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Professionals

Master Stylist/Co-Owner

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Because we have an incredibly talented group of people without a pretentious bone in their body.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: I love the process of sculpting and the artistry of hairdressing. I am always mesmerized at the transformation - inside and out!

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Specialty - geometric, precision, treating hair as sculpture - short highly textured shags, pixies & mod era versions of timeless haircuts: bob, graduated bobs, etc.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A:Precise, inventive, intuitive, fluid, attentive, chic.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Form, texture, my garden, nature, sea glass, and water, my mother, Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie, explosions of color, painting, converse.

Q: What makes you feel handsome inside and out?
A: When I'm well rested, well read, and centered spiritually.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: The best day of my career was the first day that we opened RED 7 SALON. It was spring, the tree outside the window had blossomed, I was booked for several weeks and I was on a new journey with the love of my life!

Master Colorist/Top Stylist/Make-Up Artist

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: For an amazing hair experience with great colorists and stylists who really care about what you want.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Because it is a fun way to change yourself and feel beautiful.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: I love beautiful, shiny hair that moves. I do a lot of multi-dimensional color, especially sun-kissed blondes and caramel highlights.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Classic and feminine. I love heels, dresses and of course anything a little bit sparkly.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Movies and TV! I love to see how style changes from season to season.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: To me feeling beautiful on the inside is when you feel like you really helped someone, which is a great part of our job.... And a great pair of heels always helps!

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Being in the industry for around 12 years now, there are a few, but they all involve feeling like I made someone's day better and left them happier and more beautiful than when they came in.

Cutting Director/Senior Stylist

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: You can be yourself here. We want to know you and make you look your best.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Love being able to help people find the confidence in themselves to achieve anything by helping them look the best they can.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: I love styling hair (updos/special occasion hair/blowdries). I love precision haircuts, as well as their easy-going, shattered, textured, low-maintenance counterparts. I love mens' haircuts. I love to correct bad haircuts.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Easy-going, happy, positive, precise, casual, real.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Red carpet events. The fashion industry. I love using my own clients for inspiration, playing up their best features with a custom haircut. I also enjoy watching the general public for inspiration. I love and admire effortless style.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: Eating healthy, exercising, getting rest, and overall having stability in my life. I've learned that in order to be happy and healthy till I'm 100 years old and preserve my youth, I must continue to make responsible choices.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: There are so many! Some of the most special to me have been being with a client on her/his wedding day. Seeing them at their most beautiful on such an important day, it means so much to me. Also, reminiscing with clients about how we've seen each other go through so many life changes over the years together!

Senior Colorist/Make-Up Artist

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Group of talented, caring and fun people.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Creating a beautiful image starts from within ourselves. when we feel beautiful on the outside our inner beauty always shines through.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Multi-dimensional blondes and bold multi-dimensional reds.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Innovative, warm, open-to-change, risk-taker, funky, creative.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Colors of nature constantly inspire me from the dimensions of leaves to the flow of water.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: My smile makes me feel beautiful because i know that i feel secure, happy, and confident that i can help someone change their day.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: When a client of mine, after knowing her for a year, wanted to go from a natural brunette to a blonde after seeing what i had done with the previous client in my chair. three years later she thanks me everytime i see her for helping her feel truly beautiful for the first time.

Senior Colorist/Educator

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: It's a place with a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can be themselves. The salon offers services that are done by highly skilled, compassionate and creative people.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: I love hair/beauty because it makes me feel good. This industry is always changing and progressing toward the next best thing.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Natural, subtle highlights on brunettes.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Creative, streamlined, open-minded, thoughtful, relaxed, personable.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Ongoing education inspires me.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: I feel most beautiful when surrounded by family and friends.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Being in this industry is very gratifying. Making people look their best helps them feel their best.

Senior Colorist/Educator

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: We are an awesome salon filled with talented, fun and caring people.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Hair is fun, and I get to help my clients feel amazing everyday!

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Both bold and subtle creative color. Beautiful bleach and tones. Dramatic color changes. Editorial color work.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Fun, creative, funny, smart, honest, and talented.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I love being inspired by fashion magazines and blogs, plus vintage films and photography.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: Laughing all day with my friends, family and clients...and lipstick!

