Kendall's work has been often described as a kind of three dimensional -wearable peice of art. Making her clients hair something of a cherished accessory. Having always felt that way about her own hair, she now holds that same regard for each one of her clients.
Phoenix native, Kendall Shira has spent 12 years working behind the chair but has become best known for her Editorial and Bridal hairstyling. "Historically driven movies have always stemmed the most inspiration for me." "When the hair in a film as well as in photography perfectly matches the era or timeframe, a major feeling is achieved." It's the thing I've focused on most when it came to mentoring my assistants- do your research when it comes to the correct technique and practice it until its second nature.
Her ability to invoke those same standards for everyday wearable hair color and cutting styles has emphasizes the importance for her to spend time on location and within the salon.
Working as a stylist and a lead educator at Cinta Salon for 11 years absolutely prepared her for the organized chaos of what a multiple city schedule in addition to locational editoraial jobs entail.
As of now she works for herself under the ownership of her career long friend and mentor Stacy MacFarland at Cameron James Salon in the Marina District of San Francisco, California. She is also available limited days at The Firefly Collective in Phoenix, Arizona and on rare occasion- at the retro chic brain child of style icon Mischa G at the Treehouse Social Club in the East Village of Manhattan. "Future focus- a clientele in Los Angeles." Kendall is convinced the education she has received from Bumble & bumble over the first decade of her career has no doubt, shaped her into the flexible stylist she is today.
"Michael Gordons' Original House of Bumble was my first taste of what great power it held to be a Hairdresser". The products that were created there and the people he cultivated for us to learn from were legendary. Most of them on their own strong paths now, I appreciate the social media tools we have in order to keep us all connected and inspired. In this world of vastly shared images and esthetics, I feel the importance of paying homage to my mentors and the institutions who have helped shape the stylist I have become.