Staff Profile

Eric

Designer

Joined staff in 2017.

Inspiration:

When I was around 7 years
old,  My mother and I were in New
Orleans, and I had seen a homeless man for the first time in my life. I
remember being absolutely heartbroken leaving him behind and thought about him
non stop all night. I still think about him to this day. It was at that moment
I knew I wanted to somehow, help anyone I could in need. When I was 17 years
old - I had walked into the David J. Witchell Salon - David and Galina were
gracious enough to give me a job, a minimal role, sweeping the floors and
shampooing. I had no idea that it would be the turning point of my life. I
remember   eavesdropping on a conversation between a first time client and
one of our original senior stylists Marilyn while I was doing a shampoo. The client
had been through a horrible divorce recently, was working 3 jobs to raise her
children and had saved enough money to treat herself, for what sounded like the
first time ever. I remember seeing her afterwards - I was floored. Not only did
she look like an entirely differently person, but it was as if her whole
demeanor had changed. She instantly had regained confidence, was smiling from
ear to ear - she even walked differently. It was at THAT moment I knew I wanted
to spend my life doing hair. I had enrolled in beauty school a year later, only
because i had promised my parents i would try college for one year (which i
hated - sorry mom and dad!). The rest, as they say, is history. I'm eternally
grateful to David and Galina for giving me the opportunity that would
unknowingly change my entire life.

Inspirational leaders:
Serge Normant, Garren,
Odile Gilbert, Eugene Souleiman, Jean Michele Basiquat, St. Ignatius of
Loyolla, Yves Saint Laurent, Herman Miller, Paul Thomas Anderson, Nicholas
Winding Refn and the Bauhaus Design Firm.



Hobbies and Interests:
Art, Music, Architecture, Film, Fashion, Travel, anything from the Art Deco Era
or the 80's. Avid runner, basketball fanatic and helping those in need.



Credentials:
Empire Beauty Academy

Aveda Advanced Academy Denver

Personal assistant to Kerastase Global Artistic Director and 3 time NAHA winner
Matthew Morris.

Personal assistant to Graham Webb Artistic Director and NAHA winner Francesca
Rivetti.

Classes with Vidal Sassoon Artistic Director Mark Hayes, Ted Gibson, Nick
Arrojo, Charlie Price and Zak Mascolo.

Certified in Oster Advanced Clipper Cutting.

Certified in Brazilian Blowout.