Ten years ago, I had just quit my job at the Utah Pride Center dropped out of college and was lost with no direction. I was asked to be a hair model for the Taylor Andres Hair Show and since I had nothing else going on I decided to be a model for them. The experience was fun and exciting, I had never done anything like that before, I knew I wanted to be apart of this industry. The following month I enrolled into cosmetology school, that is when my new career began.
This July I celebrate my 10-year anniversary in the hair industry! I cannot believe it has been a decade, I look around and think of where the time went, I remember when I was fresh out of school I could not wait to have a full clientele, I wanted to dive right in doing fashion week and photoshoots, I couldn’t wait to travel the world. During the entire journey I was so excited for the next adventure I barley enjoyed the actual journey and the day by day experiences, I was always looking for the future and what the next big step would be.
For the first time in my career I am learning to enjoy each client I see, to enjoy each photoshoot I do, and to truly enjoy everyday for what the it holds.
Salt Lake City has been such a wonderful place to be a hairstylist, being in this city has created endless amounts of opportunities and has such beautiful people and communities, I am overwhelmed and grateful that I am here, in this great city.
To celebrate this great city and my decade in hairstyling I want to give back! For the entire month of July, I will be giving 10% of my income to CAWS and Volunteers of America!
CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, their ongoing rescue, foster, education and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep. They are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior and neonatal kittens and their mothers. They are dedicated to helping those special needs animals find their forever homes.
Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities. Volunteers of America, Utah is a human services nonprofit organization with more than 150 paid staff who serve more than 10,000 people across the state each year through programs addressing homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence. Thousands of volunteers and partners join with us to accomplish our mission to reach and uplift those in greatest need.
I feel these two organizations are great local non-profits who are striving to help those who are in challenging positions. Please support my cause by booking your hair appointments this month.
Be the change you want see in the world.
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