Our band of talented hooligans
Kim Cohen has a natural eye for the art of hair. Kim trained at the Graham Webb International Academy of Hair in Washington DC followed by advanced training at the Redken Exhange in New York City. Soon after her time in New York, Kim caught the Hollywood bug and moved to Los Angeles to attend the Cinema Makeup School. She worked as a freelance hair and makeup artist for a year during which she further honed her skills on a diverse portfolio of clientele. However, she wanted to come back to a more personal atmosphere for hair design and landed a full time job working as a hair stylist and colorist in Burbank, CA. Here she tapped into her passion for cutting and colors and mastered her talent in color correction and remapping, becoming an expert at fixing the mistakes of other hair stylists. Kim is incredibly adept at creating many different looks from edgy to classic, but her eye is most keen on finding the perfect custom look for each individual client. And now after 17 years in the beauty industry, Kim decided to purchase Rock Paper Salon in 2014 where she brings her unique sense of style to everyone, everyday.
Jenn Ehrke is an Aveda trained stylist who specializes in precision cutting, custom coloring and editorial work. She is a highly advanced trained stylist and has been in the industry over 6 years. She has trained with some of the industries top professionals from Aveda and is certified in numerous cutting edge techniques in both hair cutting and color. Her passion for artistry and creativity allows her to express her individuality into her work. It’s about showing you something you haven’t seen or heard of before and giving you something you always thought was impossible to achieve.
Learn more about Jenn in her conversation with VoyageLA.
An LA native who has worked in the area for a decade — Trained by Vidal Sassoon cut experts as well as Wella and Aveda creative colorists — has expanded different principles to match clients needs. Being an artist and studying animation on off days makes her understanding on shapes and colors a step above the rest. Every person has a different face shape and different hair texture. She is known for her great understanding of pixie and precision graduation cuts and men’s short cuts. Marissa believes highly on incorporating your style to your lifestyle. Weather your a natural blonde or a pop color client she will be able to guide you and teach you how to maintain your mane. Did I mention she also does waxing and threading?
Thea is a Southern California native studying at Paul Mitchell The School in San Diego. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she worked and trained both in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Thea specializes in women’s haircuts, color, and editorial looks. She believes in the importance of being a well rounded hairstylist; and therefore is always learning new techniques. She has trained under many of the industry’s most talented stylists. Training in cutting at the Vidal Sassoon academy in Santa Monica and in color under Goldwell and Wella colorists. Thea also believes in tailoring each look to custom fit a person's individual needs. And, finds that her best work is inspired by her client's personal style.
Ashleigh, a native of Southern California, received her cosmetology license in 2003. After several years in the industry her focus then shifted to salon administration, earning her the position of Assistant to the Director of Carlton Academy. During this period she also earned a certificate in Business Emersion from the Bumble & Bumble Academy NYC. From there she developed her administrative skills in a popular high volume Los Angeles salon after which accepting her current position as our Salon Manager. With her cultivated style and industry know-how Ashleigh brings an ardent mix of ability and professionalism that Rock Paper Salon clients have come to expect.
Pablo is a well-rounded stylist, offering precision cuts for both men and women, he is a great colorist practicing new techniques such as balayage, ombré and other creative methods. He is always patient and very approachable, making sure that consultations are thorough and fully understood by both the client and himself. He has over nine years in the industry, always staying ahead of the curve, making sure that education and innovation is the key to staying current. Pablo has a wide range in his clientele, this allows him to have practice not only in different textures and styles of hair but also understanding and being open to all kinds of backgrounds. Book Pablo for your next appointment, whether it be a 1920’s bob, a sun kissed balayage, or a clean cut fade.
Gabby Almanza is a licensed stylist since 2014 at the Aveda Institute of Los Angeles. Worked with Wella, Aveda, Redken, Schwarzkopf. Assisted for colorists at Benjamin Salon in Beverly Hills and the Arts District. She focuses on highlighting/ foiling techniques and specializes in various men’s cuts, fading and tapering, scissor or clipper over comb.