Dionne has known since a very young age that she wanted to be in the industry. When other little kids all wanted to be a princess, she wanted to be hairstylist.

More of a hunter than a gatherer, Dionne lives life at a fast clip, between the salon, her family and kids, volunteer work and making sure there’s time to kick up her heels and sing along to the Jennifer Nettles song that best describes her life, ”Drunk in Heels.”

She lives life at a break-neck pace but she’s grounded enough to be a source of strength for those around her, and she still embraces the calm and spiritual side of things, taking time to meditate whenever she has a chance. If she could trade places with anyone for one day, it would be the Dalai Llama, so she could understand the profoundly peaceful mind. But until then, hold on tight!