Education and Experience
I've been trained at Vidal Sassoon Academy, Carlton Hair Academy, Redken Exchange, and many more. I continue to further my education, striving to learn the best and updated techniques, colors, and trends. I've been working in San Francisco since the 1990's, starting as a young assistant in Bladerunners Hair Studio and eventually becoming an independent stylist, working for the last decade at Colorbox Salon at Dolores Park until the closing in May 2018.
Since I could talk I have been singing. Music has always been a huge influence in my life. In fact, my parents met at a club where my dad was playing in a band and my mom was a go-go dancer.
I believe music and fashion, including hair, go hand-in-hand. My first hair style icons were people like Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, Duran Duran, Annabella from Bow Wow Wow, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, The Sex Pistols, and even at a young age people like Cher and Dolly Parton.
My first haircut was on myself at age 14--I copied Cyndi Lauper's cut, and later the color! I continue to be inspired by music with my work, and have cut and styled many musicians as well as regular folks who just want cool hair.
I'm also a part time DJ, billed as Adrienne Scissorhands
I've had resident DJ nights at Beauty Bar, Monarch, The Residence and Cherry Bar in San Francisco, and The Hanging Garden events in Oakland. Currently I've been DJing at least once a month at Radio in Oakland.
Email me for past and/or sample set lists if you'd like to book me for your event!