After graduating at the top of her class from The Academy of Hair Design, Jen chose to take a traditionally European approach to beginning her career, and further her training before becoming a full-time stylist. Jen was one of the first stylists to complete Revel 8’s intense internship program, which she not only excelled at, but finished in record time. During her training, Jen had the opportunity to learn side by side with some of the best stylists in the nation. It wasn’t long before senior stylists were trusting Jen with their own clients and even frequently asking her for advice on color formulation.
Choosing to take a nontraditional training route, allowed Jen the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and training that would have taken five to ten years for the average stylist to acquire on their own. Immersing herself in the culture of Revel 8 from the beginning of her career has also given Jen the advantage of understanding the value of uncompromising customer service, which shows in every second of her client interactions.
Jen began her journey into the beauty industry by working in cosmetics. Working as a cosmetics counter manger for over five years at both Macy’s and Nordstrom’s in Southern California, gave Jen the opportunity to learn advanced color theory as well as an in depth understanding of cosmetic ingredients, how and why they are used, and for whom they are best served.
Jen’s training includes, advanced Keune color certification, UNITE cutting and styling techniques, Oribe styling and finishing training, and Brazilian Blowout certification. Jen has traveled all over the United States to train with industry giants such as George Alderetti and Gary Baker. Jen has also had the opportunity to work as key makeup artist with internationally published photographer Josh Welch. She looks forward to even more travel and training in the near future and is always seeking to better herself and her craft in order to bring her clients the latest and greatest that the fashion and beauty industry have to offer.
Jen is Revel 8’s resident “brow master”. Many of the stylists at Revel 8 seek out appointments with Jen for brow shaping because of her ability showcase each individual’s face shape, sculpting the perfect brow to emphasize that person’s unique beauty.
Hair color is Jen’s passion. She is excited to enhance natural beauty with free hand balayage and grey blending. Creating styles that are effortless, and teaching clients how to achieve “in salon hair” at home is a top priority for Jen.
Jen has a special way of connecting with her clients on a personal level. Making each person who sets in her chair feel welcome and loved is a rare talent that few other stylists are able to achieve in the way that Jen does. Personal style, personality, and lifestyle are all considered when conceptualizing the perfect cut and style for each individual.