Sonny Zizzo, owner of Tiger Eye Hair

Sonny, owner

I always knew a wanted to do something creative in my life. I feel very fortunate to have found that in hair dressing. I have been in this industry for over 20 years now and can honestly say I love it today more than ever. It’s the way I am challenged daily, it’s being able to make someone feel amazing and confident, it’s being able to travel through time by the work I’m doing , its connecting with my clients on a personal level and building trust worthy professional friendships. Early in my career I made it a point to focus on precision and strength as I learned the craft that you know as “getting my hair done.” Coming from a Vidal Sassoon trained salon and learning from some of San Diego’s best stylist, I learned how to breakdown and dissect shapes and balance in hair. As time has gone by my #1 objective is “make it look right!” I believe through a strong foundation and allowing hair to be hair my job is to give you the best style not only for you but for the shape of your face, the texture of your hair, the style you are wanting to achieve , and the amount of time you feel comfortable spending on your hair. I am not that stylist that will do something on you just because I went to a class the week prior and thought “oh that’s cool.” I’m the stylist that wants to build a relationship and evolve with you as style and hair changes. God Bless …

Ferrari, owner

Doing hair for 10 years
Certifications & Specialties
Cut & Color specialist, extensions, certified Pravana colorist
What makes you unique?
I’m 4 foot 11, I’m honest, maybe too honest? Also I’m an animal whisperer. I’m full of love and only want to see everyone do their best at everything and I get excited when good things happen to people.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
When I see my clients walk out the door with a smile ear to ear. And when I can achieve exactly what I was thinking for my clients.
If you could have any car what would it be?
Ferrari… duh… black & yellow… super extra dope! Actually my dream car is a 1972 Datsun 1600 pickup, I’d rather have that. (There’s a back story about it, ask me sometime)
What is the wallpaper on your phone?
A picture of me and my husband on our wedding day, right after pronounced husband and wife! He makes me melt! That was one of the best days of my life!

Sam, stylist

Certifications / Specialities
I am a certified keratin specialist as well as a haircut specialist.
What motivates you to work hard?
To make going to work is a great opportunity to improve myself a little bit every day. Whether it’s learning about the art of hair or just in life in general the people that surround me every day.
What is your favorite thing about your station?
My favorite thing in my station is my scissors they have the ability to sculpt a person’s hair the same way knives artists with clay.
If you were a box of cereal, which one would you be?
I wouldn’t be a box of cereal I would be a bag of cereal because I prefer to live my life outside of the box.
What is the one thing that is still on your bucket list?
There is a hike in China that is supposed to be one of the hardest in the world at one point you’re even walking on boards on the side of the cliff held up by nails at the top there’s a little Temple that his home to a few monks that live there I would like to one day sit at the temple and drink tea with them.

Cole, stylist

As a craft hairdresser, I love serving my clients and bringing out their style potential.  I feel so blessed to work with my hands every day and create beautiful hair.
At home I’m a superhero wife and mom to three beautiful daughters. When I’m not leaping small buildings and putting out fires at home…I fill my time with hair.  I try to attend education as often as possible and work as a freelance brand educator for Wella.  I try to mentor and share information whenever it works.  Yes, someday I plan on teaching my daughters my trade as well.
In the salon, I am energized as I surround myself with talented hairdressers. The momentum of their skill fuels my creativity.  In my career, I am quickly approaching my twentieth year dressing hair.  While I always planned on being an artist not a hairdresser, I love what I do more today then when I started.  I am looking forward to my next twenty years.

Raquel, stylist

Doing hair for 5 years

Certification & Specialties

Color specialist, keratin certified

What makes you unique? I am very positive and enthusiastic… always willing to try something new with my look. Chances are god my hair will look different each time you see me.

What is your favorite thing about your career?

I love to be able to make people look and feel beautiful by expressing art & creativity in their hair.

If you could have any car what would it be?

I would have a Lotus Elise even though I don’t possess the skills necessary to drive it.

What is the wallpaper on your phone?

My wallpaper is the default. I’m too busy booking appointments to even notice my phone’s wallpaper.

Addy, stylist

At the small age of one, Adelyne was kicking and screaming at Costco over a pair of play scissors she really wanted. Her parents stood there puzzled about this strange choice but thought it would be a great incentive to get this curious little girl to sleep in her own room. They succeeded and Adelyne unknowingly chose a life in the art of hair. Over the years, hairdressing has become the essence of being able to connect with all walks of life and express gratitude for community, culture, and engaging with people all over the world.

Amani, stylist

Doing hair for 8 years

Certifications & Specialties

I have two certifications: cosmetology and barbering.

What makes you unique?

My diverse background makes me a well rounded person with different perspective on life and things in general. I believe my experiences have shaped the person I am today. Experiences include the places I traveled, my big family and my cultural background.

