few years, I personally have spent hours in front of the mirror, with make-up, working to define what beauty is to me. I have used magazines and television to also develop my skills. I have had the opportunity to work at The Red Stiletto for the past 5 years and have enjoyed growing exponentially as an artist. During this time, I have styled over 250 events. I look forward to a long future with them and continuing my education in the career I love; a career that allows me to help others become the most beautiful version of themselves.
The hair industry has always sparked my interest. Starting out very young, I knew that hairstyling was something that I was always meant to do. I was so passionate about the beauty industry, that I started attending Cosmetology school at Anthis Career Center while in high school, so that I could have the opportunity to start my dream job even sooner in life. While at Anthis, I competed in Skills USA and was a Regional Finalist. I also competed in the Junior Style Stars bridal competition, where I ranked in the top 20 out of 500 participants.
Since graduation, I am constantly learning new trends and techniques to keep my clients happy and keep their hair healthy. Our hair can make a big difference in the way we look at ourselves and also the way others perceive us. I understand that everyone has individual personalities, which is why communicating with my clients is so important to me. Whether you are a fashionista or like a simple look, I customize every service to your needs, wants and lifestyle. With health conscious products, a bubbly atmosphere, admirable staff, and continuous training, The Red Stiletto is a place where I can truly be myself and give it my all!
I have a deep respect for the Earth and its protection. Growing up immersed in nature has instilled me with a sense of importance for using only all-natural, non-toxic products. This is not only for the health and well-being of my guests, but also for the benefit of our planet. This understanding has been furthered by my involvement in the lives of those suffering from cancer. As the daughter of an oncology and chemotherapy nurse, I have spent many hours volunteering with individuals who are affected by cancer. It is because of this, that I am hyper aware of the risk toxins can have on each of us. I am so proud to be a part of a team that supports a toxin- free environment.
My goal as a stylist is to educate my guests, so they feel comfortable and assured that they are receiving the best care and service possible. Each guest that sits in my chair will leave well-versed in how to achieve their dream hairstyle at home. It is my pledge that each guest leaves feeling beautiful and confident with a look they love.
I am the newest addition to The Red Stiletto team and couldn’t be more excited! I graduated from The Salon Professional Academy with a focus in men’s haircuts and creative color. I came to The Red Stiletto because I believe the team will support me, help me showcase by best work, and further my education in the field of cosmetology. Choosing healthy, earth conscience products is also important to me and yet another reason The Red Stiletto is wonderful!
If you are looking to switch up your style, I am the stylist for you! I have so much passion for creativity and individuality. I would love the opportunity to pair you with a unique look that fits your personal style. Communication is of the utmost importance to me and my biggest goal is allowing your hair vision to come to life.