Master Stylist



First in her family to do so, Christina became a stylist in 2014. During her schooling she discovered a passion for men’s grooming and pursued her Barber license in addition to her Cosmetology license.

Christina acquired her credentials in the heart of Los Angeles, learning everything she could from skin fades, to shaving, to color, the works!

Her pursuit of excellence in her craft, and product knowledge, inspired her to move up to the Silicon Valley and join team 18|8 Mountain View. She has found other passions since such as rock-climbing, Dungeons and Dragons, and traveling.

In the spring of 2019, Christina joined 18|8 Palo Alto. She has volunteered for the “Welcome to our World” event in Sacramento, mentored a number of Center Stylists, and has been promoted from Master Stylist to Lead and Management.

Her skills and her leadership make her the most highly sought out stylist at 18|8 Palo Alto.

client love

"I highly recommend Christina Gates the next time you need a high end haircut. She's extremely knowledgeable along with having an incredible attention to detail to ensure your haircut is exactly how you envisioned. She doesn't rush the process and makes sure you're comfortable with the cut every step of the way. I left the experience feeling very satisfied!"

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Tom S.

Barber Christina is truly a Master! She gave me the best haircut I have had in years. I am happy to call her my hairstylist.

18|8 employs the best of the best! Highly recommended.

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