I'm Rachel, my pronouns are She/Her and I'm a born and raised San Diegan that started my professional hair journey in 2010. Pre that I was chopping off my barbies hair and practicing on my emo/glam punk friends in high school.
I recently relocated to Hollywood while I pursue Film Hair. However I adore my Encinitas salon suite biz so much. And as a short creative hair specialist I couldn't abandon my fellow creative clients in San Diego.
The hair that brings me life and I love to gift to my clients is anything shoulders and above. It makes me so happy to carve out both unconventional and classic shapes on ALL Textures to support someone feeling like themselves inside and out. I am always taking new cool humans.
I like to combine precision principles with Straight Razor haircutting, it's an amazing tool for solving problem areas, easy grow out, or a more lived in finish.
I enjoy complementing those shapes with gentle ammonia free hair color. Be it platinums, brunettes, reds or vivids, I just love creative color that compliments creative shapes.
Very early in my career I had the privilege of spending a weekend at Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher's organic farm and home where he personally educated small groups about clean beauty and greenwashing. Which is why I am committed to providing low toxic product options and education while supporting professional independently owned companies that run theirs as sustainably as possible. They also offer me online affiliate link options for my clients to shop whenever they want.
I'm proud to offer a simplified hourly service menu based on time, not gender identity. This is an all inclusive appointment to encompass all we want to achieve in the time we have booked. I am also gratuity free. This is a way of breaking the cycle in our industry from racist, classist, and sexist business practices that serve no good purpose for the future of the world. (seriously just google that historical nonsense)
These days you can find me remotely running my biz in my old Hollywood apartment with my cat Atticus and rescue dog Scout, researching historical hair, and exploring all the inspiration LA has to offer and bringing my tales of adventure down south.