Thank you so much for visiting my website. I know all too well how difficult it can be to lose your hair. So allow me to tell you a bit about myself so that you feel a little less alone.
I was first introduced to hairdressing when I was five years old, I cut off my ponytail and I simply couldn't stop thinking about how good it felt when my blades went through that hair...instantly I was hooked on the beauty industry.
Shortly after high school, I went into Cosmetology school and spent 23 years behind the chair, loving making people pretty/handsome and, most importantly, feel good about themselves!
In 2010, 5 weeks after my second child was born, my Dad was killed in a car accident. This was the most devastating moment of my life, and unfortunately, his death was followed by seven other family members passing away, my childhood best friend's father and a puppy while getting spayed, all in a span of 18 months.
With all of the stress and the hormone changes from having the baby, the stress manifested itself in my body. They found suspicious lumps in each breast along with 2 issues with my heart. This led to a significant amount of hair loss.
I went to visit my Dermatologist at the time, and he told me to "brace for impact, you're going to be bald by the time you're 60". I was only 36 years and this was another devastating blow. I couldn't believe what was happening to me, I was in a position where I was shopping for wigs already, taking down mirrors in my house, avoiding the ones that couldn't come off and just simply avoided making any eye contact with anyone.
I felt so unattractive.
Eventually, I got inspired (and maybe a little angry ;0) ), with all of the technology these days, how come they couldn't grow my hair back? Why after spending 10 mins with me can he just say, 'it's hopeless'.
I was driven by the simple fact that for a woman, losing her hair is like losing her identity, and I was never going to let another woman feel like I did on that day. There had to be something more out there, and so my journey into hair loss began.
My research took me to National Hair Loss, based out of Scottsdale, AZ and Beverly Hills, CA, they are a front runner in the hair loss industry.
I developed a craving for the science behind hair loss and the products that can help along with the underlying issues that cause hair loss in the first place, so in the fall of 2018, I enrolled with the World Trichology Society, one of the best institutions for Trichology (the study of hair and scalp disorders) in the world.
Led by Dr. David Kingsley, a master of the industry, I completed my full Certification and was complemented with the additional title of Professor of the World Trichology Society.
I love to educate, inspire, and empower people by using my own experiences. I now teach medical professionals, stylists, cosmetology students and the general public.
I wish you all the best on your journey and remember, don't give up, there is Hope for your hair.
Happy Hair Growing!!