As a second generation hairstylist (Deborah Carter-Mastelotto of Pink West), Farah Reid has grown up in this industry. Starting her apprentice under the ever technical Tisa Watson and later moving on to co-owning Pink Hair Salon and Director of Education for Blow New York City, Farah is now the proud owner of I Love You Pink & Little Sister. She is a licensed barber for both states of New York and Texas and has won “Best Short Hair” in Austin. She now takes clientele in Austin at both salons and in New York City at Three Squares Studio.
FOCUS – DETAILS. DIFFICULT HAIR. SHORT HAIR. IMAGE RECOVERING (CUT, FACE, MIND)
She is the one with all of the gossip and the one with all of the street cred. Shipped here from Napa, California, Tisa Watson holds licenses in both California and Texas, and offers a 30 year career of owning businesses, educating, and cutting the likes of: Mike Judge, Dan Rather, and John Cornyn. Tisa has been educating for years, starting with Schwarzkopf then on to apprenticing multiple budding stylists, among them our very own, Farah Reid. She furthered her education career to national status when she became educator for Phytologie, taking her all over the United States and the world. She received her formal Balayage training in Paris, and takes her technical and chemical prowess very seriously.
FOCUS – HAIRCOLOR. BALAYAGE. EXTENSIONS. MEN’S HAIRCUTTING
The sweetest diamond that you have ever seen, Kacy Dominguez is a true gem. After studying for her bachelor’s in Duluth, Minnesota, she went on to receive her license at one of the prestigious Vidal Sassoon connection schools. Later, she received her second license in Texas and apprenticed under Farah Reid of I Love You Pink, also working out of New York, Austin and under Deborah Carter of Pink West in Dripping Springs, Texas. She showcases her talents at both salons.
FOCUS – REDHEADS. LONGHAIR. STYLISH SHORT CUTS.
Lauren Haney is the youngest stylist at I Love You Pink. She graduated from high school at 17 then went straight to cosmetology school, completing the requisite 1,500 hours in less than a year. (Read: overachiever.) In 2010, the fates and good sense brought her from Dallas to Austin, where she trained under Farah, Georgia and Tisa. Like her mentors and colleagues, Lauren is technically unconventional and stylistically open-minded.
For the soft-spoken Houston native, youthful experimentation and teenage subversion involved only two things: dye and hair cutting scissors. “I did anything and everything, including a mohawk. My boyfriend’s family still calls me pinky because when they met me my hair was pink.” In terms of her tresses, she’s had a lifelong penchant for pink and is rarely without at least one light crimson lock. In terms of the salon, she destiny’s child (though, of course, not a child), a match made in I Love You Pink heaven.
FOCUS – SOPHISTICATED CUTS AND COLOR. DEVA CURL AND CURLY HAIR.
Marisol Mares loves giving clients Va Va Voom! big sexy strands & credits the entire I Love You Pink gang with helping shape her unique shearing techniques.
Not your typically mysterious Scorpio, everyone around Marisol always knew she would “head into hair” (note: pun intended) as she started her love affair early on, studying & learning side by side with her Aunt at a young age. This young’ in knows how to get things done. With a snip & a wink she aced her way to the top of her class and brings her daily A game with a fresh perspective & noteworthy cool.
FOCUS – CLASSIC STYLES. EVENT HAIR AND MAKEUP. BOMBSHELL HAIR. DEVA CURL AND CURLY HAIR.
If you like androgyny, grunge, big hair & glam rock styles, then Ramie Pettigrew is your go to girl. The most recent Senior addition to the team, she’s no stranger to the I Love You Pink family having started her career apprenticing under Deborah Carter over 30 years ago.
Since then, her shears have taken her on location all over the ATX including film, video & print shoots. “Life is happening with or without you!” is Ramie’s cheeky attitude for creating soft edged, bedhead & carefree hair.
FOCUS – BLONDE HAIR. TEXTURED HAIR. CUTS.