Em, a licensed cosmetologist, graduated from Kay Harvey, (now LaBaron Hairdressing Academy) in West Springfield. After graduating she became a stylist at an Aveda Concept Salon for 2 years, and attended many additional continuing education and training programs.
In addition to hair styling, Em is also a makeup artist. She has done hair and makeup for weddings, hair shows, proms, daytime events and photo shoots. She is also a hair extension specialist including bonding, braiding, sew in, beaded, tape in and clip in.
She is proficient and experienced in ethnic hair treatments, including straightening, cutting and curly style.
Em loves to cut and color all hair types in a wide range of styles. She is also a fashionista, keeping up with new trends in hair make up and clothes. An artist by nature, Em has been teaching ballroom dancing for 7 years and loves to sing and to paint and is committed to fitness and health.
For those who aren’t aware, Barbara, when she isn’t styling hair, is a professional jazz vocalist and has been performing in the valley for decades. This September, 2013, she released her first audio CD at a performance at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton as part of the 2013 Northampton Jazz Festival.
The CD is titled ‘Detour Ahead’ and is available by contacting Barbara through her website and blog – www.barbaraween.com. The CDs are also being sold at Visage Salon in downtown Northampton. Click Here to listen to excerpts from the CD.