As a stylist, Joey enjoys being able to have creative freedom through his advanced skills. Having been a part of the Solo start up, Joey loves that the salon has grown greatly over since opening the doors in 2006, calling it “it’s own tiny empire”. “It is in a class of its own, because there is an energy here.” Just like Solo, Joey has his own unique energy. After breaking through some challenges in his life, Joey has learned to really live. “I use to get caught up in concerns, but now I just focus on one day at a time.” Joey is also the Color Director at Solo, so education is a platinum asset. His dedication and passion was recognized when he was awarded the Gold Trophy for Young Talent at the WELLA Professionals North American Trend Vision Awards in 2011. Joey is not sure where he will be in the future, but he knows it will be wherever his heart takes him.