Cindy Lopez is a creative talented soul, who after surviving the dot.bombs as a computer geek, shifted careers to become the most requested hair stylist at a local salon in Berkeley. After 3 years she ventured and opened Azure Salon on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA.
A native Californian, locally homegrown in Oakland, she's an innovator. "I love to create. I love to be creative. I love new things. I love to change things. I love to make things happen."
Cindy has a passion for everything you can touch, see, hear or feel and loves to have fun. Her high energy leaves her with little time to spare between the salon, as a KMS educator, producer of fashion shows, hair sculpting for photoshoots, and continuing her own education.
"I believe creativity is a must in this industry. I'm like McGuyver and love to invent ways to make things work. I do the same with hair. I've invented new cutting techniques exposing texture and easy to maintain styles. I love be experHAIRmental with hair color. I call myself a "Hair Sculptor, creating hair designs with artistic flair!."
Cindy has a talent for sharing knowledge. She joined the KMS Style Council as an educator in 2004 and was invited to become a certified haircutting instructor in 2006. Cindy is now a KMS Master Trainer and teaches cutting classes on the West Coast. "I am motivated to inspire industry professionals. I learn something from every class I instruct." Her commitment also flows behind the salon chair. By creating haircuts that require low maintenance styling and educating her clients she's developed a loyal clientele.
In 1999, the CloudFactory Design Collective was born. "We produce theatrical fashion performances for our creative wearable art. It's an artist's playground!" Year after year she's dominated hair into submission as a hairstylist and artistic director, along with the sponsorship of KMS products. She's been involved with production for every show and when her sewing machine behaves, she designs her faux fur creations.
Enjoy the ride! WHEEEE!!!!