About Us

Paul Miller

Paul Miller is a native of North Carolina and has been a professional stylist for over 30 years. He has worked NC and New York City, where he was Technical Art Director for Toni & Guy. After returning from New York, Paul pursued his dream of opening his own salon and Funky Monkey was born! Funky Monkey was created as a place where clients and staff could be themselves and focus on creativity. Paul is an artist and technically skilled. He is certified with Brazilian Blowout, Redken and Schwarzkopf color systems, and has been trained in numerous cutting techniques. As a master stylist, Paul uses his years of experience, training, and knowledge to work with you to create a look that will be your signature. Whether the look you seek is classic or “funky”, Paul will help you bring your vision to life. Paul is the proud dad of four fur babies–Rocky, Luigi, Gizmo, and Coco–and flock of chickens. In his free time, he loves cooking, gardening, watching tennis, and going to the beach. Find more of his work on Instagram @monkeymiller!

Risa Tatum-Yasuda

Risa really enjoys working behind the chair with her excellence of making every client feel great and look great! She loves working with haircutting for every gender and her passion for seasonal hair transformations are a favorite! She is a true love of her trade. Find more of her work on Instagram @risa_hair1!

Andrea Brame

Andrea has 20+ years of professional experience being a hairstylist! Traveling from NC, DC, MIA, and back to NC, Andrea continues to soak in the culture, fashion, life, and mostly being her own amazing teacher! The Durham Community is home to this beauty and she welcomes new clients! Hair is her passion! Andrea is proficient in any number of hair trends. Whether you would like your hair down, half up, or an up-do elegant, chick look, styling hair is one of her jams! She is Brazilian blowout certified for those who love shiny and smooth hair. She is well experienced in a variety of hair cuts for every gender, special color techniques, highlights, and most trending Balayage. You can follow and find her work/inspiration on Instagram @thelocalhairstylist. She is a true master stylist!

Sandi Jahannia

Sandi’s a haircutting specialist that’s been in the hair industry for over 20. years. She got her start at Bumble and Bumble in the late 90s, which lead her to become a Network Educator, eventually working on films, commercials, music videos and fashion campaigns in N.Y. and L.A.

Sandi loves Durham and has considered it to be her second home, doing pop-ups at The Funky Monkey for the past 10 years, while based in NYC.

Her main passion is haircutting, specifically razor cutting. Sandi’s cuts are designed and crafted to each client’s features and lifestyle and tend to grow out beautifully and effortlessly.

Haircuts with Sandi are — $100
Short haircuts (pixies/men’s cuts, etc) —$80

To make an appt with Sandi text or call 646-397-8377
Or email sandalcandle@gmail.com

Please feel free to check out Sandi’s work on her Instagram: @sandinthecity

Funky Monkey
Hair Studio

1806 W Markham Ave
Durham, NC 27705

T-F: 11AM-7PM
Sat: 11AM-6PM
Sun & Mon: Closed

(919) 286-1818