Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Vanessa realized her love for beauty at a young age which is when she attended the Aveda Institue in 2004 and received her cosmetology license. After graduating she worked as a stylist at an Aveda concept salon in South Beach.

Wanting to push her career further she decided to move to New York and assisted on many editorial shoots for magazines including Vogue Italia, L' Uomo Vogue and Brides Magazines. She's been working in the salon industry in New York for the past nine years.

Vanessa specializes in color and is known for creating a natural look that creates an effortless style for her clients, by using the Balayage technique. She loves doing blondes, red heads and brunetts. Vanessa continues to work on outside projects in fashion as well as a full time colorist at Su'juk.