I have always loved helping people and growing up with two younger sisters and a mom, that at the time was slightly "hair challenged" (love you mom, you've come a long way), I found my passion. Although I LOVED doing hair, makeup, nails, or anything remotely close to a makeover, I did not immediately pursue that dream.
It wasn't until my lifelong best friend encouraged me to do what I was truly passionate about that I finally enrolled to the January 2007 Cosmetology Class at Capri College in my hometown of Cedar Rapids Iowa. I loved learning and took in all I could!
It was in April 2008 I graduated Capri College with my Cosmetology License and advanced training certificate in Body Waxing. I worked hard to build a strong clientele over the first four years out of school just focusing on hair, nails, and waxing; but felt like I needed to do more. With all the weddings and photo-shoots we would do at the salon, plus my passion to keep learning, I decided I would return to Capri College in August 2012 to study Esthetics (skin care) with a focus on Airbrush Makeup Artistry.
I graduated Capri College for the second time that following spring. I immediately began building a spa clientele as well as keeping up with my hair clients, also I was booking lots of airbrush makeup sessions for all types of weddings, photo-shoots, and events.
January 2015 my family and I took a huge leap of faith and moved to Sioux Falls South Dakota. For the first year I would drive back to Iowa once per month to work over the weekend doing hair and makeup. After a year of that commute I decided it was time to find a salon here in Sioux Falls I could call home.
I am so very happy to announce I have found that place and it is Atoley Salon in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls South Dakota!! I cannot wait to see what amazing opportunities will open up for me as a stylist and makeup artist here at Atoley Salon. If you have an event coming up or just need a new fresh look let’s get you into my chair, I am looking forward to meeting each one of you.