Meet our stylists ...


After many years of working in environments ranging from day spas to barber shops and providing services from nail care to facials, Darcie decided styling hair was her true passion. Darcie's career as a stylist has taken her from Michigan to North Carolina and currently Seattle, Washington where she decided it was time to settle down and create her own salon. In 2001 Kitty Hawk was finally here. An amazing 20 years experience gives this stylist a knowledge base to offer a wide range of techniques in cutting and coloring to achieve a great look that not only complements your bone structure and skin tone, but also your life style. Taking in to account your individual likes and dislikes or your personal challenges with styling, Darcie loves to teach tricks of the trade for your success in maintaining your look beyond the day that you walk out of the salon. Darcie works well with long, layered, curly, short and textured looks.

In her spare time Darcie enjoys books, movies, cooking, working in her yard and spending time with her husband Andy and boston terrier Ruby.

April McCauley

My name is April McCauley, and I am transplant from Scottsdale, Az. I moved my family 6 years ago and have been at KittyHawk for almost 5 of those magical years. In my personal life I am a wife and mother to 3 amazing young girls. I'm also a musician and one heck of a dreamer. In my professional life, am a designer, colorist, and makeup artist. My styles range from cutting-edge to conservative. My versatility allows me to explore the depths of my own ingenuity, in turn allowing me the opportunity to build on old ideas, and always keep styles fresh. I am inspired by fashion, nature, architecture, and art. You will find these inspirations in my hair cut and color designs. My cuts are precise, and color placements exact; my mind is always engaged.

I'm so lucky to have some of the coolest Seattle guys and gals calling me their "go to girl"! Though, I always welcome new clients! Please send me an email with any questions (fierce_razor at yahoo dot com), or book online now! I look forward to inspiring you, and to be inspired in turn.

Val Arras

My journey as a hair stylist began as a proud graduate from Greenwood Academy of Hair, class of 2006. I see my relationship with clients as a partnership through which we are able to achieve their dreams and goals. My inspiration and passion for hair comes from a combination of my love of the beautiful colors and textures found in nature coupled with my love of rock and roll fashion. I love working with vibrant color and offer a wide range of creative techniques, including working with a razor to achieve amazing textured looks. As part of my recent interest and training I have been inspired to incorporate more polished luxurious, healthy looks.

Along my journey I was fortunate to enjoy employment at two premier Seattle salons, both having intense training programs taking me to Las Vegas, Santa Monica, and Dallas working on cutting, coloring, and styling, adding to my skill set and understanding of new and vintage looks. I now have my dream job at Kitty Hawk Hair working with amazing stylists and fantastic local natural products.

In my free time I love cooking, gardening, and being a locavore, seeing live music, and of course watching and rooting for the Seahawks! I love spending time with friends and my favorite days are spent walking in Discovery Park with my guy.