Gia is a leader in the salon business and beauty industry. An expert in hair extensions, she is the go-to stylist for Hollywood celebrities, models and fashionable women in the
world. Gia set a path to change the entire salon experience for her clients and has created a loyal and impressive following.
At the age of 18, she graduated from the prestigious Tony and Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas with a one month wait list to get on her appointment schedule. She began her career at Salon D, where she advanced from an associate stylist to premier stylist to the owner of her own salon in less than a year.
Gia carved out a niche clientele offering color correction and hair extensions, two services usually exclusive to salon professionals twice her age, in record time.
At 19, Gia began traveling internationally to service her high profile clients working on photo shoots and magazine editorials. This led to her developing her hobby of photography into a second career. She started incorporating her talent as a hair stylist into her photography creating flawless images that would later be used in numerous ad campaigns and articles about her work. Brides booked her years in advance.
Always anxious to learn the new techniques of the beauty industry, her knowledge and expertise of hair extensions soon made her one of the most respected and influential hair extension experts in the world. Product manufacturers and Hair Extension companies soon began inviting Gia to their corporate offices to consult on ways they could improve their hair and their application systems. Gia had accomplished all of this by the time she turned 23, just 5 years after starting her career as a professional stylist.
The following year Gia wrote and published her first book, “The Perfect Hair Extension: A Technical Guide for the Application of Hair Extensions”, which she describes as “the most in depth, to the point, advanced training manual for salon professionals.” It became a bible for stylists wanting to recreate the natural look Gia made famous.
Today Gia is considered a top extension stylist in the United States, helping other stylists understand and master hair extension application. You can see her work regularly on magazine covers, television, and on film. She also appears as an expert in the field in her own video series as well as local and national TV and at industry sales meetings.
Gia resides in Texas and travels extensively for her clients in the US and internationally.