our team

 

SHELLY CROSS
Co-Founder/Stylist/Educator

Shelly might as well have come into this world with a brush in one hand and shears in the other. A love for beauty at a young age, she spent most of her time reinventing Barbies haircut and untangling round brushes from her own hair.

Schooled in her native Sacramento Shelly sought out the education of Vidal Sassoon and studied razor-cutting and advanced styling techniques at Bumble & Bumble University in New York. In 2013 Shelly left the city of trees for the city by the bay. There she joined BARROW Salon in SF where she elevated her craft specializing in cutting , up-styling and balayage. She is know for her easy breezy California waves and creating effortless lived in texture . In 2016, Shelly moved back to Sacramento while splitting her time in the Bay Area. Recently she joined Pony Studios in Oakland working along side friend, Owner and mentor Corinna Hernandez.

Shelly is the owner and creator of FLORA, which offers hair styling for weddings, events, and bridal up-styling education for hairdressers.

She continues education in advanced hair cutting and coloring. And pursues her passion for teaching and editorial and bridal styling. Her work has been seen on celebrity goop guru Gwyneth Paltrow and Magazines such as Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Brit+Co, Refinery29, People, Moose Spain, DHC, and Destination.

Heavily influenced by fashion, music and nature. She is also inspired by iconic faces such as Brigitte Bardo, Drew Barrymore, Stevie Nicks and Debbie Harry.

With her strong attention to detail and a natural effortless approach to hair, she continues to push the limits.


CORINA PERDUE
Co-Funder/Colorist/Educator

Corina Perdue approach to hair color is both holistic and collaborative.  Knowing that every person who sits in her chair is unique and their individual needs and goals all very different she does her best to deliver a look that will suit all of their needs.  Hair color is like painting but on a live canvas, finding that perfect combination of colors and strategic placement is what drives her and keeps her at the top of her game.

Over the course of her career she has been the lead colorist  and educator for some of the most coveted salons in both San Francisco and Sacramento, including Cowboys & Angels, Barrow Salon and Space 07 Salon.  She has been fortunate enough to train under the best in the industry and has collaborated with many in order to elevate the level of service her clients receive, this in turn has made her one of the most sought after colorists in Northern California.  She is known for her multidimensional hair color of all variations while taking great care of the hair in the process.  

Corina’s inspiration for hair color comes from many different directions such as nostalgia, architecture, nature, fashion, art, music or just walking down the street.  She is so excited to begin her new venture at THE CO.TE.RIE with her very talented co-founders and dear friends right by her side.  Big things are happening.


MARISSA BARBERO
Co-Founder/Stylist

Born and raised in Berkeley, Marissa has always been inspired by music, culture, and the arts. Her interests in hair quickly became a passion during her rebellious teenage years when kitchen cuts and colors were a big part of her life.

While studying sculpture at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts in Portland, her knowledge in color theory, shape and design grew strong. Upon returning to San Francisco to begin her professional training in hair, Marissa was able to marry her interest in the arts to her passion in hair.

Educated in Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy and Wella, she stays current through on going education learning from the best including Corinna Hernandez of Pony Studios and Redkens Tracy Cunningham.

Communication in the chair is very important to Marissa and is a big part of her work. She is comfortable with all types of hair. From color blending soft greys, beautiful sun kissed highlights to cutting thick voluptuous curls or fine sleek hair. She likes keeping a diverse clientele with continued education to grow and push herself to the next level.

Marissa guest spots once a month at THE PRETTY PRETTY COLLECTIVE


NICHOLE KREPS
Co-Founder/Stylist/Educator

Nichole Kreps has had a passion for the hairdressing industry since she began her career at the age of sixteen. She has always been referred to as innovative, with her style surrounding beauty and fashion.

In the year 2000, Nichole began an advanced apprenticeship in San Francisco where she trained with Aveda, Sassoon, and Bumble & bumble. Subsequently, she joined the creative team of stylists at Cowboys and Angels, where she became a network educator and a liaison between C&A and Bumble & bumble. In this position she frequently traveled to New York and B&b university, finding her esthetic for hair and the importance of continuing education. She’s known for her versatility and seemingly effortless ability to help clients find their own style bringing out the best in them. She has a strong appreciation for iconic glamour like Faye Dunaway, Jane Birkin, and the always sexy Brigitte Bardot. Nichole references the other side of classic beauties like the “risk taker” Deborah Harry, also referring to the bohemian ease of Kate Moss and the refreshingly different Charlotte Gainsbourg. Overall Nichole’s hairdressing embodies a classic approach while having an effortless feel. She teaches as she cuts and styles so EVERY client goes home with a better understanding of how to recreate at home.

After eight years with a loyal following at Cowboys and Angels, Nichole moved to the chic Harper Paige salon where she worked for 2 years. During this time clothing designers and tutorial hair sites called on Nichole for her talents to style photo shoots outside of the salon. She grabbed the attention of an anonymous critic and was featured in Allure magazine among other countless glowing reviews. Moving to Barrow Salon she is pursuing more editorial and educational opportunities, making her clients in salon experience the best possible.

