Sandra “Sandee” Riley is a born creative. She began drawing and painting as a child and developed a love for the arts. After graduating from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelors degree in Art, she began a career in graphic design and typesetting. In 2008, she was laid off during the recession and began to seek recession proof careers. A friend was attending barber school at the time and encouraged her to sign up. She had never cut hair before and found she picked it up quickly with her art background. Sandra loves being a barber and using hair as the canvas. Even now as a seasoned barber, Sandra still enjoys discovering and learning new techniques and ideas within the hair industry.