Centrally located in San Francisco’s South Park, Grasshopper opened in 2002 and has quickly became one of the city’s busiest salons bringing international style and high concept, beautiful cuts to a loyal following of clients who enjoy its friendly and down-to-earth vibe. At the heart of this success is Jeneill Smith and Kelly Madigan’s focus on developing the team of artists working in the salon and a passionate commitment to their client needs.
Jeneill’s career began in New York where she worked side by side with the great Guy Mascolo at Toni & Guy on Madison Avenue. Becoming one of Toni & Guy/TIGI most sought after instructors, she has participated in shows in Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, New York Milan Los Angeles Chicago and Taiwan, working most frequently at the TIGI academy in Salerno Italy on the beautiful Amalfi coast. For the past five years, Jeneill has worked with Eugene Souleiman’s team for New York and Paris runway shows, working with an illustrious list of designers that include Yoji Yamomoto, Narciso Rodriguez, Heche, Jbrand, Donna Karen, Haider Ackerman, Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfinger, and Jeremy Scott.
Kelly gained her extensive training in cut and styling from a career spent in the best Salons and Academy’s in Dallas, San Francisco, London, New York, and Los Angeles. Endlessly inspired by the creativity of the industry, Kelly has shared her technical expertise with hairdressers in cutting classes, shows, motivational seminars and workshops in San Francisco and throughout the west coast as a Platform artist, and member of TIGI’s Toni & Guy/TIGI Art Team. While developing her East coast clientele Kelly headed up Alibi NYC SoHo’s Academy’s advanced cutting workshops for experienced stylists and cut and styled hair for some of the best editorial photographers in the industry.
Grasshopper’s renowned Apprentice Program was founded upon the principals of its partners at Toni&Guy UK/Label.M and Toni&Guy/TIGI who have been a successful educationally based company for more than 40 years. All of the Grasshopper team are engaged in an extensive and ongoing education in the art of consultation, the latest techniques, and gain further experience during time spent at Grasshopper’s partner academies in NYC and London. Jeneill and Kelly share industry leading vision and a true passion for hair; each bringing their unique talents and experience to ensuring that every client at the salon receives the perfect hairstyle.