Artistic Cut & Styling Specialist / Avant GM
LOCATION - San Antonio, Quarry Village
SERVICES - Cutting Specialist, Men's Barbering, Event Styling, UpStyle Specialist
PROFESSIONAL since 1998
AVANT PROFESSIONAL since 2012
EDUCATION/ACHEIVEMENTS - Lockworks Hair Accademy, Vidal Sasson Technically Trained, Advanced Aveda Training, Men's Barbering, Cosmotology Instructors Lic., Barbers Lic., Certified Global Aveda Purefessional, 5x North American Hairdresser of the Year Nomonee
Jami was trained by and mentored under Maurice Tidy, the first creative director for Vidal Sassoon in London. Influenced by the strong precision and dedication of her mentor, Jami spent the remainder of her career dedicated to perfecting the precision and science of her own craft. Jami Mentored under other industry greats like, Michael Baker, Antoinette Beenders,, Vivienne Mackinder, Robert Lobetta, and Debra Neill Baker. She has great pride in her work and respect for the training her mentors provided. She constantly pushes herself to evolve beyond her "yesterdays best."
Over the years she has worked in such capacities as In-Salon Coach, Creative Director for Paris Parker Salons & Spas/Neill Corporation, Global Aveda Educator ("Purefessional"), Creative Director for Avant Salons/Spas, Artist, and Education & Creative consultant. From local print to international print, local recognition to NAHA (North American Hair Dresser Awards) nominee; Jami simply does what she does in the hope of bettering herself and supporting others in craft and creativity.
Today, Jami spends most of her time working with and supporting her Avant Salon Home Team by Creating an environment for Professional growth, Career Opportunity, and Artistic and Personal Evolution. Inspiring other to fall in love with their individuality, gifts, and talents through art, career, and relationship drives her passion and determination.
"A friend once called me an "industry anomaly" because I could be creating Hair Art on minute and Excel sheets the next. I truly believe an artist has the ability to change and influence lives, cultures, and societies. Artists are the individuals who connect idea to action. They give life to the unspoken thoughts, beliefs, views, and emotions of the world around them. From stylists, to graphic designers, to musicians, and entrepreneurs.... creatives are the people I love and support. I do what I do to show respect to those I respect the most."