With over 10 years of experience behind the chair, Cass has had her hands in a lot of hair! From the first time she was asked what she wanted to be, she knew; either a famous country singer, or a hairstylist. Growing up on a ranch in Tucson, Az, there wasn’t much time for voice lessons, but there were plenty of horses that needed grooming, so Cass learned to braid and use clippers before elementary school. She graduated high school a year early to enroll at Tucson College of Beauty, and is proud to say she has been a licensed hairstylist for over ⅓ of her life. One of the things she loves the most about this career is the ongoing opportunity to reinvent herself and others.
Cass gladly accepts the challenge to make the world a more beautiful place. She feels that working in this industry has given her the opportunity to do so. The first 5 years of her career she strengthened her foundational skills through ongoing education and training from renowned industry names such as Toni&Guy, Paul Mitchell, Oribe,Vidal Sassoon and Aveda. She moved to San Francisco in 2010 where she opened her own Aveda salon. Having built a successful business but feeling the need to return to Tucson, Cass sold her salon to Jon Reyman, another industry great. Dolly Parton says, “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” So, in 2015 Cass opened her second salon, which continues to give her daily inspiration. In addition, she gained her instructor's license and began teaching cosmetology for The Aveda Institutes, which provided opportunity to return to California and teach at the upcoming institute in San Jose.
Cass says when she found Nimbus Salon she knew she wanted to be a part of the fun! Although she truly loves creating all kinds of hair, she does have some favorites. She is obsessed with haircoloring: highlights, babylights, balayage, hair painting, color melting, fashion colors, foils, blondes, brunettes, redheads, and silver foxes. She also loves doing short styles, clippering, fading, and men's’ grooming. She says a good blow out can go a long way and loves educating her guests on how to best care for and maintain their styles. She jokingly refers to herself as a Rumpelstiltskin of the industry, turning straw into gold. She believes healthy hair is happy hair, and people with happy hair live happier lives.