Since beginning my voyage into the beauty industry over 30 years ago, I’ve developed a passion for the creative and comprehensive process that goes into providing a mutually and deeply satisfying experience for my clients and myself. I am a Santa Cruz native, in tune with the lifestyles and needs of our community. I’m a foodie, a music nut, a beach and ocean lover, mother of one beautiful child, a funny warm spirit and committed professional stylist.
I specialize in cutting and care for curly hair. I also offer natural and creative color for curly hair, as well as expert brow shaping. My goal is to provide a current flattering style, custom designed to your hair type, features and sensibilities. Educating my clients on proper technique, use of products and appropriate tools assures that they will be able to recreate and maintain their investment in their beautiful haircut or color.
Continuing to hone my craft with advanced education, as well as a peer-based teaching approach has provided me with a wonderful array of techniques to custom tailor each service I offer to my guests. I feel wonderful about earning the distinction of a skilled stylist, not only for my expert technique, but also for my relaxed and always humorous, in-depth consultations.
Curly hair ~
dry cutting, razor, precision to very free form, short cuts
color, natural grey blending, highlights, balayage
expert brow shaping and facial waxing
Haircut 45minutes: $60
Haircut 60 minutes: $90
Deva certified/90 minute haircut: from $130
Gray coverage or blending: from $100
Root Touch-Up: from $100
Highlights/ lowlights/ baby lights: from $130
Hand painting: Balayage/ ombré: from $150
Clear or Color gloss: from $100
*Consultation required for all new clients prior to booking services, please and thank you*
Book online with Michaela here.
For ALL new clients, please book a 15 minute complimentary consultation to ensure appropriate timing and pricing for services.
If you are a returning client and are unsure of how much time your service takes, please check with your stylist before booking online.
In order to accommodate other guests, we kindly ask that you provide 48 hours notice of any change to appointment. Late or missed appointments will be subject to a cancellation fee according to the stylist.