What country are you from and where do you live?
I am from Montreal, Canada.
Title of what you do and what company you work with?
I am a freelance hairstylist, owner of APART studio and Gemini full time haha.
Education background (school, salons, self taught)?
I went to public hair school and I perfected my art by taking classes around the world in New York, London and Tokyo.
What is your signature style/artistic expression to your work?
That is a tough question. I am really drawn into texture and patterns (even in the way I dress). I have an obsession with leather. I love silk, raw materials and monochromatic patterns. I think my work is a reflection of those things I like. When I work with hair, I like to enhance it’s natural texture. When I color, I love to do bold things with a lot of patterns on shaved heads. I was fortunate enough to travel around the world during my years as a platform educator for REDKEN, so my style is very cosmopolitan.
Do you have a career turning point or big break that has helped your career?
Owning my studio is my greatest achievement, I get to work with the best in the industry everyday. Being signed at TEAMM agency was a big turning point in my career. It gave me confidence to know that someone trusted my work enough to sign me and endorse it. I now have access to the editorial world which I have always been fascinated by.
What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career?
When I decided to finally leave the corporate world of education and went freelance. Having 100% control over my content was game changer. I became the educator I am today when I started being deeply passionate about what I was teaching.
What is next for your career goals?
I am trying to live in the present. This is a concept I’m trying to implement in my everyday life. I always look so far in the future, I sometimes forget to enjoy the present moment. I look back on past years and everything that I have accomplished. It’s so blurry it saddens me because I forget. I always have big plans and I always achieve them, so for now, I want to enjoy every moment.