Where are you from? New Hampshire born Florida raised.
Who or what has influenced you? My wife, my kids and my family. Buddhism. My team at Number 9, my business coach, and my guests. Hair heroes and the hair gods. Every stylist that has entered my life. Every teacher I have ever had. Bumble’s rock and role vibe. My straight-razor. Kerestase’s effortless glamour.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? The creative energy from my team. Nature. People watching. Print. Instagram. Fashion Week. I don’t really like to follow trends. I prefer to create authentic modern looks for my guests.
Who is your dream client? Anyone who likes a razor in their hair.
Favorite Bumble Product? First and foremost my straight-razor which is no longer made. Anything in the new Curl Line. It has saved my marriage
Favorite Kerestase Product? Nutritive Creme Magistrale. It’s a tall drink for thirsty hair.
One Product everyone should have? Solid cleansing and conditioning products that are right for your hair type and the current state of your hairs health are a MUST. You can’t do a hell of a lot with hair that has lost it’s integrity. Oh, and a good clarifying shampoo such as Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo. Great to use once a week when you feel like you have product buildup and your hair won’t work with you anymore.
Favorite Local Spot? Vertical Ventures in-door rock climbing. Body Electric Yoga. The FarmTable Kitchen at Locale for a blow-your-mind meal. Black Crow for a cup of coffee. Banyan Cafe for a morning business meeting. Saturday Morning Market. My house. And not so local, The White and Smokey Mountains