About Michelle

Sign? Gemini

Where are you from? Originally, Oklahoma. But Florida has been home for 20 years now.

Who or what has influenced you? I started working at Number 9 salon and immediately began training under master stylist and salon owner Frank Prescott. He has been a mentor and a huge influence in my cosmetology career. The classes I have had the opportunity to attend and the specialized curly hair training I received, have influenced the type of stylist I am and strive to be. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from? I find inspiration in my surroundings. Mostly places and people. Downtown St Petersburg is edgy and fresh, and the coast is soft and romantic. Literally, inspiration everywhere! My friends and family inspire me daily. Not to mention, I am fortunate to be part of such a creative team.  The stylists I work with inspire me individually and collectively. 

Who is your dream client? For me, a dream client is someone who sits in my chair (preferably with awesome curly hair) and tells me to do whatever I want! 

Favorite Bumble Product? I absolutely love Hairdressers Oil Primer. Its a multi purpose product that doesn’t weigh hair down. Everyone needs heat protection and uv protection! Another favorite for me is Dry Spun Finish. An airy texture enhancing dry spray. A must have for those seeking texture and sky high volume. BB Curl Gel Oil is another product that is the only one of its kind. With the hold of a gel and the moisturizing properties of an oil, it’s an essential styling product for curly hair.

Favorite Kerestase Product? Kerastase shampoos and conditioners are definitely on my list of faves.  Hair nutrition needs to start at home with the right shampoo, and Kerastase offers a shampoo and conditioner for every type of hair need. Getting started with the proper shampoo and at home regimen really sets up the ideal foundation for healthy, beautiful locks. 
Also from Kerastase, Mousse Bouffant makes for the perfect blow dry. It provides volume and hold for a lasting style, but is also brushable and soft with no residue or sticky feeling.

One Product everyone should have? Every woman should have a great shade of red lipstick. Its classic and powerful, and has the ability to make you feel like a super hero or a vixen!

Favorite Local Spot?St. Petersburg has so much to offer. Every time I drive through downtown I see something new I have to try! My list of food favorites and best bars is extensive. I seem to gravitate towards places with a patio and a laid back atmosphere. Three Birds, Nitallys, and Bodega are a few of my favorite spots to grab a bite. For a nice cocktail I recommend Mandarin Hide for a Moscow mule. And for craft beer, there is a smorgasbord of breweries and microbreweries popping up all over the downtown area!