How did you get into hair? I’ve had an overall interest in imagery since I was a child, and I get my inspiration from movies, theatre, music, costumes, fashion, make-up, and hair. The universal common denominator for me is how these things affect or reflect all the different moods that people experience. From looking at pictures of my great-grandma Thelma and her twin sister Velma in the Ziegfeld Follies from the 1920s to the 1950s, their beauty and attitude have always been an inspiration to me and my overall aesthetic vision. My mother has also been a huge inspiration for my gravitating toward the beauty industry. She was always one for attention-to-detail and looking properly done, even if it was just for a quick errand. She was a strong, single mother of four children, but her outward appearance was always so composed and confident. This made me want to be the same.