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Level 2 Stylists

Heather

Heather

she/her/Boss lady

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Master Stylist & Colorist, Owner/Boss Lady and loving Shop Mom to all. Heather has acquired over 20+ years of experience in the industry long after she first set foot behind the chair at the age of 16. Spawned from the Ocean waves of LBI, she was eventually brought into the home and under the wings of her “two Dads”; Salon Owner and mentor’s Ricky & Jules, who helped cultivate Heather’s dedication to hair and her undying love for helping people.

Heather not only excels at all aspects of hair but she’s also great at dancing on coffee tables, crawling across bars, doing hair whips and shots of tequila. You can find her petting the shop Cat Biggie, and her roommates The Puff & Starbreaker. She loves riding her Harley, hanging out on the beach and blasting : Motörhead, Depeche Mode, The Damned, Plasmatics, Judas Priest and the Ramones just to name a few. Nature and the Occult hold a very deep and personal place in her heart right alongside Chilli Szechaun’s Dry Pepper Tofu, her Aunt Joe, Amethyst, her “Handsome Devil”, the Talking Headz crue and last but not least YOU!

Kali

Kali

she/her

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Kali Nilsen is a level 2 stylist and has been with Talking Headz since nearly the beginning of her hair career. She loves fun cuts, creative colors, straight razor work and more, but has worked hard to make curly hair one of her specialties. Kali grew up in the military, moving often, but has called the Philadelphia area home for almost 15 years now. She is an avid reader and writer and is currently working towards her Masters is Creative Writing. When she’s not working, Kali loves being outside, enjoying nature, studying plants, finding critters, and spending time with her husband and two dogs, Cricket and Pickle.
Shannon

Shannon

she/her

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Shannon (She/ her) has been a stylist at Talking Heads for 9 years. Having been a stylist on both coasts, she has decades of experience. She specializes in curly hair and loves the color wheel. Everything from gray blending to pastels and vivids. When she’s not at the beach, she enjoys roller skating and hiking. Find her on instagram @shannondoesmyhair
Colleen

Colleen

she/her

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Colleen – She/Her has been working at Talking Headz for 7 years. She loves to do creative colors, shags, mullets, and pixies. When she isn’t at Talking Headz you can find her in the woods, with her husband, reading thriller novels, and looking up plants on her phone. She also loves her four cats, hiking, horror movies, Call of Duty, kayaking, and getting her butt handed to her in Yahtzee by her husband. A collector of houseplants, and cat costumes she loves to be outside or inside her happy home.
Allison

Allison

she/her : sag sun/scorpio moon/scorpio rising

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With 17 years experience, Allison has been a level 2 stylist at Talking Headz for 3 1/2 years. She loves all blonding services, vivid colors, and creative cuts. Allison loves chatting with and getting to know all of her clients and keeping it fun!

In her down time you will find her working out, watching documentaries, and hanging with her dog, Dixie!

Gianna

Gianna

she/her/they

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Gianna (Gi) Perrine (she/her/they) is an anime princess originally from Jersey, now in her dream city of Philadelphia.

She lives with her partner Caleb, two pups, Kuma and Tracer, and two kitties, Sans and Winston. Together they all watch Tik Toks and play video games! (when they’re not watching anime) Gi loves The Strokes, anything that has to do with Julian Casablancas, Mitski, and surf punk.

Gi is a shag queen and loves shaping up a mullet. Razor cuts are her specialty. Creative color is also a passion of hers. Gi’s best at work when she’s helping a client feel like the best version of themselves!

Lauren

Lauren

she/her : green witch

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Lauren has been a hairstylist for over 16 years. With a background in fine art, she realized her true calling when she became a young rock n’ roll mom to her son Dean, an anime vampiric samurai, in 2001. Music and cinema are a huge inspiration for her hair styling techniques. She enjoys creating individual styles for each of her clients and connecting on a personal level, and really excels in creative styling.

When not working at Talkingheadz, Lauren is Co-owner of The Pennsport Barbershop in South Philadelphia. A true free spirit, she enjoys the natural beauty of the world with her dog Dolly who is the most adorable thing ever. A collector of the old and the weird, she traverses the globe with her biker trash boyfriend partaking in dark ceremonies and head banging to hair ballads.

Jensen

Jensen

she/they

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Level 2 stylist, Jensen (she/they), has been behind the chair for 6 years. She is passionate about vivids and color! Jensen enjoys the transformation of color corrections and creative colors. This self proclaimed martian spends their free time spinning fire, making wire wrap jewelry and sewing. You can find her clothing for a sale at Talking Headz Salon.

Level 1 Stylists

Caitie

Caitie

she/her

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*For as long as Caitie can remember she’s wanted to be an artist. She joined Talking Headz in 2015 as an assistant and worked her way up to full time stylist. She specializes in effortless, cool hair. Razor cut shags, mullets, or anything with bangs are her favorite styles. She is also skilled in vivid and lived-in color. When she isn’t styling hair you can find her listening to records, riding her motorcycle, watching vine compilations, or just hanging out with her cat Carl.

Check out her Instagram @hair_by_caitieO and send her memes.

Sarah

Sarah

she/her : aries sun/leo moon/cap rising

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After 10 years in the art and photography field, Sarah decided to make a career change into the world of hair. Navigating her way through hair school and a few different salons, she finally found her home at Talking Headz in the fall of 2019. Her favorite things to do are creative colors and barbering/short cuts, but is always happy to work with all clients to find the best cut and color that works for them. She is also happy to give you a manicure while you wait for your color to process! (She is now taking nail clients too!) When not at work, Sarah enjoys contemplating the meaning of life, dancing to thrash metal, 90s dance jams and synth wave, watching funny movies and trashy TV, and going wild with friends.

Apprentice

Sam

Sam

she/her

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Introducing our newest assistant, Sam! ✨ Sam is currently studying cosmetology at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. She is a passionate and creative Leo who loves to delve into art in all forms including hair. Sam loves to cut and create texture but shags are her favorite! When she is not at school or the salon she is picking up a guitar, flipping through her tarot cards, or relaxing with her two cats.

kris

kris

they/them

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Kris has been pursuing hair styling since high school, where they first did their friend’s hair. Although they’re new to the salon- they’re far from new to styling, cutting, and coloring hair!
When not playing with hair you will find them roller skating with friends, watching What We do in the Shadows with their partner, getting the high score at Mrs.Pac-man, or harassing their cat, Little Meatball Man. 

Manger/Salon Coordinator

Courtney

Courtney

they/she : scorpio

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queer>>bizarre

music<<film

fashion construction & design

passionate // searching \\ tired

Salon Coordinator/Assistant/Photographer

Melissa

Melissa

she/they

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introducing the newest addition to the Talking Headz family-Melissa! Melissa ( is a plant loving Sagittarius who enjoys music, going to shows and hanging with her dog, Penelope. She has a BS in photography, and when she is not at the salon she is freelancing.

Salon Cat

Biggie

Biggie

kitty/cat

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Biggie is the cutest staff member at Talking Headz Salon. He loves greeting clients at the door and talking about his day. Pets and scratches behind the ears are his favorite. In his free time, Biggie enjoys napping, playing with his toys and exploring.