June is Pride Month and at the heart of each LGBTQIA+ hairdresser and barber is an individual who is dedicated to helping their clients look and feel their best. Meet Cookie Zamarripa who found acceptance and respect in the barbering community, and find out how the recent tragedy in her hometown ignited her to gather other barbers and offer love, support and services.
Stylist Meghan Blanchette’s life story nearly ended with a period…instead it continues with a semi-colon. She talked about her struggles with drugs and alcohol at Sport Clips National Huddle, sharing her experience of recovery, and giving hope to others who may think their life is at an end, when, in fact, recovery can start a whole new chapter.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was a dream destination for hairstylist @hairwithlinda. She brought her special brand of styling to the desert, designing some space bun, braid and extension magic.
Southern California-based Barber Betty "Sharp" Hernandez made a major career change, from corporate concerns to creating crewcuts, and says that she appreciates the new found freedom, personal growth and creativity she’s experienced since she started barbering.