Meet Justine

Color Specialist ++ Extension Queen

Aveda + 7 years as a Licensed professional

Here’s what you need to know about me!

Hi beauties! I’m Justine Carlisle, Co-Founder and Colorist of Blackbird.
Being an air force brat, I’ve lived all over the world. My family officially settled in the DC area when I was in high school – and it has been home ever since. I’ve always had a calling to be in this industry. After high school my mom encouraged me to pursue my passions and grow my talents by attending hair school instead of college. I fell in love with the process and art form of hair coloring from there.

Here’s what you want to know!

Blackbird is a new chapter for me. I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business and creating a space where the people I love most are welcome and always feel beautiful. In all my years of coloring, I’ve also fallen in love with teaching the hair stylists of tomorrow and learning from my colleagues. Blackbird is so much more than a salon – it’s home.

Devin and I actually met at Immortal Beloved! She was a receptionist while I was finishing my colorist apprenticeship. Her bubbly personality and fierce work ethic made us instant friends. I have continued to admire her both as a colorist and personal friend over the years.

When I’m not in the salon you can catch me reminiscing about Thailand, enjoying my fav restaurants -Chaplins, Compass Rose and Maydan, while sippin on a French 75.( If you have never tried this you need to) One life goal? Learn to fly fish in Montana.

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