A stylist and makeup artist for nearly 20 years, Vanessa attended the University of Washington, before realizing that her passion was to enhance one’s beauty as a hair stylist. Vanessa enrolled and completed her training at Gene Juarez Academy in 1998. Following her completion at Gene Juarez Academy, Vanessa stayed with the company for 7 years before embarking on her dream to be a business owner.

After purchasing and successfully launching two salons; Blushing Beauty and Serenity Nails and Spa, Vanessa purchased ‘Platinum Studios’ in 2013.  Vanessa’s goals for Platinum were to ensure her stylists could focus solely on hair while also providing a calm peaceful environment for clients that would meet and exceed all their beauty/relaxation needs.

Vanessa is a proud Mom of two boys and a woman dedicated to her family, she believes that beauty is a state of mind that is wholly enhanced when you walk out of her salon after receiving one or more their amazing services.