Tell us a bit about yourself.
I've been doing extensions for nearly 15 years now so I've tried and tested every brand and method possible. Whilst educating for the worlds leading extension brand, Great Lengths, I gained vast amount of extension knowledge. You could say I'm a bit of a hair extension geek.
How did you get to where you are now in your career?
Persistence! Someone once told me extensions would never be my career and I think after that I wanted to prove them wrong.
Who are your biggest inspirations?
Priscilla Valles, her clientele is phenomenal.
The most annoying misconception about hair extensions ?
That they damage your hair and don't look natural. An extensionist should always check your hair density when determining what amount of hair will be used. With an expert application and removal no damage should ever be done. The bond work is just as important as the overall look.
Do you have a signature style / look you love to create with hair extensions?
Big, bouncy, glamorous hair is my signature.
What's been your favourite moment / experience so far?
I have so many! Becoming a National Educator for Great Lengths means I get to share my knowledge with my students. There's so much satisfaction in teaching, I love watching them grow and improve their craft. Styling Kim Cattrall's hair when I was about 19 and obsessed with SATC is another unforgettable moment.
The tried and tested products / tools you can't live without?
As a proud owner of around 50 curling tongs of every size, I'd have to say they're my favourite. And I always keep Dry Texturising Spray with me - it's great for creating more volume at the root, eliminating any oil and giving the ends more texture.
Three tips to make extensions last longer.
1. Have a monthly blow-dry with your extensionist so they can make sure they are being maintained correctly to ensure they stay looking better for longer.
2. Use the correct aftercare and brush.
3. Use a silk pillowcase. Amazing not only for your extensions but also for your skin. It will keep hair extensions sleek and shiny with no matting.