Born and raised in the UK, Denise began her career in the salon industry at the age of 14. She started as a shampoo girl and then went on to an apprenticeship in London working under two of Vidal Sassoon's art directors. She later worked at the renowned Queen's Salon and then for John Frida before coming to America in 1984.
Upon arriving in San Diego, she began working at Chequers Hair Salon. During her 14 years at Chequers she was voted, "Best Hairdresser", by San Diego Magazine.
Denise also worked for Nordstroms, dressing hair for the fashion shows and the Miss Teen pageant in 2001. She expanded her business in San Diego by opening Denise Barrow Salon and Spa in Bankers Hill. Since her opening, Denise and her talented group of stylists have been offering exceptional service and incredible style.