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Mon – Thurs 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Largo: 727-588-9808
Clearwater: 727-726-8181
Seminole: 727-596-9800
Aveda Seminole: 727-953-7477

Samantha

Specializing in:  Long hair design, Finishing & Styling for all hair types.

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Extensive Salon West New Talent Program w/Leah Hanson (2017-2018)
  • Aveda Institute Graduate (2017)

Getting to know Marina...

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have & letting yourself shine through.”

“Spread love every where you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

“Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi. I admire her vibrant energy and upbeat attitude through any situation.”

“I love the dynamic of our Salon. I always get to meet new people from all walks of life.”

Jamie
Jamie

Specializing in:  Facials, Chemical Peels, Skin care for all skin types, Face and Body Waxing, Makeup Artistry and Xtreme Eyelash Extensions, Natural and Shellac Manicures & Pedicures

Certifications & Additional Education:  Graduated in 2004 from Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Pikesville, MD – Certified in Dermalogica, Skin Ceuticals and Jane Iredale – Certified Reiki Master – Certified Xtreme Lash Stylist

Getting to know Jamie…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love working at Salon West because of the similar philosophies that we share. We both believe in continuing education, keeping up with the latest trends and perfecting our art to give our guests a superior experience. At Salon West I am able to explore my artistic visions. I am able to be the best I can be in doing what I love.”

 Who inspires you?

“Coco Chanel is such an icon in this industry and helped make it what it is today.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“I believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”– Coco Chanel. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel.

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“PB and J sandwiches which is why I try not to keep it in my house!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Right now, I am loving Lady Gaga. She isn’t afraid to express her style and push the limits. She doesn’t care what people think. Her versatility inspires me.”

Alexa
Alexa

Specializing in: Dimensional/Fashion haircolor, Color correction, Curly hair design, Long hair designs, Finishing styles, Make-up Applications

Additional Education & Certifications:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • In-salon Haircutting Design and Styling class with Redken’s International Educator, Chris Baran (July 2011)
  • The Inspiring World of Redken Runway Trends
  • Redken Creates: Advanced Color & Design
  • Redken Principle Based Design & Principle Color – “Why Be Part of It?”
  • Graduated from The Salon Professional Academy, Tampa FL (2011)

Getting to know Alexa…

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Sometimes trends are hit and miss, but it’s fun and rewarding to take risks!”

Favorite quote?

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” -Paul of the Bible

What/Who inspires you?

“I’m constantly inspired by the people I meet everyday.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“The stylists I work with are motivating, encouraging, and inspiring, and their guests reflect their awesome and varying personalities.”

What is your favorite movie?

“The Phantom of the Opera. I love the story and the music is incredible!”

What is your favorite music?

“Anything and everything from The Beatles to Dubstep, excluding country.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“The Twilight Saga.”

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“Drew Barrymore! She experiments with fashion and can rock any hair color.” 

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I run the turkey trot with my family every year, it’s a budding tradition.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“I absolutely love pita chips and hummus.”

Ashby
Ashby

Bio Coming Soon…

Jessica
Jessica

Associate in Training.

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
Brittany C
Brittany C

Locations: Clearwater, Seminole & Largo

Brittani R
Brittani R

Support Staff: Aveda, Largo, Seminole

Tracey
Tracey

Specializing in: Pink and White Enhancements, Mosaic Color Enhancements, Creative Spa Pedicures and Manicures, Natural Nails, CND Shellac Polish

Certifications and Additional Education: Creative Master Technician, Advanced Creative Classes

Getting to know Tracey…

Favorite quote?

“Live every day as your last.”

What/who inspires you?

“Oprah, because she gives so much back to the world.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair renders great style?

“Carrie Underwood.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Outback Steakhouse.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Pretty Woman.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“You only look as good as you feel.”

Kayla
Kayla

Specializing in:  Swedish Massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue, hot stone, bamboo, expectant mother massage, myofascial release technique, and aromatherapy; Facials, skin care for all skin types; Face and body waxing; Makeup applications; Eyelash extensions and perming, brow & lash tint; Natural & Shellac nail services.

