Senior Stylist and Salon Educator
Hometown/ Places I’ve lived: I grew up in a small town called Larabee, CA but I now consider Eureka my home.
Education: Right after I graduated from high school I started beauty school at Fredrick and Charles. I have also attended many of Aveda’s advanced education classes.
When did you start at Juniper Salon? July 2010
My favorite thing about my work is: Getting to make my clients feel good about themselves and see them walk out the door with a smile on their face.
What is your specialty? I love enhancing my client’s hair color. Whether it’s a touch up, subtle change, or something dramatic Aveda’s color line is completely customizable which allows me to be artistic and creative with my formulas.
What quote or mantra do you strive to live by? “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not the job.” Zig Ziglar
What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Probably jumping off a high bridge into the river at a local swimming hole. I don’t think I’m a very daring person.
My guiltiest pleasure: NETFLIX!
What makes you awesome? I think that always striving to learn more and better my skills makes me awesome.
Hometown/Places I’ve lived: Eureka and Southern California
Education: Frederick and Charles School of Beauty
When did you start at Juniper Salon? September of 2012
My favorite thing about my work is: Having my clients leave my chair feeling great!
What quote or mantra do you strive to live by? “Be the best version of you!”
My guiltiest pleasure: Chocolate
What makes you awesome? My ability to connect with each client in some way.
Hometown/Places I’ve lived: Born and raised in Eureka!
Education: Fredrick and Charles Beauty School. I am now attending HSU as well.
When did you start at Juniper Salon? October of 2015
My favorite thing about my work is: Every day is different, and every client is different- it keeps things new and exciting!
What is your specialty? Highlights- I enjoy doing any and all types of highlights.
My guiltiest pleasure: Ice cream!
Hometown/ Places I’ve Lived: Born in Connecticut, but I’ve lived in New Jersey, Vermont, and now Eureka, California
Education: B.S. from the University of Vermont
My favorite thing about my work is: The social aspect of my job is very fulfilling. I love meeting new people!
What quote or mantra do you strive to live by: “Two things to remember: take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with others.”
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I took a month long road trip to move to California in 2010 without ever having even been west of the Mississippi!
My guiltiest pleasure: Baking! I try to give away the goodies I make, but my family and I definitely end up eating most of them.
What makes you awesome? Every morning I wake up happy, and I’m enthusiastic about pretty much anything I do. I view every experience as an opportunity to learn and have a good time!
What’s your spirit animal? A hawk!
Salon Owner/Lead Stylist
Samantha is an Arcata native who recently returned to Humboldt after living in Oregon. Samantha graduated from Phagans Beauty College in Grants Pass in 2013. She is skilled at both cutting and coloring but she LOVES blondes and has a passion for balayage and the most current blonding techniques. Samantha can accommodate clients who need evening appointments on a regular basis.
Hometown/Places lived: Eureka, San Luis Obispo, Chico
Education: 2.5 years of internship after beauty school
Favorite thing about her job? Meeting new people and making them feel good about themselves!
Her hair specialty? Cutting and coloring, I love variety!
Guiltiest pleasure? Reality TV