education and training
After graduating from the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I decided to move north and pursue my dreams as a full-time stylist. I’ve worked in various high-end salons in Northern Michigan networking and expanding my knowledge for hair. After 4 years of doing hair, I had an amazing opportunity to open my own salon and spa in downtown Gaylord. I absolutely love not only being behind the chair with my guests, but being able to grow bliss salon and spa as a brand and culture.
I am extremely passionate about advanced education. I have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best in our industry. At least twice a year, I attend the Unite Academy in San Diego, California learning the latest trends and techniques. I’ve also trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy focusing on precision cutting. Several times per year, my team and I travel to various shows and classes and we also have educators from around the country come to our salon quarterly for advanced training!
favorite service you provide to guests
I love classic work. Long layers, bobs, pixie cuts and tailoring that to what works best for the guests face shape and lifestyle. Then to top it off, I love adding the perfect customized color like balayage or dimensional highlights to show off the cut!
favorite service to receive at bliss
ahh… that’s a hard one! If I had to pick, I would say a signature pedicure and a eminence customized facial! Both are super relaxing, I love taking a break and going into our spa for some pampering.
when I’m not at bliss you can find me…
I ALWAYS have a project of some sort going on in my life. Currently, I am working on remodeling a house, so you can find me at home painting, sanding, and remodeling just about anything! I also love to spend time with friends going to local restaurants, shopping, and even just relaxing with my two boxer pups.
Bliss is AMAZING!! Every time I have been in Bliss they are very personal and will do whatever it takes to make you happy with your hair!
– Joanna C