Francie Sorem  619-218-1885

Francie has been a part of this industry for more then 40 years, She has worked as an educator for much of that time, so opening a studio that carried a commitment to excellence was a natural progression. Surrounding herself with a staff of stylists, who also ascribe to becoming stronger and more knowledgable about the haircare industry ,has created an environment where everyone is continually learning and sharing the latest techniques and concepts of hair design.

"Our Studio is a speakeasy like atmosphere with no name outside our door, nor easy way to find us."  We do not advertise and we enjoy the fact that all our business comes from referrals . We depend on the clients that we cultivate by hard work and personal attention to tell others about our commitment to excellence so they too become our clients. It is the highest compliment to have a client have the confidence in you to send a friend to your business. Everyone who works in our studio starts out as an assistant and dedicates their time and energy to bring to the Final Cut their strengths, and to benefit from the strengths of others as well. "It is a very unique environment and I am honored to work with such committed professionals."

Kathleen Connolly  617-905-8105

Kathleen started at Final Cut as a client of Francie's. she had always struggled with her hair finding it unruly and unbehaving. Inspired by the process of hair designing she decided to go back to school and master the art of hair designing. Armed with a degree in Psychology and a career in the restaurant industry she was able to bring those people skills to her new profession making the transition an easy one.

Most recently she completed a rigorous training format to become an educational artist for Redken. Her comprehension of the rules of color have not only made her a great teacher who shares her knowledge with others but also a whiz at color corrections.

Kathleens passion and love for what she does has made her into a valuable asset to our Studio, always willing to help each client to really find the look that speaks to them.

Jamie Young  410-212-3243

Jamie started out as an assistant in our Studio, but then decided to go to work at  a very prestigious salon in San Diego. There she honed her skills and strong commitment to customer service. She missed the atmosphere of a salon that supports individual growth but still keeps a cohesive team environment and returned to The Final Cut after a few years.

Her eye for styling and intuition for cutting hair to suit the needs of each person who sits in her chair is something that she has developed throughout her career. She is very attentive in her consultation and works hard to achieve the result agreed upon.

She continues to cater to a clientele with great color and cutting techniques always making her clients feel appreciated and valued. 

Nikki Rowe    858-337-5438

Nikki came to our Studio after working in a men's hair salon for three years. coincidentally she also had gone to Francie for a haircut and wanted to get in as an assistant but there was no position available at the time. Lucky for us she returned and is now a part of our team.

Nikki brings to our Studio a very strong ability with both her clippers and her scissors. And her love of color is driving her to learn everything she can about it from the wealth of knowledge available. She has tried many colors on her own hair and is always experimenting with combinations of pastels and brights.

Hair color has become her passion and she loves to help people to find a color that speaks to them and their needs. Her honest and logical way of looking at each individual gives her clients an open forum to really analyze and develop a plan for this hair accessory.

Kira Pinski  971-322-4301

Kira came to us after working in Portland as a hair designer for 8 years. She is looking to rebuild her business in a new city and brings the skills and the love for what she does as well. Her consultation is thorough and puts all her clients at ease. Not only is she a very capable cutter and colorist but her finishing skills are very evident in the wedding work that she does .

Check out her website at there you will be able to log onto her blogspot and learn more about her. We feel very lucky that she has decided to join us as she continues to grow her San Diego business.

Leonor Hernandez 619-704-4126

Leonor joins The Final Cut Staff, bringing with her a love of hair finishing and styling. After perfecting her styling skills at Blow Pop Blow Dry Bar she has decided to move into the world of color and full salon services. A Hair Designer since 2009 she is so excited to be in a salon where she can expand her knowledge and experience in all facets of this industry.

She also brings to our salon the added benefit of being fluent in both Spanish and English so that we are now able to  accommodate a greater portion of our diverse community.  Her expertise in hair braiding is a definite plus for her bridal and photo shoot hair styling. 

Leonor has a gift for making people feel comfortable in her chair and makes the transition to new cuts and styles a very comfortable journey.


Jackie Maness 619-952-9003

Jackie comes to The final Cut to round out our full service commitment.

Though she is not in the salon on an everyday basis, she is available to

work many special events and is a very gifted Makeup Artist. She has worked in many different creative capacities in our industry, such as photo shoots, music videos, and other media presentations doing the hairstyling, color and the makeup as well.

If you are looking for someone to help you plan your wedding, prom or special occasion to make sure that everyone is looking at the top of their game, she is the one to call.

Pulling together a team from our staff to accommodate any size  occasion is what Jackie loves to do. Don't hesitate to call her the next time you are planning that important event.

DAVID HALL 619-890-2887

David joins our Studio with an established history in Haircutting and Color

 A Sassoon trained precision cutter, David loves to create a look for you that is

 best suited to your facial structure and hair type. His professional methodology of

cutting is designed to create a foundation and structure that makes your look

easy to recreate each day without requiring a lot of upkeep. 

As a former Salon Owner and Platform Artist, his knowledge and understanding of

the principles of HairColor is extensive. His natural coloring and highlighting skills   

accentuate  his cuts to enhance the look he will design for you .

He thoroughly enjoys communicating with his clients and very often will have the

entire family coming to him for their Hair Care needs. If you are looking for

someone who really understands and is dedicated to the mechanics of

Hair Design, David is definitely the stylist for you!

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