You could also call this heading “Our philosophy” or “Our vision.” This is the place to talk about what drives you and your business and what’s unique about your process. What you write here should be something distinct and interesting about your business that sets it apart from others in the same industry.
Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots–people wanna know you have some.
Meet the Team
Our senior stylists have 15-20 years of experience in the hair industry. They have mastered the art of cutting and coloring.
Our junior stylists have 4+ years in the industry. They are still sharpening their skills and are continuing their education through hands on classes.
Senior Stylist & Owner
Emily Legge has over 20 years experience in the industry and is a Santa Cruz hair legend. Emily is inspired by her work here, in San Francisco & Los Angeles. She has done runway shows for the “E” channel & worked the stage at hair shows. With all this and more under her belt, from owning smaller rockabilly salons to working on private clients in SF, she’s brought her diverse experience to Santa Cruz! Always looking for the latest and greatest technique, Emily expands her education by taking classes at Vidal Sasson on specialty cuts & color, NYC Redken Color training, Bumble and Bumble, Orbe styling, Kevin Murphy styling classes, and Unite education and has attended the Botanical Healing Arts College. Cut, color, style, straightening, keratin- Emily does it all! She has specialized training in hot heads extensions, color matching expert and styling extensions- (not just putting the hair in). Her interest is in keeping the integrity of your hair from the inside out. She says, “My passion for hair styling on not only getting the look but keeping it by working with what you have or what I can add! I love doing long hair as well as precision short cuts. I love doing color… blondes to brunette and everything in between.
Mingling art and community through neoteric beauty:
A fashion and art enthusiast, Jacqueline has a natural eye for design and enjoys meeting challenges with her unlimited creativity. She has nearly 20 years experience in the beauty industry and has strengthened her career with degrees in business, arts, and all things beauty. Her drive for continuing education, precise communication, open collaboration and refined service has produced a great, growing and loyal clientele. Jacqueline has worked both behind the chair and on location with hundreds of wedding parties, on roof top fashion shows at FIDM with San Francisco’s hottest designers, with photographers and artists who’s art displays in local museums and costuming for special events. She enjoys creating hair and make-up looks from soft and sultry, avant grade and wild, to precise fades and mens grooming.
Diving deep into her creative realm whilst applying academic knowledge and technique is where she finds herself most at home. Combining these attributes along with her love of people and building genuine relationships yields unique and personalized hair treatments that bring out the best looks in all her clients.
Jacqueline has two young children and enjoys spending time with them on the beach and nurturing their creativity by planning their next halloween costumes or epic birthday parties. Holding true to her love of challenge and variety you can often find her weight training or competing in muddy spartan races or taking courses in economics or business working toward more degrees.
Jacqueline has taken numerous hair and makeup courses from MAC, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Cabrillo Theater, Schwartzkopf, Redken, Hotheads hair extensions, Unite, Kevin Murphy, Vidal Sassoon, Coopola, Cadeveu, Euphora, Paul Mitchell, Pravanna, Prive, Brazilian blow out, and many more.
Lauren Happee, Santa Cruz local with a passion for art & a creative eye, Lauren loves customizing each client’s hair to excel their expectations. Her passion includes everything color. She does everything from lived in beach blondes to vibrant and vivid custom colors.
As well as a passion for the arts Lauren also has a deep appreciation for education, always staying current with the newest trends. Lauren has attended many master color classes as well as Vidal Sassoon cutting courses and Kevin Murphy styling. Lauren uses Alfaparf color as well as Redken and Matrix to create the perfect style for every one of her guests. Creating healthy and beautiful hair is what she loves best!
Ricky’s journey into the hair industry started when he was a teenager giving everyone in the neighborhood haircuts out of his mom’s garage. That’s what sparked the ambition for the craft he is now honing as his career and passion.
After attending the Cosmetology Academy he continued to seek further education apprenticing under a Toni and Guy/Vidal Sassoon master stylist. For the past 4 years he has been building his business and implementing the the creative techniques he has picked up through the years always looking to extend his education taking to trips to L.A. to attend seminars and classes on the latest haircut trends, styling techniques, and color applications.
Being an avid surfer Ricky loves how the sun naturally highlights the hair and has become thoroughly proficient at emulating that perfect natural looking beach blonde. Using mostly redken for his color and lightener, always using a ph bonder to keep the hair healthy as possible while lifting. He also uses kenra for color matching, and when it comes to fun fashion colors he uses Pravana and Pulp Riot.
“I am hairstylist who really takes pride in the quality and detail in all of my work, from a short clipper cut to a full hair color makeover. Seeing how happy and confident you can make somebody by giving them a new look is an amazing feeling. You almost get a buzz from it. I love what I do and I strive to give all of my clients a custom look that is tailored to a balance of what’s attainable with their hairs current condition and their desired end goal.”
Angie Miller was born & raised in California and has 20 years experience as a makeup artist. After attending Wayne’s Beauty College, she began work as a makeup artist. Angie has worked for MAC cosmetics since 1996, and has traveled extensively to New York & Los Angeles, training makeup artists and working on fashion shows. She currently works for Click Click Bang and MAC, does freelance work and is a bridal makeup specialist. Fashion & Art have always been a inspiration to Angie. She loves beauty makeup and teaching clients how to archive the look of beauty makeup with less product. Angie says, “Bridal makeup to me is not just putting makeup on the bride …it’s also the experience of the makeup application.” Her philosophy is: staying to true to your age, just adding more beauty to it.
AKA muppet baby dog. Shop mascot and fussy little busybody. Lulu just wants to be your friend and make your day a little cuter.
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