My name is Penny and I have been in the beauty industry for 17 years. I was very blessed to find my mentor, Harvey Oakley, fresh out of beauty school. He was an amazing teacher who had a background in stage work and had owned his own beauty school. I worked under him for over seven years, watching and learning all that I could from him and his wife Karen. I relocated from Southern Oregon to Vancouver and what a ride it has been. I've worked at Rick and Company here in Vancouver, and at an Aveda Salon in Portland. I later became an instructor and worked at the Aveda Institute in Portland, Vancouver and at Phagan's in Portland. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching, and it's true what they say, "if you really want to learn something teach it." I believe that you should never stop learning, especially if it's something you love, and believe me, I must love doing hair because I'm back with a vengeance. I have never felt this excited to be anywhere.
I am completely in my element. I am home.