Shannan began her career in 2010 by graduating from Empire Beauty School. While attending Empire, Shannan competed in the National Future Professionals Expo for women's trend cut and color where she placed in the top ten out of 98 competitors.
Since becoming a Stylist at Sanderson State Street Salon, Shannan has continued her education with in-salon training with each of the Senior Stylists, in cutting, styling and color. She has also attended classes at the TIGI New York Academy and the Goldwell Academy in Baltimore. Shannan is trained in TIGI cosmetics and is certified in the Keratin Complex System.
Shannan worked on the hair and make-up for the local film, Man in a Box. She also works with local production studio Twenty Five Eight, and has done make-up for multiple commercials and photo shoots, ranging from politicians to creating zombies.
"The reason I love the beauty industry is because there is always more to learn. Your possibilities are endless, and everything and anything can inspire you."