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
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
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
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.
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
Signed with Stars Modeling Agency, San Francisco, Commercial Print
Fashion show on People are Talking TV show, San Francisco, CA
Hairstylist for Joseph Magnins Department Store, San Francisco,
The best thing for the inside of a man, is the outside of a horse.
Your hair is your most important accessory. --Kathie
is located at:
1122 Grant Avenue, Suite D
Novato CA 94945