Tamara Perry got her start in the creative neighborhood of Silverlake, Los Angeles, after entering a three-year apprenticeship in a local, innovative salon.
Tamara studied the Vidal Sassoon approach to cutting & styling hair, developing extensive knowledge of shaping various textures & lengths.
In early 2014, following a successful eight-year career as a senior stylist & educator, Tamara & her partner Vanessa opened Perry McGrath Salon, an inventive space dedicated to precision cuts & color.
Vanessa started her apprenticeship under British-trained color specialists in 1989, & from there worked in departmentalized salons such as John Freida & Sally Hershberger as a colorist & educator.
Her work has been featured in films, television & campaign ads for hair product lines. In 2014, she & her collaborator, Tamara Perry, have joined ranks & created Perry Mcgrath Salon in Los Angeles.
After winning Student Premier at the Sassoon Academy & apprenticing at Sassoon in Beverly Hills, Boyd became one of the founding stylists of Sassoon Seattle. In the first year of working she won an international competition called "Look of the Season". The winning cut was chosen from submissions all over the world.
Boyd styled hair for fashion shows & helped create looks for local bands in Seattle. Boyd is dedicated to helping clients & fellow stylists improve their knowledge about hair, a tool for peoples personal self expression.
Attention to detail and precision cutting techniques are at the heart of Jeannie’s forward thinking hairdressing. By combining experience from her degree in Fashion Design with her years at the acclaimed Art + Science salon in Chicago, Jeannie bridges the gap between casual function and inspired trends.
Now calling Los Angeles her home, Jeannie continues with advanced education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and freelance editorial styling. Jeannie tailors each style to her client’s lifestyle and fashion sense. With easy maintenance as key, Jeannie ensures that each cut she crafts is effortlessly chic.
Growing up in the salon industry Ava formed a natural talent for hair at an early age. After graduating from Vidal Sassoon, Ava started her career apprenticing with many Los Angeles and New York celebrity stylists helping her create an eye for flawless hair. Inspired by beachy texture, Ava specializes in recreating natural highlights desired after spending time in the summer sun, and combined with her cutting techniques she can create the perfect length and texture. She thrives on creating lived in, effortlessly beautiful hair.
Lauren Pass graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy/Santa Monica in 2000 then continued her education at Planet Salon in Beverly Hills.
During her five years at Planet, Pass perfected the Aveda cutting & styling technique.
In addition to cutting hair, Pass is well trained in hair extensions, event hair and makeup.
She has styled for editorial work and award ceremony hair & makeup including the Academy Awards, Emmy's and the Golden Globes.
Allison Demoss has had an interest in hair design from an early age. Cutting & coloring her friends hair in middle school, she focused on creative haircuts. Demoss grew up with a love for music, working in numerous record stores. Thriving in a creative environment, she attended the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco then graduated in 2015. Now settled in Los Angeles, Demoss is advancing her education with an apprenticeship at Perry McGrath Salon.
Ruby Woodward grew up in Detroit, with deep admiration for her hometown. She was educated, trained and mentored there.
Ruby's advanced education includes Redken 5th Ave, Schwarzkopf USA & Germany and L'Oréal professional of Europe.
At 23, an extended vacation to Europe led to her next career decision. Ruby was inspired by the German club scene, a very different standard of beauty, and the elegant androgynism of youth in Europe. The freedom to creatively explore her craft during those six years was formative.
At 30, she was ready to share her refined skills with Detroit again. Her understanding of color and shape always delivers; from bold reds to baby lights.
Ruby's approachable demeanor makes it easy to communicate, as she believes in empathy for her clients needs and clear communication through the process.
Newly transplanted to LA, she's excited to share her vision and create in the sunshine.
The best things about LA so far?
"The sun and the fashion it permits."
Starting her career in the beauty industry in 2007, Rachael Banar has always had an eye for detail. Initially trained in Ohio as a cutting specialist with Sassoon-trained stylists, she consistently challenged herself with new styles and trends while perfecting her craft.
Rachael has since evolved her training with different tools and techniques including KARG dry cutting techniques and razor cutting in addition to her foundation in precision cutting. She has been particularly known for her detail and expertise of working with shorter styles and curlier textures. Rachael has been a stylist and educator in both San Francisco and San Diego, and is happy to have found her new home in Los Angeles at Perry McGrath.