Hi there! I'm Amanda, a local hair stylist in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area! Here's a little bit about myself, my training, where I come from and where I've been!
I didn't waste any time starting my journey as a cosmetology student at the Aveda Institute Washington D.C. after graduating high school. As a student there, I found my passion for education in the industry and continued on to the Rizzieri Aveda Advanced Academy in the greater Philadelphia area. There, I completed almost 5 years of master training in precision hair cutting, customized dimensional hair color and speciality styling- all while being behind the chair at the Rizzeri Aveda Studio Salon. During those years I was lucky enough to work multiple seasons at NY Fashion Week, editorial photo shoots, and hair shows etc. Within that time, I became a color specialist and educator, teaching new stylists advanced techniques I had once learned before. My passion for teaching translates into my work, making me a better stylist every single day.
Upon returning home to Leesburg, Virginia, I began working with Beauty Scope as an Affinage Regional Color Educator, teaching color theory and technique in hair salons up and down the east coast. At that time, I was also working behind the chair as a stylist at the quaint GiGi's Hair Salon in Historic Downtown Leesburg.
In December of 2016, I started my own business and now, I am able to share my craft in a different way. Freelancing out of my private studio is giving me the opportunity to not only accept salon appointments, but to also travel doing onsite weddings, events and education, as well! I am very much looking forward to what the future holds for me as a salon owner!
My specialty is creating a hair color completely customized to each and every one of my guests, exceeding in color corrections and changes. My focus is on providing an experience from start to finish- from the atmosphere and ambiance of my private studio, to the final look of your new style when you walk out my door! With a thorough consultation, I can design a head to toe look that will suit all of your hopes and needs! In connecting beauty, wellness and fashion, I believe beautiful hair starts with healthy hair and will always better the condition and integrity of your hair. I am devoted to continuing my education to provide top- of- the- line, modern hair services.