empathy / Inspiration On March 3, 2017

Speak. We all just want to be heard.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been reluctant to speak my mind. I’ve always been afraid to develop or express a strong opinion for a few reasons: 1. What if I’m wrong? 2. What if I don’t have all the information? 3. What will this opinion say about me? Expressing ourselves is a huge part of being who we…

Beauty / empowerment / Inspiration / Stories / Uncategorized On February 9, 2017

EMpowerment through BEAUty

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” ~Ghandi IF we desire a more beautiful, connected, creative, loving world – be that ourselves. In that way we shine…

Beauty / External Transformation / Hair / Make-up / Wedding On December 31, 2016

A Beautiful Summer Wedding

Tracy and Dave’s wedding was one to remember.  It’s not often that the bride, groom, and groom’s family are all personal friends of mine; it has been so awesome watching Dave and Tracy become a family along with Tracy’s daughter, Maddie.  I was struck by the calmness of everyone involved- there was not ONE PERSON freaking out that day, which…

External / Transformation On November 26, 2016

You (and your Ferrari) Are Priceless

At our most recent haircut I began to share my new project about empowerment through beauty. What happened next is one of the BEST things about my job… Dan’s a car guy. So he began with this wonderful analogy: It’s like a vintage Ferrari… it’s a Ferrari. It’s always a Ferrari and it’s always beautiful and valuable and skillfully put…

Internal / Transformation On November 26, 2016

A Return to my Body

I workout for a lot of reasons. Many of them are vain, I’ll be the first to admit- I want to look good in my body. Recently, however, my training has taken a more introspected turn. Settling into my routine and working steadily towards my next figure competition I’ve found my workouts becoming more meditative and restorative where previously they…

External / Transformation On November 26, 2016

A Dragon Marries A Unicorn

It’s not every day a dragon marries a unicorn. Especially when the unicorn is one of your dearest friends. I had the honor of crafting beautiful unicorn hair and being a bridesmaid at Brit’s wedding this fall. The day was magical. Her purple tresses swept back beautifully for me leaving her looking elegant and powerful in the early fall lake…

Beauty / External Transformation / Hair / Make-up / Wedding On November 26, 2016

Bri-J Wedding

When the clouds part and the sun shines as your guests get seated at your outdoor wedding on a gorgeous early autumn afternoon in Minnesota- the moment couldn’t be more perfect. I was elated to do Bri’s hair and make-up for her and Cj’s wedding. Capturing her gentle spirit, quirky-fun personality, and quiet underlying strength in her beauty made me…