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Celebrating Women's History Month

March has always been a favorite month. I admit I am a little biased because the big “zero three” houses my birthday, Pi Day, the end of winter, and of course: Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day. Again, I am biased on this subject. I am a woman. I have been working in a mostly female-based industry since 2012. Women have inspired me to be strong, voice my opinion, speak my truth, trust my instincts, and do it with compassion in my soul.

Aveda is a brand with tons of stellar people behind the beauty giant. I am fortunate enough to be educated in the ways of sustainable beauty, hair, & lifestyle products for my guests. They have the best of the best, working hard and staying fresh and progressive, teaching and helping others grow around them is a round-the-clock mission for Aveda. To further celebrate Women's History Month, I would like to tell you about some talented women in the industry, Aveda, and Gordon Salon that I admire.

Tippi Shorter is the Global Artistic Director specializing in textured hair for Aveda. She is inspiring and passionate about what she does. She lights a fire in my heart that makes me want to style for the goddesses of the world like she does every day. Shorter has graced the stage at New York Fashion Week, Congress (An Aveda international conference held once a year), and the Mid-America Show showing off her skills and teaching us some tips and tricks to improve our craft as hairdressers.

Tippi is instrumental in the development of curriculum and training for textured and curly hair. Her work has graced beauty icons and the covers and editorial pages of notable fashion magazines.” (Aveda Detail Page, Tippi Short.)


Janell Geason wins my heart by being the Global Artistic Director for makeup as that was my first love in the beauty world. Geason has worked her magic most notably at New York Fashion Week, the spring/summer collection: Rare Bloom from Aveda, as well as the autumn/winter collection: Sublime Spirit; also from Aveda.

Janell is closely involved in product development of seasonal makeup collections f