How many pieces are in your hair kit? Too many! I like carrying different products on me. I have several tools and irons, you never know what will happen on set. Ive been on set and they want curls and big hair and then the photographer will get an idea and next thing you know I’m putting a wig on the model. I always try to come prepared to the set. I carry hair extensions, wigs, scissors, wire, several different types of Bobby pins and clips. What is your favorite natural hair color? Blonde, Brunette or Red head? Love red heads! Never see enough natural red heads and there hair is beautiful! What would you say to aspiring hair stylist? Education! Educate yourself and work hard. Learn new techniques and practice those techniques over and over again. Never stop learning. Education is so important and I feel that our profession is sadly overlooked. We are creative individuals who transform people into walking works of art. How does it feel to be honored as such a elite hair stylist? Thank you! Feels unreal, every day I thank my lucky stars for all of the amazing opportunities that have come my way. I never would have imagined 14 years ago when I graduated beauty college that I would be with an agency or have my work in a magazine. Thank you for choosing me as one of the elite hairstylists. So tell all of the hair stylist out there what your secret is? How do you create such magical art? It starts with passion and hard work. I absolutely love doing hair and creating works of art. I have been doing hair for 14 years. It’s not easy and it has its challenges, with practice and patience every hairstylist develops their own style and art. Good products, tools, model and a team that allows you to be creative would be my secret. I have to be inspired and what inspires me is the clothes, the shoes, the model and makeup. When I’m inspired and allowed creative freedom who knows what will happen. With the help of a great team, the magic comes to life. *What is your favorite and most used hair product? I have tried and used so many different products over the years and I have some that are my favorites that will always be in my kit. I would say the one I use the most currently and is a personal favorite is Oribe Texturizing Spray. It gives the hair texture and separation without weighing the hair down or making it feel like you have a ton of product in your hair. How does it feel each time you transform someone into a total different look? Amazing! Whether it is editorial or salon work it feels amazing. Transforming someone from their everyday look or a model into an editorial look. You’re making that client feel better about themselves and you boost their confidence; with editorials it’s exciting to see a model transform into a character or put a wig on her and change their whole look. What is the most amazing project you could imagen working on as a hair stylist ? Model, Photographer, Wardrobe and location? There’s so many projects I would love to do! I have always wanted to do a shoot in Brazil. I have family in Brazil and try to visit often. I love the people and the atmosphere. Brazil is breathtaking and there are so many locations to shoot. I would love my dream team by my side Photographer Catherine Asanov, Makeup Artist Phoebe Dawson and stylists Alan Montes & Diego Quintero. Model Gisele of course! Who did you look up to when you first started or even to this day? Christophe Galliett, his work is flawless and inspiring. He shapes hair into beautiful works of art. I admire his vision and the risks he takes. He thinks out of the box and makes styling hair look so easy. Who’s your favorite model? I don’t have a favorite model. I’ve worked on so many different models and honestly as long as they have hair to work with and they can pose I’m a happy camper. I find that so many models don’t take good care of their hair. They show up to the set with dry hair and damaged ends. It’s always a blessing when I get a model with beautiful long hair.