Jessie Santiago


Salon Benders

Jessie has been working in the beauty and wellness industry since 2003 as a teacher and stylist alongside some of the industry’s finest (Paul Mitchell, “THE SCHOOL,” and The Aveda Institute, Los Angeles). She established a strong foundation and practice, specializing in curly hair, color, and natural hair textures. She is an excellent craftswoman who also loves shags, razor cuts, and “lived-in” easy to style hair. Some call her a “hair healer” for her intuitive ability to know exactly what your hair needs to be in optimal shape. Jessie also studied special effects makeup in 2008. That experience opened her eyes to the infinite possibilities of human presentation. She can tell you exactly what color palette will be flattering on you. Whether its clothes, makeup, or hair, she’s got your back. In 2018, Jessie opened Salon Benders allowing her to incorporate her knowledge of hair, makeup, abstract painting, reiki, and LGBTQ/POC matters to create a one of a kind salon experience.