My passion for this beautiful industry began at an early age when my parents gave me a Cabbage Pach Crimp 'N' Curl. I was instantly hooked with all of the different hair designs I was able to create on my doll. I later then found myself implementing those same designs on my own hair, which quickly turned into my friends asking me to do their hair for cheerleading competitions, school dances, and pageants. Something that I have always loved but wasn't sure what could really come from it.
After graduating high school, I then studied to become a sports writer. During one of my classes, my professor asked everyone what their true passion was in life. In that moment, I realized it was the beauty industry and all beauty things related. I left sports writing behind and enrolled at Paul Mitchell The School (PMTS) the next week, never looking back.
My first day at PMTS was something I will never forget. I instantly felt home, like this was what I was born to do. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist, I worked at a salon for five and a half years where really perfected my skills and techniques yet, still wanted more. In 2013, I decided to take a leap of faith and turn my dream into a reality with creating Caidy Marie Beauty. Year one started small with only two other licensed professionals and completing just twenty weddings. We since have tripled the size of our team and have a gorgeous salon located in downtown Utica.
The last few years have gone by quick and in that time, we have had the honor to receive some of the most incredible awards in recognition for our work. And although so much has been accomplished already, there is always room for growth and improvement. After 10+ years in this industry, I still attend as many trainings and seminars as possible, to ensure I’m up to date with the latest tricks of the trade. And when it comes to weddings... they are my absolute favorite! To be responsible for how someone will look on one of the most important days of their life is the most prestigious honor.
But above all, I wholeheartedly love what I do. I love creating beauty for others, while allowing my guest to discover a new found confidence they never had before. This is an industry I am truly appreciative to be part of and something I will never take for granted.
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