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Doing a makeover photo shoot for a young mom. She was so excited to have her beautiful new hair color featured in a magazine!

Senior Stylist/Colorist/Extension Artist/Educator

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: RED 7 SALON is FULL of people who love what they do. It's a friendly, comfortable, and home-like atmosphere with the perfect amount of salon style added in! A client won't feel like they are in an intimidating salon, but rather a place that's cozy and full of talented employees.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Hair and beauty can always "make" an outfit. You can take a t-shirt and jeans to something fabulous by just rocking an amazing haircut or style! Hair is the fashion constantly on your body. It reinvents itself through different seasons, just like regular fashion and it's so much fun to work with!

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: I love nothing more than finding the perfect cut and style for my clients. Hair is so important in expressing who we are! Whether it is a sassy, precision bob or long, big sexy hair...I want my clients to go home and create that same look for themselves. I love to share my salon secrets with my clients.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Inventive, confident, sexy, chic, honest, feminine, and funny.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I look to fashion blogs to see the latest trends for celebrities and the runways shows for funky, edgy updos and styles. I like to take those trends/ideas back to the salon and translate the looks to what fits my clients. I can always find something inspirational about old Hollywood glamour and how it finds its way back time and time again.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: Confidence! For me, hair is the most important thing you wear! When my hair looks gorgeous, I feel unstoppable. My goal as a Stylist is to create great hair for my clients so they feel beautiful inside and out all the time, because if they feel good, I feel good!

Q: What's the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: The best days are when a client leaves feeling beautiful, simple as that! Whether its your wedding day or your lunch break, first-time client or regular. I love what I do...HAIR!

Senior Stylist/Educator

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: The RED 7 SALON experience is unlike any other in the industry. It's a fun, welcoming environment where attention is paid to every detail of your service, even after you've left the salon. In short: It's expertise without the attitude.

Q: Why do you love hair/beauty?
A: Hairstyles are the punctuation to people's style in every phase of their lives. I love having a hand in creating their mark; strengthening or redefining their sense of who they are.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Traditional men's cuts and beards, short women's cuts, and cuts with lots of texture and movement.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you/your style?
A: A passionate, charming, conversational, musical, detail-minded, foodie.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I draw literal inspiration from the work of Odile Gilbert, Howard McLaren, and Vidal Sassoon. I really get a kick out of drawing inspirations from less literal sources outside of the beauty industry from the works of Dale Chihuly, Mark Ryden, Gaspar Noe, Greg Nicotero, Chris Cunningham, and Harmony Korine.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful/handsome inside and out?
A: I consider myself a pretty "low maintenance" guy, but over the last few years I've become pretty obsessed with having a well manicured beard. I cut it once a week, trim it almost daily, fade and balance the neckline, and even use conditioner and product.

Q: What's the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: The day I realized that RED 7 SALON was the perfect home for my hairdressing career!

Stylist

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Everyone is warm and welcoming.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: It's ever-evolving and I'm able to be as creative as I want!

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Classic and edgy men's cuts, pixies, textured updos, fun and funky.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A:Classically modern with a vintage flair, eclectic, free-spirited and open-minded.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I look to street art, classic styles by Vidal Sassoon, Old Hollywood glamour, fashion magazines, different cultures, and music.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: Laying in the grass on a hot, summer day soaking in the sun.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Knowing that every client that has left my chair I've made an impact on their lives, whether it be the connection I've made with them or the fabulous hairstyle I have given them.

Colorist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: We are beautiful people from the inside out, helping people feel beautiful from the outside in.

Q: Why do you love hair/beauty?
A: It's what I eat sleep and breathe. It is my passion, and id be lost without it.

Q: What’s your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Funky colors, bold ombré's, dimensional brunettes, braided updos.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you/your style?
A: Outgoing, Simple but different. Creatively bold. Uniquely fun. Friendly. Passionate.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Mother Nature, her bold colors and vibrant scents inspire me to recreate them on hair.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful/handsome inside and out?
A: Being happy. You are radiant when you are happy, you give off great vibes and everyone feels it! That's why my focus is to make everyone who sits in my chair feel radiant and happy.

