Born in Tuscan, Arizona, Raquel moved to Texas when she was 8 and has lived in Austin most of her life. She attended Baldwin Beauty in Austin and has been styling hair for more than 13 years.
Raquel loves continuing education and has attended classes from Wella, Schwartzkopf, Redkin, Lanza Oribe, R&Co, to name a few. She has traveled to Las Vegas and Dallas for classes and shows and won first place in a nationwide contest for Oribe.
Raquel loves being able to make people feel beautiful as she works her magic with their hair. She loves doing all things hair and feels color is her strongest skill. She loves blow drying the hair and seeing her work come alive. She also loves the challenge of blowing out curly hair to make it straight and the creative freedom of doing updos.
When not in the salon, Raquel’s time is spent with her family. She and her partner Richard have two children, Heaven, 15 and Reign, 4. They love to cook, grill fish, and be outside or in the water. Raquel also considers herself a softball mom and she is obsessed with sunglasses!
In the beauty industry for 18 years, Ginnie loves to make people feel good about themselves and give them confidence.
As a military brat, Ginnie considers herself to be from Virginia Beach, VA. She’s lived in Canada and Italy as well as other areas of the US. She attended cosmetology classes as part of her high school curriculum and also studied Radio/Television/Film and Drama. She worked in Film and Theater both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, including hair and makeup.
Ginnie has taken many color, highlighting, balayage, hair cutting and product knowledge classes mainly from Redken, L’anza, Swartzkopf, Wella and Oribe. Ginnie is great with gray coverage, highlights and balayage. She also enjoys the challenge of color correction.
Ginnie's make-up training includes Urban Decay, Smashbox, Benefit, Too Faced, Bare Minerals, Stila, Peter Thomas Roth and Murad. She likes giving make up tips to the make-up challenged or those who are just looking for a change.
Ginnie loves to watch live music, run, read, cook and check out new restaurants. She and her husband have two boys and two rescued pitbulls. It’s a chaotic life, but one she wouldn’t have any other way.
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sam started doing hair, makeup and nails as a young girl. When she decided to make it a career, she attended the Cosmetology Training Center in Lafayette. She was licensed in 2008.
Sam loves the industry, especially educating and learning from others about healthy living for a beautiful life while keeping current trends in the mix. Sam is intent on practicing her craft in order to be a master of all things hair, skin, nails and nature. She loves doing blowouts, bobs and balayage. She is skilled in boys’ and men’s grooming, working with brunettes, and transforming and maintaining her clients’ beauty needs.
When not at the salon, Sam loves spending time with friends and family. She has two dogs, Maggie, a Wheaton terrier mix and Stella, a Border collie mix. She enjoys many outdoors activities including hiking, gardening and traveling. Sam is on a mission to learn and teach—from touching lives from behind the chair to practicing sustainable living of all things organic.
Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Keith moved to Austin in 2008. With 23 years experience, Keith loves that his work allows him to constantly challenge himself to keep up with the ever-changing trends in the beauty industry.
Keith has taken Oribe “backstage” style classes and worked backstage at the 2013 New York Fashion Week for fall collections. He specializes in blonding services—highlights, balayage, ombré. He enjoys doing bridal hair and make-up, vintage styling and men’s hair.
In his free time, Keith loves biking, yoga and hiking.
Shelby moved to Austin in 2017 after growing up and launching his career in Omaha, Nebraska. Shelby went to cosmetology school at the nationally recognized Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics. He has been a licensed cosmetologist for seven years.
Shelby loves that the beauty industry is ever changing and evolving, and that he is able to help people gain self- confidence. He takes great satisfaction in making his clients feel beautiful. Shelby specializes in balayage, corrective color and men’s cutting. He has trained extensively with TIGI Professional, Keune Hair Cosmetics and is also American Crew certified.
Shelby is the oldest of four siblings and is the proud owner of a four-year-old boxer. When he is not in the salon, you can find Shelby paddle boarding on Ladybird Lake, hiking with his dog or enjoying Happy Hour at Maiko Sushi.
Shelby's work can be seen on Instagram @bleachorexic.