Alea grew up in Collegeville and attended the North Montco Technical Career Center for cosmetology school. She has since been working as a hairstylist for three years, and her areas of expertise are balayage and color corrections. Ever since she was a kid, she’s always had an affinity for hair. She would constantly “play” with her mom and sisters’ hair. Once she started going to school for cosmetology her sophomore year of high school, she knew she had a strong passion for hair and could make a career out of it. Alea says her mother was her biggest supporter and motivator for pushing her to do what makes her happy. “There’s a lot of negativity from older generations about becoming a hairstylist but she always supported me in my decision.” Alea’s favorite part of what she does is working with her clientele and the relationships she’s built with them.
Specialty: Balayage and color corrections.
First job: Avalanche; I was 17 years old.
Dogs or cats? Do you have any pets?: I love both dogs and cats. I currently have five cats and will be getting a puppy in the near future. I also have a bunny!
What’s something you like to do for fun that others wouldn’t expect?: I love to be outdoors. I really enjoy fishing and hiking.