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Adrienne Scissorhands

Specialties: Education, Creative Color, Edgy/Creative Haircuts, Bleach/Tone, Queer Hair/ Gender Affirming, Extensions

Year Licensed: TX-1993 & CA-2000

Locations: Valencia & Oakland

Pronouns: she/her, they/them

Website: scissorsofmercy.com

Instagram: scissorsofmercyofficial

Adrienne has been working in San Francisco salons since she arrived from Texas in 1995, starting as an assistant at Bladerunners Salon for a team of talented artists including Ms Deena Davenport (before she opened Glama-rama!) She’s also been a big part of the SF underground mucic scene–styling bands and working in many clubs as a DJ, promoter, door and coat check person–and is heavily influenced by music and art, especially goth and punk styles. Trained by the likes of Sassoon, Redken and Bumble and Bumble, she’s learned the rules and how to break them!

How old were you when you realized you wanted to become a hairdresser?

I was a teen doing my friends’ punk rock hair in high school

Why do you love working at the Glam and who is your ideal client?

I love the diversity and individuality, the friendly environment and the freedom to create.  My ideal client enjoys going to shows and nightclub, goth kids and punks to the front of the line!

Who was your childhood crush/idol?

First Donny Osmond, then Matt Dillon when I realized I liked bad boys and not good boys. 😀 Then Joan Jett when I was in middle school. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to be her or be WITH her!

How would your friends & family describe you?

Fun, Caring and Strongly Independent

What in cosmetology inspires and motivates you? 

Alternative music and fierce edgy drag!

What film or established artist best describes your esthetic in hair?

Edward Scissorhands

In what ways do you inspire your clients, and how do you like to inspire them?

I am inspired by art and music, and I inspire my clients by helping them to become the best version of themselves.

Why should new clients pick you to book with?

Because I have experience and I have fun stories, and I make everyone feel comfortable. I listen to what they really want!

What hobbies/passions do you have outside of hair?

Music! (Going to shows, performing, DJing, Karaoke) Animal rights (vegan lifestyle, Cat volunteer at the SF Animal Care and Control), Travel!

What else do you want clients to know about yourself?

I want everyone to feel like a rock star when they leave!

Adrienne is extremely talented, not to mention really fun to talk to. She has established a creative, relaxed environment that is cool rather than clinical. Highly recommended.”

- Robert P.

“Adrienne is a pleasure – she listens and wants to deliver exactly what you ask for. She is professional and her skills are outstanding. Highly recommended!”

- Jaymie M.

“I love Adrienne! I saw her for the first time today and walked out looking more stylish and younger. Yay! I really appreciated all the time and care Adrienne took with me and my hair, and we chatted the whole time – which was a lot of fun as Adrienne is a very warm and interesting person. I’ve already booked my next appointment!”

- Kirsty S.

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