David, a town of Vienna native, grew up gravitating towards the arts, music & fashion. After acquiring a degree in fine arts from George Mason University, David decided to pursue his true passion in the hairstyling world. He graduated from the prestigious Graham Webb international academy in D.C., and began his career as an assistant in Georgetown at Roche Salon. He then became a stylist at P.R. @ Partners in Downtown D.C. and a short stint at Bang salon before deciding to move his place of work back to his hometown of Vienna, working at Bellini’s salon. While working at Bellini’s salon for 8 years, he also became an educator and worked at industry hair shows, and trained under industry icons Michael O’Rourke and Oribe Canales. In 2017, David moved a few blocks over to John Edwards Hair Design further establishing his clientele and has most recently trained under world famous Johnny Ramirez and Anh Co Tran of the prestigious Ramirez/Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA, celebrity colorist, Chad Kenyon, Sal Salcedo, and Cherin Choi of the trend setting Nova Arts Salon in downtown Los Angeles, CA. David has recently decided to follow his gut instinct and open a truly unique, open, creative, art centered workspace in the heart of Vienna. David welcomes you to his dream come true, he welcomes you to Sundown & Rise Up.


Gabi Norton

Apprenctice & assistant

Gabi is an 18 year old cosmetologist with 3 years of experience in the field. She is a very passionate person who strives to satisfy every client. Even though she is fairly new in the world of hair, Gabi has lots of experience in men’s and women’s hair cutting, as well as braided styles, blowout and bridal styles, color applications and glazing/toning services. She strives to learn more and more everyday and is exited to kick-start her career at Sundown & Rise Up!