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MEET THE LADIES 

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WHITNEY NEWMAN

Owner/Master Stylist 

Hi, my name is Whitney Newman and I was born and raised in Santa Cruz. I have always had a passion in art  and quickly fell in love with the industry. In working with my clients, I love to help them find real solutions to their hair needs. I hope to be apart of creating your look. I have always stayed inspired by continuing my education.Some of my education has included Aveda, Oxenrose, L’Oreal Professional, Kevin Murphy, Label M, American Board of Certified Hair Colorist Energizing Summit, Bumble and Bumble, Easihairpro, DiPietro Todd Academy, Freaks and Geeks, Inspiring Champions, Nova salon Systems.  I am also Deva Certified which is a techique about cutting curly hair dry.  I am always furthering my education, and love to evolve as a stylist. Being able to open Parlour has been a dream come true! I am so blessed to love coming to work every day!

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STEPHANIE SANCHEZ 

Stylist

Hi, I’m Stephanie! 
I’m originally from Watsonville, born and raised. I have a 14 year old daughter who I spend most of my off time with, traveling with her to softball games and generally supporting her and her league. I have over ten years experience in the hair industry and love doing highlighting services. I love my new home at Parlour and look forward to meeting new clients. 

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PIPER GRIMES

Jr. Stylist

Hi, My name is Piper.
I moved here from Maui, Hawaii. I have been fascinated with all things hair ever since I can remember. I have now been doing hair professionally for three years. I moved to Santa Cruz in 2020 and I am so happy I call this place home. The time I have spent near the ocean is what has sparked my love for creating a lived in an effortless look. I love this industry because I get to help others find their unique style and I get to meet so many cool and talented people. When I am not behind the chair I am typically spending time with my husband and our dog. I can’t wait to meet you! 

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MARINE VONBRAUNBEHRENS 

Front Desk Coordinator 

Hi! I’m Marine and I’m from Oakland CA. I’m passionate about customer service and generally just a people person, I’ve had my cosmetology license since 2013 but I’ve shifted gears in the last couple years to concentrate on front desk and more behind the scenes work. I love problem solving and generally just supporting the people around me so they can concentrate on the art of hair. When I’m not scheduling or helping out at the salon I love to write music and poetry. I’m so excited to be a part of the Parlour Team and I look forward to meeting you!

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TARA BISSEY

Stylist

Hey there! My name is Tara! I'm originally from Redondo Beach, CA and recently moved to Santa Cruz for the beautiful nature, small town vibes and surfing. I take interest in holistic health and enhancing everyone's natural beauty. I'm also a animal lover and love my pup dearly! Besides hair, music is my jam along with being a visual artist. 

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ELISSA LEACH

Salon Associate 

Hi, it's Elissa! I have been in a Salon setting since 2015 starting as a receptionist. I then continued to work as a receptionist while going to cosmetology school in San Fransisco which I graduated from in 2017. I then worked at the same Salon in Marin County doing brow/facial waxing, tinting and blow dry services. In 2021 I became certified in microblading and laminating. I relocated to Santa Cruz and opened my own cosmetic studio. After awhile I realized I missed the hair aspect of the field and found my new home at Parlour and couldn't be more excited to learn from the team. I hope to see you in the Salon soon!

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KIRBY LONG 

Salon Manager 

Hi there, My name is Kirby and I am pleased to be a part of the Parlour team as the shop manager. While my past experience has been primarily in the restaurant business, I have always had a passion for design and marketing. Helping put this business together with Whitney has been so rewarding and I look forward to watching us grow as a team.  

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