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • CND Shellac Certified 
  • Massage therapy and skin care from Sunstate –
  • Dermalogica classes- Skin Ceuticals classes-
  • Jane Iredale classes –
  • Lash Stylist/Extension and Perming classes 

Getting to know Kayla…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The emphasis on continued education.”

 Who inspires you?

“Mom and Dad.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty without expression is boring.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Feed your faith, starve your fears.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Island Way.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Anything sweet!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Shakira.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Apocalypto.”

Cassandra
Cassandra

Specializing in: Precision cutting design, Dry cutting, Curly/Textured hair, Vintage-type styling, Special Occasion Styling, Permanent straightening, Dimensional coloring techniques, Color correction, and Make-up artistry

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Hot Heads Certified (February, 2013)
  • Deva Certified (2010 & 2011)
  • Coppola Keratin Smoothing Certification
  • John Sahag Dry Cutting Design
  • Martin Parsons Formal Styling class
  • Aquage Creative Cutting/Formal Styling – Paul Mitchell Creative Cutting
  • EC Mode/ Malibu Wellness Skin Care lesson focusing on Premature Aging and Water Wellness
  • Goldwell Full Salon Day Color Training & Goldwell Creative Cutting
  • Goldwell Elumen Color Certification
  • Goldwell Color Essentials I & II
  • Nioxin course focusing on Hair Loss
  • Graduated from Concord Academy of Hair Design and Pivot Point Training (1999-2000)

Getting to know Cassandra…

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“Nicole Ritchie, Mila Kunis, and Taylor Swift.”

What/Who inspires you?

“My co-workers, my team reminds me to reach for greatness.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“The team I am a part of. They inspire me.”

What is your favorite movie?

“The Princess Bride “Inconceivable”.”

What is your favorite food?

“Cheesecake.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. –Confucius”

What is your favorite music?

“An eclectic mixture of liquid sound.”

Favorite quote?

“Life is an eddless struggle, full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you will like.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Vampires.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I am a craft junkie.”

Leslie
Leslie

Specializing in: Long and short hair cuts, finishing and styling all hair types, completing looks with make-up application. I really enjoy educating guests about their hair health and getting them started on a custom regiment for their hair while addressing the challenges they may have with styling at home.

Additional Education & Certifications:

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014) – Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)

Getting to know Leslie…

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Happiness doesn’t come from beauty, rather beauty from happiness.”

Favorite quote?

“Beauty is the opposite of perfection, it’s about confidence, charisma, and character.”

What/Who inspires you?

“My daughter inspires me to be the best version of myself to be an example.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“The environment that seems to have an unending opportunity to grow and learn.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Coffee, that’s a food too, right?”

Amy
Amy

Specializing in: Men and Womens Precision Haircutting, Texturizing and Dry Cutting Techniques, Highlighting & Lowlighting, Finishing Work, and Up-Styling

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  •  Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Certified Pureologist (Feb 2011)
  • Men’s Clipper Cutting Class with Tim Grove
  • Redken’s 2011 International Symposium (Las Vegas)

Getting to know Amy…

Favorite quote?

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” –Coco Chanel

What/who inspires you?

” So many things…fashion, music, nature. Hard working and educated individuals have always been inspirational and the future inspires me to take action in the present.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Massage, pedicures and facials!”

Which celebrity do you think has great hair or renders great style?

“Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry to name a few.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Be kind and care for your body on the inside and out and you will feel and look your best!”

Bryanna
Bryanna

Associate in training

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
Tara
Tara

Specializing in: Finishing and Ironwork, Dimensional Hair Coloring, Texturizing Haircuts, Men’s Hair Coloring and Haircutting

Certifications and Additional Education:

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)

Getting to know Tara…

Favorite quote?

“Smile… It makes people wonder what you’re up to.” -Unknown

What/who inspires you?

“Many of the woman leaders in the world.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Audrey Hepburn and Reese Witherspoon.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Sushi at Osaka’s.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Walk the Line.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“Everyday I am inspired by my co-workers . We are one big family. I love coming to work.”

