Since October 2021, our team has dramatically increased our workload and have had to adjust how we’ve operated to keep up with the surprising pace we have set for ourselves. I think the area we have been most fortunate in is our people. We’ve been lucky to connect with individuals that bring quality perspective, advice, and massive motivation to keep moving forward with efficiency. Enter, Frankie Sanderson. He first worked with The House on set for the January 2022 cover shoot in New York featuring the Suarez Sisters as part of the glam team. From there, he’s taken over our beauty section and led the way in bringing in experienced contributors from the industry. He’s been a key asset to our team and it comes at no surprise once you take a look at his career.
Sanderson is a prominent hair artist in Washington DC, the overall tri-state area, and the West Coast. He is a Master Extension, Blonding Specialist, and hair loss specialist who has been doing hair for over years. His path in education began at UNC and at VCU where he completed his degree in Fashion Design. The education Frankie received in the creative field ultimately led him to other creative endeavors such as hair and makeup for photoshoots, editorials, runway shows, films, weddings, and so much more. He took his first apprenticeship following attending TIGI Academy in New York City. Not to mention, Sanderson also continues to take several classes a year to perfect his craft at various schools such as L’Oreal Soho Academy, Vidal Sassoon, Redken, and Wella. He is a graduate of the Masters of Balayage Program, an independent educator, as well as a US Ambassador for the Godiva Hair Extension Academy in the UK.
As a creative maven behind the chair, Frankie specializes in: ex-tensions, global lighting, foilayage balayage techniques, hi-lo lighting, root stretch- smudge techniques, and extensive color corrections.
Sandersons own studio, The Studeo D.C., holds the best of the best brands such as Great Lengths, Hairdreams, Hairtalk, Bellami, HotHeads, SHE by SoCap, Habit, Covet & Mane, JZ Styles, Short To Long, among others are utilized by Sanderson for his services. Depending on his clients needs, techniques such as tape-ins, beaded wefts, k-tips, micro k-tips, i-tips, micro i-tips, fusions (keratin and thermoplast), and Waterfall Beaded Rows (WBR) and WBR No Show Rows are done.
Sanderson has also passionate about hair replacement tech-niques for both men and women, something that is done at The Studeo with Hairdreams, Hairskeen, and Godiva Mesh Integration Systems – the top three European innovators of hair replacement systems.
Among his vast list of celebrity clients such as Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, and Cindi Lauper to name a few, he has also been awarded as the Best Hair Extensionist in Washington D.C. from 2015 – 2020, as well as being featured in the Best of DC Modern Luxury 2016 edition.
Despite his major accomplishments, I think it’s important to note that Sanderson is a gem of a human – someone who makes us laugh, get serious when needed, and is there no matter what – and that’s something we’ll hang onto.