about

 
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Shag Salon provides a creative and approachable environment, with an expertly trained team to indulge client's needs. We pride ourselves in producing and maintaining healthy, beautiful hair, customized to your individual lifestyle. Our well-crafted team thrives on continuous education, staying ahead of the ever-changing trends and techniques of the beauty industry.

 

We are inspired by the old is new again, from timeless tailored styles to re-imagined classics to what is trending and cutting edge. Come see why Shag has been a leader in Austin's Beauty Scene.

our team

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Michael Zuniga
Master Stylist/Owner
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Michael is the owner of Shag Salon and a Master Stylist with a wealth of experience. Previously a Senior Stylist at Austin’s Jose Luis Salon, Michael continues his mission in mastering the art of hair. Having gone through extensive training, he has also participated in the 2011 Trend Vision competition, Alexandra Matiz’ editorial styling and advanced color class (Wella Studio NYC), Vaughn Accord’s V76 advanced men’s cut class (Oribe Studio NYC) and Oribe advanced styling class (Oribe Studio Miami)  He is certified in Sassoon cutting and Global Keratin Treatments and loves doing anything from precise men’s cuts to classic and avant-garde cuts and color.

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beau Clemens
Master Stylist/Owner
He/Him

Beauty begins with Beau — a Forth Worth native specializing in stunning color and precise cuts. Since his starts in 2003, his impressive career has included time as a Bumble and Bumble network educator, Hotheads extensions specialist and a certified Wella master colorist with Jose Luis. Beau is one of the owners of Shag Salon and a master stylist.

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Katie McKenzie
Master stylist 
She/her

Katie McKenzie first fell in love with the hair industry when she became the front desk coordinator at the Toni&Guy Salon in her hometown of Tucson, AZ. Toni&Guy salons are well known for creating precise and individual looks for each client which inspired Katie to attend and graduate from cosmetology school. She was motivated to put her creativity and new skills to work when she then moved to Phoenix, AZ where she continued to work for Toni&Guy. In Phoenix she quickly became an Advanced Color Specialist and was known for her artistry. As a known thought leader in the beauty industry Katie was deeply involved in the marketing and styling for Phoenix Fashion Week as well as countless photo shoots within the T&G Salon. The 6+ years she spent with T&G taught her the importance of continuing education as a stylist and that she is determined to always be at the forefront of new techniques and trends within the industry.

Katie specializes in Color Corrections, Balayage, Natural Highlights, and Extensions. When you are sitting in her chair it is important to Katie that you work together to come up with a look that is uniquely you and fabulous. She is known for making sure all her clients feel comfortable by explaining the process and options they have in order to achieve their desired look. She is more than happy to give you a complimentary consultation before booking your color service to go over any questions you may have and to make sure you are excited about the changes to come! While sitting in her chair, Katie’s caring and upbeat personality will have you feeling right at home and thoroughly enjoying your salon experience. You will leave the salon feeling confident and looking amazing!

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Tierney Kersey
Master Stylist
She/Her

11 years ago, Tierney’s best friend suggested she leave her job she was bored at and pursued her passion of coloring and cutting hair. She’s a native Texan, born in Denton and has now been in Austin for eight years and is still in love with the city. She studied at the Toni&Guy academy in Dallas, Texas and apprenticed/worked for the company for seven years. During her years at Toni&Guy she took several cut and styling classes to further her craft. 

After being in Denton, Tierney wanted a change and moved to Austin, Texas. Here she started learning more about color and Men’s styling, taking classes whenever she could. She’s always kept up with any new color technique and always wanting to learn more. Tierney has also worked with several different color and product lines since being in Austin, but specializes in Wella and Joico color intensity for color and Kevin Murphy for products. 

Now that she has started working for herself she was just able to do hair for a film that shot her in Austin, done several photo shoots, and has been invited to do hair for events for high end liquor companies. She’s hoping to have more opportunities like this in the future, but truly loves to be in the salon having one on one time with her clients. 

Tierney spends her free time knitting, listening to true crime podcasts, making cocktails or drinking wine, playing music, or just hanging with friends. She loves to travel and trying new craft beers. Oh, and enjoys the occasional karaoke night. 

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Kaili Patteson
Master Stylist
She/Her

Kaili moved to Austin in 2016 from Columbia, South Carolina where she has been a hairstylist since 2010. She attended Paul Mitchell The School and graduated with honors after her advanced education. She also assisted in training Paul Mitchell students for 2 years.


Since living in Austin, she has continued to grow and blossom her creativity. She specials in balayage, blondes, and dimensional color. Kaili also loves bold fashion colors just as much as natural-looking hair color. Her cuts and color are tailored to fit each guest in her chair so they can feel beautiful and confident.
Kaili loves to stay up to date with new trends and continues to educate herself on new techniques.


