Allison came to us from Indiana where she began her hair journey in 2001. While behind the chair she perfected her coloring, cutting and styling skills. She has been featured on the covers of Midwestern regional wedding magazines for her special occasion styles. Allison is a firm believer that continuing education is crucial to the success of anyone in the beauty industry. Throughout her career she has attended multiple hair shows as well as advanced education classes with focuses in color, cutting, styling, and color correction. In 2013, Allison started educating future cosmetologists at Aveda Fredric’s Institute in Indianapolis where she fell in love with the Aveda culture. She apprenticed with Fredric Holzberger and some of the biggest names in Aveda. During her time at AFI she was certified in Aveda Color, Aveda Cutting, became a licensed cosmetology educator, and trained with Pivot Point. Allison has found another facet of the beauty industry that she truly enjoys, sharing her wealth of knowledge with newly emerging stylists.
In the summer of 2016 with her husband and their fur children, Allison moved to Denver where she started teaching at Paul Mitchell the School Denver and quickly became their Color Specialist and Theory Educator. But it was her need to express her own creativity, and her dedication to Aveda that has brought her back full circle. Allison’s passion for teaching made her a great for Zandi K Salons. Her biggest accomplishment is becoming the Co-Director of the Zandi K Apprentice Program where she revamped the curriculum to ensure the future stylists at Zandi K will be better than ever! You will see her around the salon helping the Apprentice Stylists formulating color, discussing application techniques, and helping them detail haircuts. She loves being at Zandi K because she can have the best of both worlds: work on further honing the skills of her craft, and a chance to guide the new stylists to grow and flourish into their career. Allison is also a part of the Leadership Team, Education Team, Master Bridal Team, and Extension Team at Zandi K Salons!
“You’re not meant to do what is easy. You’re meant to challenge yourself.”
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