Denise “Dee” Adames, winner of the hit bravo reality-television show Shear Genius is the ultimate artsy gal. Just looking at her is easy to see why the hipster wowed audiences and judges with her flair for hair and won the show’s grand prize.
Dee’s career began 12 years ago in Miami when she worked for a Paul Mitchell distributor as a computer graphic artist. But during a work related visit to a hair show she was blown away by the artistic technique and skill of the stylist. Inspired, Dee enrolled in night school and studied while maintaining her position at Paul Mitchell. She eagerly climbed the corporate ladder until she was made a Task Force and Premiere member for John Paul Mitchell System’s which allowed here to teach other hair educators the latest cut, color and style trends. She is worked for several salons in Miami as Artistic Director and team leader including Allure Salon, Peter of London and Miller’s Studio. Her experience has lead her to open two salons and create a professional and creative culture.
When the opportunity arose to try out for Shear Genius, Dee couldn’t resist. On the show, Adames put her best foot forward by staying focused on the task at hand. “I treat hair styling as an art form and a sport – I am an artist and an athlete by nature, so I combined the two because I am competitive and creative.”
From Salon Owner to Stylist extraordinaire Dee Adames stays focus on her true passion; Education for the industry. Adames always strives to stay on top of current hair trends but always keeps the foundation of hair design as part of her daily practice. Apart from her talents and mastery of Hair, Dee’s attention to detail and communication skills are what keeps her in demand and ranks her a 5 Starr Hair Artist. When she is not working behind the chair, Dee is conducting private classes for her team and students who want to improve their technical cutting skills and improve their knowledge of hair color.
Professional Courses and Training
- Paul Mitchell Certified
- JOICO color specialist
- Vidal Sassoon Trained
- Tape Extension Expert
- Men’s Grooming Education
- Wella Color Certified
- Brazilian Blowout Certified
- Dry Cutting Master