“For most people, their hair is one of their main fashion accessories. That is why I like to help my clients find versatile styles that work for them everyday. I like to find ways to manipulate the cut to flatter the individual’s face shape and utilize the natural textures and movements of the hair. Though I am incredibly intrigued by the current trends, I am more interested in creating a look that incorporates modern style elements that work for each client. I like to create hair color that looks natural, with flattering shades that compliment the skin tone and accentuates the beauty and health of the hair. Individualizing a look for a client and teaching them how to do it at home is very important to me, rather than producing something that is generic or hard to recreate. I like to work with the client to find a look that works.” -Julie
Julie’s love for Theater opened the door to the world of cosmetology. After studying European History at the University of Maryland, Mannheim, Germany, and Theater and Film at the University of Kansas, Julie moved to Chicago and studied at Pivot Point International Cosmetology School. She completed an Advanced Training Apprenticeship Program at Art & Science Salon in Chicago with a focus on classic Vidal Sassoon technical cutting skills and modern styling techniques. Julie has competed and placed in National and International Haircutting and Styling competitions. Julie has styled hair and make-up for a variety of Theater productions. Julie has been a certified colorist for Aveda and currently is a certified Framesi color specialist. She has been the Director of Education for an Aveda Concept salon, and has traveled the world utilizing her skills as a hairstylist and make-up artist. Julie moved to Republic, Washington to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, and opened the Hairstream Salon in 2010.