Val graduated from a local Los Angeles community college with her Cosmetology certification in 2008. During her time there she witnessed first hand the quality of education that the Artistic Team from Toni & Guy could provide and she made up her mind to do whatever it took to join their team.
After graduation she was granted an apprentice position at Toni & Guy Hairdressing located in Newport Beach CA. Val spent three years working behind the chair before she became a part of their education team. As an educator Val would focus on creating the best experience for her students and that focus transferred onto her clients as well. She specialized in beachy, natural looking hair color and perfected her blonding abilities. After 8 years behind the chair Val and her husband moved to the Denver metro area.