I started in San Francisco around 2009 as an apprentice under classically trained traditional barbers. When I completed my apprenticeship, I moved on to a more diverse shop here in the East Bay to further my education and experience. While I am well versed in many different hair types and modern styles, I tend to favor the true aspect of traditional barbering. I enjoy executing those classic contoured cuts from the early to mid 1900's. Although I am a traditional barber and I do specialize in more masculine styles, it does not limit my expertise to just men. I have a very diverse clientele and welcome all genders.
Lucky cultivated an interest in barbering as a young Marine, where he gave thousands of weekly regulation military cuts over his 4 year tour. Traveling the world, he sought out barbershops, learning the traditional tonsorial techniques, incorporating them into his own services as the squad bay’s, “Barracks Barber”. After discharge, Lucky spent time as an educator for adjudicated youth in the wilderness of Utah. Teaching students, Wilderness survival and paleo-technologies. After 9/11, he enlisted in The Army reserves and after 6 years of service, he was discharged and chose to pursue "peace through hair.” He was trained by renown barber educator, Tim Hite. He also attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon cutting course, learning precision cuts. He then opened LUCKYS, a Small Town barbershop in Provo. Serving ranchers, cowboys, farmers and small town business men, he built a reputation as Utah county's best traditional Barbershop and Antiques dealer. After four years, he sold LUCKYS and moved back home to California. Specializing in classical contour cuts, military cuts, bald fades, urban designs, classical tapers, pompadours, 50s rockabilly, avant-garde cuts, and traditional hot towel shaves. He makes clients feel relaxed and revived, finishing every haircut with hot foam shave cream and straight razor finish.
Kelly Landmine is an amazing hairstylist. Her passion for vintage hairstyling brought her to becoming a hairstylist and her passion for hair has deepened. Her incredible skills range from a perfect blunt bob with bangs to a wild mullet with vivid neon colors. There is nothing Kelly can not do, and with her attention to detail and respect for the integrity of the hair, she can give you a transformation you have been dreaming of. kelly is also our resident Up-Do queen! This little lady can put together the most incredible styles for special events, or just because you want to look fabulous.
Nadia grew up in Dallas but always knew that Tx was bunk, so she made her escape to the east bay. Ever since she graduated from cosmetology school in 2010, she has used hair as her medium to express her creativity. She believes that while we paint and sculpt with a clear vision, it is important to let the hair be the director. Over the years, she has found the most fulfillment in color and lightening services, and when she can complete the look with a funky textured cut (razored mullets, shags, anything curly) that is her ideal day. While Nadias passion lies in the more natural tones, she will always be excited to take on a vivid/colorful project. It is her understanding that communication and education are the keys to reaching your hairs' potential and maintaining the look on your own. When she's not enveloped in hair, Nadia can be found eating and chillin with her dogs: Mac, Cookie, and Emmy.
Heather is a Bay Area stylist who began her professional career 15 years ago and has been serving Berkeley clientele since. She loves to get creative with both color and cuts equally, from classic to avant-garde haircuts and styles. Her expertise ranges from pigmented fashion colors, blondes, soft balayage, rich dimensional color, textured, razor, scissor over comb and blunt haircuts. Heather's passion projects through her work: Hair-dos with attitude! Heather recognizes the individuality of each client and knows that consultation is key. She wants to know your hair history, lifestyle and hair expectations to give you a style you can recreate at home. You’ll work together to create a look that will make you look and feel amazing. Keeping up with continuing education and trends is essential for the freshest looks and styles. Heather creates styles built on a foundation of passion and integrity. When Heather isn't behind the chair creating, she's spending time with her new baby and husband or on the go. She loves traveling and enjoys hiking, photography, and catching live music shows.
I am currently not accepting new clients, due to my full clientele, but I am more than happy to recommend you to someone I know and trust. I have been doing hair for the past 20+ years and every year I love it more. I chose this career because it allows me to be creative and technical at the same time. My goal is to give my clients hair the color, shape and style that suits them as individuals. I also make it a point to teach clients how to recreate their new style at home. I truly want you to love your hair as much as I love what I do! My focus behind the chair is giving an person a hair cut and, or color that makes them feel their best. I am very detail oriented and love creating personalized highlights and color. Natural to wild, blonde, red or brunette, I love creating all types of color on my clients. As a hair cutter, my heart is in soft but creative cuts that are sculpted and personalized for an individual. I love working with all hair types including curly and coarse, as well as fine, limp and straight hair. No two heads of hair are the same and working with a mix of hair keeps me inspired and motivated to try new techniques. Most of all, what I love about doing hair is the connections and relationships I have made with my clients. I value them all and love my time behind the chair and cherish the friendships I have made while making people feel their best. When I'm not behind the chair, I'm hanging with my 3 kids, our dogs and my husband, Maddix the barber.
Timmony LaBang has been a successful and highly sought-after hairstylist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years. Hair and the glamor of the whole person is not only her passion but has led her to become a dedicated and versatile artisan for a wide range of clientele, regardless of hair type. Utilizing her skills, extended experience and most importantly her passion, she creates a hairstyle that integrates and highlights special aspects of the individual, their natural textures and lifestyle! Timmony's strengths range from edgy pixies and glamorous bobs to long, beautiful beach hair. Her interest and love for big, long, full hair has led her to specialize in human hair extensions, creating styles for fullness and/or length, that are seamless and natural to the eye. She has a lengthy training resume in color that allows her to create multidimensional colors ranging from natural blonde highlights to rich Browns to bold special effects colors! On Timmony's days off, you can find her hiking with her two amazing children, Lola and Atticus, her camera, or just relaxing at the beach!
Christine Lorton-Howell has been styling hair for 16 years, she attended beauty school in San Francisco and she graduated in 1999. In addition, she has received years of special training in Kemon color, razor and scissor cutting , as well as several hair extension techniques. For Christine, hair is truly an art. In consultation, she takes the time to listen, being genuinely thoughtful about your needs and desires. She discusses clients' needs and analyzes the current condition of the hair before moving forward with a plan for cut and/or color that makes sense. She loves photos for guidance and as a visual communication aid. Christine enjoys the bond with her regular clients and the social side of hairdressing. What worked great with your last cut? Were there challenges? Christine will want to know and make it work for you, female or male, short hair or long, straight or curly, educating clients on hair care and appropriate product application, keeping in mind the time you have to spend on your hair each day. She will give you a style you'll be proud to wear until your next appointment. Originally from Sacramento, she found love (her husband Tim!) and moved to Berkeley. Christine soon discovered the true passions in her life... Raising their amazing daughter and becoming a hair stylist.
I have been in the industry for 18 years as a hairdresser and educator. I've worked as a traveling educator and platform artist for Sexy Hair, a salon concierge for Privé, and apprenticeship Co-educator at Thirteen salon all while working behind the chair. I've been lucky enough to have training with Vidal Sassoon, Privé, Aveda, Deva curl, Sexy Hair and Thirteen salon so I have a wide range of techniques to support creativity. I love doing anything from a crisp precision Bob to shattered, funky asymmetry, natural soft tones to vibrant fashion colors. Anyone across the gender spectrum can feel safe in my chair and I love working with all lengths and textures. I'm Bay Area born and raised, originally from Vallejo and have been in Oakland for 15 years where I have a rich community of artists, queers and weirdos. When I'm not working, you can find me dancing in the sun with my wife, riding bikes with friends, hiking with my dogs, or studying for my Bachelors degree in Social Work.