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Work History

July 2016Present

Salon Creative Director

Aveda Habitude Salon and Spa, Seattle, WA

 -Responsible for overall business operations while surpassing clients expectations and maximizing profitability.

-Team leadership and development

- Facilitated advance education  as part of the salon philosophy.

- Managed, coached, mentored employees to surpass their own performance.

- Reduced expense and increased revenues while reaching service and retail goals.

-Hiring and recruiting

-Policy/Program development

-Created an apprentice curriculum for the Crux Academy

Feb 2016Oct 2016

Salon Creative Director

Linden Salon, Brooklyn, NY

- Created a brand, responsible for overall business operations while surpassing clients expectations and maximizing profitability.

-Created a team

- Facilitated advance education  as part of the salon philosophy.

- Managed, coached, mentored employees to surpass their own potentials.

- Reduced expense and increased revenues while reaching service and retail goals.

Dec 2015Feb 2016

Premiere Colorist

Gene Juarez Bellevue, WA

-Provide Exceptional salon services in professional salon atmosphere while exceeding guests needs and expectations

-Cultivating new guests relationship while ensuring retention of existing guests.

-Maintain, educate and reinforce proper techniques as an expert to each client.

Jun 2015Dec 2015

Sassoon Lead Educator/Director of Education

W Academy/Sassoon Academy Connection School, Danville, CA

-Direct and Shape the Cosmetology Curriculum.

-Advise and Support Instructors as well as staff members.

-Provide educational material, techniques and certify Cosmetology Instructors, as well as, coach Instructors on how to implement the curriculum adhering to regulations for all federal and state guidelines related to professional licensing practices and procedures.

-Conduct workshop training for Instructors

-Achieve company and personal education goals

-Demonstrated confidence, competence and professionalism

Jun 2013Dec 2015

Co-Owned/Master Hair Stylist/Aveda Color Educator Specialist

Aveda Plum Salon, Corte Madera, CA

-Provide exceptional salon services in a professional atmosphere, while exceeding guests needs and expectations.

-Mentor and train junior stylists and students as required, conducting in-salon trainings through inspirational education.

-Cultivate new guests relationships while ensuring retention of existing guests.

--Created New Salon Development

Oct 2012Apr 2013

Head Stylist

PrepCuts, San Francisco, CA

-Generate sales and revenue by recommendation

-Team Leadership and Development

-Hiring and Recruiting

-Enrich the team through teamwork and inspirational education

-Created New Salon Development

Jan 2009Dec 2010

Aveda Cosmetology Educator/Team Lead

Aveda, Tucson, AZ

-Instruct students on Aveda curriculum by preparing, researching, conducting presentations and demonstrations

-Ensure guests satisfaction by effectively managing the clinic floor

-Coach and guide students on clinic floor and assist in issue resolution

-Mentor and Certify new team members

-Monitoring and reporting on standards and performance targets

-Implements new initiatives

-Praise team members while creating a positive work environment

Mar 2009Jan 2011

Head Stylist

M Salon, Tucson, AZ

-Generate sales and revenue by recommendation and upselling

-Maintained a high guest retention

-Team Leadership and Development

-Provided exceptional salon services in a professional atmosphere, while exceeding guests needs and expectations

Education

Jul 2015Jul 2015

Sassoon Certified ABC Color Educator School Connection Lucus Etticity

Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica
Aug 2014Aug 2014

Advance Creative Cutting/with Tina Haukjaer Andersen

Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica
Sep 2006Oct 2008

International Master HairCutting/ Intern with Mark Hayes

Vidal Sassoon London
Feb 2009Feb 2009

Advance Color Concept/with Beth Mindari

Behind the Chair
Apr 1997Nov 1998

Creative Cutting/with Ricardo Dinis

Vidal Sassoon Toronto
May 1994Feb 1995

Classic Cutting/Intern with Ricardo Dinis

Vidal Sassoon Toronto
May 1992May 1992

Razor Hair Cutting

Bumble and Bumble
Aug 1990May 1994

BA Aeronautical Engineer

MIT

Certifications

Jul 2015Jul 2015

Sassoon Certified ABC Color Educator

Lucus Etticity Color Director Sassoon
Nov 2013Nov 2013

Aveda Color Specialist Educator

Aveda
Apr 2010Apr 2010

Aveda Hair Cutting Coach

Aveda
Jul 2009Jul 2009

Aveda Color Certified

Aveda
Jun 2009Jun 2009

Aveda Women and Men Cutting Certified

Aveda
Feb 2009Feb 2009

Advanced Color Concepts

Beth Minardi
October 2016October 2016

Bumble and Bumble University

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