After graduating from cosmetology school during her senior year of high school in Santa Cruz, CA, Coby immediately began an apprenticeship with San Francisco’s premier salon Cowboys and Angels. In 2000, she moved to the Bumble and Bumble flagship in New York City, where she perfected the effortless, low-maintenance cuts that have become her signature. At Bumble & Bumble Coby helped create a curriculum for the salon’s education program, and provided training and education for the in-house stylists. Before founding Little Axe Salon, Coby was a highly sought-after stylist at Whittemore House Salon and Marie Robinson Salon. Since 2012 Coby has been on the traveling team for Oribe Hair Care, where she continues her passion for education.
A graduate of the Aveda Institute in New York City, Kristen joined the staff at Whittemore House in 2009, where she also completed their in-house education program. During this time, Kristen trained with Coby. She excelled working with hair of all different lengths and textures, demonstrating to her clients how they can embrace their hair no matter what its type (frizzy, flat, you name it and she fixed it). She now joins the Little Axe Salon with the goal to make whoever sits in her chair feel both confident and beautiful.
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!
Rubi grew up by the beach in Southern California. She moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue her dream of doing hair for fashion editorials and runway shows. She mastered razor cutting and developed her styling skills while apprenticing at the Bumble and Bumble flagship salon and later went on to Whittemore House Salon where she grew a devoted client base. She moved to Paris (following another dream to live abroad) and spent a couple years working on hairstyling teams for European fashion houses and magazines. She's now back in New York City where she's a full-time freelancer, and takes clients at Little Axe Salon the second week of every month.
Hailing 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, officially. Lynnette trained under AVEDA color educators building a clientele including country music artists. In 2012 she decided to enhance her career and move to New York City. Lynnette started working with celebrity colorist Rita Hazan at her salon on 5th Avenue. Rita Hazan is where Lynnette underwent rigorous training, participations in NY Fashion Week, as well as numerous editorial campaigns. In 2014 she moved to a downtown salon, Three Squares Studio located in Chelsea. Lynnette built a loyal clientele at Three Squares and honed her skills in painting among other modern color techniques.
She elevated her career by taking advanced training courses with famed stylist Mark Bustos and Christina Cipro. This friendship lead Lynnette to follow Christina to Little Axe Salon. Lynnette loves to create super natural yet effortless color looks. She loves creating endless possibilities by customizing tones to fit each of her individual clients.