What is the favorite thing about your career?

I would say the artistic qualities involving my career is what makes it fun and enjoyable. Cutting and styling is a form of art unique to the person creating it. It’s different for everyone.

If you could have any car what would it be?

My dream car right now would be a Tesla. You can’t go wrong with a car that environmental friendly and saves you thousands on gas. Plus it’s self-driving and the car of the future.

What is the wallpaper on your phone?

The wallpaper on my phone is succulents / cactus from my last trip to the desert.

Ashley, stylist

Magic is something you do so passionately and creatively that blows away any expectations, it’s the type of magic Ashley has with hair. Ashley’s talent with hair first sparked in her small hometown of Kalamazoo, in Michigan. With high enthusiasm, she quickly grasped the necessary industry’s standards and fundamentals to kick-start her journey. In 2015, she picked up her bags and booked a one-way ticket to San Diego to embrace her hairstyling passion. In San Diego, Ashley was able to build on her excellent hairstyling skills by working in a traditional men’s grooming salon downtown. The experience she acquired downtown propelled and encouraged her to learn innovative new techniques which she can provide to her clients. Ashley’s momentum and hunger to learn more did not stop there, in 2017, she decided to join the creative team at Tiger Eye Hair to freely express her art and advance her skillset to another level. Ashley’s drive is attributed to the vision she has for her clients.

Priscilla, stylist

Doing hair for 12 years

Certifications & Specialties

Paul Mitchell Las Vegas Convention, Bumble & Humble straight razor New York, Loreal Balayage course, Hip Donna Bella Certification

What motivates you to work hard?

Motivations to not only just be the pink starburst but to become the red one, so be positive and succeed in what you love.

What is the favorite thing about your station (arsenal)?

The chair, I actually really love the feeling and comfort with a taste of Vintage / gangsta.

If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

I’m lucky charms for sure cause fun fun but also got me “normal” in my life.

What is the one thing that is still on your bucket list?

Wow, this is forever growing, at the moment I’d like to learn to rock out with some sort of instrument.

Nikki Dee, stylist

Doing hair for 2 years

Certifications & Specialties

Paul Mitchell graduate

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Moving to CA with nothing but $300 and a dream of making a new life.

Who is your style icon?

Stevie Nicks: The Shows, the shoes, the Hair, ALL of it

Who was your childhood crush?

Joe Perry – Guitarist of Aerosmith

What is your favorite family tradition?

Someone always gets bitten by a wiener dog.

Alex, stylist

Doing hair for 15 years

Certifications & Specialties

Pravana master hair colorist, Aveda hair color certified, Denver nuggets cancers stylists 2000-2003

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Starting a hair business for the second time after moving to SD!! It was scary but it’s a 2.0 move. Older, wiser, better.

Who is your style icon?

SJP: Casual & everyday approachable with a twist of high fashion fun & she’s a total fashion chameleon.

Who was your childhood crush?

Edde Vedder!! I’m still in love.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Making sweet tamales (mom’s tradition) & cookies (grandma’s tradition) for Christmas

Genevieve, stylist

Doing hair for 17 years

Certifications & Specialties

Brazilian blowouts, extensions, balayage, blondes

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My children, my move to Tiger Eye after spending the bulk of my career at one salon.

Who is your style icon?

Hmmm… my 15 year old daughter. She always inspires me to look at new trends.

Who was your childhood crush?

Mike Ness or Elvis

What is your favorite family tradition?

Spinning around in the chairs with my cousins at my great grandma’s beauty shop.

Alia, salon assistant

THE BARBERSHOP

Diana, barber

Fonsi, barber

“Fonsi – Where other barbers go to when they want the best haircut in town”
Coming from a family of several barbers, I grew up understanding the difference between just giving someone a haircut or making their day!
With +20 years of experience and a passion to make my customers’ hair vision a reality, I love offering my best work on every one of them. I believe in the American barbering traditions of the 1900s with a strong modern flair that brings a classic yet contemporary look. I am able to accomplish it by listening to what you want and offering the best options possible.
Love spending my free time with my  wife of 12 years and my two boys, raising exotic dogs and participating in eclectic hair shows.

Benjamin, barber

In the big show of life Benjamin gets to call himself a barber. Born to a coal town with humble beginnings he touts Pottsville, Pennsylvania as his birthright. With dreams in his left hand and a modest straight edge in his right he moved to Hollywood. His studies of the handsome profession began circa 2009. Five years, three mentors and a bustling clientele later he took residence in Golden Hill, San Diego. Often in the morning he will curl his m’stache and prefers a fine cup of coffee. He enjoys the sound of people introducing him as their Barber, it is spectacular, yes?