After graduating beauty school during high school in Santa Cruz, Coby moved to San Francisco and completed her apprenticeship at Cowboys and Angels. There, she was introduced to Bumble and bumble and developed a lasting relationship with her mentor Howard McLaren. In 2000, she moved to New York to work at Bumble and bumble. She grew with the company during the fruition of BbU. carving her path toward education. Coby left Bumble and Bumble in 2009 to work for Whittemore House. Missing her love for teaching, she joined the Oribe Education Team in 2012, becoming a Director of the cutting program. Between Family, Life and traveling, it was a natural progression to open something of her own. Opening Little Axe in July of 2013 was a dream, to live and work in Brooklyn. The team, their style, and the neighborhood make it special.
Christina hails from the land of Hawaii. Being a creative person, she recognized at a young age that she was all about color.
In 2003 she made the move to New York City to further her career at Bumble and Bumble. Being around like minded people, she naturally excelled and fell in love with the fresh and soon to be popular technique of hair painting.
Christina was then offered a position in 2010 as a colorist at the Whittemore House salon in the West Village. Owners Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti recognized her talent and passion for creating tasteful color with a visual and organic method.
Growing up in Hawaii has also influenced her style. To recreate color that is naturally sun bleached like surfers, to the unnatural jacked up colors of punk street kids. She feels confident with any shade, respects classic hairstyling and lives for a double process! Everything Kyuto!
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Lynnette graduated from the Paul Mitchell School. At an early age Lynnette found her love for color theory, which set Lynnette’s foundation for her future in color. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 where she started her color career. Lynnette trained under AVEDA educators while building a clientele. In 2012 she made the move to New York City and began working with celebrity colorist Rita Hazan. At Rita Hazan Lynnette underwent rigorous training, participated in NYFW, as well as numerous editorial campaigns. In 2014 she moved to a downtown salon, Three Squares Studio. While there she continued to build her clientele while elevating her color skills with advanced training courses with famed stylist Mark Bustos and Christina Cipro. Lynnette loves to create natural and effortless color looks. She loves creating endless possibilities by customizing tones to fit each of her individual clients.
Originally from the West Coast, Chantell began her career in hair at diPietro Todd salon in San Francisco. Having so many stylist acquaintances from the Bay Area it was only natural that she would land working with friends at Whittemore House upon her arrival in NYC. She then moved on to Marie Robinson Salon where she further honed her razor and scissor cutting skills. Chantell is comfortable cutting and styling all hair types and textures. Over the years her career has evolved into a mix of cutting salon clients as well as styling hair and wigs for editorial, NYFW, Broadway stages and television. In 2016 after many years of wig making she launched her own line of wigs and extensions called HER’S by Chantell.