“Girls Who Barber…Barbetts” –MERRISA DALE

How Did You Get Started in this Biz?

“I started working in the industry at age 15 as a Receptionist. I enjoyed the salon atmosphere and its’ energy so much that I decided to go to Cosmetology School. I worked as an Assistant for a few years, then found my place as a Hairdresser at a men’s salon. I was confident enough to branch out and go find a new salon to work at as a Private Contractor and where my clients would feel comfortable coming to see me at their convenience. The transition from salons was almost seamless for both myself and my clients and I continue to successfully build to my clientele at the amazing Platino Salon&Suites Palace.”


How Did You Build Your Clientele?

“I worked at an upscale men’s salon for over 3 years trying to build a clientele. I’ve walked for miles and miles passing out my business cards, made myself available for any walk-in clients through a lot of patient waiting around the salon, did a lot of “complimentary work” dedicating myself to making men look and feel their very best! It wasn’t easy trying to make a name for myself and it definitely took a lot of time and patience. I teamed up with Platino Salon&Suites in their marketing strategy to market myself through their website with my very own “micro-site” and social media sites. I have even teamed up with “Groupon”, which was a one-time learning experience (at least for me). Through my work and “word of mouth”, I have obtained a great clientele and have gained the confidence to be able to do my best work, expand my skills and offer more services to my clients. This is what fuels my passion to being a great hairdresser.”

What Events Have You Worked On?

Featured in Orange Coast Magazine for OC LOOK 2014. First featured advertisement in OC Magazine’s September edition “Best of Orange County”
Men’s hair & makeup for TV, film, commercials & photo shoots.


Men’s Haircuts / Hot lather shaves / facial hair grooming / waxing / men’s color