As a hairdresser Nichole has always dreamed of being a part of something unique. Partnering into THE CO.TE.RIE seemed like a natural progression in her career. She is excited to be part of a team. Together they can invite other hairdressers and colorists to a unique space to learn and share inspiration. As an owner in THE CO.TE.RIE, she is dedicated to bringing knowledge, experience and her effortless ways of cutting and styling hair to Sacramento.


MARCI KLASS
Stylist/Colorist

Marci Landgraf is a true artist, who’s love for creating beauty is immediately recognizable. Her long list of accomplishments shows her consistent dedication and deep experience as a hair stylist. She spent several years as lead hair stylist at New York Fashion Week. Her work has been shown in dozens of major publications and commercial media. Highlights include Vogue, Harpers Bizarre, Elle, and many more. Her talent was recognized by Sebastian Int. who sent her throughout the US, Europe and Asia, as their lead educator for twenty years.

A true original, Marci’s sees the person, the face, the image for the inspiration to create the perfect color and beautifully organic cut. 

When she’s not working, you will find Marci on her horse or tending to her cows and calf’s, where she resides with her fiancé in Murphys Ca.

Marci’s art and vision continue to grow from her balance of work, life, love and adventure.


STACIE ROBERTSON BIO COMING SOON

Stylist/Colorist/Olaplex Specialist

Stacie began hairdressing as an apprentice over 20 years ago, and maintains a diverse and in depth continuing education.

Her background includes the schools of AVEDA, Bumble & Bumble, Vidal Sasson, TIGI and GOLDWEL, as well as many independent courses.

Her areas of expertise include all levels of color correction, balayage and costume color techniques, textured and curly haircutting, clean smoothing treatments, and vivid pastel/fashion colors.

One of her biggest hits is delivering the most beautiful, shiny and durable quintessential California blondes.

Her cutting methods are based in technical foundations, but tailored with an organic feel and movement to enhance all textures and promote ease in styling for modern lifestyles.


HOLLEY DURAN BIO COMING SOON

Stylist/Colorist

Holley is an up and coming stylist with a keen sense of style and an organic approach to hair. Inspired by fashion and makeup, she understands how these things correlate to an individual’s sense of style. 

Rooted deep, her love for hair began at the age of 13, when she would test her skills by cutting her friend’s hair with a classic pink BIC razor. Who knew that she would specialize in razor cutting one day. 

Having completed 2 years of training at the coveted Space 07 Salon in Sacramento, Holly studied advanced hair cutting from Sally Rodgers, advanced razor cutting from the elite Pony Studios and worked closely with lead Colorist Corina Perdue of THE CO.TE.RIE

When it comes to color, Holley is well-versed in both low maintenance and creative color. She specializes in hair painting with an effortless approach. In cutting, Holley is constantly inspired by lived-in, sexy cool girl hair. From loose textured bobs to sexy shags and fringe. She is rarely seen without her straight razor in hand.

With an original take on traditional coloring and cutting, Holley has a unique strategy that involves incorporating clients during the process in order to perfect the outcome and has developed a keen history with her clients to refine her approach. She bridges the gap between personal style and lifestyle to help instill confidence within the way she makes her clients look and feel.   

She promotes a sense of community amongst her clientele. Being able to inspire them with a look that helps define their individual style is a key motivator for her.

Holley is a true talent. She will bring out the inner goddess within. 


ELIZABETH MATCHELL BIO COMING SOON

Stylist/Colorist

Following the philosophy that it is never too late to pursue your dreams, Elizabeth ditched her career in the corporate world and dove head-first into the world of hair.

She’s always had a knack for hair styling and would snip away at her friend’s locks any change she got while in college.

With a vision in tow, she quickly caught up – studying the cutting and styling techniques of Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy while undergoing an intensive color training program at Space 07 Salon under colorist Corina Perdue.

Elizabeth has a natural, low maintenance, city-chic esthetic and is influenced by masters like Johnny Ramirez, Ahn Co Tran, and Ruby Jones who’s work ranges from editorial to every-day.

In addition to giving clients a chic look, she likes to equip them with styling tips and educate them on what products will bring out the best in their hair.
One of her biggest inspirations now is the color on the heads of her girl gang at home.



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ASHLEY MELLOR

Colorist/Stylist

As a social and fiercely independent Aquarius, Ashley has always been driven to a career that combined her love for people as well as the freedom of creativity. Starting with bobby pins and box dye (yikes!), Ashley was the resident kitchen beautician for proms and root touch ups alike.

After more professional training, she has the same passions as she once did; creating beautiful styles and bringing chic and effortless color to life.

Tint brush in one hand, gossip magazine in the other, Ashley wants all of her client connections to feel warm and exceted. Attention to detail and hair integrity are absolutely paramount, as she customizes your service to fit your specific hair needs.

From bombshell blondes, to sexy lived-in brunettes, Ashley specializes in the art of balayage and will paint her way to your best hair yet!



ALINA ZADE BIO COMING SOON

Stylist/Colorist