“I love the creative aspects of salon life,” Kaili says. “When you look good, you feel good. That’s what I want for all of my clients.”

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Abel Reyes
Master Stylist 
He/Him

Abel recently moved to Austin from Dallas with over 15 years of experience in the industry; Abel, an extension specialist, possesses certifications in virtually every aspect in the business. He loves creating new and different looks and turning up the sexy! A master colorist with emphasis on  traditional foils, foiliage, and balayage. Precision cuts have also been a forte with Abel, in addition to a wide-ranging skillset from pixies to long layered looks and everything in between. 

Abel also considers himself quite the fashionista and a true artist with an understanding that hair and fashion go hand in hand.

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Nancy Melendez
Master Stylist 
She/her

Nancy came to Austin in 2007 where she relocated from East Texas. After graduating from the Aveda Arts Institute Nancy began her career working at Jose Luis Salon where she assisted Jose Buitron and gained further knowledge in the industry. Nancy’s passion is driven by the beauty in the natural world. Nancy specializes in keratin, balayage and tailored haircuts to fit your desired look. 

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Kelly Gans
Master Stylist
She/her

Just relocated from DFW with 25+ years in the business.

Specialize in redheads, fine thin hair and short hair. I truly am passionate about meeting new clients and meeting their hair care needs and making sure that it fits their lifestyle. I also make sure you know how to care for your style post salon appointment. Hobbies are cooking, dancing, art, gardening and anything that is beautiful to behold. 

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Fielding Pierce Biggs 
Master stylist
He/Him

Small Town Virginia boy with big city dreams. Studied fashion design at FIT in NYC, as well as Makeup with MAC Cosmetics. Returned to Virginia to then get my hair License and began my career. That was over 12 years ago. I went into hair looking to create and be a part of the things that I loved so much about NYC. I now find myself in Austin Ready to Create Beauty in Central Texas.
Master Balayage Artist, I have been creating with hand painting techniques for over 7 years and it is my preferred technique, though I am fluent in most techniques such as Foilyage, teasy lights, color melting, shadow roots as well as many other tools in this tool belt. 
I’ve spent years working with the Oribe team in which I trained in NYC, Miami, and Chicago. Even assisted the Oribe team for New York Fashion Week. I’ve trained with Goldwell. Certified in Tape in and Hand-Tied extension  HotHead Hair Extensions. Also certified in Deva Curly Hair Cutting, all things Oribe, Davines, Goldwell. And have taken intensive classes with Instagram Stars: @CamouflageandBalayage, @mane_ivy, @hairbyamybee as well as some other amazing artists.
One of my most favorite things is anything fashion and collaboration. Over the years I have Produced sold-out fashion shows,  many editorial shoots, hair, and makeup for bands all out of the passion for collaboration. A moment of pride for me was having one of my collaborative shoots featured by Vogue Italia. This was proof that Beauty and fashion can now be experienced and created anywhere.

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Taylor mast
stylist
She/Her

Taylor is originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and moved to Austin to pursue a career in Cosmetology. She graduated from Avenue Five Institue in 2019, shortly after becoming the Salon Assistant learning tips and tricks from every stylist! Growing up, she was always doing her friends hair and makeup, whether it was for school dances, concerts, or even just to go out! Her favorite services are Brading, Styling, Highlights/Balayage and Blowouts. Taylor spends her free time creating fun makeup looks, learning new conspiracy theories, cooking, and playing with dogs.

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Flor Hernandez
Stylist 
She/Her

Flor aka Flower was born and raised in Austin TX. She has been doing hair since 2018, and graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in 2019. Shortly after she became a stylist at The Drybar creating beautiful blowouts, braids, and updos. She then joined the Shag family 2021 as a stylist. Her favorite services are Highlights, balayage, styling, creative colors, color corrections, men’s haircuts, women’s haircuts. Flower specializes in thick and course hair.  Flor loves to paint, journal, go on hikes, watch reality TV and hang out with family/friends and laugh. 

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Robert Chapa
Salon Coordinator
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After relocating to ATX by way of Dallas and the glamour of Las Vegas, Robert brings his talents of managerial skill and personable wit to our front desk. In addition to his welcoming charm, Robert is a Skilled paper sculpture who has been featured in multiple publications, his artwork can be found throughout austin and proudly right here at Shag Salon.

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Brett Luna
Front Desk Coordinator 
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Brett is Shag's Front Desk Coordinator and he makes sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis. From scheduling appointments and greeting clients to making sure everybody is taken care off during their visit, Brett is the glue that holds it all together.