Stephanie began working in the hair industry at age 17, and graduated as a stylist in 2007. Today she has over 15 years of experience, all of which has been spent continuously seeking out new knowledge from various training programs and receiving several certifications. Some of her achievements include becoming balayage certified by The Business of Balayage (2016), completing various cutting and styling courses at the AVEDA Advanced Academy in NYC, and being quoted in Northern Virginia Magazine (2018 issue) to name a few. Additionally, Stephanie passed the exam to become an American Board Certified Colorist (2013). Twice, in 2014 and again in 2015, she had the incredible opportunity to work backstage at New York Fashion Week on the models' hair with a team of incredible stylists.
Stephanie not only has a passion to create a unique vision for each of her guests' aspiring looks, she also believes that a visit to your hairstylist should be about more than just an updated look- it should be an experience to look forward to.
"When my clients visit me for a service, I want them to feel as though the stress of their busy NOVA lifestyle is another world away. A hair appointment should be about more than just a transformation of the hair, it should be something in your calendar that you're counting down the days until; looking forward to the processing time that you get to spend daydreaming and allowing your brain to stop working for a minute, or the scalp massage at the shampoo bowl that almost puts you to sleep-or maybe you do fall asleep-what's better than a little nap and then waking up to a brand new you?"
Stephanie always strives to provide an exceptional experience and optimal work for her guests, and as a result, she has a long list of happy clients that come see her for appointments from all over the Washington Metropolitan area, and even from other areas of the U.S. such as Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland, Florida, and Texas.
Outside of her career in the hair industry, she loves to spend time with her husband and son, the outdoors, and enjoys arts and crafts. She also graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2015.
You can view Stephanie's work in the gallery here, or on Instagram @expressionshairbystephanie.