With over ten years in the industry, Ann is constantly motivated by her surroundings. She takes her inspiration from architecture, nature, fashion, and films. Versatility and the ability to help guests find their own style, she builds lasting relationships in the salon! Her continued education background includes Paul Mitchell, Wella, and Goldwell. A transplant from Greensboro, North Carolina where she was a busy stylist in a high end salon, her abilities include multi-dimensional hair color, effortless styles as well as hair extensions. Her favorite aspect of being a stylist is the ability to make people happy, see them smile and turn a bad day into a great one.
What encouraged you to pursue cosmetology?
I always enjoyed being in any kid of creative atmosphere. At the age of 16 I began working in a well respected hair salon and spa. There I was introduced to Hillary Wallice of American Crew and Michael Zajkowski of Bumble & Bumble. They both quickly became my mentors and helped me find my own deep passion for hair. I've been "hooked" ever since!
What do you like most about New Bern?
New Bern is the smallest city I've ever lived, I won't lie and say it was an easy transition. The one thing I love most, is learning what "community" really means. The level of support I've felt while being with Magnolia Jane has been completely overwhelming, in the most wonderful and beautiful way.
What is your favorite part of being a hairstylist?
There are so many things I love about being a hairstylist. The best thing is having the ability to not only put a smile on someone's face, but change the way they feel about themselves. I love all my clients and the bond I form with them. I love becoming almost a part of their family, as they become part of mine. I