Aloha! I'm Brett Tennyson, Founder and CEO of Tennyson Hair Designs. I was raised from an early age here on the Big Island. My father, Johnathan Tennyson, was a world-recognized leader of solar vehicle design and owner of Suntera Solar Electric Chariot Co. on the Hamakua Coast, Hawaii. He and Paul Mitchell were best friends. We lived on the awapuhi farm that my father and Paul owned, and it continues to produce the fragrant blossoms for Paul Mitchell’s famous shampoo. As kids, Paul's son Angus and I would help harvest the flowers for awapuhi shampoo.
I was set on following in my father’s footsteps in the solar industry until his untimely death changed everything for me. Angus encouraged me to attend beauty school and in 1998 I graduated from the iconic and world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy. I immediately went to work with Bruno Meglio and SooniePaik in their distinguished Beverly Hills salon, Bruno & Soonie. The salon is known for its celebrity clientele, many of whom I served regularly as their trusted stylist. During this time, I regularly participated in continued education and the refinement of my craft. My resume also includes work at JohnPaul Mitchell Systems with Angus Mitchell as we traveled the US teaching colour, cutting, styling, and working on stage.
In 2007, I came back to my roots on the Big Island, the place my dad loved. I became Head Stylist at the Paul Brown Salon at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel where I specifically served their elite clientele. Now, I have my own space in Kailua-Kona where I get to serve clients in choosing a hairstyle that fits their lifestyle, as well as highlights their best features.
It is my desire to help you reduce your stress and let you experience my talent as a colourist, master hair cutter, and stylist. Call or text 858-213-6865 to book an appointment.
I exclusively use Wella Professional® Koleston Perfect color. I use and sell only the finest high-quality products. Here are some of my favorites. Come see the entire product lines available for sale in the salon.
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