I have lived in Lexington for more than half of my life. I graduated from University of Kentucky with a BA in Education, but went on to work at Toyota for 10 years, where I met my husband, Anthony. We have been married for 20+ years, and we have 4 amazing children. After staying at home with my children for 10 years, I went on to become a licensed Cosmetologist at Summit Salon Academy.
The decision to open a Lice Clinics of America clinic here in Lexington comes from personal experience of dealing with lice in my family. The first time one of my children got lice was quite the ordeal. My first reaction was embarrassment, because of the stigma that lice carries. Once we began treating at home and realizing that hours of combing and picking was just the beginning of a long ordeal, my emotions then went from embarrassment to frustration and mental exhaustion.
A few years later when I heard about Lice Clinics of America and the revolutionary process they use to kill lice and eggs in one single treatment, I was immediately intrigued. I knew if I could help other families so they don’t have to go through what I did, I could really make a difference in my community. I opened in 2015 and never looked back. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to help families and see them leave our clinic with the feeling of relief and gratitude.
Since my clinic has been opened, one of my other children got lice. This time, no big deal. We went straight to the clinic and she was lice-free an hour later. Over and done, just like that. Wow, what a different story from the first time around!