• Tempe, Arizona •
Owner | Celebrity Barber | Loctician | Tonsorial Artist | Entrepreneur
PGP (PREFERRED GENDER PRONOUN): MY NAME, She, Her
• c. 219.713.1014 | em. StylistVOB@gmail.com | ig. @StylistVOB •
Val has been in the beauty industry over 16 years. This Chicago native is a licensed Cosmetologist and Barber. Passionate about giving quality service to everyone, she loves making people look and feel their absolute best. She began her career working as an assistant to a master braider in a natural haircare salon on the city’s South Side. There she learned how to braid in a manner that promotes healthy hair growth within a protective style. In addition to this, she became a loctician, providing starter locs, loc maintenance, and loc styles. In the Valley of the Sun she continued to offer natural hair services and braids which led her to open a salon and acquire more education in beauty. As a Cosmetology instructor for International Academy and Toni and Guy in Tempe and Scottsdale Arizona, she taught theory of Cosmetology and advanced techniques in precision hair cutting and hair coloring. She moved back to the Midwest and worked as a stylist in one of the top natural hair salons in Chicago. There she learned how to install loc extensions, use locstitch and crochet methods, and was inspired to learn more about men’s grooming. Upon enrollment in barber school is where she garnered a high respect for all facets of barbering, especially the art of shaving. When the clippers are off, you’ll find her knitting or writing poetry. She loves vegan food and subway rides. Val fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving to New York and barbering. Her journey took her to Camera Ready Kutz where she became a vital part of the Krew and gained MANY clients who enjoyed not only her kutz, but her spirited conversation.
Val is currently barbering in Arizona and still a member of the CRKutz Family.