HERE'S OUR BADASS SQUAD
Having a mom that is also a hairstylist, Marisa has grown up in the hair world. She first showed an interest in hair when she was younger and would "practice" on her friends and herself. Her mom then brought her to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica where she graduated in 2000. Since then, Marisa has been busy in the hair industry for over 15 years. After LA, she moved up to San Francisco where she decided that she wanted to specialize in the cutting side of the industry. From SF, to NY, to LA, Marisa has always worked in busy salons where she builds up a clientele with her friendly personality and her attention to individual needs. She has taken many advanced cutting classes over the years at Toni & Guy and Bumble and bumble and continues to always want to grow and perfect her cutting skills. She has a good eye for detail and wants people to feel good about themselves. When Marisa is not doing hair she is probably at Rosie's dog beach with her two dogs.
Wade runs the ship over here! From answering the phones to folding towels, Wade is keeping things running smoothly in the shop. With his own bare hands he built the salon out and poured his blood sweat and tears into getting this place up and running! When he's not in the salon you can find Wade either playing music in his band, or doing nerd stuff like messing around with his fish tank.
Marie's most important goal as your stylist is to work together to create a look that best suits your hair, face shape, maintenance routine, and lifestyle. After becoming both a licensed cosmetologist and barber, Marie continued her path towards a higher education and received her color specialist license from ABCH in 2011. She specializes in blondes, creative colors, and color corrections, but also loves cutting. Outside of work, Marie loves playing roller derby and roller skating, playing music, and pole dancing. Her favorite part about being part of the Freebirds family is how friendly, comfortable, and fun the vibes are in the salon. Growing up punk meant only going to the salon when you really f#@cked up your own hair, and its hard to find a place where you don't feel judged for the way you look.
Rozy is a wild child from the sweet southern town of Wilmington,NC. Don't let that fool you, city slicker- she's quite traveled. A California and North Carolina licensed cosmetologist with 10 years experience actively in the professional field, she has worked in salons, on major film sets, and for print. She is a balayage specialist and very experienced in vivids. She is Deva Curl cut certified, and has extensive training with tigi concepts. On top of all that training she also knows how to do dreadlocks and dread maintenance. Rozy goes hard on the consultation so be prepared to talk it out! Wanna view her work? IG search #hairbyrozy
Hey Folks! Hope you enjoy this lil' blurb (such a good word) on how I am uniquely qualified to add beauty and style to your life! Well first of all, I am a licensed cosmetologist and barber here in the grand state of California. I have been perfecting my skills here as a stylist, colorist, and therapist for nearly a decade. I enjoy connecting with clients about their personal style about how we can amplify, simplify, or RADicalize it! To me the art of doing hair is a powerful tool for ones confidence and overall well being. It has been my honor to offer these services to my community and I hope to see YOU in my chair soon!
Yes, I talk to my clients' hair; have conversations with said hair, and often argue with it until it does what I want. I enjoy experimenting with hair and encourage my clients to step beyond their usual comfort zones. I especially love when clients come in with a willingness to try something new. I'm a California native, and I'm Long Beach born and bred, so I'm all about a look that's suited to each persons unique routine and style. You want a high-end, professional, tie-dye rainbow masterpiece that holds up to a long weekend of camping, bonfires, and too much craft beer? I got you, boo. I received my cosmetology license from the Career Academy of Beauty with special training in Sassoon cut and coloring, including a six month externship in a Vidal Sassoon salon. For me, styling is just as much about a personal connection as it is about a beautiful finished look. I'm here to make your head and your heart happy. Let's talk.
Anya's refined precision and versatile style were developed from an early age as she began her apprenticeship in NYC when she was just 17. She then went on to work at some of the most creative, demanding, and reputable salons in the city. After working in upscale salons in Manhattan to trendy, hip salons in Brooklyn, she decided to make her way to sunny California! Anya likes to focus on combining texture and color with an edgy elegance. She specializes in color corrections, pastel and vivid coloring, taming curly hair, precision bobs, and achieving blonde ambitions. Anya also served as a brand educator for Wella's color line and continues to stay on trend with her commitment to education. She now lives the bicoastal dream between NY and LA and loves to spend her free time outdoors with her 3 dogs, traveling, and exploring new places for inspiration.
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833 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
OPEN 10 AM