Growing from a natural impulse to help everyone I meet to be confident and comfortable in his or her own skin and more effective personally and professionally, I became a member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) through Image Resource Center of New York. I use my experience, inspiration, and sensitivity to educate businesses and individuals in: business etiquette and communication skills; team building and customer service; wardrobe planning, color and makeup application; personal style communication, image psychology and non-verbal communication.
Initiative has made it possible for me to have studied under the most recognized names in the field of image consulting – Dominique Isbecque and Carol Davidson. I have learned from the most prestigious names in cosmetology from both the United States and Europe – Krista Embry(celebrity Makeup artist), Sharon Gault (celebrity Makeup artist), Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy, Trevor Sorbie, Wella, Graham Webb, and Sebastian. Believing that there’s always something new to discover, I continually update my extensive knowledge of styles and trends with courses, seminars, and trade shows. I have also been honored to receive Tiffany 2003 Creative Hair Awards.
I've enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of working on syndicated shows, commercials, cable spots, and with national music artists, which has helped me grow my craft. My global training has enabled me to be Master of Ceremonies for several fashion shows. My scope of experience has transformed ordinary into extraordinary.
Gladly I share my knowledge by seizing opportunities to train and encourage others in wardrobe, hair, and makeup as an instructor for manufactures, one-on-one consulting and on several cable shows giving advice and tips. I am the owner of DARe Salon and Image Studio (Designs by Angela River) in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a Governor appointee and Chairman for the State of Michigan Cosmetology Board, a former Oakland County Commissioner, Auburn Hills Public Library President and a National Cosmetology Association Member.
I look forward to the opportunity to work together.