Amanda is a Native Texan, where she grew up in Plano and now lives in Allen. She couldn’t live in any other state because she loves Texas too much, although she has been all over the world. Amanda started out doing hair in 2005 at the Paul Mitchell School in Carrollton, TX. Shortly after that she decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines she went to Japan, Korea, North Carolina, California and did one tour to Afghanistan. After getting out of the Marines she went straight back to her true passion, being a hairstylist! It was in 2011 she fell in love with Aveda and loves sharing all the wonderful things you can accomplish with this product line. She has two beautiful little girls, Kye and Hazel, and they keep her super busy. She loves being outdoors but more than anything loves being near water. Another hobby she loves to do is cook and try new and different types of food. She’s also extremely dyslexic and grew up having a hard time with school, which is one of the main reasons why she wanted to become and Educator. She loves helping people understand and find new ways to learn.