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Little Axe Team

Coby Alcántar

Coby AlcantarAfter 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.

Kristen Keller

Kristen KellerKristen always knew she wanted to do hair, it just took a minute to convince her mom. Which was difficult, considering she was already attending F.I.T. Soon after she attended and graduated from Aveda Institute in Manhattan. She was driven and her research led her to Whittemore house in the West Village. It was there where she met Coby and eventually trained closely with her. In 2013, Kristen joined the Little Axe team just a couple months after its opening. Having a similar approach and love for the razor, Kristen has honed her skills and built a devout clientele in Williamsburg and beyond. Although her cutting skills are her true talent, she can give a perfect blow out that is built to last. After all...she is from Jersey!


Christina Cipro

Christina Cipro 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!

Lynnette Hernden

Lynnette HerndenOriginally 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.