Jess is originally from Brazil and her cultural background plays an immense influence in her work. From a very young age, Jess demonstrated her passion by creating new hairstyles with her family and friends. She learned many natural beauty regimens from her mother including hair treatments, color and body care – which were passed down in her family for several generations. Jess moved to the United States in 2007 and attended the University of the District of Columbia. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Technology, which has provided her with strong skills in a service-based business.
In 2016, Jess graduated from the Cosmetology programs at the Aveda Institute in New York and at the Artistic Academy of Hair Design in Morris Plains in NJ within an impressive time! Soon after, Jess obtained both NY and NJ Cosmetology licenses and was ready to launch her career as a hairstylist.
In March 2017, Jess represented the Aveda Institute student body with a color demo at the International Beauty Show 2017. She also participated at the World Fashion Parade in September 2016 with a team of hairstylists. She styled many models with various hairstyles and updos and prepared them for the runway.
Jess joined Fringe in 2016. During the 52-week in-salon education programs, she learned and worked closely with master stylists, Kim Hammer and Donna Ferrer. She has been honing her skills since, while working with models and guests at the salon. Jess is very detailed oriented and is eager to learn more and grow in her career. She is always working towards perfecting her craft by staying up to date on the most current trends and techniques.