I graduated from Frunze/Bishkek Beauty and Barber school in 1998. After graduation, I worked in a beauty shop for approximately 12 years. In 2010, I was offered a contract with AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service) serving in Afghanistan supporting American troops in remote areas. I decided to help support the American effort and was stationed in the Marine Corps Forward Operating Base Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan. After working two and a half years in Afghanistan, I moved to Hawaii where I continued to support our troops at U. S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor as a barber and beautician. After a couple years in Hawaii, I transferred to Naval Air Station Kingsville here in Texas. After 4 years, I decided to open my mini salon here in Corpus Christi.