Chelsea
Chelsea

Specializing in:  Creative Multi-Dimensional Color Placement, Color Correction, Long Hair Design, Finishing & Styling for All Hair Types, Razor & Precision Cutting, Dry Cutting & Texturizing

Certifications and Additional Education:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist – Redken Master Stylist
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (Sept, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept, 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2015)
  • Mix Masters-Advanced Color Class at the Redken Exchange NYC (Sept, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014) 
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013) 
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Advanced Color Class at the Redken Exchange, NYC (2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • 2 Day Advanced Cutting Class with International Redken Artists, Sam Villa and Chris Baron, Redken Exchange, NYC (November, 2012)
  • Advanced Color 911 & Cutting Class at Redken Exchange, NYC (2012)
  • Redken’s 2011 International Symposium (Las Vegas)
  • Redken Exchange New York City: Color & Know Why focusing on Natural Levels, Undertones, Formulation & Application Techniques (2010)
  • Men’s Haircutting Course with Redken Artist, Tim Grover
  • Coppola Keratin Smoothing Complex Certification Course
  • Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics course (2009)
  • Graduated from The Salon Professional Academy (Tampa)

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Getting to know Chelsea…

Favorite quote?

“Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be; every season serves a purpose.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I love deep sea fishing.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Reality TV shows.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Kristin Cavallari and Jessie James Decker.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“It ranges from sushi all the way pizza.”

What is your favorite music?

“Country all the way!”

What/who inspires you?

“My kids inspire me to be a better person through and through.”

Madison
Madison

Specializing in: Dimensional Haircoloring, Long Hair Design, Special Occasion Styling, Ethnic and Curly hair Design, Finsihing & Ironwork , Curl Reducing Services

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • 3 day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Graduate of The Salon Professional Academy (Tampa)

Getting to know Madison…

Favorite quote?

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I like to look at hair like a puzzle and a piece of art at the same time. You have to make sure the pieces fit together in order to create a masterpiece.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Great food, good company, and a fun video game.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Rihanna, hands down. But, I always love anyone who is willing to reinvent their style often.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

I love Thai, Indian, and Mongolian food.”

What is your favorite music?

“I tend to like a little bit of everything. But especially, anything I can sing along with.”

Clayton
Clayton

Specializing in: Highlighting and lowlighting, long hair design, edgy and conservative haircuts.

Certifications and Additional Education:

  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Graduated from The Salon Professional Academy (2007)

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Getting to know Clayton…

Favorite quote?

“A certain knowing is more than hope.” – Clayton

What/who inspires you?

“My kids and my better half.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I’m an adrenaline junkie and astronomy geek.”

What is your favorite music?

Led Zeppelin, Jack Johnson, Bob Dillon, and Dave Matthews

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

The ongoing education, upbeat atmosphere, and the “beautiful reputation.”

Jen
Jen

Specializing in: Multi-dimensional color; Edgy to conservative haircuts and color; Fine hair; Layered cuts; Vintage special occasion styles; Vibrant red/copper toned permanent hair color

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Certified Pureologist (Feb 2011)
  • Redken Exchange (NYC 2010)
  • Men’s Cutting Course (2009)
  • Graduate from Paul Mitchell (Tampa)

Getting to know Jen…

Favorite Quote?

“There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

What/who inspires you?

“Anything unique that catches my attention.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I was and wanted to be a ballerina for 15 years, until I found my passion for doing hair.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Emma Stone and Demi Lovato. They are always changing up their hair.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Back to the Future and Hocus Pocus.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Find beauty in everything.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“It’s like a family here, coming to work is just like going to my second home, it’s so much fun

Danielle
Danielle

Specializing in: Fine hair coloring and cutting design, Dimensional coloring techniques, Razor cuts

Additional Education and Certifications:

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Certified Redken Master Specialist
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award-Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Certified in Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013) 
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Over the Top Business class with Redken artist, Tina Terry Hunt (February, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Design and Finishing with Redken Artistic Designer Braden Peltier (2012)
  • Exclusive In-salon Cutting and Design class with International Artistic Designer Ruth Roche (2012)
  • Premier International Hair Show (Orlando)

Getting to know Danielle…

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“Jennifer Lopez.”

