Michele VanFossen, Educational Director for POP HAIR ART
Growing up just outside of San Francisco, CA, Michele has always enjoyed expressing herself through her th hair. In the 7 grade, she jumped at the chance to become a hair model when a local salon came to her school. Over the next 20 years, Michele did everything imaginable with her hair. After high school she gave college a try, but quickly realized it wasn’t for her. She then enrolled in Marinello’s School of Beauty in downtown San Francisco. Upon graduation, she apprenticed at the high end Peter Thomas Hair Design in downtown Berkeley, CA. After her year-long apprenticeship program, she was a stylist at the Walnut Creek, CA location for the next several years where she began to perfect a craft that would become a lifetime passion. Next up for Michele she worked for Gary Patrick Salon in Pleasanton, CA where she became one of his in house educators for the next six years. At different points in her career, Michele was hand-picked to be an educator for both KMS and Enjoy Hair Care. Michele has travelled across the United States doing hair and has an international clientele. Her work has been seen in print, on television, and in film. Throughout her career, Michele has believed that continuing education is the vital life source for her industry. She has honed her skills with the likes of internationally acclaimed celebrity colorist Beth Minardi, multi award winning Eric Fisher, and celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo who may be best known as the hairstylist on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” just to name a few.
Michele has a blast making every single guest feel amazing and beautiful. She is meticulous and detailed and nothing brings her more joy than the giant hugs and thanks she receives from her guests at the end of each session with her!