Q: What’s the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Great people, great conversation and even greater hair!

Stylist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Because relationships, quality service, and passion are priorities in our salon/stylists.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Creating and discovering beauty is deep in my soul. We are all uniquely beautiful and I love being a part of bringing out someone's individual gifts.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Flaunting my own curly cues, I have a soft spot for natural curls, waves, and texture - I know how challenging it can be to discover new ways of keeping them alive and fresh. I also love creating beautiful and glamorous blow outs. I delight in watching a client strut out of the salon.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you and your style?
A: Passionate, inspiring, driven, playful, creative, go-getter

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I am inspired by anyone who is willing to take a risk. I am inspired by art and architecture, specifically Impressionism, Baroque, and Realism styles.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: I feel beautiful when I'm trying out new styles/colors of makeup, clothes, and of course, hair! Sometimes I just need a slight push out of my comfort zone to feel a new sense of aliveness, and I love being able to do that for others! My goal of being a Stylist is encouraging others to shine from the inside-out as well.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career look like?
A: For me, the best days in my career are when I learn something completely new about my client - whether I've known them for years, or just met them that day, learning about their goals and dreams guides me to reflect them individually on the outside.

Stylist/Colorist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Precision and creativity coming together in one amazing place!

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" - Coco Chanel. It's a true and beautiful quote for all aspects of hair; something amazing happens when anyone gets a great hair service.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: LOVE! Making people love the way they look is my specialty!

Q: How would our/your clients describe you and your style?
A: Classic, Dependable, Fun, Passionate, Receptive, Excited

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: The lines in our city's skyline, the rich colors on a spring or autumn day, the weightlessness of bubbles floating thru the air, Inspiration is everywhere and I am always looking for it!

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: A big laugh, good lighting, fun lipstick, new hair color, or fresh haircut!

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career look like?
A: My best day would be watching all my clients walk out the door with their hair looking great, their heads held a little higher, and knowing I helped someone have a great hair day!

Colorist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Red 7 Salon is filled with stylists that possess enormous talent with the heart to match.

Q: Why do you love hair/beauty?
A: It's the perfect way to showcase your personality without ever saying a word.

Q: What’s your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Vivid fashion colors, bold reds, lavender/silvery blondes, vintage upstyling, and voluminous blowouts.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you/your style?
A: Charismatic, eccentric, unconventional, fun-loving, humorous, diligent.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Different eras in history and cultures from around the world.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful/handsome inside and out?
A: I feel the most beautiful when my look comes together effortlessly and I feel comfortable and confident because of it.

Q: What’s the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: The best days are when you get to connect with people from different walks of life. I believe the relationship between client and stylist is deeper than hair. We share stories and ideas and grow together through the years.

Colorist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: A welcoming atmosphere where everyone can laugh, chat and feel beautiful!! A place to feel relaxed, pampered, and cared for...which everyone deserves!

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: I love the look on a persons face as they're getting their hair blow dried after a fresh color. With a career in the beauty industry, you can turn a person's day around and remind them that they're beautiful.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Vibrant Redheads and Beautiful Natural Highlights.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you and your style?
A: Classic, natural, genuine, enthusiastic, passionate, strong.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: The way the colors blend in nature and stunning photography.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: When I am able to be a light in someone's life, bringing them joy and showing them that they're cared for. Accomplishing a goal that I've set for myself and worked hard to achieve. And a new outfit always helps!

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career look like?
A: A day full of great conversation creating beautiful hair. Watching every client walk out glowing because they feel beautiful and cared for!

Stylist

Q: Why would/should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Where individuality and passion meet with a charming flair.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: Everything we do as a stylist is a direct correlation to a life event . Whether it's a weekend getaway or to your wedding day. We're here for you!

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
A: To customize your look to suit your style and flair. Whether it's classic or a charming twist, let's bring the sass, charm and debonair out.

