Kathie Rothkop Hair Design
Specializing in All Phases of Hair Styling


I am a hairstylist that specializes in all phases of hairstyling with over 35 years of experience. I currently am owner/operator of a salon called Salon Glam, in Novato, California, 30 miles North of San Francisco. Several years ago I became interested in the roots of my profession and researched the history of hairdressing. This quest became a full time adventure and turned into a wonderful and rewarding passion.

I have been interviewed on the history of hair by People.com, The LA Times, California Stylist Magazine, Argus Courier, Independent Journal and Modern Salon Magazine. I had a guest appearance on a television show called Evening Magazine in San Francisco. I recently re-created a Madam de Pompadour hairstyle, along with a talk on the history of the word "hairdresser". I self published a cookbook called Beauty and the Feast, with recipes collected from beauty salon clients. Instead of food pictures, the book has photos and stories about the history of hairstyling. My "Marie Antoinette" hairstyles have been published in hairstyling magazines and I have received honorable mention 3 times in the annual California Stylist cover contest.

Kathie Rothkop

Most recently I completed a 60 minute video called Bridal Styles Made Simple. It includes the history of hairstyling and easy techniques to create modern up do styles. It is for sale on Hairrific.com and several wedding websites. Cosmetology schools are including it in their freshman kits as an instructional manual. I have also been a guest speaker at many local cosmetology schools. The history of hair truly is one of my passions.

Kathie Rothkop, center, at a recent lecture conducted at Redwood Beauty College in Santa Rosa, CA
In 2004, I co-produced and narrated a film bringing awareness to the organization Locks of Love. This foundation is located in Florida and makes wigs for children with baldness conditions from donated hair. This film is being played on the local community access stations and Locks of Love is using it for promotional purposes. A wonderful foundation and it was an honor to help bring a smile to those children's faces.

My formal education in cosmetology started in 1969 at Marinello Beauty College in San Rafael, California. I am a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco and a two-time graduate of the Redken Exchange in New York City. I have studied with the renowned "up-do" artist Martin Parsons from Toronto, Canada. I also took stage and theatrical makeup at College of Marin in Kentfield, California, and love to do fantasy looks. Continuing education is a constant venture with me since my profession changes each year with the seasons.

Like most hairstylists, the majority of my work has been standing behind the chair and creating new looks and images for my loyal and glorious clientele. However, my love and desire to learn the history of hair has given me a career and a hobby.

On a personal level, I am married with two grown boys. My hobbies include photography, cartooning and horseback riding. I am a member of the California Horseman's Association and ride my horse in parade competitions. My horse and I have opened the Grand National Rodeo twice carrying the American flag. When I am not doing hair related things, you can bet I am on my horse!

Miss California Cosmetology in 1969
Art Director on fashion shoots
Make-up and Hairstylist for wedding catalogs
On-call Hairstylist for AM San Francisco TV show
Hairstylist and Teacher at Julie Nation Modeling School, Santa Rosa, CA
Signed with Stars Modeling Agency, San Francisco, Commercial Print Division
Fashion show on People are Talking TV show, San Francisco, CA
Hairstylist for Joseph Magnins Department Store, San Francisco, CA

The best thing for the inside of a man, is the outside of a horse. --Winston Churchill

Your hair is your most important accessory.
--Kathie Rothkop

Drawing by Kathie Rothkop
Drawing by Kathie Rothkop
Drawing by Kathie Rothkop

Salon Glam is located at:
1122 Grant Avenue, Suite D
Novato CA 94945

Phone: 415-897-1261





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