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 @brondehairgypsy. She is a true master stylist!

Heather Fortune

Heather Fortune, a skilled hairstylist with a BFA in sculpture, embarked on her hairdressing journey in 2006 at the Aveda Institute. Under the guidance of Rusk cutting during her apprenticeship, Heather cultivated a unique skill set that marries her artistic roots with the world of hairstyling. Specializing in mesmerizing blondes, and razor cuts, she crafts individualized looks that are both contemporary and timeless. Heather’s dedication to her guests’ satisfaction ensures each visit is a tailored experience, leaving them with not just a hairstyle but a work of art. Follow her work on Instagram @heather.fortune.hair!

Funky Monkey
Hair Studio

1806 W Markham Ave
Durham, NC 27705

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

(919) 286-1818