Owner of Vanity Noir, Licensed Cosmetologist, Educator, and Master Stylist
Hey everyone, I'm Abbi! I am SO incredibly blessed to be pursuing my love and passion as a career. I absolutely love doing hair and makeup, and more importantly making people feel great about themselves. I am a makeup educator and have been teaching for 3 years. I not only work in the salon, but I also travel nationwide for weddings and photo shoots! I have many publications, and am blessed to have many more to come. A few of my publications include the cover of Shutter Magazine, ads in Shutter Magazine, the Profoto A1 launch ad which was published internationally, Off Beat Bride, etc... I recently was nominated for the Behind the Chair One Shot Awards 2019. Out of 330,000 entries, and over 80 countries I was blessed to be a finalist!
I take pride in my ability to not only use the creative aspects of hair and makeup, but to take a more logical and structured approach. This allows me to formulate in a more accurate manner and to create custom looks for each individual client according to their hair type, skin tone, face shape, etc... I love learning and continuously take classes to provide the best quality services for all of my clients.
The most important thing to me in this industry is not only creating individual and custom looks for everyone, but to make YOU feel great about YOU. It's about bringing out confidence, seeing your own beauty for what it is (or for my many awesome Gents, your handsome self), and to be able to take on each day feeling the best you can! Please do not hesitate to ask any questions! I look forward to having you in my chair!
So WHat do i use and carry?
Hair Color and Products
I use Alfaparf Milano for my color and treatment line. The science behind this line was one of the many reasons I felt this was the superior choice for my clients. This is the #1 Italian brand in the hair industry. One of the reasons it being Italian is important is because Europe has many chemicals outlawed that the US has yet to ban. This means you will not find any of those dangerous ingredients in this line. They have top of the line technology to create the most long lasting and healthy color with amazing shine. This technology and out of the box thinking has also brought on unique and effective services and customization for all clients wants and needs.
For home care products of course I carry Alfaparf Milano’s style line. I truly support the entire brand and love the results from it. Even though I love this brand, I do not believe all hair is one size fits all. For that reason you will also find a selection of Formula 18, Surface, Kevin Murphy, etc… I hand pick products that I feel show the best results.
For extensions I use Aqua Hair Extensions. I am advanced certified in tape in extensions and use these extensions as I feel they are the highest quality in the industry! In fact, I wear them myself. These extensions are Indian Ponytail Remy hair. That ensures the cuticle will all be in the same direction. To lift they are lifted over 21 days to prevent the cuticle from blowing out and keep the hair in prime condition.
One of the biggest things I have learned from doing makeup for over 7 years is there are great products from many different lines. I use Temptu for my airbrush makeup, as I feel it is the best formula and variety for all of my clients. As far as everything else goes, I use a wide variety of brands! I pick the products I feel works best, and am not specific or loyal to just ONE particular brand. I feel this is the best way to provide flawless results for every client and offer the ability to customize and personalize every application.
2010 1st Capitol Drive Ste. 5
Saint Charles, MO, 63301