Valerie grew up in Alaska, where she graduated cosmetology school in 2008. Shortly after, her adventurous nature took her south to Portland, OR where she started working and later managing a local barber shop. After 6 years, she left to pursue her passion for hair color and cutting with one of Portland’s top salons, where she advanced her talents with a very loyal client base. Throughout her career, Valerie has earned many opportunities to improve her skills by attending classes and events held by the industries top professionals, including Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, R+Co, and Bumble & Bumble. She recently relocated to Philadelphia to begin her next adventure and looks forward to continuing to refine her craft.