Emily was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to pursue her love of Hair and Makeup by attending the Paul Mitchell Academy. It was there that passion for Color and the Beauty industry was truly fostered.
Upon her graduation in late 2014 Emily joined the Smith & Davis team to continue her studies in the Advanced training program. Her continuous education includes classes with Wella Professionals, Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon.
Being a curly girl herself she enjoys helping clients embrace their natural texture through perfectly placed color, easy styling tips and product recommendations. Emily prides herself on her in-depth consultations and finding the most suitable color for each individual whether that is a beautifully blended Balayage or bold rainbow hues.
Emily has a deep love for all things pop culture. She draws inspiration from Cher, Bjork, and Selena as well as both historical and current events within queer culture. Go ahead, test her knowledge of RuPaul’s Drag race!