Our Team

Our staff possesses diverse and highly developed skill sets.  The range in experience and talent could only converge in a town like LA, and we are truly an LA story! Gamine has brought together great beauty talent from film and fashion as well as stylists trained in the best salons on both coasts.  Our roster includes artists that have spent their lives behind the chair perfecting the art of cutting as well as stylists born and raised in Los Angeles immersed in LA’s punk scene!!  Each team member has a unique take on individual style.  It is our delight to listen to what that means to YOU, our guest, resulting in looks that bring confidence and joy.

Jennifer Cunningham

Haircutter, Colorist, & Professional Makeup Artist

Major street cred. Jennifer’s work has graced the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour magazines to name a few. She has also worked on national advertising campaigns such as Armani, Nike, Rebecca Minkoff and Samsung. Otherwise known as a beauty tour de force, she is a consummate professional with an uncanny ability to coax the unique style and personal beauty from every individual.

Specialties: Hairdressing to include weddings, red carpet events, and production. Jennifer is a triple threat with over 20 years experience as a Haircutter, Colorist and Professional Makeup Artist. Her career as a highly sought after makeup artist has brought meticulous Brow Shaping and gorgeous Makeup Applications to our service offerings.

Favorite Things: Decoupage. Fashion and literally everything related to beauty and fashion…then turning into decoupage.

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@jennifercunninghambeauty #GamineAF

Sterling Riley

Senior Haircutter

Sterling is our resident musical anthologist and punk rocker with a heart of gold. He is also known as the Hair #CutCreator because he is able to create brilliant structure keeping movement in his tailored silhouettes. Trained in Vidal Sassoon tradition, his keen attention to detail leaves your hair flawless.

Specialties: The most METICULOUS precision cutting one will ever experience. Expertise in short haircuts such as bobs and pixies, blunt cuts as well as asymmetrical shapes. He also provides expert handling of men’s haircuts.

Favorite Things: Underground punk bands, bizarre biographies and obscure documentaries.

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@sterling_gamine #CutCreator

Eduardo Uribe

Senior Colorist

Eduardo is as skilled in color as in hosting your experience at Gamine Beauty. His training at Bumble and Bumble NYC fueled his esthetic. Time spent with Eduardo and his perfected technique of Ombre and Balayage will leave you feeling and looking like you’ve recently returned from vacation.

Specialties: Otherwise known as the #KingofBalayage …long may he reign. Sun kissed hair and a serious blow out is what he lives for.

Favorite Things: 90’s R&B, especially Mary J, and making every woman feel beautiful.

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@xmaned #KingofBalayage

Robby Kiwan


With a background in Fine Arts, Robby approaches his work with an organic mindset. He has dedicated himself to the craft with extensive training under Aveda plus education in Sassoon cutting. With 6+ years of experience in the industry working behind the chair as well as editorial and conceptual collaborations, he continues to fuse ideas of painting and sculpting with hair color and cutting. He is inspired by fashion’s “Greats”- hair stylist Guido Palau and visionaries Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Rick Owens. His dark surrealistic nature keeps him pushing the envelope of what beauty is and does as he strives to empower people one head at a time.

Specialties: Textured and Alternative hair. Creative Cut & Style. Bleach & Tones. Short Hair. Low Maintenance Hair.

Favorite ThingsArt, Music, Philosophy, Subculture, Film, Fashion.

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@thekiwan #ArtHairMagick

Angi Poux


Angi is an Industry Vet of over 20 years.  Coming to us from San Francisco, Angi brings skills developed with Bumble and Bumble and the famed Pony Studios, giving her work the unmistakable SF Look. Her work has the foundation of the Vidal Sassoon discipline met with incredible creativity developed during her time as an educator for Paul Mitchell. Inspired by girls like Lou Dillan, Jenny Lewis & Alexa Chung, Angi thinks in terms of connecting hair to lifestyle and fashion.

Specialties: Like so many in our line of work Angi is fulfilled by working with women, supporting them while encouraging them to take a few risks. She’s happiest when creating “lived-in” hair, easy no fuss hair with natural looking highlights and color blending.

Favorite Things: Singing in her country band, good bourbon cocktails and listening to creepy crime pod casts.

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@angi_poux_stylist #BohemeBeauty

Krista Varnum

Haircutter/Colorist/Perm and Texture Creator

After spending time in the corporate world, Krista found her true passion in hairdressing. She gains inspiration from Parisian and Japanese street style to create effortless hair with fresh texture and modern style. Her background in advertising and PR helped her create the Cut & Color Club, a Los Angeles based meet up for hair industry professionals and students. Krista is an education fanatic, #hairnerd and never misses an opportunity to learn more about hairdressing. She regularly gives back to the community by cutting hair for the homeless and caring for shelter cats at the Santé d’Or Foundation.

Specialties: Textured cuts, French bobs, razor cuts, Balayage and the occasional 8 hour color makeover.  Her ability to connect with her clients bridges the gap between their inner vision and outward appearance allowing her to craft a style just for you. Krista is also trained in Arrojo American texture system, appointments based on consultation.

Favorite ThingsPasta, Surrealism, Radiohead, Ghibli films

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@martianfollicles #HairNerd