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After graduating from UCSB and trying a variety of office jobs, Stephanie was in search of a career she could be passionate about. It was a Franchise Development position with TONI&GUY that opened her eyes to the possibilities a career in hairstyling had to offer. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she didn’t belong behind a desk, but rather “Behind the Chair.”

Shortly thereafter Stephanie began her Cosmetology education at The Academy of Beauty in Culver City. While in school she took advantage of the Externship Partnership Program and began her relationship with The Compound Salon. Immediately after graduating and passing the Cosmetology State Board Exam Stephanie was offered to begin her career personally assisting two of The Compound’s owners, Dina and Jason, and later more Stylists to include Kylene and Amber. Under their careful mentorship and guidance Stephanie has grown into a well rounded Junior Stylist with a love for color!

Stephanie is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and Bumble and Bumble Razor-Cutting Foundations. She has completed advanced cutting curriculum at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, and has been trained in Schwarzkopf and Goldwell color lines.

Being a California girl through and through, you can catch her on her days off at the beach - a place of infinite inspiration!


keep up with stephanie on instagram @stephaniekempsell