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I'm Cyd.

You might know me as one half of the duo over at Destroy the Hairdresser, or as a girl who’s obsessed with her wife and her one-eyed Frenchie if you dig really deep into my story. Either way, I’m a salon business coach, Clubhouse queen, podcast host, hairstylist, and (near) future salon owner. I wear a lot of hats (metaphorically, and also literally on bad hair days), and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

My business partner, David, and I met at work and instantly bonded over our mutual love and frustration for the salon industry. We were sick of seeing salon owners being trampled by big name companies, and our industry being stuck in the past while the rest of the world revolutionized around us. We started with a blog (which caused quite the stir, more on that later), and scaled it massively into DTH as you know and love it today

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The most rewarding thing about my career is watching my students salons take off after implementing big changes

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Giving business-driven artists the gift of profit & peace.

+ holding them accountable for achieving their goals

Jaime Pappenfuss 

"Two years ago when I started coaching with Cyd Charisse I was working 5 days a week and charging $65 for an all over color and cut, I was worn out ya’ll. 
I was spread too thin, not being present at home my work/life balance was spinning out of control. 

Cue Cyd Charisse. 

Working through my imposter syndrome and learning about my emotional intelligence led me to make changes I didn’t think were possible and now I’m working my ideal schedule with my dream clients, and doing it while charging $150 an hour. 

The past two years in the DTH community have been so insanely eye opening and game changing and I can’t express enough gratitude for what they’ve taught and continue to teach me."

Minnie Little, Shag Noir Studio

"Before I started with Cyd Charisse my prices were all over the place. I service a wide range of clientele of all ethnicities so I was only doing what I was taught in prior years of hairstyling. Once Cyd suggested I should change my prices to $150 an hour I was certain I was going to lose my business. That was just a negative self talk that I was conditioned to use when I doubted myself. I attempted to change prices on the 30 minute mark 45 minute mark and it made no sense. Once I was determined and change to hourly I noticed that I was getting more clientele, more online traction, more sales in the salon, and making about $2000 more a month within the first month. 

Now the sky is the limit I am so grateful, and I can only wait to see what the future has to hold. I’ve never been more booked in all my career, with clients I WANT. It truly encouraged me to level up my business and mental well being.”


Melissa Megan, Chroma Hair Salon

"I joined DTH over 3 years ago, and have worked with Cyd from the start. Thanks to her coaching, I left a salon that was a terrible fit, worked as a chair renter for the first time in my career, and have now opened my own salon. Throughout this crazy roller coaster of change, Cyd was by my side to keep me focused on my goals, honest with myself and moving forward toward productive growth as a business person. Her guidance has really transformed my career. Bottom line: having a DTH coach is the best business choice I've ever made."



Rosa Austra, Rose Austra Studio

"Coaching saved my life!! When I first started, I was overwhelmed with learning all the ins and outs of being an independent stylists. Working with Cyd, she helped me build habits and systems that make the overwhelm go away. The DTH family is such great source of support and inspiration, which I am so grateful for. Especially through these times."



Lo Shabino, Strange Bird Studio

"I don’t think I would make it through quarantine without Cyd. As an independent contractor who does not have a front desk to help communicate with clients, nor a boss to tell me what things need to look like when we go back, I received so much invaluable support from her and the whole DTH team. The constant communication, support and redirection of my fears made my time away from the chair more productive than ever. I am now on to a new, exciting journey in my career and it is all thanks to the mindfulness and critical skills I’ve learned from Cyd. Y’all have a DTH lifer on your hands 😘"



Susie Castenda, Hair Hero

"The experience I’ve had with Destroy the hairdresser has been great for me. I see so much growth and so much support from the program. My coach has helped me become more of a leader and I feel so grounded in my role. I have totally changed my thought process and gained a whole new level of emotional intelligence. I truly recommend this program for anyone who needs more direction and more support."



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and your clients.

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teaching you how to set healthy boundaries

and take care of yourself,

your business,

your employees,

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