Sacrifice and lesson: I have damaged many a relationship in the past to be married to my career, and put having a family on hold up until just 6 years ago, when I became a mom.
Risk and reward: I opened my salon 16 years ago with a loan from five investments bankers who basically made sure that I worked for free for the first five years and could barely pay my own rent. I have since become the 75 percent share owner of my shop and I can promise you that the 29 year-old-girl who started Dop Dop is nothing compared to the 44-year-old woman who runs it today.
What does “work/life” balance mean to you? The ability to "Have It ALL!" I have a delicious marriage, two beautiful children, an amazing career, I live in both NYC and Jamaica, and have an extraordinary life. I have the talented team at Dop Dop who believe in our vision and let me be me. I have amazing support from L'Oreal Professionnel and a great team of people at home that make my home and family work. I have a husband who encourages me to be a great woman. All is all, I work hard and play harder. And stay grateful.
To follow in your footsteps, a woman would have to: Stay true to herself, follow her passion, stay focused and never believe she’s arrived at her destination. Find someone who has what she dreams of having, and go apprentice for her or him.
Famous woman you would like to style: Michelle Obama.
Next change to my personal style: I am thinking seriously about cutting my hair off!
Reading? The Shopaholic Series. I know it's funny, but I spend a lot of time on planes and they are my guilty pleasure.
Playlist: "Moment 4 Life" by Nikki Minaj and "Empire State of Mind part II" by Alicia Keys
Every day, just for you: I take a long hot bath. It gives me peace and a chance to collect my thoughts, reflect on my day and take care of my soul.
Working on: My second book. It is based on an amazing class I developed a few years ago and currently teach called: Taking RISKS: Retention, Inspiration, Sales, Knowledge, and Success!