My mother is a hair stylist. After all these years, she still has a passion for her craft. Her profession isn’t just about hair – it’s a lifestyle.
What’s this blog about?
It’s an opportunity for me to talk about the things I love, pay tribute to the beauty industry and be a storyteller for all it’s talented artists.
When it comes to hair, beauty and fashion – confidence is everything.
This blog is also a place where people can get information, advice and tips about hair, beauty and skincare.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
– John Locke
I want people to understand how to use the products in their bathrooms and more importantly why they should be using them in the first place.
And this way, when they go to the drugstore, beauty counter, barber shop, or hair salon – they can feel a little more confident when deciding which product to buy or service to choose.
Be happy. Live life. Stay beautiful.
How would you describe yourself?
Honest, easy going and independent. I don’t trust people easily but when I do I am very loyal.
Healthy habits: I love circuit training, running and kick boxing.
I train at Greco – it has been worth every penny for me. Each time I finish I workout – I feel amazing.
Full disclosure: That comment was completely unsolicited.
No. I think everything happens for a reason – the difficult times I’ve been through have made me a stronger person.
Best feature: A guy once told me I had bedroom eyes. But I think I’d have to say my full lips – I get them from my Nonna – on my Mother’s side.
Yes – I am very blessed. They are 100% real – no fillers.
What I watch: I love documentaries. Some of my favorites – Welcome to Death Row, Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, Hairdressers Ruled, The September Issue, The Story of Food Waste, The True Cost, Iris and The First Monday in May.
Music: I love good music – it’s not about a particular style. It’s more about that feeling I get when I hear a song I love. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.
My mother’s father and brothers were all musicians, and my father’s brother was an opera singer in Italy.
I don’t play an instrument or sing (except in the car or shower) but I always need to have music playing in the background.
How would you describe your style? I have a more classic or casual street style. Don’t get me wrong though – I do love a sexy black dress with a pair of heels and a simple clutch too.
Favorite clothing: Camouflage drawstring pants and any of my long form fitting jersey dresses.
Favorite accessory: Beanie and trucker cap; love layering necklaces.
Favorite shoes: My ADIDAS sneakers. I also love my Steve Madden black pointed heels – they go with everything.
One thing everyone all your friends know about you – that others would find surprising.
I hate taking pictures. I don’t really own any designer clothing, shoes or handbags.
Also, some readers assume that because I focus a lot on the hair industry, that I’m a hairdresser. I’m not – I just grew up around it. I love it – It’s in my blood.
Where would you like to go on your next vacation? Miami has my heart.
Favorite food: My mother’s pizza. She also makes this grilled eggplant with plum tomato olive salsa that is so good. Aside from Italian I like sushi, Greek, Cuban and Middle Eastern food. I am also obsessed with fish tacos.
Favorite color: I’m getting better at expanding my color choices – but I would say half my closet is black.
Favorite sports: Football. If I had a dollar every time someone told me I know a lot about football for a girl – I’d be rich. My dream job would be working for the NFL head office.
I was also born a Juventus fan.
Dining out: I love places with great atmosphere and food. I refuse to eat anywhere that resembles a barn.
Some of my favorites in Ottawa are: Babbos Cucina Italiana, 268, Mati, Roberto ★ Pizza, Kuidaore, Joey’s Lansdowne, LOCAL Lansdowne, Fairouz, Citizen and Pirho-Grill. I love La Bottega Nicastro’s lentil soup, the fish tacos from Moxie’s and the veggie burgers from Heart & Crown. Okay. I’ll stop now.
Favorite clothing store: Aritzia
Favorite drink: Gin + Tonic | Prosecco
Favorite perfume: Chance by Chanel
How do you like to pamper yourself? My favorite thing in the world is getting my hair blown out. It’s the best thing ever. I also love hotel pillows – it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Getting a facial.
What does the phrase beauty from the inside out mean to you?
Beauty equals confidence.
I have gotten more confident over the past 5-6 years. I really don’t care what people think. I’ve never been one to follow the crowd.
What are some of your favorite things?
When people look back at your life, how do you want to be remembered?
I am going to steal a quote from Frank Sinatra.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that.