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.
Erika, originally from Atlanta, GA has over 15 years experience from behind the chair. Originally she started out in the spa industry as a manager while attending Barber school in Marietta, GA. After graduating and receiving her barber license she quickly built up a clientele and continued to train under some of the top stylists in Atlanta at Intrigue Salon. While always eager to continue her education she was fortunate enough to be able to attend Bumble & Bumble University in NYC, Arrojo Academy in NYC, and Goldwell in Santa Monica. She also became Great Lengths certified and continuously stayed busy with her extension clientele. In 2015 she moved to Los Angeles with her husband and in complete career shift shortly thereafter, took the position as salon manager at Rock Paper. Her vast knowledge and exposure to the salon industry makes her well equipped to keep the salon running smoothly
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.
Vanessa knew she wanted to be a colorist at a young age practicing on herself and friends. After finishing her training at The Toni and Guy Academy, she continued to train at Sally Hershburger Los Angeles under some of the best colorists in LA. Vanessa is currently teaching at Paul Mitchell The School and specializes in fashion colors, blondes, and balayage. Her ever changing style and unique eye you will be happy you sat in Vanessa’s chair.
Anna’s obsession with hair started in her teens along with her interest in music and self expression through fashion and hair styling. While working the front desk at Toni & Guy salons in Orange County, finishing college, and going on to manage other salons, she realized she wanted to pursue hairdressing in a serious way. Her passion only grew and was waiting to burst out once finally a licensed hair dresser herself. Anna began her journey by attending and completing beauty school in Costa Mesa. She knew she could realize her dreams in an amazing salon in LA, so she relocated to the city and starting assisting the owner of a salon in Beverly Hills, who was an expert colorist of 20+ years. After also dabbling in some freelance work, styling for photo shoots, she got a full time job at a barbershop for 4 years and got to put her love for coloring and cutting to work while also mastering the art of men’s grooming. With her well rounded understanding of hairdressing and 10+ years of salon exposure, Anna has been able to perfect her skills as an excellent cutter and colorist specializing in lightening, blondes, and color corrections.
Pablo is a well-rounded stylist who enjoys precision cuts for both men and women. He is an amazing colorist who is always practicing new techniques such as balayage and ombré. He is extremely patient and very approachable. With over nine years in the industry, he excels at making sure consultations are thorough and fully understood by both him and the client. Pablo is always ahead of the curve and believes education and innovation are the key to staying current. He has a wide variety of clientele that allows him to not only have practice in different textures and styles of hair, but also a greater understanding and openness to all kinds of backgrounds. Book Pablo for your next appointment wether it's a 1920's bob, a sun kissed balayage, or a clean cut fade.
Dawn is a color and haircut specialist with over 20 years of experience. She has advanced her hair cutting training through Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and Bumble. She is a dry cutting expert and highly skilled in barbering techniques. Dawn is a also a formative hair color expert having trained with Wella International. Whether you are looking for that very subtle natural look, or want the hottest in avant garde trends, she has the experience and vision to bring out the best color and style for you..
Caryn is our dynamic and determined assistant. She has been an essential part of our salon family for over a year now. Her enthusiasm for hair and creativity started at a young age. She has always been involved and dedicated to the arts and music, which brings imagination and wanderlust to her passions. We can't wait to see her growth and progression as she
prepares to be on the floor full time soon!