That’s just who I am.

My clients come to me because they’re ready for a big change. They may feel apprehensive or nervous (which is more than okay), but above all else they feel like they’re destined for bigger and better things. I take those ideas that feel “too crazy” and turn them into action plans. I encourage and cheer you on as you adapt, grow, and break the rules in the best way. 





There is so much about this industry to love–the people, the artistry, the flexibility. At the same time, the standards that are widely held in this industry are decades behind when it comes to gender, race, money, and technology. They are standards that were created by big brands so that they could profit while the owners and employees of salons struggled. It may be a tough pill to swallow, but it’s true.

Since starting Destroy the Hairdresser as a Tumblr blog back in 2012, we’ve gotten our fair share of heat from the people who benefit from our industry living in the past. We actually got an offer from a big corporation to buy our blog from us for six-figures. Did we seriously consider it? No. But I can’t lie, we dreamt about what we would do with that six-figure check. 

It’s a good thing we didn’t take it, though, because Destroy the Hairdresser has grown to be way more impactful and profitable than that six-figure check ever could have been.

                                                   creative launchboard, big-dream encourager, and accountability partner.

launchboard, big-dream encourager, and accountability partner.

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I am a proud queer woman, and hope to serve as an example for queer women (and women in general) everywhere. We are not only capable of fulfillment, wealth, and joy, we deserve it.

Not only that, I teach methods that I practice in my everyday life. I’m still a practicing hairstylist, and very soon I’ll be a salon owner myself. I stay up-to-date with the latest in the industry so that my teaching methods are never outdated. Simply put, I keep my finger on the pulse so that my clients can keep innovating and dreaming.

Some great examples of this are my passions for investing in real estate and donating to charity. I teach my students how to repair their relationship with money, invest smartly, and give back abundantly. I also own two investment properties and DTH gives 1% of our annual profit to The Center for Black Equity. 

Taking a fluff-free approach to leadership means actively using and adjusting the strategies and skills that you’re teaching. So, that’s what I do.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE,

A few more things you should know about me:

I’m, like, obsessed with my wife. I swear we knew each other in another life.

We currently live in Chicago with our one-eyed Frenchie, Stiletto. I’m also obsessed with her.

I’m a blonding connoisseur (blond-isseur? Is that something?). I’m not currently accepting new clients, but if you’re trying to get bleached by the best, keep your eyes peeled.

I'm Aries to the core.

I love to skateboard and surf (you can take the girl out of Florida…)

I play the ukulele.

I’m an avid runner (living for long runs along Lake Michigan rn).

I travel A LOT–for work and for fun.

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I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          I'm not a regular coach. I'm a cool coach.          

Uh, and learned from the best of the best:

The Health Coach Institute (Coach Training) 

Center for Equity Coaching with Trudi Lebron
Business Class with Sophia Amoruso
Transformation Academy
Show Up & Serve for White Coaches w/ Trudi Lebron

Destroy the Mindset Drama with Topsie VandenBosch

NeilCorp/Aveda Institute Head Coach

Oh, and I've done some pretty neat stuff:

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"Think of strawberry blonde as a quick copper rinse on light hair — it's not enough color to saturate it completely but enough to tint your hair with a kiss of sunshine," says Cyd Charisse, ​​Hairstory colorist and blonding specialist. Sydney Sweeney's color is a great example of what Charisse is talking about. If you are blonde and looking for a quick and easy change, ask your colorist about doing a strawberry blonde glaze, Charisse suggests. But be prepared for more frequent salon visits: "This quick toner will add warmth and dimension, but will wash out in six to eight weeks," she says.

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"Crème Brûlée Hair Is Winter’s Most In-Demand Color Trend, & We're Obsessed"

"Hate to break it to you, but winter is right around the corner. And although the season generally calls for chunky knits, beanies, gloves, and more cold-weather gear it’s also a great excuse to refresh your hair color — bringing joy to even the coldest, darkest winter days. Plus, underneath 15 layers of clothing, it’s often the only thing visible — so it might as well look great, right? Dereq Clark, Wella Professionals North American Ambassador, is seeing bold, dark hair colors trending this winter."

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"Mushroom Blonde Is Primed To Be Fall’s Hottest Hair Color Trend"

"September is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to transition your hair into a fresh new shade for fall. Over the summer, bold haircuts and shades of ginger and pastels were at the forefront, but this fall, Michael Duenas, Aloxxi celebrity hairstylist to Hilary Duff, Kayla Pratt, and more, predicts the trends will require far less maintenance than seasons past. But low-maintenance doesn’t mean boring — in fact, the blonde color trends experts have predicted are anything but."

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"The best purple shampoo for clean, ice-cool blonde and grey hair"

"Finding the best purple shampoo sounds like it should be a relatively simple task—you're looking for something to wash your hair with that also contains purple pigment. Sure, there are things like hair type, budget, and the shade and strength of violet pigment to navigate, but in truth you've already got a head start on most of the consideration you'll need to make. "

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"Blackberry Sangria Hair Is Now Winter’s Biggest Color Trend & We’re Obsessed"

"While you might be hesitant to ditch classic brown and black shades for the winter season, this year, dark burgundy hair is a strong contender for winter’s biggest color trend. The rich, reddish-purple hue, is without a doubt the hair update you need to close out 2021, as it works with basically any skin tone. 'Clients are coming in asking for dark burgundy, as it not only adds a stunning pop of color to your look but also helps warm up winter complexions,' says celebrity hair colorist Chad Kenyon."

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“Destroy The Hairdresser” Podcast Explores Eliminating Tips at Hair Salons"

"Podcast hosts and hair stylists Cyd Charisse and David Bosscher discuss shifting trends in the beauty industry, including eliminating tipping and finding ways to bridge racial gaps at hair salons. Tipping has been a part of America’s service-based economic and cultural fabric for years. Debates have circulated around the concept relating to the proper amount to tip to why they’re necessary — and everything in between. The conversation has expanded into talks of shifting the tipping model altogether by eliminating the practice in hair salons and the beauty industry at large."

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"Cyd and David run a Hairdresser Consulting Business "Destroy The Hairdresser" as well have a podcast "Bleached." We have fun talking about when they first meet and their Desire to help the Hairdressers create a happy lucrative life!"

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“Member Meets: Destroy the Hairdresser"

"Cyd Charisse and David Bosscher encourage you to start charging hourly; stop housing products and house hairdressers instead, and begin to appreciate your own worth – and the value of a coach. These 45 minutes could change how you view yourself and your business.

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