Amanda finished her schooling in November 2007 from Capri College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Amanda graduated with the highest GPA in her class in addition to receiving numerous awards and certificates of achievements. While in school, Amanda enjoyed being a part of the student Ambassador Club where she validated her happiness for making personal connections with others.
As a Stylist at Nadia's, she has been able to continue, explore and further her education. Amanda is always staying on top of new trends. She continues to revisit and refresh her knowledge in trends of the past and present.
In October 2011 she completed the first of the Aveda Color Mastery Series; an intense eleven class course making her proficient and confident in Aveda hair color. Amanda has attended advanced haircutting classes with Aveda global artists, Ricardo Dinis and Jon Reyman, Artistic Directors of Aveda Advanced Academy in New York City. Amanda has strengthened her knowledge in advanced styling by taking classes with Lisa Vann. She has also studied make-up application with Janelle Geason, who serves as Aveda's Global Makeup Educator. She has found inspiration in technology and business motivation by attending classes with the great Harry D Wood IV, learning the Six Figure Hairdresser program and Benchmarking for Success with Luca.
Amanda is an Aveda Mentor. She enjoys motivating and educating our team at Nadia's!
I am often asked what my favorite service to perform is. I am always consistent with my answer which is "I am a day maker" I really enjoy making people feel happy and content. I am a great listener and thoroughly enjoy the time I spend with my guests who often become my friends. I take pride in giving in-depth consultations to make sure we are on the same track in determining what's best for their individual style and needs. Whether it is a new color melting technique to the more classic, subtle highlight effect, picking out the right color application for their personal style is a lot of fun. I love texturizing and giving movement to long heavy tresses and cutting style and flair into short locks. As I have worn my own hair at every length, I feel well-versed in giving my guests the finest cut at any length!
In a profession where I can also express my own individual style and creativity upon my guests, I am continually seeking new inspiration, which I most often take from the skilled group of women I work with. YouTube, fashion magazines, social media and my closest friends have become great forms of new inspiration to me.