Hair Stylist, Nails and Facial Waxing
Shawn graduated from Northern Nevada Beauty Academy and became a licensed cosmetologist in 1986. Her 25 years of experience with Bellissima started in 1986 where she remains today. When Shawn started at Bellissima, she was on a commission salary as a wig stylist and cosmetologist. In six short months she was able to build a stable clientele, become a station renter and sole proprietor of her own business. Being passionate about her career, she continues to educate herself on the latest styles and trends by attending numerous workshops, demos, and classes. She has an outgoing personality, is a good listener, and strives to make her customer’s salon experience outstanding. These attributes make her customers return time after time which is crucial in an industry where customer loyalty is of paramount importance.
Shawn is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. For the past 17 years she has been active in the Look Good Feel Better Program. This program helps women with cancer cope with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Patients receive a free makeup kit and Shawn demonstrates how to apply the makeup to help diminish and disguise the changes that occur during treatment. Alan Squailia, Carrie Wolfe, and Katie Lowe are also active volunteers for this program. Shawn is involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This annual event is the largest fundraiser for the organization. Bellissima placed third this year in total fundraising for the area, behind corporate giants Renown Health and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Volunteering for the American Cancer Society