Hi, I am Robin Roberts, owner/stylist at The Balcony Hair Salon in Tahoe City. I have resided in Tahoe since 1987, and have had the pleasure of doing hair at The Balcony since 1996, where I did a two year apprenticeship prior to starting there as a Hair Stylist. I graduated from the International Academy of Style in Reno, Nevada. I have continued my education with Matrix and Affanage color classes, done hands on cutting classes with Masaki at J of Beverly Hills, attended many West Coast Style shows, several Redken symposiums, and local classes as well.
Most recently, I am involved with the products and practices of Aveda. I have a Passion for hair and love all of the creative aspects of working with hair. Cuts, Color, Texture, Conditioning Treatments, up-do’s! Long, Short, Curly, Straight, It is ALL Good. I also do lash and brow tinting.
I am dedicated to continuing my education to feed and inspire my talents and knowledge. I would love to have you in my chair!
I am proud to be an owner and stylist at the Balcony! I’ve been in the hair industry for over 30 years with 20 years at the Balcony. I love my job because I get to make every person in my chair feel great about themselves and their hair ! I get to meet so many great people who also love Tahoe, with different stories and personalities and I get to create a look for them ! I try to stay current and love to go to classes to learn new trends and styles to bring back to the salon and my clients. I believe in continuing education and have had advanced training with Redken , and J Beverly Hills. I specialize in cutting and coloring, hi and low lights, and grey coverage. I use Redken Color Fusion and their ammonia free Cromatics line as we’ll as Shades EQ . I’m certified in Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment as well as BioIonic permanent straitening . I also use Hair Dreams and Babe extensions ! I am very excited to bring Aveda to the salon! 98% plant based, and using organic ingredients. They are continually seeking naturally derived ingredients for their products, and try to ensure that their products will not only benefit their guests but will positively impact the people and economies where they are sourced !
Classic & refined or sassy & edgy, all of the looks I create are specifically designed to bring out each clients’ own natural beauty and illuminate every defining characteristic. Whether it’s hands-on training in Beverly Hills with renowned stylist Masaki or attending the Redken International Symposium and Exposition in Las Vegas, continuing education is essential in this industry. Providing innovative color techniques, imaginative haircuts and artistic styling since 1999, I am also certified in the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing System
I’m a veteran hair stylist and Licensed in three states. I make it a priority to stay on top of the latest trends and clients benefit from my years of experience in color, cut, and styles. Aveda,Redken,Chi & Socolor products,I have certifications in using them. I have advanced skills in cutting, highlighting, perms, and am proficient in roller setting as well as blow drying and braiding. Also certified to do Hair Dream or Babe Hair Extensions. Take advantage of my creative talents in wedding and prom hair styling. You’ll be sure to experience a stunning style that reflects your personal beauty.
Katy has been in the industry 15 years 10 of which she has been at the balcony. She received her training at Wayne’s college of beauty in Santa Cruz. She is dedicated to constant evolution as a hairstylist. Hair is her passion. She attends classes focusing on the most current trends in cutting, styling, coloring, and extensions. She also loves to do creative “updos” and bridal hair. Her education includes a knowledge of pravana, matrix, ink works, and redken color. She is also certified in Brazilian blowouts. If u are looking to lengthen or thicken your hair she is trained in babe and hair dreams extensions. Her specializes in bright funky colors.
Katy loves to help her clients find a look that suits both their personality and lifestyle, and strives to give people hair that is effortless as it is stylish. You will always be happy leaving her chair!
Working in the hair industry has allowed me to fulfill not only my love of art but a real connection to my local community. Each client comes with a unique pallet including facial features, life style, and most importantly personality. It is my goal to take all these factors into account and find a style that not only works well for the client, but makes him or her feel their best.
My advanced training includes men’s and women’s cut, color and styling through the Paul Mitchell the School in Costa Mesa, a certificate in glamor, high fashion and bridal makeup artistry by the Napolean Perdis Makeup Academy in Hollywood CA, as well as hands on experience in photo shoots, film, and runway.
After moving to the Lake Tahoe area in 2009, I joined The Balcony salon and have been proud to be part of such an incredible team of stylists.