SQUAD

STEPHANIE PAZ

FRONT DESK 

SPECIALTIES: GOOD VIBES 

California-born and raised, Stephanie moved to Denver in September 2020.

Passionate about all things creative & surrounding self-expression, working at Sage + Serpent is a perfect fit while she continues to work towards her artistic goals. Having majored in Fine Arts, Stephanie is a multidisciplinary artist who now has a small business offering freelance commissioned work and original pieces, prints, reworked + upcycled secondhand goods, and more. Though her work is varied, you can often find vintage and western themes, whimsy, and the occasional psychedelic surrealist flair. 

You can see her work and support her over on Instagram @bigpicnicco and at bigpicnicco.com.

When she’s not helping out at the salon or working on art, you can usually find her around the city, frequenting thrift stores, coffee shops, or music venues. And if you can’t find her out there, she’s at home spending time with her partner and their two cats.

ALYSON SHEA

COLORIST / CREATIVE

DIRECTOR

SPECIALTIES: BLONDING + BALAYAGE

Shea has spent her decade-long career traversing the country (Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and now Denver) in pursuit of knowledge, sharpening her skills at prestigious New York salons; training under color greats in Manhattan, and overseeing the color department at renown Junior & Hatter in Miami. Now, she endeavors to inspire both clients and the next generation of hairdressers, bringing her vision to light with Sage + Serpent.

JENNIFER

MOLINA

 

stylist

SPECIALTIES: CUT + COLOR

From California to Denver to California and now back to Denver, Jen is a creative and versatile cutter and colorist with a decade of experience behind the chair.

Passionate about connecting and helping people with their hair needs and does her best to make you feel heard and comfortable when sitting in her chair. She also has a passion for keeping up with new techniques and trends and attends classes in her spare time.

When she’s not behind the chair, Jen loves to spend her time with her husband, dog named Luna, her family, play Apex Legends, dance, travel, and be outside exploring nature.

 

FREYA CERNY

BARBER / STYLIST

SPECIALTIES: RAZOR CUTS + FANTASY COLORS

Freya was born in Arizona, raised in Oakland, CA and moved to Colorado in 2014. With a lack of hairdressers willing to do the unconventional cuts and colors her and her friends wanted, she started doing it herself, and the rest is history.

Freya graduated from the Barbering Program at Emily Griffith in 2020 and attended razor cutting classes from Jayne Matthews of Edo Salon in San Francisco and at Pony Studios in Oakland.

Freya’s favorite hair services are creative and interesting razor cuts and colors for any gender, and her primary goal is to give each of her clients a hairstyle that helps them express their personal aesthetic and can be styled easily with their natural texture.

When she’s not behind the chair, Freya loves collecting plants, tattoos, and vintage clothing and furniture.

LISA KONECNY

COLORIST

SPECIALTIES: BOLD + VIVID COLORS

Born & raised in New York City, Lisa has been in the hair industry since 2010. After years of working alongside some of the top colorists in NYC, she found her passion in hair color.

Whether it be natural, lived-In balayage, or vibrant fantasy colors, Lisa takes the time with each of her guests to communicate, understand their needs and gain their trust. All essential steps to ensure guests leave the chair happy every time.

She also loves the connections and friendships she makes with her guests and the fact that she can change how a person feels about themselves.

ANNE GARCIA

STYLIST

SPECIALTIES: PIXIES + BLONDING

Anne has been in love with doing hair since she enrolled in cosmetology school at the age of 15; at 17, she had graduated from school and quickly discovered her passion for short hair, queer cutting, and all things blonde.

“The most affirming thing I could do after coming out was getting my first queer cut. For the first time in my life, I felt like myself. It made me feel confident in my new gay identity, and being able to provide that for others in my community is one of the best things about doing hair. There’s nothing I love more than helping people live as their most authentic selves.”

Outside of doing hair, Anne loves caring for her six pets, watercolor painting, reading, and soaking up as much sun as possible.

WHITNEY MARTIN

BARBER

SPECIALTIES: SHORT HAIR + FADES

With a career behind the chair for 20 years, Whitney is dual-licensed in both Barbering and Cosmetology. She is best known for giving consistent cuts that have longevity. Her signature cuts are highly personalized, with lots of texture and Fades with a razor lineup to perfect the details.

CIERA UMBRIACO

BARBER + STYLIST

SPECIALTIES: RAZOR CUTS + FADES

A Denver native, Ciera is both a licensed Barber + Stylist with over a decade of industry experience. Her specialties are edgy, textured haircuts and Bald Fades.

Ciera’s main goal behind the chair is to provide a comfortable environment with a thorough and thoughtful hair service that fits your needs, aesthetic and lifestyle.

When she’s not behind the chair, Ciera is either practicing yoga, working towards her degree in Psychology, or outside in nature soaking up all her native state has to offer.

AMBER TALARICO

STYLIST

SPECIALTIES: MEN’S GROOMING + STYLING

Amber Talarico recently moved to Denver from Los Angeles, CA, where she lived for ten years working in the film and television industry. Her expertise is in men’s grooming, beach waves, and soft beauty. 

In her 13 years of working as a hair and makeup artist, she developed a talent for creating lived-in haircuts and styles for curly/wavy hair and men’s hair cuts. 

Her experience and talents have allowed her to work with Actors such as Vince Vaughn, Christian Slater, Josh Duhamel, and Matt Bomer. 

When she’s not working in the salon, she is still working on ad campaigns and celebrity clientele, represented by Exclusive Artists Management.

MADISON GILLIOM

APPRENTICE

Madison is from Santa Rosa, CA, and is a third-generation cosmetologist. Growing up around hair and makeup, she knew this was her calling and went to the Aveda Institute for her cosmetology license.

Madison loves all haircuts and fun colors and also loves a drastic hair transformation. Her goal is to make her clients feel beautiful and more like themselves, leaving the chair feeling like the new person they were meant to be.

SKYLEY MOSIER

APPRENTICE

In her experience of 5 years so far, Skyley has acquired a love of enhancing natural textures and helping clients embrace their wave & curl patterns through cutting and hand styling techniques- although bouncy blowouts have a considerable place in her heart.

As far as color goes, Skyley loves creating lived-in color looks, as well as any and all blonding services. She prides herself on educating her clients, making sure they leave her chair with more knowledge to take home about their unique head of hair.