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 at Whittemore House. Missing her love of teaching, she joined the Oribe Education Team in 2012, becoming a Director of their cutting program. Between family, life, and traveling, it was a natural progression to open something of her own. Opening Little Axe in July 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 Whittemore House in the West Village. Owners, Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti recognized her talent and passion for creating tasteful color using a visual and organic method.
Growing up in Hawaii has also influenced her style. From recreating 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, Lynnette graduated from the Paul Mitchell School. At an early age, Lynnette found her love for color theory, which set the foundation for her future in color. She moved to Nashville in 2010, where she started her color career training 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, and worked on numerous editorial campaigns. In 2014, she moved to a downtown salon, Three Squares Studio. There, she continued to build her clientele while elevating her color skills through advanced training courses with famed stylist Mark Bustos and our own Christina Cipro. Lynnette loves to create natural and effortless color looks. She loves creating endless possibilities by customizing tones to fit each of her clients’ individual tastes.