it's time to get down to business.

let me tell ya how i did it.

my story...

I’ve been in the hair industry for 17 years. Yes, I was 5 when I started. I live in Jupiter, Florida with my husband, two girls, and puppy Leia. I 100% believe that coffee is a food group, and laughter is the best medicine. I didn’t go to a fancy hair school and for the major part of my career I was successful by just being down right scrappy. Until one day, I realized I had developed a few SUPER powers. Those super powers are what have helped me build multiple 6 figure businesses behind the chair and open a salon that has been profitable from day one. That’s why I’m here to share my simple but FREAKING effective methods with you!

a stylist, salon owner, biz educator and coffee addict. 

I'm missy.


I could take all of the scrappy ways I had come up with to build my business and reinvent myself in Florida.  I could build a killer clientele again, but this time working smarter and not harder.  I could 10x my business income without having to work more hours just by really zoning in on who I wanted to serve and how to serve them well!
That's what brings us here.  I know what it's like to not even know what to do to take the next step.  I know what it's like to almost dread going into work because it just feels too hard!  I have literally dissected everything that I have spent the past 17 years learning, so that maybe you don't have to feel like that too!  Maybe you just need a few really simple but seriously effective strategies to build the career of your dreams. 

and then I realized...

If I'm being totally honest with you, I chose to become a hairstylist because I thought it was the quickest way to start making money out of high school.  My parents, like many of yours, were super thrilled...not.  I dove head first in and caught traction QUICKLY!  By 24, I was making 6 figures behind the chair.  I can really say though, that was a good and a really bad thing!  I was sooo young, I didn't have a mentor, social media wasn't really a thing yet, and my fast track to income resulted in some MAJOR purchases.  So here I was, 24, married, with a baby, a brand new house and two car payments.  All amazing things right?!  Until you are backed into a corner of being burned out, don't even know what a boundary is, and don't really have a plan of how to fix it.  I kept plugging away, doing client after client just to pay bills!  This wasn't what I had in mind when I chose hair, and it most certainly wasn't a way to spend the rest of my life.

My Story

Get  to  Know me...

1. fav tv show:

Gossip Girl

2. workout of choice


3. drink order

venti vanilla sweet cream cold brew

4. can't live without

coffee...for real!

5. travel spot

the mountains

tell me more!

Get  to  Know me...

6. fav book

Sense and SensIbility

7. fav Quote

You were made for such a time as this!

8. Fav podcast

How I built this

9. daily breakfast

oatmeal or protein shake

10. brands i love

alfaparf + Redken

go back

My Timeline

where I've been


Began my career in the
beauty industry!


Became an independent stylist.


Moved to Jupiter, Florida to open 2 Jimmy John's with my husband!


Became a mom!


Rented a salon suite to rebuild my clientele...oh and had another kid.


Started a blog with no idea what I was doing called So You're a Hairstylist.


Opened my very first salon Collab + Co.!


I get to teach beauty pros how to propel their careers!


longest I have lived in one house since getting married in 2006

3 years is the


literally how I cope with life!

laughing is


my last 2 years of high school

I was homeschooled


in Hawaii and lived there until I was 2

I was born


to know about me

Random Things


What's your go-to?


green juice 

water all the way


Fav weekend activity?

roaming target


hanging with friends


I feel super confident in...

selling retail


all things color


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