Anthony Barnhill | The Mad Scientist
He/Him | Tier 4
An important thing to know about Anthony is he’s not afraid of big leaps. He recalls being told "nothing changes if nothing changes” – and that advice has been in his veins ever since. Originally from Oklahoma City and Indianapolis, Anthony has invested the last 12 years into “everything salon.” His education within the industry turned the student into the teacher – and now Anthony is the one confidently showing others how to shine in their own fabulous way.
In his role as an educator, Anthony came to Abstra(kt) Studio to teach our stylists not once, but twice! Both times, he left with an overall sense he had to be here, and we agreed! After a few conversations with owner Katie Tellor, he was ready to call Abstra(kt) his new salon home. So, with a change of address and a move to the Big D, he is now in our same vicinity – and we are thrilled!
Anthony loves sharing his hard-earned knowledge with others. He relishes watching that fanned guidance flame into success. Collaboration with others fuels his best creative work. This affinity for teaching reaches into his chair, too. While his passion for natural balayage and blonding brings the clientele to his chair, they always leave feeling uplifted and inspired. We think it’s because Anthony dedicates time to learning every client’s hair goals. In the space of those conversations, Anthony focuses on how to achieve their expectations without sacrificing the integrity and health of their hair. And when his clients leave our studio, they feel seen, heard, and – of course – absolutely beautiful!