What Inspires Me?
The fact that my two hands can have such an impact on someone's day or their life makes it worth waking up in the morning.
My introduction into hair started with meeting Anthony Medina when I was 18 years old. Anthony is not only one of the greatest hairstylist that I have met, but an incredible makeup artist and designer.
You may ask, can one person have all this talent? Well, ladies and gentlemen, yes he can!
I would sit and watch him make women feel like they were "reborn" with one hairstyle. He would tap into beauty that they never knew they had.
I observed client after client leave "transformed". I knew right then and there that I was born to be a hairstylist. I was just waiting to be discovered.
The first time I left the island at age 18 (was also my first time on a plane too) was to visit the International Beauty Show at the Jacob Javitz center. Well, can I tell you, my jaw dropped!!!
I could not believe my eyes. Anthony showed me the in and outs of the fashion & hair industries. This was all done with the help of his close childhood friend and WORLD REKNOWNED stylist, Freddie Lieba. If you are anyone important in the worlds of photography, fashion and/or Hollywood, more than likely Freddie has blessed you with his Trinidadian born talent. Then I was wisked off to the Bronx to meet Trinidad born Clem Lu Yat, master hairstylist that created so many of his own techniques on hair extensions.
So, basically 19 years ago, I was given the gift of knowing that I could make it in NYC. I could not have done it without the three men planting the seeds which allowed me to have the never ending passion to "do hair". Thanks my fellow "Trinis".
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