BYU-Idaho Radio · BYU-Idaho Student Balances Barbering and Acting

You may have seen BYU-Idaho theatre performance student Amanda Guinn on stage in shows like “Wind in the Willows” or “These Shining Lives” or she may have cut your hair at Rexburg’s BarberPop Shop. 

Guinn will graduate from BYU-Idaho in December, but she graduated Paul Mitchell the School in May 2019. 

She started cutting hair in college when friends needed a cut to take tests.  

“So, I tried it and they started telling all their friends that I would cut their hair and I started doing that for a while and soon enough people started asking me if I was going to hair school that I looked into it and by the next fall, I was there,” Guinn said. 

Guinn said her decision to attend Paul Mitchell was one of the best decisions she’s ever made.  

Guinn works at the BarberPop Shop while also being a full-time student at BYU-Idaho. She also works in the theatre department’s wig shop, styling, cutting and preparing wigs and different hair pieces for different BYU-Idaho productions. She especially enjoys styling pieces for period productions. 

To see Guinn’s work both at the BarberPop Shop and on the stage at BYU-Idaho visit her Instagram page at backstage.barberr.