Being from New York and new to San Francisco is interesting. I'm pleasantly surprised by how many ex-New Yorkers have sat in my chair. The city feels more like home, and getting to style the hair of so many local men and women helps me get a better understanding of SF.
I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented people in our field and I'm eternally grateful for the opportunities. Working Fashion Week and doing editorials taught me not only how to interact with various personalities, but also how to approach each haircut with an editorial eye––meaning that a great technical cut means nothing if it's not suited to someone's lifestyle or personal look.
As cliche as it may sound, I draw inspiration from artists in all media. Bjork and Pedro Almodovar are two who have never strayed from their point of view. Iris van Herpen is a visionary. And Orlando Pita and Odile are hair gods in my eyes. My hair aesthetic is based on breaking down classic styles in a modern, easy way. Think NYC party girl, 3am, but looking effortlessly striking. Your hair should reflect who you are.