I am so excited that you have chosen Studio Meraki! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself.
I'm from Kansas City, Missouri, I have resided at the Lake of the Ozarks. I started my career in Kansas City, MO at Paris II of Cosmetology, where I specialized in hair, nails, and make-up. I have apprenticed under two very well known stylists before I decided to take the journey on my own. Apprenticing under these two women I have learned my specialty, texturizing hair & coloring.
(Deciding moment: why I chose hair...)
Doing hair has been a passion of mine since I was 7 years old. Growing up with many stylists in the family and being the guinea pig you learn to love the industry. I have great passion in doing hair, and I make sure I keep up on continued education to meet every clients needs.
I am the only CERTIFIED IBE® (Invisible Bead Extensions) Stylist in the Lake Area, which is a natural beaded row method of Hair Extensions in which the beads don't show and even with a fresh install your extensions are comfortable and flexible for versatile styling immediately! I have also had continued education with celebrity stylists Ryan Weeden balayage educator (founder of Masters of Balayage), Chrissy Rasmussen (founder and educator of Haircation), & one of the best hair cutter artists out there Travis Parker! I believe ongoing education is key to success and really listening to your clients! I look forward to meeting you!!
(Mer-ah-ki) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love -- when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.
I chose the name Meraki, because when I do hair, I apply my entire soul and creativity into my clients hair, to give them a style they will truly love and make them feel beautiful.