Following 7 years of experience, hard at work on other people’s shop floors, Erika purchased Modern Barber in late 2015 and has shaped her business to be inclusive and high-quality, with emphasis on comfort and customer service. Erika is adept in a vast array of services, but she especially loves barbering punky, short cuts, waxing and color.
Originally from Wisconsin, Erika has lived in Seattle since 2012 and is licensed in both barbering and cosmetology. Benefitting from an extensive internship with Jess Stern, American Crew educator owner of the stylish Stag Barbershop, Erika graduated in 2011 with a diploma in Cosmetology from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She’s since honed her craft at high-end spas, a classic barbershop and walk-in salons. In addition to her expertise with hair, Erika has clocked time at Sephora as a professional Makeup Artist and enjoys teaching the art of cosmetics.