Main Focus: Color, Cuts
Specialties: Blonds, Creative Color and Alternative Haircuts
My name is Rachel and I grew up in Long Beach California in the 90’s. Rachel was a popular name for girls then, so all of us Rachel’s went by our last names to avoid confusion. Sobriquet Helzer stuck,
I studied hair philosophy, cut, color and design with Bumble and Bumble, Wella International, Sebastian, Toni and Guy, and Nick Arrojo. Continued education is the backbone of my practice, bringing clients the best my hair craft has to offer. Along with cosmetology I am currently studying Western Herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies in Santa Rosa California. “Strange Root” is the beautiful symbiosis of herbalism and cosmetology, and a dream I have been cultivating for a long while.
At the heart is a deep care and understanding that all people want to feel authentic and beautiful in their own skin, and hair is a big part of that. Working one on one with someone creating a look that makes them feel true to themselves is a wonderful gift.
Years of Experience: I have been practicing hair craft for 10 years. Color and shapes, things that we don’t have words for, things that just make you feel something, inspire me. I love Local art, architecture and Mother Nature, all of which influence my hair designs.
Locations: San Francisco, Oakland
Rachel testimonial to come