Q: How would our/your clients describe you and your style?
A: Witty, Authentic , Riot , Confident , Loyal , Modern Chic.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Opportunity is everywhere, finding the essence is everything I come across.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: A winning smile , red lip and a winged eyeliner ready to fly ; with a close captioning laugh.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career look like?
A: Will always be the change of the way you look and feel on your way in verse the way out. Seeing the confidence grow within you will always be the best moment.

Stylist

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Red 7 is one of a kind. Very heart warming individuals who care about making you feel beautiful.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: It fulfills me knowing I made someone's day and help them feel like a whole new person.

Q: What’s your beauty specialty/niche?
A: Classic, razor bobs, men's cut(classic or creative), textured hairstyles/ updos.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Friendly, driven, chic, delightful, outgoing, engaging

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I look at everything for inspiration. The weather, people around me, fashion/hair blogs, and magazines.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful/handsome inside and out?
A: An awesome blowdry, smile, and laughter. Also, surrounded by people that I love.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Great relationships and an awesome conversation with a fabulous cut and style.

Management

Managing Director/Co-Owner

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Because we are leading the movement of "CHANGEMAKERS" in our industry! We encourage, create, and love CHANGE! It's refreshing, it's inspiring, it's modern, and it's truly tomorrow. Every client that walks thru our doors is looking for it. No one wants to live a Groundhog Day existence and we provide the opportunity to escape that...everyday! Visit RED 7 SALON to find out for yourself or search #red7changemakers to see examples of what I'm talking about. Cheers!

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: It's healing. It's interesting. It's creative. It's a great conversation starter. It's in and on EVERYONE.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: Playful, colorful, detailed, approachable, comfortable and professional.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: Fashion websites, my imagination and the world of theatre.

Q: What makes you feel handsome inside and out?
A: A fresh haircut, eating healthy, trying something new and positive people surrounding me.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Hearing transformational stories about clients from the people I work with and feeling pride for what we've all accomplished together.

General Manager

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: RED 7 stands out as it is a team environment with an approachable disposition. The staff is in the cutting edge of trends and anticipate them as well. Most of all, RED 7 treats clients with total respect with utmost attention to details. Clients leave inspired and refreshed as the environment was friendly, hip and nurturing to their spirit.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: A great hair cut is an extension of one's inner self. I love hair/ beauty because it is essentially an attitude.....its confidence!

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: My style is classic with a side of funky. Over the years, I have been open to trying edgy new haircuts/color and those not necessarily in a magazine. RED 7 customizes my look to be unique to me. And....how much fun is thaaat?!!

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: I travel near and far observing details in architecture, street art, fashion and any sandy beach along the way. I come back refreshed, inspired & ready to get back to work with fresh eyes.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: Unmentionable--plead the fifth. Ok...entertaining!!! I love having friends and family over with great food, live music and colorful stories!

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Best day is being able to work with David and Jason...a vital organization where the sky is the limit!!

Salon Director Lead

Q: Why should someone choose RED 7 SALON?
A: Not only do we work with some of the most talented stylists/colorists, we're a family. It truly reflects and we do what we can to make our clients just as comfortable, if not more.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?
A: It's universal and limitless. I watch YouTube tutorials all the time whether it's Make-Up or Hair and the guru wouldn't even have to speak English. Beauty needs no translation.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
A: I'm a very earth-tone, street-chíc type. I could also go from wearing a maxi-dress with accent jewelry, to a crew-neck and door-knocker earrings.

Q: Who/what do you look to for inspiration?
A: People who are confident in themselves. Individuals. It could be anybody, really. I'm a firm believer in "happy people are the prettiest/most handsome". There's no need to conform when you know yourself and you know your worth.

Q: What makes you feel beautiful inside and out?
A: When I know I'm doing everything I can to my fullest potential whether it's taking care of myself, my work or my relationships. When I'm content and feel like I've done my due diligence in all aspects, I feel unstoppable.

Q: What does the best day of your hair/beauty career looked like?
A: Leading our team to red carpet events and overseeing more editorial work. Getting our name even more out there because the talent that we're fortunate enough to call peers, are up to par. Styling for Vogue. The days clients come in and leave feeling like a whole new person, aren't so bad either

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