Stylist, Reiki Healer, Holistic Nutritionist
I’m an Arizona native growing up in Tucson and have now been in Phoenix since 2003. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, I decided I wanted to get my cosmetology license and own a salon some day. That’s exactly what I did! In 2007 I opened Belle Melange Salon, creating an environment where any nationality and any hair texture could get their hair done by one of our professionals in a relaxing environment. That was my baby…until my baby girls having a present mom became more important! Being the mother of two beautiful daughters is my first and most important job so for the last five years I’ve run my salon business solo working only when my kids are in school or away. Well now they’re at the age where they don’t care if I’m home or not. I have to get my snuggles from our pup Rocio now days!
I began my holistic healing journey in 2017 after a minor health scare that I knew deep down could be remedied on it’s own if I took control of my nutrition and started detoxing my body from all the chemicals I’ve subjected it to over the years. I became passionate about sharing my learnings with everyone who’d listen. While giving myself a detox treatment the words “Healing House” came to me, and that’s the day I began visioning what this house would consist of and offer to the community. It would be resource center to learn about different natural healing modalities and remedies, and a place to receive self-care services. I’ve always had the entrepreneur spirit and knew the only way to make this come to fruition was to open a new business!
I’ve been a Cosmetologist since 2002 which means I’ve been working around many chemicals and fumes for a long time. I’ve made the decision to cut out these harsh chemicals from my services and only use nontoxic haircare products and color that do not contain ammonia, formaldehyde, PEGs, strong synthetic fragrance, or high PPDs.
On my journey into natural healing I’ve received my Level 3 Reiki certification in accordance with the teachings of Gandai Reiki Ho. I’ve also received my certification in Holistic Nutrition through American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFAP).
I am honored to share my vision with you and hope Sozo will be a place where you feel safe, loved, and cared for during your own healing or self-care journey. Whether you are battling an illness looking for naturals ways of healing, proactively looking for ways to prevent illness and disease, or just wanting to some self-care we can help you!