Unsatisfied by a career in federal government defense, he choose to pursue his true passion for hair. Derek received his Advanced Masters certificate at the Graham Webb Academy, where he placed in the top of his class and was recognized nationally as one of the top 12 business students. After graduating, he served as an apprentice at the renowned George at The Four Seasons. While working with seasoned stylists, he gained experience in international methods of cutting, coloring, and styling. He has trained in New York at Arrojo Studio and in DC in methods of coloring and cutting by Bumble and Bumble, Wella, and Goldwell. Bringing you the latest in education is his top priority. Through his attention to technical detail and simple elegance, Derek's goal is to create the style that perfectly suits you.