On my fifth birthday my parents took me to a salon to have my hair done. When I walked into the door I was immediately fascinated by the smell of hair spray, the music, and the girls with their go-go boots, long lashes, and mountains of rich curls. The girls were having coffee and wine and hors d’oeuvres. When I was done I looked like a doll and the memory has stayed with me all these years. After that day I always looked forward to special occasions when I would get to re-experience the salon life.
When I became a teenager my father realized that it would be cheaper to open a salon than to pay for me and my other five sisters to visit other salons. Time went by and I became a weekend helper- splitting my time between the salon and attending university. I received a Masters in business and made a successful career for myself in the hospitality industry which allowed me an opportunity to develop my other talent- Cooking!
As the years past, I kept searching for the newest looks and trends for skin and hair care. I was always the last one to get ready for a night out, because I spent a lot of time working on my friends’ hair and nails. I threw myself into the task of recreating dinner and evening looks that dazzled.
Thirteen years ago I remarried. At the time I had a 16 year old son and was blessed with two additional children, a son and a daughter. I spent six years at home with the children and loved every day. However, during that last year I looked at myself in the mirror and was shocked by who was looking back. Gone were the days of style and glam, replaced by a face with no make-up, hair pulled up into a pony tail, and skin that was dull and lifeless. I looked at my daughter and said “This is not your mom. Your mom is alive, independent, and gorgeous!” It was time to return to a new career and lifestyle.
I realized in that moment that I needed a job that allowed me to be me again and at the same time take care of my family. At the time my hairdresser was going through a divorce and I had mentioned that when my daughter started school I was looking at opening a salon. This was in January and by May I already had a salon! Getting to that point had been a bumpy yet exciting rollercoaster that spanned across most of my life. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, I have been fortunate to spend the last nine years training with the best teachers and Academies the industry has to offer through North America.
I consider myself one of the luckiest people because I get the best of both worlds- taking care of my family and fulfilling a passion at work that helps people transform themselves. And I get paid to do it. Every guest in our salon is treated like a celebrity. Every service we perform is an opportunity to create a masterpiece and touch someone’s life. I get to be part of their most precious moments in their lives- birthdays, graduations, weddings, funeral, engagements etc. I am very honoured to share in these moments.
Life is a special occasion and we are here to make sure that you are always ready for it.