DEIRDRE, owner

Deirdre received her cosmetology license in 2000, and spent seven years in the New York City fashion industry. This consisted of hair styling for runway, advertising campaigns, fashion catalog, magazine editorial, and television.

In 2005 she joined Guido Palau’s fashion week team and worked with him for six seasons; hair styling for New York’s top runway shows including Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. This experience was vital in learning all aspects of styling; wigs, extensions, up-do’s, speed, and product knowledge. Wanting to get back into salon work, she moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and started an apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon, learning precision cutting techniques. After Sassoon, she worked as a stylist at a trendy Barbershop in West Hollywood, where she mastered her barbering skills and men’s styles- fades, clipper cuts, and pompadours.


Addison found us when she moved to Brooklyn from Oklahoma City two years ago. She was already a very accomplished stylist having trained in Sassoon's precision cutting techniques and had years of master styling under her belt. Within a year at Badlands she worked her way up to salon manager and lead staff educator. Her warmth, innate talent, and obsession with perfection is what makes her her clients love her and hairstyling above par. Specializing in modern barber cuts and bobs, she brings a combination of ease and structure that makes you wonder how she does it. her European influences and straight lines show up in her work so often you'd think she was Mondrian incarnate. Catch her riding her bike around town or watching RuPaul's Drag Race with her cat, Tortilla!


Kala has been in the industry since 2010. Coming to Badlands in 2014, she quickly worked her way up to salon educator, leading classes for our new employees; and is now one of our most requested stylists. While Kala loves creative color and balayage, she is most known for her gorgeous pixies, her short boi cuts, and her on-point barbering skills. Her laid back yet meticulous approach is what fuels her success in hairstyling- her ability to target exactly what people want and nail it every time. When she's not here to do your hair, she's probably chilling with her cats watching horror movies & cooking elaborate vegan meals. 


Swimming in from the Rockaways daily, Patty is the master barber who lives by the sea. Fades, beard trims, lavender-mint hot towel shaves, and all around queer aesthetics are her specialty. Born and raised in NYC, she spent many years working in the art industry before joining our team and mastering the Badlands barber education program. Patty has an eye for beauty and perfection... and because of her master-level discipline, she has quickly risen to the top at Badlands and is now one of Brooklyn’s most sought-after barbers.

rachael, STYLIST

Born in space👽 but raised in the swamps🐊, Rachael and her poodle, RuPaul 🐩, have lived in Brooklyn for 3 years. She will make your wildest fantasy colors come true with her clown-coloring expertise. Don't pass her up for cuts though. Short coifs and mullets are her specialty. Clients come for her skills but stay for the good times. Let your hair live its best life with Rachael!

Corrine, STYLIST

Corrine hails from the mystical land of New Jersey where her early training at Aveda and an apprenticeship with Vidal Sassoon landed her a spot in Aveda’s masters program in London. For over a decade she travelled the country as a certified Aveda educator and stylist before finally settling in New York City in 2007. She now brings over 20 years of experience in detailed haircutting and natural hair color to Badlands while she completes her degree in Psychology and Studio Art at Brooklyn College. Corrine excels at literally every aspect of hairstyling, but if you’re in the market for perfect, gorgeous highlights, she is your woman!



Jenn is a hairstylist and artist currently living and working in NYC. She trained in cutting and color with Rusk and Toni&Guy; as well as traveling as a platform stylist and doing editorial work. Jenn most enjoys working on short edgy cuts, andro and queer-styles, and beautiful fantasy color. Drawing upon her fine art skills and  years of styling experience, Jenn fuses creativity with technique- utilizing her understanding of color and the geometry of the headshape to best compliment her clients lifestyle and hair texture.

sydney, STYLIST

A lover of the arts, Sydney was born and raised in Southern California. A musical theater actor by trade and a hairstylist by passion, she finally ended up in Brooklyn at Badlands. After 2 years of hard work she graduated from our master education program and is now “cutting it up” as they say. Attention to detail and meticulousness is what Sydney is best at, which makes her excel at precision cutting and creating vibrant fantasy colors for her clients.





Reina is a cutting specialist who works with the natural texture of each persons hair to achieve beautiful and effortless styles. Starting her career by completing the rigorous training of Vidal Sassoon in San Francisco, she went on to  to work at some of San Francisco's Best and most creative salons. 

   She has been in Brooklyn since 2007 and because of her master level experience and years in the business, she maintains a strong following of loyal customers. 

  EMMA , Receptionist

EMMA, Receptionist

  RICHIE , Receptionist

RICHIE, Receptionist

LEAH, Assistant


ANDIE, Assistant

portraits by Zoe Camina