My name is Silvia. I'm originally from Portugal but I moved to the US with my parents when I was 3 years old. I have 2 younger brothers and I live in San Francisco with my husband Adam who helps me with all things YouTube.
My passion for hair started at a very early age when and even though my parents told me I was going to change my mind a hundred times, it stuck! Cut to 20 years later I ended up going to a Redken cosmetology school and then on to work at various salons in the Bay Area before I decided to open my own Salon studio in the heart of San Francisco.
Everyone always asks me how we came up with the name "ellebangs". When Adam and I decided to start making YouTube videos we figured that before we began, we needed a name for our channel lol. We started brainstorming and came up with various versions of "Her Hair", but nothing catchy or available. Somewhere down the line, we took "elle" (She in French) and added "bangs", mainly because it sounded catchy. We later came up with "Hair By Reis" which is my real name, but had already ordered t-shirts and mugs with ellebangs on them so obviously it was too late to change it.