Meet the Experts at Hair Techniques

Donna Schumacher, founder and owner of Hair Techniques hair salon, brings her 30+ years of hair care, hair styling, and customer service experience to operating the Hair Techniques Salon at the highest level of professionalism. Donna continually pleases her wide range of repeat clients – from small children to wise seniors – male and female alike. Hence, her appointment book fills up quickly with “regulars” seeking their appointment preferences.

Hailing from the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Donna always knew she wanted to become a hair stylist. After graduating from the American School for Beauty Culture, Donna spent ten years building a
clientele in the Chicago area.

Relocating with her husband to San Francisco in 1987, Donna passed the California State Boards for Cosmetology, and began building a clientele in her new home state. Upon moving to the beautiful coastal town of Pacifica, CA she answered the “call” to open “Hair Techniques by Donna Schumacher” in 1995 and for the first year, worked as the sole hairstylist.

Donna’s depth of experience includes:

  • 1st place as a student in the Illinois state competition and 10th nationwide
  • 10 years hair styling in the Chicago area
  • Work for Paul Mitchell and Matrix hair color at Midwest beauty shows and educational classes
  • Certified educator for the BIOSILK/CHI line of color and haircare products
  • Certified colorist with Redken Chromatics-Prismatic Color with Zero Ammonia California hair stylist for 20+ years and business owner for over 15 years

Donna’s passion for hair remains the same today as the day she started. Whether haircut, perm, color, or highlight, each client provides a special and unique opportunity. Donna welcomes the opportunity to be of service to you.



Tues., Wed., Thurs: 10 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 10 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm,
Sunday, Monday: Closed

Earlier and or later appointments are available
by appointment only!

Shelby Yaeger is a licensed hair stylist and has enjoyed working with the Hair Techniques family for 2 years. Shelby’s time assisting Donna Schumacher has helped her perfect and fine-tune her artistic skill set. Shelby studied cosmetology at Skyline College and completed an externship at Hair Techniques as part of the program. The experience was such a great fit that Shelby was hired at Hair Techniques shortly after her graduation. Shelby uses her creativity and keen eye to execute beautiful color, cut and styling.

Shelby has lived in the Bay Area her whole life and loves being so close to the beach. When not working at Hair Techniques, she enjoys spending time with family and friends; going to a good movie; or catching her favorite bands. Shelby tries to visit her second home as often as possible: Disneyland! She enjoys socializing and is a natural for the customer service industry. Clients often express how relaxed and comfortable they are during an appointment with Shelby.

Shelby’s interest in makeup and cosmetology started at a young age. She works intuitively, customizing application for each individual face and highlighting the unique beauty of her clients. Shelby is currently providing makeup and hair styling services for proms, weddings, and other social occasions. Contact her for more information and to set up a consultation discussing how she can make you look and feel beautiful on your special day!

Shelby is taking on new clients for cut and color. Contact Shelby for an appointment: