We're all building something. A business, a brand, a reputation. You might be a bartender, a barber, or maybe a chef or tattoo artist, and the thing that connects us is not only the need for a good apron, but the fact that we are all ENTREPRENEURS. We are all trying to reach our goals and create the life we dream of.
The S&R #ApronFamily Ambassadors exemplify that entrepreneurial spirit and are building their own incredible brands while they pursue their aspirations and dreams.
We're proud to have these talented individuals representing S&R around the world.
As an adventurer, mixologist, curator, and travel enthusiast, Richard Allison is a modern-day Renaissance man born and raised in San Diego. Richard relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he developed his love for hospitality and design. Richard has established himself as a passionate cocktail connoisseur, from working within many different bars and restaurants, to starting his own bitters company, Root Bitters.
Richard has built an impressive resume working with numerous brands such as Absolut Elyx, Imbibe, Tales of the Cocktail, Jack Daniels, Bombay Sapphire Casa Noble, Gylderio, DRNXMYTH, Liquor.com, Tasting Panel Magazine, Voyage Magazine and a speaker of various panel discussions.
As a mixologist and lifestyle enthusiast, Richard connects with the hospitality industry as well as fashion and travel enthusiasts. Helping brands grow and sharing through his love for them.
With the revival of cocktail culture at its peak of breaking down barriers, there is one creative bartender that breaks the stereotypes of bartenders & drinking culture. Her humility, humor and hospitality is disarming and contagious. She goes by BAD BIRDY and can be found in LA’s Arts District at The House of Machines. She is the Global Cocktail Creative for Alliance Brands Limited, traveling the world creating cocktail menus that are as unique as she is. Her story of success is not only extraordinary but inspiring people of different ages, sex and cultures all across the world. This is BAD BIRDY.
David Falla, the talent behind the FitBarber™ Brand is a Barber, Artist and YouTuber. He has been a barber for over 11 years and has worked alongside some of the biggest influencers in the industry.
Three years ago, David took to YouTube to share his talents and passions, educating barbers and ultimately paving his own road to success. He created two separate channels helping English and Spanish speaking communities alike. This venture has helped David become the first Barber to be awarded by YouTube for reaching the 100,000 subs milestone on two different channels with now more than 400,000+ subs and over 37+ million views.
Saeed “Hawk” House is a Los Angeles based bartender who goes by Cocktails By Hawk on all social media platforms. With 5 years of experience behind the stick, he is currently the Lead Bartender at Ever Bar located in the Kimpton Everly Hotel. With a audio engineer background, Hawk gets his inspiration for his tasty libations by listening to all kinds of music is his down time. When he’s not tending bar, you can usually catch him cooking up a tasty meal or DJing for fun at his house. For dope recipes, tasty drinks, and overall goofiness follow Hawk on Instagram at @CocktailsByHawk.
Growing up, there were the little girls who dreamed of being a teacher, a mother and wife, a princess, a veterinarian, and then there was Eva. With dreams of living a life Indiana Jones could admire, her work has taken her to some truly incredible places full of adventure, mischief, and above all, creativity.
Eva Huber, a native of New York state, has been a tattoo artist for 16 years and counting. Her style can best be described as playfully illustrative with a Neo-traditional influence. Her work pulls from various sources oftentimes found in nature and most notably Victorian era fashion and Occult related imagery. Her work has taken her from her humble roots of upstate New York to places such as Paris, Borneo, Vianden, Berlin, New York City, Dublin, San Francisco, Austin, New Zealand, Kuching, Boston, and beyond. Travel is something very near and dear to this artist as her philosophical beliefs support exposure to culture and experiences which then directly influences and inevitably translates into her work. Tattooing is a living art form and life is meant to be lived. There are many places to see, people to meet and experiences to be had, all which encourage growth, education, and knowledge. What better way to document this than with a beautiful piece of art which everyone may enjoy who comes into contact with it along the journey.
Aside from tattooing, Eva loves to dabble in many different mediums, ranging from water color painting, photography, apparel design, wood carving, and painting custom leather jackets.
Hard work and a little bit of luck has allowed her to work along side some truly prolific artists and companies: the TV show Ink Master, Sperry Shoes, Megan Massacre of Grit n Glory, Babes Ride Out, Inked Magazine to name a few. She has also been featured in publications such as The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Times Daily (Alabama), and Tattoo magazine.
I have a love for creating. Creating a feeling, creating inspiration to try something new, creating a seamless blend of colour, design & styling. My medium is hair.
My name is Emily Jacob aka @emily_snips, I am a hair artist & content creator inspiring you to try new hairstyles & beauty products.
“Within creation lies infinite possibility.”
My name Peyton Leigh, I have been doing hair 5 years now (since graduation). I worked at Life & Colour Salon for my first 4 years. I apprenticed under Nadia Domany for my first couple years as I built my clientele. She taught me the ropes and really helped me become a well rounded stylist. Since June 15 2019 I have been self employed and currently am working at the amazing Style Lab Headquarters along side many other amazing talented stylists.
I started my hair journey a couple years before school where I was a salon coordinator at a salon and did desk work where I realized I was more interested in what the stylists were doing than I thought I would have been. I then applied to hair school and worked at Blo blow dry bar pre hair school and during.
My passion runs deep for what I do, I live a breathe my career, and wouldn’t change it for the world.
I first got an apron from Search and Rescues a couple years ago and think they’re just the best. The apron makes you feel fashion forward and completely bad ass!
Bob Peters of Bob Peters Consulting is actually a Charlotte native which makes him as rare and as special as the libations you will find behind his bar. With strong southern roots, Bob has always enjoyed the art of dining and taking care of friends. He is well known for his creative palate as well as for his ability to entertain. Peters has won numerous awards including the 2015 Global Mixologist of the Year for The Ritz-Carlton Corporation, numerous Best of Charlotte Awards from Best Mixologist, Best Upscale Bar, to Most Inventive Cocktail. He has been featured often in national, regional and local publications and is a regularly featured guest on Charlotte television. In the spring of 2016 & 2018 he accompanied some of the most elite chefs from Charlotte, NC to the coveted James Beard House in New York City to present a “Taste of Charlotte” dinner to the Big Apple’s food fanatics.
In January 2017, 2018, 2019 Bob was a featured mixologist at the highly acclaimed Cayman Cookout food festival hosted by Eric Ripert, Jose Andres, and by the late Anthony Bourdain. At the Cayman Cookout Bob has been featured with Emeril Lagasse, Andrew Zimmern, Rick Bayliss, and Sean Brock creating cocktails paired with the headlining chefs’ food.
Bob has been featured talent at the Charleston Wine & Food, and the Atlanta Food & Wine Festivals. Along with teaching seminars at Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar show in 2017 & 2018, Bob started Bob Peters Consulting LLC and his first client was listed in Charlotte’s Best New Restaurant and Bar programs. He is currently heading up the cocktail program at The Queen & Glass.
When you join Bob for a cocktail, be prepared to linger and let go of the reins. In no time, you will be carried away on a journey sure to delight the senses. Check him out in Charlotte, North Carolina. You will be captivated by what you find and heʼll have the hootch ready.
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With 14 years in the industry, Sarai brings a unique and direct approach to her education.
She has multiple features in Allure, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, POPSugar, Sephora, Insider Beauty, The Today Show, Kathy Lee and Hoda, as well as multiple beauty industry publications.
She is an educator for Trionics, an Olaplex Advocate, a Kenra partner, a Hanzo Educator, a Search & Rescue Denim Sponsored Artist, a Cosmopro, and Creator of “Ghosted Hair”.
Her “Whoville” cutting technique went viral and made it to The Today Show and NBC News. Sarai is very open about her drug and alcohol addiction, the struggles through her life, her absolute rock bottom and HOW she overcame her addictions by using HAIR to keep her sober. Hair is her passion, her true calling, and she lives to motivate, inspire, and, empower others.
In 2017, Kaitlyn took home Canada’s first and only win at the prestigious Diageo World Class Global Bartending Competition in Mexico City - putting Canada on the global bartending stage. She currently travels the world, representing World Class and Diageo Spirits at various cocktail events as a judge and special guest.
When she’s not traveling, you will find her behind the bar at Vancouver’s Royal Dinette. Where she mixes up a wide selection of innovative-yet-approachable drinks, using local spirits and seasonal ingredients akin to Royal Dinette’s locavore mantra.
Kaitlyn can credit over a decade of acting and dancing for helping her shine behind the pine, bringing a unique combination of creativity, speed and knowledge to her role as bar manager.
From a young age, she knew she wanted a path that would allow her to unleash her creativity without the confines of a traditional 9-5 job. This dedication lead her to university and eventually, cosmetology school. In her 9 years within the hair industry, she has been able to make that dream a reality: first as an independent stylist, and now as the owner of @ArtelSalon in Vancouver, Canada. At 28 years old she opened her 1st location, and now 4 years later, is opening up her 3rd. On top of running her salons, Eliza can now be found traveling around the continent teaching in salons with @mastersofbalayage.An entrepreneur from birth, Eliza has always been passionate about hair and business.
When she’s not behind the chair, you can find Eliza playing Scrabble with her husband, Rob, drinking third wave coffee, playing baseball, and walking her dog, Bud.
Michael Varga first learned about food preparation in the family kitchen. His Hungarian father, a self-taught chef, laid the groundwork for Michael’s personal approach to cooking. His father’s motto, “When it tastes good, it's ready,” continues to inspire Michael s culinary creativity. Michael’s mother, a native of Egypt, introduced him to the spice profiles of the Mediterranean and Middle East, which have become staples in his cuisine.
A seasoned Vancouver firefighter, Michael’s skills have been tested in the firehall kitchen. Fueling hungry firefighters with interesting and delicious meals while sticking to a budget is a challenge Michael enjoys.
In 2016, Michael competed on the reality television show, “Chopped Canada,” taking home the $10,000 cash prize and the title of Chopped Canada Champion! He also earned high praise from Iron Chef Susur Lee, who expressed his appreciation for Michael’s style by declaring: “There are no rules in fusion.” 2018 brought a new opportunity to showcase his cooking skills under intense pressure: Master Chef Canada - season 5. Michael went on to become a finalist and the opportunity to work with a number of talented chefs elevated his skills and pushed his limits in the kitchen. Michael strives to continually evolve his reach as a health enthusiast, chef and a family man.
Born in Landstuhl, Germany, Philip lived in and traveled throughout Europe before moving to America in his early teens. At the age of 20 Philip began his professional hair career as an apprentice at a Toni & Guy concept salon in Maryland.
With zero professional experience or training, it was his unique look, ambitious personality and upbeat attitude that caught the attention of salon bosses.
For the next year, Philip established himself as a talented hair stylist and, thirsty for new challenges, he moved to PR at Partners, a UK-based company with 15 locations in the DC area. As a salon stylist, Philip dedicated himself to the company's full ongoing education program and within a year he was on the education team, teaching hair cutting to newcomers and developing his own advanced skills.
Philip went on to serve as Artistic Director of Education, where he continued to teach advanced hair cutting at all 15 locations.
In 2004, Philip took the ultimate risk and moved to LA. He sacrificed his hard-earned clientele, a Who’s Who of Washington DC, and started from scratch in the LA beauty industry.
Embracing the major lifestyle change, Philip moved from salon to salon, picking up work anywhere he could. It was a drastic change from his stable career in DC and an experience that humbled Philip, and although he questioned his choice to move to LA he never doubted his talent or his passion for cutting.
Philip finally landed a deal with Privé Salon to work for nine months in Seoul, Korea at the W Hotel, where he cut hair for a number of celebrities, models and high-end clientele, including the Samsung family, and worked on a number of runway shows, television shows and the incredibly popular MTV Asia network.
Following his success in Asia, Philip returned to LA as a stylist at Privé’s Beverly Hills salon where he slowly built up a celebrity clientele including Kim Kardashian, who remains a client to this day. There he worked as an artistic educator for Prive Products for the next five years.
In 2010, Philip left Privé to open a boutique Beverly Hills salon with Susan Henry, a co-worker of Philip's at Privé. Shades, the only green hair salon in LA is where Philip established himself as the go-to-guy for master hair cutting in Los Angeles.
Philip enjoys creating everything from short, super edgy cuts to sexy, long classic looks and everything in between. While many hairdressers specialize in either male or female cuts, Philip doesn’t restrict himself to one gender and enjoys it all.
In 2017, Philip rocked the social media world with his unique style of haircutting.
He found Instagram was a fun way of sharing his creative edge with the world and used it to express some of the more exceptional styles he had always had the desire to portray. His work picked up admiration immediately and his Instagram following grew like wildfire. His passion for the work he does shines bright and inspires his followers from all of over the world and in 2017, with the Win of a Behind the Chair Award, he was asked by many hair brands to join on as an educator and ambassador. He began traveling, teaching technical cutting and sharing styling demonstrations for the likes of: Behind The Chair, Brazilian Bond Builder, Bellami Hair, Matrix. He even partnered with Australian based, Zen Master Scissors, to personal hand craft his very own, one of a kind, “Wolff Shear” an all around mater cutting scissor, fully designed by Philip himself with the help of a Japanese Master Samurai Swordsman.
The ability to connect with people around the world through social media has had a tremendous impact of Philips career. He works hard to provide his followers with new and exciting videos of the work he does in his studio and on the road, showcasing his skill as a versatile cutter of hair and his unique personal style of music and fashion. Philip is breaking that mold and redefining what it is to be a hairdresser.
When he isn’t working for and traveling with the brands He loves, He can be found in Beverly Hills in the private studio suite he shares with his hair coloring brother Alfredo Lewis, testing new products, trying new looks, creating content for his social media and servicing his loyal clientele. He shares a special partnership and brotherhood with his suite mate, Alfredo Lewis and along with sharing a space, clients and creative ideas, together they travel the world bringing education and the heart of hairdressing back to the artists through their independent education world tours.