~Hair & Makeup Artist
7422 suite 3 CA-89
In the early 90’s Jennifer Living in L.A. graduated from Career Academy of Beauty under Mrs. Fretto an award-winning NY stylist. Living the L.A. 90’s lifestyle, working hair and makeup for bands, dancers, and club owners she pivoted and started apprenticing at Carlton Hair International assisting directly with one of the South African owners. Learning from an amazing team of international money-making stylists opened the world of hair to her, and launched a career. Already in love with the music and beauty/fashion industries she continued education and studied, learning the art of hairdressing in the European style and editorial makeup, she learned from some very talented mentors the art of how to care for guests and make them look amazing.
Super lucky. Yes.
Loving outdoor sports, her family, and good clean living she made the move to Northern California. First some time in San Francisco then to the rural Lost Sierra. Owning a salon/spa for 25 years with at one time 2 locations. This was full time, running a stylist training program and responsible for a few dozen professionals working with her she learned the ins and outs of the beauty business from many angles. Hard sometimes, but very good lessons. Selling the salon in 2018 she is now a freelance stylist based out of the Lake Tahoe area. Her experience and reputation led her to a full book and even fuller wedding hair and makeup business, Sierra Brides.
Building her resume throughout her career to prepare her for her adult daydream of combining work and travel and to become a nomadic hairstylist. At the moment she spends 8 months of the year in the Lost Sierra but in the winter you will find her traveling and exploring the ever-evolving beauty business world. With her husband a photographer, they are lucky enough to get to travel all over Italy for training and weddings. She also has landed work in Argentina, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Prague, and Paris. She has been backstage with the Fashion week studio hair team for the 2019 Paris fashion week and worked/studied with some amazing Italian and French stylists. She puts advanced education first and is always learning new skills and techniques wherever she finds herself. Traveling to share skills and learn new ones is a passion. As a hand-tied extension and hair loss specialist, she is certified the best methods for happy scalps and healthy hair. You can book an appointment or invite her to your salon for extension work. She is always open to new experiences and the opportunity to collaborate.
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