Heidi is the proud owner of Fringe Salon. She has been in the hair industry for over 30 years. She has worked at salons in Saratoga and Los Gatos and is excited to have opened her own salon in Scotts Valley. Heidi specializes in every aspect of cutting, and coloring hair. She excels at styling hair for special occasions. She has a real passion for hair and loves to help people find their best look.
Practically born with a pair of shears in her hand, Nicola changed from a career in dressmaking to one in hair design 14 years ago. Trained in the precision and razor-cutting schools of Sassoon, Toni and Guy and Bumble and Bumble, Nicola worked initially in Cinta Salon, then moved on to the cut, style and color award winning Cowboys and Angels Salon in Union Square. There she became well-versed in all hair types and textures including African American and Asian hair. After eight years of working downtown San Francisco she re-located to a smaller salon in the trendy Mission/Castro district of the City, Colorbox Salon, where she still works, dividing her time between SF and Scotts Valley. At the end of 2008 Nicola moved to the Santa Cruz area, worked for a year at Aveda Salon "Monet" in Scotts Valley until it's closure and then came over to Fringe in April of 2010.
Meghan's passion for the beauty industry began before she can remember. She started her career in Hollywood doing make-up at MKCBeauty Academy. After conquering the make-up field, she moved onto hair and skin at the Redken Academy for Salon Professional. Meghan is a Redken Color Specialist and also excels in cutting, styling and updos. If you are looking for a fresh new look, Meghan is your girl! Not only is she young and fun, she is also always attending new classes to stay up with recent trends and up to par with product knowledge.
Shannon is a recently licensed Cosmetologist. Although her license is new, her love of hair goes back to when she was a little girl.
Throughout middle school and high school, Shannon found herself styling many friends hair for dances, proms, parties or even just for fun at home.
After attending cosmetology school, she felt the most inspired while learning the process of lightening hair.
Just starting out, Shannon is looking to style fun hair, brighten up color, and maintain beautiful hair.
After spending every weekend of her childhood in the salon with her mom, Carly was ecstatic to receive her cosmetology license seven years ago. Her passion for hair styling has only grown, she loves to create something beautiful and unique for every client that walks in the door. Cuts, color, or styling Carly enjoys it all and takes pride in making sure her clients leave with a smile from ear to ear when they leave the salon.
Lori Alexander has 7 year experience. She is a Wella trained Master Colorist. She specializes in fun and edgy styles and cuts the best bangs in the Santa Cruz County. She is always expanding her knowledge of hair, and always keeping up the with newest trends and techniques.
Since 1992 Tara has had the opportunity to do her childhood dream job.Since then and throughout her career behind the chair she shares her craft with her clients and everyone she works with in the beauty industry. Education is key to keeping up to date with current trends, techniques, and products in the ever evolving beauty industry.
Tara is motivated and inspired by Redken,Matrix, Pravana, Toni And Guy, and many other talented platform artists and educators.
Tara's strength is communication with her clients. It's the key ingredient to achieving the desired look that fits each persons lifestyle and finding what works with hair texture, how to maintain your style and color, and leave the salon with feel good healthy hair. Natural, fun, or funky Tara is diverse with her craft.
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" ~Coco Chanel~
Chilean Air Traffic Controller, changed her career when she moved to Santa Cruz, discovering her artistic side and connecting with her passion for dance and the beauty industry. She loves to give her clients an experience of relaxation especially in the shampoo bowl. Her attention for detail shows in her work. She enjoys providing a special service for every client and specializes in hair cutting, make-up or styling.