“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”
― Anaïs Nin
Growing up in Texas, I was not only allowed but encouraged to be a creature that identified as half woods-wild moon-child, and half debutante. Raised in a farming family that were both deeply religious and highly irreverent served to put me on a lifelong path of spiritual curiosity and discovery. Equally captivated by nature and beauty, I spent most of my childhood having fashion shows in my treehouse. I’ve always loved to read and have been intrigued with humanity’s capacity to learn through sharing of stories. In perfect unfoldment, a career in hairdressing claimed me from an early age, pulling me west to Los Angeles; a city of with a special flare for playing dress up, which also happened to be surrounded by stunning works of nature.
More than a decade ago, I found myself in Santa Monica, an area with the perfect proportions of chic, intellectual, and counter-culture beach vibes. Here, I began a passionate romance with my industry, and a career in educating other hairdressers. Being a part of this world drove me to seek new heights and stretch myself as an artist within a network of talented stylists. Yet there was a specific stream of conversation I found myself having both in the classroom and the salon, and it had way more to do with the humans BEING in our chairs than the techniques we were practicing on them. One thing became evident as a through line from the classrooms I facilitated to my own experiences behind the chair: There is WAY more happening here than just a haircut.
In 2007, I first began practicing Reiki, ebbing and flowing on my own spiritual journey. I studied different aspects of my Christian roots, as well many other faiths, including Shamanism. I clung to science and psychology though some dark nights, and even went through a period where I denounced it all, all together. In 2015, I enrolled in the University of Santa Monica’s Spiritual Psychology program. This lead me down a sometimes surprising road to additional courses of study including coaching and dream interpretation workshops, intuitive mentorships, a certification in ministry, and practice of native rituals; a list which continues to expand. These years of learning and self-exploration have served to both illuminate and reconcile what seemed like unrelated areas of interest into an aligned journey, curating a special skill set of gifts to share with both my clients and my business.
These recent years have pushed my work to an even deeper, more expansive love of the beauty industry. In the launch of CrownWorks, an opportunity arises to give space to the emotional and spiritual needs of clients, bringing ceremony back into their beauty ritual.