Before recently relocating to Asheville, Dre spent over a decade living and working in NYC. A native Ohioan, she was drawn to the city to work and teach for the acclaimed Bumble and bumble salon. There, as a lead educator and stylist for many years, she focused on building a strong foundation that allowed her to grow a freelance career in editorial styling, wedding styling, education, and cutting.
During Dre’s time in New York she had the opportunity to work backstage for 20 seasons on top designer shows such as Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Dior. She credits her close work under the industry’s top hairstylists for her continual growth and education. She uses these experiences as inspiration to translate what is currently happening in the fashion industry into achievable, customized looks in both cutting and styling.