Our Team

Cindi ~ A local stylist for 30 years. Married to an awesome guy:) I became a salon owner 20 years ago and loving every moment of it!

When we partnered with Paul Mitchell and became a Focus Salon in 2009 it gave me balance. I used to think balance was multitasking, but now my balance is to live in all of my roles and live in the moment. I have a high regard for our team. We continue our education in the salon and attend classes and shows on a regular basis. Our team is what inspires me. I want the best for everyone: to grow and live to their potential. We are a trend setting salon dedicated to providing the best experience to our guests. My hobbies are riding my bike, reading, cooking and gardening. Believe in yourself and you will be successful. Don't forget to stop and look to see what you have accomplished. Cheers!

Amanda ~ My name is Amanda Thomas. I was born and raised right here in sunny Santa Barbara. I have an amazing baby girl with the best hair in town! She inspires me everyday. I graduated from Santa Barbara Cosmetology Academy and have been doing hair ever since. I love working at a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. The advanced training we receive helps me to perfect my skills and knowledge so I can give my clients the best that I have to offer. I love interacting with people and meeting new people everyday. Nothing feels better than when a client leaves my chair with a smile on their face.

Norma ~ I have been a hair stylist for 16 years. I like doing a little bit of everything from haircuts, color, perms and chemical smoothing. I enjoy making people feel good about their hair.

Sarah ~ I moved to Santa Barbara from Oregon 17 years ago and have been doing hair for 13 years. I love being a hairstylist because I get to be creative, meet inspiring people, have fun, and make people look and feel good. I enjoy being part of a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon which includes ongoing education. I also specialize in re-texturing including Keratin Smoothing Treatments. In my spare time I enjoy music, friends, family and living in beautiful Santa Barbara!

Amanda ~ I have been a licensed Esthetician in Santa Barbara for the past 13yrs. I am also a Certified Massage Therapist, which helps to make my treatments extra special. I am fortunate to be a part of the Cutting Edge team where continuing education is endless. I love what I do and especially when it can help make people feel and look their best! I look forward to meeting and treating you.

Adriana ~ Born and raised in Santa Barbara. I have three amazing children who inspire me to be the best at what I do. For the past 12 years I have loved making people feel good and beautiful. I have worked at Cutting Edge for nine years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I participate in ongoing education with Paul Mitchell through in salon classes and yearly at the Gathering event held in Las Vegas.

Nicole ~ I have worked at the Cutting Edge for eight years and I love it!! I grew up in Carpinteria and I currently live in Ventura. I graduated from Santa Barbara City College Cosmetology Academy and have been working at the Cutting Edge ever since. I have been interested in hair for as long as I can remember. I love to create new color by using different techniques or giving someone a completely new look with a fun new cut! I also specialize in hair extensions. After work I come home to my amazing five year old son Vincent. He is full of energy and definitely keeps me on my toes. I enjoying spending time with him, family, and friends. In my free time I love to watch football games, see new movies, shop, or even get a new tattoo. I cant wait to meet you and I hope to see you soon at The Cutting Edge!!!

Devyn ~ My name is Devyn Martinez. I was born and raised in Santa Maria. I moved to Santa Barbara in June 2014. I went to cosmetology school in Santa Maria and have been doing hair for about 2 years. i specialize in cutting, coloring, and styling hair. I’m very passionate about what I do and am very fortunate to work at a Paul Mitchell focus salon where I am able to continue to educate and challenge myself as an artist. When I'm not at work i spend my free time at the beach or doing something fun with friends!

SunRize ~ I have been a makeup artist for 8 years. I have worked in the film industry for the past 4 years doing FX, character airbrush, beauty, bridal, runway and spray tan. Then I became an esthetician where I built the makeup program at James Albert School of Cosmetology. I had the pleasure of teaching there for a year until moving to Santa Barbara. I have been a nail technician for 2 years specializing in OPI gel and nail art. Beauty and fashion is a form of art to me and I am always wanting to try something new whether it be crazy nail art, body painting, or spray tan tattoo. I love this industry because it let's me be creative and help women look and feel their best with a bit of style!

April ~ Hey there! My name is April and I was born and raised right here in Santa Barbara! I graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Santa Barbara as a Dean's list/honors student and received my licensed in 2012.When I was young I never would of expected to become a hairstylist but let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love coming to work everyday and being able to do a job that doesn't feel like one! It brings me so much joy to put a smile on someone's face after I have completed a service wether it be a complete transformation or a quick clean up, it all makes a difference! I specialize in color, cutting, and styling.I also participate in ongoing education through Cutting Edge so that my skills and knowledge stay up to date so that I can execute proper techniques to better my clients service. I love what I do so come on in and let me make you feel fabulous! I can't wait to meet you 🙂

Sahara ~ Hello!  My name is Sahara, I received my Cosmetology degree eight years ago in Colorado and have had the pleasure of doing skin, hair, and nails ever since. My passion for art and design has lead me to pursue and complete a Fine Art degree locally at Westmont College.   Having a compassionate heart for others and a desire to create beauty has blended perfectly to make me a versatile, artistic stylist and nail tech. I specialize in cuts and colors, updos, and specialty styles. My inner perfectionist makes me a detail-oriented nail tech, whether it’s a classic OPI Gel manicure or some unique nail art, I’m your girl.  Staying on top of the latest advancements in the Industry through continued education is important to us here at Cutting Edge, I believe that sharing what I learn with my guests is equally as important. I want to provide each client with the tools and tricks to achieve their style goals long after they have left my chair. I love getting to know my clients and strive to provide a helpful, unique, and informative salon experience to each guest.