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I am a living example of the power of community that helped my little family transition.  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 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.

She/Her.

Queer Mama.

Curl Specialist.

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

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My cute family!

I was licensed in San Francisco in 2002 and was the first ever assistant at the now infamous Edo Salon. Continuing education is my love language. 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 love cutting curls, waves and natural textures because it feels like sculpture. In 2020 while I couldn't work behind the chair I completed the Master of Balayage program and now am a MASTER of all things hair lightening including effortless lived in color, fantasy rainbow prism hair, and old fashioned but never boring grey coverage.


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.
 

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Not just a hairdresser in 2015