Salon Backstage was established in December 2016 by Stephen and Caroline Segler.
To focus on his passion for the craft, Stephen opened a shop where stylists would share common values of artistic creation, professionalism, and of focus on the client’s image. His personal history leads the vision of the environment, and the character of stylists who set up their business here.Tradition
The above photo was captured in 1927 in San Angelo, Texas, Stephen’s hometown. It depicts his forebears in the business, making Stephen a third-generation barber. In this cherished picture is his grandfather, Bid Murray, second barber from the front, and great-grandfather, Charles Murray, at the fourth chair. Also shown is great-uncle Sid – a tailor by trade – in the back of the shop.
Meet the Talent
Owner / Stylist / Color Wizard
The man, the myth, the legend. The Grand Poobah, and the owner of this clubhouse.
No, Stephen didn’t write this, he is too busy doing hair.
Stephen earned his barber license at age 21 and worked for a year alongside his friend and mentor, Anthony, and Anthony’s father Antonio. As a skilled keyboardist, he also played music with local artists in the evening around town. While performing locally, an offer come to join a touring national act (Neal McCoy), and he went on the road with the band for the next 14 years.
With the road now in the rear view mirror, he put away the keyboards and looked to his barbering roots. Naturally he returned to Texas – and his buddy Anthony – to refresh his training and hone the skills. That challenge met, he followed his heart and wife Caroline here to the Old Pueblo.
After working for ten years at other salons for other owners, he desired to open his own salon representative of both his family heritage and his career in music: A fusion of the behind-the-scenes essence of the hard work and glamour. His vision for the business provides a coveted pass BACKSTAGE, where the magic is created.
Resident Cut / Color Guru
A renowned short hair sculptor (and wizard with long hair, too), Niki started doing hair in Park Rapids, Minnesota in 1994. Four years later, she moved to Tucson and trained at Gadabout Salon Spas, where she worked for the next 13 years. Niki is a licensed master stylist who has had training over the last 26 years with international companies such as, Wella, Framesi, Kerastase, Davines, & Pureology. For the last eight years she has been renting a chair and managing her own clientele. During this time, she met Salon Backstage’s owner, Stephen. After working together at two different salons, Niki was ready for her Backstage “pass” before construction was even completed.
Hair Stylist / Color Specialist
Whether it’s beautiful classic, classy, bold, daring, fantasy, Ombré, sombre – Alex knows color. Alex has a passion for hair and it shows in her work and her commitment to training in the latest cut and color trends. Alex’s energy inspires her peers and her emphasis on customer services makes us proud! Alex is Niki’s employee and protégé, and is a rising star in the Tucson hair community. Book now through Vagaro, or contact Alex or Niki to book an appointment or free consultation with Alex.
Master Stylist/Rock Star
Hair Stylist / Color Specialist
I have been in the hair industry for almost 10 years. I started my education at Regency Beauty Institute here in Tucson. I enjoy transforming every person that sits in my chair and make them feel great about themselves. I love attending classes and shows learning the latest trends and styles to bring back to the salon. I’m expertly trained in fantasy coloring, balayage, ombre, highlighting and much more. I’m also offering my vast knowledge in hair cutting, updos, formal styles and facial waxing. Looking forward to meeting you, lets have some fun!
Our cornerstone of classy, and as fun as they come!! Sande’s talent is inspiring, and the moment you meet her you’ll know you’re in great hands.
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Ali has grown to love the unique beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Hiking with her family and dogs among the majestic Saguaros is a favorite pastime. Bringing more than 20 years of experience to Salon Backstage, Ali’s approach is all ensuring cut, style, color and texture are right for you. Perhaps Ali’s greatest skill is she’s a “good listener”. Hearing what the Client wants and offering professional recommendations is a team effort that ensures a satisfied client.
There is a lot of love and talent in this salon. Join us!!