About me

Darla is a Master Stylist and Certified Colorist specializing in Signature and Razor Cuts , Highlights, Ombré, Balayage, Colormelts, and Blowouts. She is also certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

She’s originally from New York City, where she started working in the Beauty Industry 25 years ago, as an apprentice, in a busy New York City salon. Coming from a family of hairdressers, she has been around hair her whole life, and has a deep passion for everything regarding hair and beauty.

After graduating from St. John’s University, in 1998, with a degree in Journalism, she decided to pursue her true passion, hair, so in 2000, she got her license from Capri Institute of Hair Design in Paramus, New Jersey. Since then, she has worked under some of the industries leading educators for Artec/L’Oreal, Rusk, and Matrix, in both New Jersey and New York City. Darla learned early on that continuing education is vital in this industry, so she spends a lot of her time in advanced classes with companies like Aquage, Redken, Chi, Schwarzkopf, Goldwell, Keratin Complex, Paul Mitchell, All Nutrient, and with Mentor Carla Ross – of Slash Academy, in California. All of this education has contributed to her strength in color and hair design. She is also classically trained in techniques like those of Rusk, Vidal Sassoon, and Toni & Guy.
I opened Scissor Sage in 2010 because I have such a passion for hair and for making people look and feel good about themselves. Every time I see my clients smile and look happy, it brings me complete joy and satisfaction, knowing I’m in the right business. I also want to bring my clients the best and healthiest products available, that’s why I offer organic color upon request and all of my hair products and backbar (shampoo and conditioner) are safe for the environment, vegan, cruelty-free, and some are gluten free.
Client Loyalty Program
Scissor Sage has very competitive pricing, giving clients the financial ability to maintain their new look.

Our Studio
Scissor Sage is a very relaxing, fun, friendly, and artistic little studio, where the dress code is casual and the music is always jammin! I am a mom of 3 little boys, so I book by appointment only. This also allows each client to have a more relaxing experience. Text or call me today to book. I will always strive to exceed your expectations, because your happiness is my top priority!


Here’s The Good Stuff. Some of My Best Work Is Featured Below.


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