What/Who inspires you?

“My grandmother.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Liar Liar.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.” – Plato

Favorite quote?

“Life is what you make it!”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Salted caramel ice cream from Kilwins.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I love to go running.”

What is your favorite food?

“Brownies.”

Samantha
Samantha

Specializing in: I enjoy working with long hair, multidimensional color and long layers. A “lob” is always fun and flattering to do as well.

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Sunpure Keratin
  • Aveda Art of Style
  • Aveda The Magic of Color
  • Aveda Deep Color
  • Aveda Color Solutions
  • Aveda Precision Cutting

Getting to know Samantha…

What/Who inspires you?

“My husband inspires me.”

Favorite quote?

“Your words cast a spell on your heart and mind; what you think about you bring about.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“I’m all about natural beauty. It comes from the inside and the outside is our canvas to be creative with.”

What is on your favorite music?

“Toddler Tunes is in my CD player right now, but if I had my choice it would be Jack Johnson, Ben Harper or Bob Marley.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Starbucks has got to be my guilty pleasure.”

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“I’d have to say Jennifer Lopez has great hair and renders great style.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“Something people don’t know about me is that becoming a mother has changed my perspective on everything. My children make me strive to be the best I can be. I never knew love existed the way it does until I became a mother.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“What I like most about Salon West is the business structure.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“I love food of all sorts I can’t narrow it down to one thing. It’s all about the mood I’m in at that particular time.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie.”

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Sarah M
Sarah M

Specializing in: Highlighting and Dimensional Hair color, Iron work, Balayage, Texturizing and Long Hair Design

Certifications & Additional Education:   

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June. 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)

Getting to know Sarah …

Favorite Quote? “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” 
 
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” – Christopher Robin
 
Who inspires you? 
 
“My family”
 
Which celebrity do you think has great hair and renders great style? 
 
Mila Kunis”
 
What is your beauty philosophy?
 
“True beauty is being yourself.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West? 
 
We all work so well together! Very fortunate to work with such a great team.”
 
What is your favorite food?
 
“Pad Thai!’
  
What is your guilty pleasure?
 
“Making holiday wreaths and baking.”
  
What’s your favorite music? 
 
“I can’t choose a favorite. I like a bit of everything!”
 
What is something most people don’t know about you? 
 
“I can quote pretty much the entire movie Mean Girls.”
 
What is your favorite movie?
 
“Grease”
Heather M
Heather M

Specializing in: Texture Haircutting, Dimensional Hair Color, Reinventing Hairstyles

Certifications and Additional Education:  

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Certified Redken Master Specialist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken International Symposium (Las Vegas, Jan. 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcano (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012) 
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Redken’s 2011 International Symposium (Las Vegas)

Getting to know Heather…

What/who inspires you?

“My mother.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I went to school to be a police officer.”

What is your “guilty” pleasure?

“Popsicles.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Catherine Zeta Jones.”

What is your favorite movie?

“The Notebook.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The teamwork and healthy environment.”

Holly
Holly

Specializing in: Upstyling including Braiding; Ombré, Dimensional Hair Color, Color Correction, Finishing Work for all hair types, Long and Short Hair Design, and Makeup Applications.

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Pureology Certification with Davina Allen and Joseph Nero (2016)
  • Graduated from The Aveda Institutes (Clearwater, FL)

Getting to know Holly…

What is your favorite quote?

“I think, maybe, Heaven is a sea of untranslatable jokes. Only everyone is laughing!” – Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House

Who/What inspires you?

“I’m fickle with my inspiration. Everyday, I’m inspired by someone or something else.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I love football!”

What is your beauty philosophy? 

“Don’t let anybody tell you what to do with your body. Wear that bright lip! Cut all your hair off! You’ve only got one life, you might as well live it however you want to.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Gossip Girl. I normally hate shows like that, but I just can’t look away!”

What do you like most about working at Salon West? 

