Dakota graduated from Aveda Institute August 2016 and started her apprenticeship under Danielle in September. She is considered a native to Austin area. She grew up in Pflugerville, Tx where she lived all but a few years there. Dakota never went to the salon as a young girl because her mom has had her cosmetology license since she was about 20 and always cut her sisters and Dakota’s hair. Dakota attended college for 2 years in College Station, Tx until she moved back and wanted to make a 180 turn on her life and enrolled spur of the moment to cosmetology school. After a successful apprenticeship under Danielle, Dakota transferred to the Bee Cave location to start her career as a Wild Orchid Stylist. After completing courses in Men's cuts, Women's cuts, Updos, Makeup, Highlights, and Balayage, Dakota has specialized in Blondes, Foil highlights, and Balayage.