Amanda was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and after completing high school. She moved to Montreal where she earned a BFA at Concordia University. After many years pursuing a career in art she moved to Victoria BC and graduated from the Academy of Excellence with a diploma in Aesthetics and Spa Therapy.
Lash extensions had just started to be offered as a service in Victoria and she had the opportunity to apprentice under a skilled and professional teacher. She completed her apprenticeship and became certified at the top lash school in the industry. After a few years working as an employee she ventured on her own and created Looking Glass Lashes which she owned and operated for 6 years.
The lockdown on non-essential business in March 2020 interrupted her life and created an opportunity to pursue another skill in the beauty industry. She relocated to Vancouver where she graduated with a diploma in professional hairstyling from the Blanche MacDonald centre. She returned to Victoria and was hired at Kharma Salons at the Saanich location where she is able to provide hair and lash services to clients while apprenticing under Elite Stylist Tressa and her team. Amanda lives with her adorable cat and enjoys spending her free time.