Payton was born and raised in Naperville IL, then moved to NYC to pursue a degree in Fashion Design. Seeking to satisfy her passion for beauty and style with a more personal touch, she returned to the midwest to attend Cosmetology school. Payton has received certifications in both Tape-In and Fusion extensions, which offer great versatility. Payton has 3 years of experience with Redken color, and plans to pursue Redken color and design certifications as well and she believes in advanced education and training. She is intrigued by the how and why of hair, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with guests. Payton is your go-to for updos, formal styles as well as braids and festival looks.