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DARBY BACKES


DARBY BACKES STYLIST BIO

"I’m big into precision, hard lines, good razor technique and texture. I love making people feel sexy after they get a fresh cut!"


WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Minneapolis, MN

 

WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW
Greenpoint



WHO, AND WHAT, HAS INFLUENCED YOU?

I studied at the Aveda Institute Minneapolis after some of my best friends influenced me. Shortly after, I landed a position as an assistant at Mizu on Park Avenue. I’ve had some great mentors with an extensive background from Bumble & bumble and Vidal Sassoon which helped me craft my style early on in my career.

I’m a very social person, and being in an industry that allows for freedom of expression, while also being around a lot of different kinds of people, is inspiring to me. I’m big into precision, hard lines, good razor technique, and texture. I love making people feel sexy after they get a fresh cut!


"I like to explore peoples' perspectives to see how it can express itself in subtle and explosive ways through their style, cut, and color."


WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

Living in Brooklyn helps! My clients are my muse and I am always motivated by what they bring to the chair. I like to explore peoples' perspectives to see how it can express itself in subtle and explosive ways through their style, cut, and color.  

I’m obsessed with RuPaul. I love the Queer culture in NYC and always find inspiration when wrapped up in that scene. Drag Queens have a great way of breaking the rules of “normal” to create the most beautiful and amazing presence that totally encapsulates their personality. I have no real limitations and I like to play hard, but I also seek fluidity to help cultivate a complete look for whoever I’m cutting.


DARBY BACKES AT WHITEROOM SALON

WHO IS YOUR DREAM CLIENT?

If Stevie Nicks or RuPaul asked me to cut their hair, I’d die. Both embody a rockstar persona but are still true to who they really are. Sexy and glamorous. It’s how I live my life!



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