Shirley was Born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Michael Taylor Institute of Cosmetology in 1984.

Shirley has spent decades in various areas of the beauty industry with her feet always planted behind the chair or in facilitating education. Shirley is currently a part-time cosmetology instructor for level one students at a popular technical school in the Denver area.

​Shirley loves working with The Arrojo American Wave. She finds that it gives clients the chance to change up their natural texture with very low commitment. She has a keen eye for how important the cut is to support the texture.

She has extensive training and experience with:                                               

Pulp Riot



Hair Story                                              

Bumble & Bumble


Kevin Murphy                                        


Coppola smoothing treatments


Arrojo American wave


She enjoys hiking, helping others, cooking, reading, relaxing and binge watching something on Netflix. She's just finished "The Queen's gambit".

"My favorite thing about the beauty industry is its diversity. Not one stylist fits in the box, we are all individual and unique. We get to express ourselves through our talents and making others look and feel good. I am currently working on a Writing and Compostion class at Front Range CC. Someday I aspire to write a book!"


We are latherhouse, a collaborative of creative hairstylists in Lakewood, Colorado. Working with clients all over the Denver Metro, we’ve gained a reputation for our wide range of expert hair services and ability to work with unique or challenging hairstyles. The stylists at our salon bring distinct skill sets, whether you're looking for a classic cut, an adventurous new color, or extensions customized just for you. With a focus on using only the highest-quality products and continued education, we are proud of our work that transforms people and exceeds expectations.