As a single mom with three children, I was determined to give my kids a good life, and everything they needed. It was very important to me to be able to provide for my family.
I always loved doing my own hair as well as experimenting with my friend’s hair. I knew that was something I would love to do and it would allow me to continue to work in a service industry where I could build relationships with people, as well as utilize my skills and outgoing personality. I have always had the gift of the gab. After doing some research and speaking with my family, I decided to register for the hairstyling program at Hollywood North School of Hair Design in Maple Ridge. My instructor Barb McIvor was instrumental in supporting me through the program, which was difficult at times trying to juggle school, studying & my kids. I completed the course and graduated in January 1996. A couple months after graduation I started working at Expressions Hair Design at Guildford Mall in Surrey. My boss Nancy Swan was and still is the inspiration that has kept me going with her ongoing support and encouragement.
Unfortunately, due to allergies that developed, I had to leave the industry and say goodbye to my clients who supported me for all those years. The years following I worked as a sales rep for one of the largest beauty suppliers at the time, Monarch Beauty Supply. I always missed working in the salon environment because of the love of the industry and missing the client interaction. In late 2015 I was given the opportunity to have my own salon here in Vernon. I was beyond thrilled to be given this opportunity. Although I’m not a stylist anymore, I am seeing the industry from a different perspective as owner/operator. I am happy to say we have moved into a new location that I was able to make my own. I am very blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies who work beside me. We take our work very seriously but we always make time for fun.
My goal with Creative Concepts is for all of our clients to have the best experience possible and feel relaxed and rejuvenated when they walk out the door. The clients happiness is what makes me tick.