Meet the Team

Rebecca Beardsley

Rebecca Beardsley

Executive Director

ShineForth Salon owner, respected hairstylist, author, and beauty industry blogger, Rebecca Beardsley, has dedicated her professional life to the beauty industry and to mentoring talented, emerging hairstylists.

Jenifer Akagi

Jenifer Akagi

Salon Owner/Stylist at 77 Salon Inc.

As passionate about hair as she is about making people feel good, Jenifer joins Haircuts with Heart as a board member. She has been a hairdresser for over 20 years and co-owns 77Salon Inc. in Oakland and Alameda. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she enjoys getting her hands in anything that gives back to her great community!

Rika Ward-Hunter

Rika Ward-Hunter

Salon Owner/Stylist at The Braid Bar

Rika is a soon to be graduate from Laney College Cosmetology Program, and the owner of The Braid Bar in Oakland, CA. She joins us with a great passion for giving back, and after helping us at our events, we welcome her with open arms to help us as a board member.

Natasha Ickes-Saman

Natasha Ickes-Saman

Salon Owner/Stylist at Shear Passion

Teresa Delgado

Teresa Delgado

Stylist

Rebecca Beardsley

Rebecca Beardsley

Executive Director
ShineForth Salon owner, respected hairstylist, author, and beauty industry blogger, Rebecca Beardsley, has dedicated her professional life to the beauty industry and to mentoring talented, emerging hairstylists.

Jenifer Akagi

Jenifer Akagi

Salon Owner/Stylist at 77 Salon Inc.
As passionate about hair as she is about making people feel good, Jenifer joins Haircuts with Heart as a board member. She has been a hairdresser for over 20 years and co-owns 77Salon Inc. in Oakland and Alameda. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she enjoys getting her hands in anything that gives back to her great community!

Rika Ward-Hunter

Rika Ward-Hunter

Salon Owner/Stylist at The Braid Bar
Rika is a soon to be graduate from Laney College Cosmetology Program, and the owner of The Braid Bar in Oakland, CA. She joins us with a great passion for giving back, and after helping us at our events, we welcome her with open arms to help us as a board member.

Natasha Ickes-Saman

Natasha Ickes-Saman

Salon Owner/Stylist at Shear Passion

Teresa Delgado

Teresa Delgado

Stylist