A passion created out of love for all things of beauty is Missy. At a young age, she knew the beauty industry was her calling. She always had her hands in hair–even as a child and when she wasn’t doing hair–you could find her sketching away or painting. Beauty and art were a part of her heart and her goals–although some of life’s trials and tribulations stalled Missy from fulfilling her dreams of beauty until later in life.
After leaving her home town, Pittsburgh, PA and moving out west to Phoenix, AZ; She finally enrolled herself in cosmetology school and with her grind, grit and determination she graduated in 2012. Even though Missy had a late start to her cosmetology career, that didn’t stop her from making up for lost time and accomplishing her goals.
Shortly after her graduation from “The Studio Academy of Beauty” she found herself instantly in the hair-show circuit, working as an “Artist/Brand Ambassador” for Enzo Milano, traveling from city to city while maintaining a full book of clients behind the chair. This is where her love, talent and skill set truly blossomed.
In 2014, she married her talents with Athena Hair Extensions as an Artist/Educator for their brand, specializing in I-tip extensions application, cutting and styling. Shortly after she found herself behind the chair working with some of the top stylists in the East Valley at Madison Avenue Salon and Day Spa.
After several years of working as a local artist and full-time stylist, she found herself yearning for growth.
In 2017, she joined the team at Hattori Hanzo Shears. It is here where her love for haircutting came fully alive and her extreme talent came full circle.
Focusing her passions now on the growth of other stylists, she has become one of the top representatives of Hattori Hanzo Shears. Her love for hair is now showcased in her teachings as she helps those around her achieve their “behind the chair” goals.
Her cutting style specializes in ‘Dry Don’t Lie’ as well as understanding the head shape and focusing on the right tool for the job. Missy’s classes emphasize techniques that will save the stylist and barber time cutting by utilizing a more effective and efficient style of cutting for both female and male clientele.
From blunt to blended, curly, or straight…having Missy Barr in your salon or school will leave you motivated and ready to “Run with Scissors…”