Queer Mama.

Curl Specialist.


I went to beauty school on a whim because I wanted to do hair for indie films back in 2002.

I stayed behind the chair because I love making women feel beautiful. 

In 2018 my girlfriend, infant son and I were evicted from San Francisco and moved to Oakland to begin the next chapter of our lives. I am a living example of the power of community that helped my little family transition. I am now completely in love with this suburban mom life, sharpening a new generation of people like arrows in between Costco trips. I am a recovering triathlete with a fetish for vintage motorcycles and smashing the patriarchy.

I have attended advanced classes at Bumble and Bumble, Redken and Pony Education in New York and San Francisco. I cut hair with both scissors and straight razor.  While I was pregnant in 2016 I became one of a handful of Bay Area hairstylists to get certified in Ouidad curly haircuts. Ouidad cuts are a certified technique to puzzle and organize curls on top of each other to maximize their potential.  I specialize in natural texture, curls and waves using scissors and straight razor. I love cutting curls, waves and natural textures because it feels like sculpture.

The trust guests give to me to do gender affirming hair is a gift from the goddess.

I am extremely conscious that all haircuts affirm gender. I am grateful everyday for the privilege to contribute to queer culture and our community through hair.

I love the creative process of hair and connecting with my incredible clients. I strongly believe a good cut and the right product should make styling effortless for our busy lifestyles. Everyday should be a good hair day.


2703 College Ave

Berkeley, California 94705

(510) 548-1170


Tuesday 9:30 am - 3pm 

Wednesday 9:30 am - 3pm
Thursday 9:30 am- 3pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 11am-6pm


"Joey is amazing. She is only one of two people who has touched my hair in 8 years. She is an amazing stylist for the following reasons:

  • She LISTENS to what you want.

  • She runs interesting ideas by you to see if they fly with you.

  • She is creative and funky, while giving you a style that fits your head/face."