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MEET THE CRÜE

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TINITA HARPEL

OWNER / COSMETOLOGIST

Tinita has been in the cosmetology industry for over 20 years. She originally moved to Austin from South Texas in 2000 and honed her skills in some of the best salons in town. At the age of 25 she opened her very first salon. She then moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her career in SFX makeup, working on photo shoots and productions. as well as many award shows & in some of Los Angele's most prestigious salons & spas. Austin was home and eventually she and Michael opened up VINYL Beauty Bar in 2018 with the mission of  keeping the spirit of Austin alive. You can see here around town DJ'ing or singing in a few tribute bands including a Dolly Parton one! No one is a better host than Tinita, and that can be seen and felt the moment you walk through the door. 

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MICHAEL HARPEL

OWNER / RECORD GURU

Originally from Los Angeles (shhhh! Don't tell anyone!), Michael has been playing and enjoying and collecting music since before he could remember. He plays bass guitar mainly and is a Vinyl DJ around town. His tastes are all over the board, from rock and heavy metal to soul and funk and classic country. Nothing sounds or feels better than Vinyl records and he aims to keep the spirit alive by sharing and selling new and used and local independent records. Supporting local musicians is what he cares most about and what Austin needs if it is going to remain the Live Music Capitol. We're here for you!

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TONI CASALE

HAIR SLAYER

Toni Casale, aka Tornado T, hailed from the NYC Metro area and relocated to Austin 5 years ago. 15 years in the beauty industry, she has become a certified colorist, blond specialist & curl specialist. The fun doesn't stop at "painting". For Toni, "hair cannot be compartmentalized. All services lead to wanting people to feel their best through my creativity so I cannot choose one or the other." Check out her work on IG @tonimane_attraction

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LIZ FORFANG

COSMETOLOGIST/MANAGER

Liz has been a Rockstar Hair Stylist at VINYL Beauty Bar since January 2020. She has 15 years of color and styling experience. She specializes in highlights, balayage, and all sorts of fun colors. Liz is trained and certified in OWAY and Pulp Riot and enjoys using her knowledge to create exactly what her clients are envisioning when they sit in her chair. She has worked with all sorts of creators and musicians here in Austin. Liz is an OG Texan from the Houston area and spent a great time in Oakland before coming to Austin 5 years ago. She's a big fan of walking her dog and jammin' out to tunes old and new, anything from Operation Ivy to Three 6 Mafia to Billy Strings.

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DOLLY PAWTON

R.I.Power Queen Dolly Pawton 

The Spirit of Dolly lives on in all of us at VINYL.

The real Boss Bitch at VINYL Beauty Bar. Dolly runs the show and we pay her bills. This li'l pup has been around and seen it all. Her presence will fill your heart with joy and make all of your troubles fade away.

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SARA TURNER

SALON COORDINATOR/APPRENTICE

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GABS GARCIA

NAIL ARTIST

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ANGEL CHUMBLEY

MASSAGE THERAPIST

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