Nina has an unmatched passion for the beauty industry, and having been in the business for 20+ years as a master stylist, educator and platform artist, she has traveled to and experienced all corners of the US, from Alaska to New York and finally bringing her talents to Texas. Along with her laundry list of experience and travels, she’s also won many industry awards, including Las Vegas Hairdresser of the Year in 2002. Upon arriving in Austin in 2007, Nina saw a dire need for a great salon in the Lakeway area. With her hard work and perseverance, she built her clientele by word-of-mouth and was even recognized as one of the top five stylists of 2009 during Fashion Week Austin. She has continued her love for education and has attended a few classes on Balayage and perfected her skill. She has been a mentor to many stylists during her young career, teaching the art of hair and the value of a strong stylist/client relationship. Nina truly focuses on first listening to exactly what it is her clients are looking for, and by using that communication, she makes her clients look and feel absolutely beautiful.
Ellie was born and raised in Austin, TX! Her specialties include balayage, ombré, highlights, color, color correction, cuts and Brazilion Blowouts. She is ten years into the industry and was formerly trained by Redken's top educators, David Stanko and Sam Villa. She also trained with Paul Mitchell, obtained a Level 4 Color Specialist and is a Redken Certified Color Artist. She was a part of the 2009 and 2011 Las Vegas symposiums and attended Michael Cole’s “Step Up” class, The Art of Consultation with Carolyn O’Connor, and The Business of Color with Tina Hunt.
Ellie’s career philosophy is to continuously learn and grow as a stylist through education and keeping up with the latest trends and styles so that her clients can have the latest looks. Ellie’s passion behind the chair is bringing a color and cut into a finished style that makes her clients feel beautiful and confident.
Since 2006, Clayton started working for Toni & Guy. He quickly fell in love with industry and made his way up to Salon Coordinator and Assistant Manager. Toni & Guy's extensive education allowed Clayton to become one of their leading Color specialist. When he completed that program he moved into the styling and cutting program and became a well rounded Master Stylist. Without a doubt, his love and passion for the industry will shine in his client's hair.
Christine was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has had a passion for the fashion industry all her life. She’s been in the cosmetology field for 10+ years and is a Special Occasion Specialist. She is also currently working to become a Redken Master Colorist. She has trained one-on-one with Redken leaders David Stanko and Sam Villa. Christine loves educating her clients on how to achieve their desired look at home. She is driven to discover and learn new color technology and the latest techniques in cutting and styling. She truly brings her ultimate artistic expression to each and every one of her clients. Be sure to check out her website at www.hairbycece.com.
Throughout Amy's 20 year career as a stylist, and being licensed in three states, she has had the opportunity to learn and appreciate all aspects of the beauty industry. From early on where she attended the Gene Juarez Advanced Training Center in the Pacific Northwest to educate and lead her peers as well as working alongside top industry leaders in California at an award winning Aveda concept salon. She has the expertise and an eye for color correction, precision cutting and styling. Her commitment to continued education keeps her on the forefront of her field, and attending hair conventions in Seattle, LA, Las Vegas, New York and Italy has kept her up on emerging styles, products and techniques. Amy uses a wide range of product lines from Redken, Wella and Goldwell to give her multi dimensional color with beautiful results. Amy was a successful stylist and salon owner of ten years in Sand Diego prior to her recent move here to Austin and she places great value on listening carefully to her clients needs with a personable approach to make everyone feel comfortable each and every visit.
Kathryn is enjoying many years of creative ,diverse pursuits in art & beauty. All of her advanced training with Tony & Guy in Denver, Vidal Sassoon in LA, Aveda in Minneapolis & Salon International in London, allows her to share the latest trends & techniques. Her number one goal is for her clients to only have" good hair days "with beautiful color & cuts that enhance your features. She prefers natural products & uses them as much as possible. She has been active in painting, sculpting, hair & make-up for theater, video & photography. If you are looking for experience, creativity & a laid back personality you've found it.
Veronica has been in the Lake Travis area since 2001 and is well-known by her peers as a passionate stylist and colorist. The passion she has for her art has led her to further her abilities and knowledge in a number of ways. She is certified by L’Oreal as a Color Specialist in ISO color and the new, ammonia- free INOA, which has been deemed “the hair color of the future.” Veronica is also certified by So.Cap.USA® as a professional hair extentionist. Along with her experience and certifications, Veronica has been trained and mentored by a variety of wonderful hairstylists. She’s sure to leave you feeling fabulous.
Whitney has had a passion for the hair industry for nearly a decade. Coming from Orange County, California.. She has had the opportunity to train with some of the best in the industry including, Redken, Pravana, Deva Curl, aqua, Keratherapy, and Brazilian Blowout. She specializes in blondes, highlights, color, color corrections, and hair extensions of various types.
As the hair world constantly evolves, Whitney continuously strives to educate and her advance her skills as a stylist to help her guests with all the latest tip and trends. Her goal as a stylist is to make each one of her guests look and feel more beautiful than when they walked in.
Melanie graduated from Avenue Five Institute in 2012. Immediately proceeding graduation she completed a year long apprenticeship at Propaganda Hair Group under a lead educator for Davines Hair Color. Throughout her career she has attended education for cut, color and extensions all over the U.S. including classes with Sassoon-Santa Monica, The Business of Balayage, Tim Hartley, lisalovesbalayage, Pulp Riot, Kien Hoang, and Bescene. Melanie’s work has been featured by Modernsalon, Masters of Balayage, Imallaboutdahair, Hairstylist_tribe, Balayageartists, Certifiedcolorist, Balayagedandpainted, Maneinterest, and Citiesbesthairstylist and been published by Davines-Itlay. Education and staying on the cutting edge of new techniques and trends is a must for her. Melanie has found her passion in her career and loves helping people look and feel their best.
Lisa is highly-skilled with an amazing attention to detail and a focus on excellent customer service. She is from Billings, Montana where she worked at the esteemed Blanco Blanco salon as a top hair designer. She has been in the Austin area for five years. Her consultative approach to hair allows her to clearly understand her clients’ visions for their hairstyles. She asks the right questions before beginning so that she can make the best recommendation and deliver a fantastic result. Lisa’s easygoing personality helps to ensure her customers’ time at the salon is pressure-free.
Michelle has a passion for customer service and stands firm on her belief that the client always comes first. She is a fashion icon and enjoys working with customers to help them find the perfect look or pick out a great gift for a special someone.