Ritz Salon

Get to know our staff!

We are excited for you to get to know our talented staff at Ritz Salon! If you want to schedule an appointment with any of our stylists, just call the salon at (850) 897-4466. 


Q. What do you love most about being a hair stylist?

A. Making someone feel beautiful and building friendships.


Q. What inspired you to become a hair stylist?

A. I was always cutting and styling my Barbie dolls and loving watching my stylist doing my own hair.


Q. How long have you been a stylist?

A. Well I was doing color and cuts and dance updo’s on my friends since middle school, but licensed since 2006.


Q. How long have you been at Ritz Salon?

A. Since August 2013


Q. What do you like most about working at Ritz Salon?

A. Everyone is so helpful and kind. And the salon has a great reputation.


Q. What is your go-to hair product?

A. Coppola shampoo and conditioner


Q. What is your #1 stylist tip?

A. Cool shot when round brushing to hold the curl.


Q. What would you say your hair philosophy is?

A. Make your hair a priority, you have to wear it everyday!


Q. Who is your style icon?

A. Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johanson


Q. Tell us one random fact about you.

A. I am an aunt to two identical twin boys.


Q. What do you like to do for fun?

A. Be with my family and friends, and go shopping.


Q. Tell us about your family life.

A. I have two children, a boy and a girl and have been married for 7 years and have two sisters.


Q. If you could could color your hair any color other than your current one, what would it be?

A. Brown with warm copper highlights.


Q. Did you always know you wanted to be a hair stylist?

A. Yes, always!


Q. What advice do you have for someone wanting to pursue a career in cosmetology?

A. Set your foundation with a well-respected beauty college. Always have an open mind and willing to learn because hair trends are forever changing.

Q. What do you love most about being a hair stylist?

A. The people, the clients, and their stories and adventures.


Q. What inspired you to become a hair stylist?

A. I needed a job and it was a reasonable price for the education.


Q. How long have you been a stylist?

A. 45 years


Q. How long have you been at Ritz Salon?

A. 12 years


Q. What do you like most about working at Ritz Salon?

A. Co-workers and good supply of products


Q. What is your go-to hair product?

A. Light-hair spray or oil for frizzy hair


Q. What is your #1 stylist tip?

A. Work with your hair type


Q. What would you say your hair philosophy is?

A. Use the best products for your hair - take good care of your hair.


Q. Who is your style icon?

A. Jennifer Neetles and Sharon Osborn


Q. Tell us one random fact about you.

A. I worked in a steel mill.


Q. What do you like to do for fun?

A.  Laugh at comedies and weave.


Q. Tell us about your family life.

A. Husband and two dogs, mother and son and his family who live close by.


Q. If you could could color your hair any color other than your current one, what would it be?

A. Being a breast cancer survivor, I am happy to have hair but I colored it as soon as it came back.


Q. If you could pick any one person to sit in your chair, who would it be?

A. Donald Trump - needs major hair help and Hilary Clinton - needs better look


Q. Did you always know you wanted to be a hair stylist?

A. No


Q. What advice do you have for someone wanting to pursue a career in cosmetology?

A. Go for it. It is very rewarding skilled career you have work all of the time you meet all types of people and you get to change the way people look at feel.



Q. What do you love most about being a hair stylist?

A. The creativity it allows and getting to know my clients as individuals.


Q. What inspired you to become a hair stylist?

A. My mother has her license to do hair and I just always knew that I would like to become a hair stylist.


Q. How long have you been a stylist?

A. 13 years


Q. How long have you been at Ritz Salon?

A. This time for two weeks, I worked here for a short time about 11 years ago.


Q. What do you like most about working at Ritz Salon?

A. The Ritz is a friendly and very professional atmosphere with a very diverse clientele and group of co-workers.


Q. What is your go-to hair product?

A. Argan Oil or Moroccan Oil


Q. What is your #1 stylist tip?

A. When choosing a style that is new to a client = always choose one that is achievable for their hair type/texture.


Q. What would you say your hair philosophy is?

A. Above all, keep the hair healthy because a healthy head of hair is the best canvas for our artwork.


Q. Who is your style icon?

A. Edward Scissorhands (just kidding!)


Q. Tell us one random fact about you.

A. I love Carol Burnett re-runs.


Q. What do you like to do for fun?

A. I like to get out and enjoy adventures with my feisty little red-head daughter. I’m sure we will enjoy the rivers and beaches this summer!


Q. Tell us about your family life.

A. My immediate family is myself and my five-year old daughter Mollie. I have a very large extended family and they live close by.


Q. If you could could color your hair any color other than your current one, what would it be?

A. Indigo Blue


Q. If you could pick any one person to sit in your chair, who would it be?

A. At this particular time I would choose the most well known person in Niceville, Florida to build a great following!


Q. Did you always know you wanted to be a hair stylist?

A. Yes, since the first time I did a french braid as a teenager.


Q. What advice do you have for someone wanting to pursue a career in cosmetology?

A. Seek it out and find the best fit that you can for the salon environment because finding a good environment to grow with your client base is extremely important.
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