Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Steven has been in the hair industry for more than 30 years. He started out training in Corpus Christi and has taken advanced cutting, coloring and business classes from Toni & Guy, Aveda, Bumble and bumble and Wella. Steven's career and training spans the globe, from New York to London, Prague, Russia, and Paris. Steven loves that everyday is different; that he can make people look and feel better about themselves all in a matter of minutes. Steven has certainly earned, as he likes to say, his PhD (Pretty Hair Doctor)—hair is his life!
Steven enjoys his time away from the salon, too. He likes to go for power walks and spends time working in his yard. He is very close to his family and time spent with them brings him much happiness.
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!
Born and raised in Okie territory, Katie is now a 14 year Austin resident and Longhorn supporter every game of the year but one. Katie loves all aspects of hair and is grateful that she does not get compartmentalized into just cut or color, but if pushed to speak to her specialties, she’d reply, “Blondes are my jam!” She loves creating multi-dimensional hair. She also enjoys short “sassy” haircuts, and her own hair proves it.
Katie loves to laugh and has always felt laughter is truly the best medicine, next to fabulous hair, of course. Over the course of her career in hair and 17 years of customer service, she has learned that at the end of the day, people are just people wanting the same things, and with that in mind, she listens to her clients’ needs, and feels it is one of her strongest talents.
On her days off, you can find Katie with her fur-babies, Mookie her Pug, and Olivia her French bulldog. The other love in her life is Matt Lauer. No….not the TV guy, but her very own Matt. They have been the not so high profile Matt and Katie for 10 years now. Most weekends, they can be found curling up on the couch watching movies. Katie and her husband are excited to have added a new member to their family—baby Emerson was born in December of 2015.