I always knew I had a love for fashion or at least a love for sparkle and shine. At a very young age, my first recollection of the ideal woman was seeing images of Dolly Parton while watching the Grand Ole Opry on a large oak paneled console television set. There she was singing about who knows what because I was too much in awe of her visually with her perfectly coiffed wig, itsy bitsy waistline, artificial nails that came to a point, and not to mention her larger than life personality and bust line. Even with all of this, what stood out the most were her outfits – those pantsuits or long flowing gowns and those heels all covered in yummy crystals and beads. It all took my breath away; so for years I use to lay my head down and pray I would wake up with Dolly as my mother. It never happened because my own mother isn’t into glitz and glamour. Hell, she doesn’t even wear eye shadow, but I love her just the same.
I got my formal education at Toni & Guy and have worked for years with Jose Eber (and such celebrities as Farah Fawcett, Lee Majors, Elizabeth Taylor, and Linda Gray). I also studied with the likes of Frederic Fekkai and Bumble & Bumble. I still currently practice hair at Neiman Marcus/Premier Atelier Salons which led me to my passion for fashion, but this time it was luxury that I was after by studying books and magazine, going to trunk shows, and ultimately going to Paris Fashion Week for ladies in 2001. I was hooked and have been ever since with one of my highlights being taking a client and friend to the couture shows in Paris in January 2013.
Having been featured in Allure and other publications for hair and fashion advice, I also styled hair for the Vivienne Tam and Kate Spade shows, and coiffed the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders for nine years. I’m currently in development for two books and a possible accessory line. I also appeared on the Style Network with Sheer Dallas, on CMT with The Making of the Team – Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, as an on-going character on Dallas’ Most Eligible featured on Bravo, and most recently on Lifetime Network’s Million Dollar Shoppers.
Through the years, I’ve followed a wide array of styles and looks and have had many myself, but my favorites that I always gravitate towards given how quickly fashions change are those of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Tilda Swinton. That being said as much as I love them, Dolly will always be my girl!