With a degree in marketing and journalism, she has spent the last 10 years behind the scenes of the professional beauty industry with a focus on the education sector. Working with top cosmetology schools, Erin helped to mold and build some of the most prestigious advanced education programs currently in the nation while cofounding The Hair Nerds.
Having both an esthetics and cosmetology license, has devoted the last 10 years to the Professional Beauty Industry. Working in spas, salons and having experience in social media management and basic graphic design for a non-profit she brings a unique blend of expertise and insight to the mind of student, new professional and seasoned stylist.
noun. (hâr) (nûrd)
A person, usually a stylist, who is so passionate about hair they now plan their life around professional beauty events. Hair Nerds are easily spotted by their fabulous coifs and attention to color formulas. Hair Nerds are a special breed. Planning family vacations around hair shows, waiting to RSVP to summer weddings until they know what weekend NAHA is being held; they are guilty of it all! If the beauty industry was a rock concert (which sometimes it seems to be) they’d be die hard fans!!
In 2011 on a return flight from Wella Trendvision, an idea began to percolate. After champagne fueled evening full of inspiration and overwhelming sense of belonging, The Hair Nerds were born.
We wanted to create a space that celebrated the incredible hairdressers that we meet from all over the world, a place that was truly for those people who love our industry. We spend our days and weeks with our clients, teaching our students and consulting in the beauty industry. We literally eat, sleep and breathe… HAIR.
Hair Nerds, Annie and Erin, spend their days traveling around the world attending shows, classes and hanging out with super awesome hairdressers. While things have changed from those early days, we are more present now in our mission than ever.
It is The Hair Nerd’s intention that everyday feel as exciting at the first day of cosmetology school!
Hair Nerd History Updates
In 2013 Amanda, one of our founding Nerds, married and was expecting her first child, when she decided the craziness of the Hair Nerd lifestyle was more than a tiny Hair Baby could handle and decided to focus on her career behind the chair.
Hair Nerd Intern, Heather, moved into an education role with a manufacturer and we continue to see her smiling face at hair shows.
In 2015, Carrie experienced major life changes that took her focus from The Hair Nerds brand. She remains a valued member of the industry’s education community and opened her own studio.