Michael Potter started cutting hair at 6 years old when he first took a scissor to his sister’s hair; needless to say, it's in his bones.

His career spans nearly 30 years, starting with formal training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, to a great deal of time furthering his education by doing internships all over the world with prestigious industry names such as Yosh, Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Toni & Guy. This led to Michael winning two national awards, nominated by his peers, for the Arts and Fashion Group. Michael is also a member of Intercoiffure Mondial, an international group of top hairstylist from top fashion capitals.

When Michael is not behind the chair he loves cooking, drinking great wine, the ballet, opera, road trips through California and hiking the Marin Headlands. He is also a passionate animal rights advocate, volunteering his time at various shelters.

Michael brings an incredible passion and many laughs to Salon DeCota.

“As long as you’ve got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything you want in this life”