Are you originally from this area? I was born in Indiana and moved to TN when I was 10.
Did you always want to do hair? For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a stylist, but my passion for the beauty industry really started in highschool. Heritage High School offered a cosmetology starter program, so at age 16, I got my first taste of what would become a career I love! Immediately after high school, like many, I decided to go to college to pursue a different career. My choice led me to spend more time with numbers than people – a change was needed because I LOVE people! I made the decision that I would pair my love for people with my love of the beauty industry and fast-forward to today — here I am!
Do you have any nicknames? I actually have 3 nicknames. One is “Tot” and it was given to me by my family when I was very young. I’m not sure who started it, but it stuck.
My second nickname is “Mingo.” Only a handful of friends call me that but it is because I was named after my great great Aunt Tishomingo. Tishomingo is an Indian name. I wasn’t very fond of it when I was younger because it is so different, but now I love it because it makes for an interesting story.
My Third is “Aunt Toochi.” It was given to me by my oldest nephew and just stuck with the other 4 younger kids. Including my daughter who calls me “Toochi” every now and then. LOL!
What’s your favorite food? I actually have many favorite foods. But you can never go wrong with a good burger and fries. My husband and I do alot of cooking so we are always trying new recipes.
What are our favorite movies? I enjoy a lot of movies but the two I can never get enough of are: The Princess Bride and Forrest Gump.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do? When I am not at work I am with my family. I have been married since August of 2016 and we have a 3-year-old daughter. I also spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews. There are 5 kids total all under the age of 6. I love that they are so close in age, because I know they’ll always be close and always always have friends.