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.

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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

Robby Kiwan

Stylist/Colorist

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

Haircutter/Colorist

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

Kat Smo

Stylist

Kat, a SoCal native, spent time in Detroit studying art and photography and Nashville as a session singer and touring musician before discovering her true passion for the Art of Cut and Color.  In addition to Aveda training, Kat apprenticed under Brian Hickman, founder of Nashville’s iconic Local Honey Salon. Her down to earth, easy going personality sets a comfortable tone for all her clients. Born into a family of musicians, Kat’s natural habitat is a creative environment.

Specialties: Creative and bold color placement techniques. Bleach and Tones are her absolute favorite, balayage a close second.  Lover of “Statement” cuts. If you’re looking for a complete color change, Kat loves a transformative or corrective color, crafting looks that stand out while maintaining the integrity and health of beautiful hair.

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

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@katwantsyourhair #CreativeColor

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