Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
I was born in California. I’ve been married for 20 years and I have four boys. We like to spend time together hiking, walking and exploring. A lot of our time is spent at the boys' sporting events and games.
How did you first become interested in nails, and what led you to become a manicurist?
I first became interested in nails when I was a little girl. I used to take my mother's liquid black eyeliner and make designs on my girlfriends’ nails. I set up a salon on my fireplace and they would come over. We would play for hours or as long as they would let me.
Later I attended beauty college at Citrus, where I got my manicurist license and then went on to get my cosmetology license. I worked at several salons before I landed at Creative Nail Design as an educational ambassador. I was there for over 13 years refining my skills and then joined their RED Team. This was my introduction into the world I currently live in. I love working on set and contributing my art to a creative work.
What are your favorite nail polish brands?
Essie. They are the color authority. They have so many colors that I am never at a loss when working on a project. Currently I work for Essie as an educator.
CND, Chanel, Tom Ford, Londontown and Azature. All are high-end, professional products that have trademarks which can be recognized the second you see them.
What are your top 3 nail tips?
1) Always apply a clear top coat.
2) Always have a tube of nail glue with you. It fixes almost everything.
3) Always have a detailing brush and black polish in your kit. They can save you if you have to improvise a quick design on the spot.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
The most rewarding part of what I do is being with other up and coming artists. I love being part of the creative process and of course I love the instant gratification of a job well done.
Being a manicurist must be fun, but what do you do in your spare time?
When I’m not on set, I love spending time with my family just as much as I love what I do. So it's a hard balance for me.
How can The Beauty of Life readers find you on social media?
You can find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.