“My Aunt and I share a birthday, are both left-handed, and are both makeup artists.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Emma Roberts. Whether she’s rocking a lob off-screen, or her Scream Queens extensions, she slays.”

What’s your favorite music?

“Showtunes…And lots of Indie Rock.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Sushi! Or burritos… I can’t pick!”

What is your favorite movie?

“Interview With the Vampire.”

Candace
Candace

Specializing in:  Long Hair Design, Finishing & Styling for All Hair Types, Color Matching, Dimensional color, styling with heat tools, ( flat iron/ curling iron) 

Certifications & Additional Education:    

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Weekly classes on latest trends (cutting/coloring) w/Redken 5th Avenue’s Leah Hanson (2018)

Getting to know Candace…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The amount of continued education, and growth there is!”

Who inspires you?

“My Mom.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I’m really good at remember facts that are not important”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“I love pickles and pickle juice!! Lol!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“I think Sandra Bullock has great hair and style. She’s timeless and always looks amazing!”

What’s your favorite music?

“Hip/Hop, R&B, POP”

What is your favorite quote?

“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you need to relax and have faith that things will work out!”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Zucchini”

What is your favorite movie?

“Anything with Sandra Bullock in it!”

Rachel M
Rachel M

Specializing in: Creative Color and Foiling techniques, Dimensional Color, Conservative and trendy color, Color Correction, Creating classic looks with individual/personable flare, Finishing and Styling for all hair types, Men’s cuts, Precision Cutting and Razor techniques, Upstyles and heat tools (flat/curling iron). Natural nails- Manicures and Pedicures, Facial waxing, and Makeup application.

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Redken International Symposium (Las Vegas, Jan 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Redken Haircare Obsessed with Redken Artist, Leah Hanson (March, 2014)
  • In-salon Haircutting and Texture Styling Class with Redken’s Educator of the year, Sam Villa (Oct, 2013)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (Oct, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcano (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Graduated from Pinellas Institute of Technology, Cosmetology Program (Clearwater, FL)

Getting to know Rachel…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The continued education and the support and feel of family with my co-workers.”

Who inspires you?

“Michael Cole and the continued support and motivation from my husband.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I am deathly afraid of snakes, sharks, and lizards.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes it’s pursuit so interesting.” –John Kenneth Galbraith

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Desserts and line dancing.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Jennifer Nettles, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad and Carrie Underwood.”

What’s your favorite music?

“Taylor Swift or Tim McGraw.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Seafood.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Casablanca and The Little Mermaid”

Amber
Amber

Specializing in:  Conservative and trendy haircutting and color, Curly hair styles, Thick/Coarse textured hair services, Long and short hair precision cutting, Fine hair textures, Dimensional and fashion haircolor, Color Correction, Hair Restoration treatments and Damage correction

Certifications & Additional Education:    

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Updo and Special Occasion Styling with Jason Griedin (September, 2012)

Getting to know Amber…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The fact that the education and environment is amazing, it keeps me inspired and motivated.”

Who inspires you?

“My family, and the satisfaction of making my guest feel great about their hair.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I am an amazing singer with the music turned all the way up in my car with the windows down.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“As long as my hair looks good I feel good.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Shopping”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston.”

What’s your favorite music?

“I have everything from Garth Brooks, Coldplay, Bob Marley, Sade. I like a good mix.”

What is your favorite quote?

“You can’t change the wind but you can change the sails.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Italian or Mexican.”

Kelly
Kelly

Specializing in:  Creative Color, Transitional Color, Dimensional Color, Men’s Cuts, Creating classic and edgy looks with individual/personable flare, Finishing and Styling, Men’s cuts, Precision Cutting and Razor Techniques, Upstyling and Heat Tools, Adhesive Extensions, Facial Waxing, and Makeup Applications.

Certifications & Additional Education:  

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken International Symposium (Las Vegas, Jan 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Redken Haircare Obsessed with Redken Artist, Leah Hanson (March 2014)
  • KeraStraight Smoothing Treatments (2012)
  • MAC Make-Up Trends (2012)
  • Dermalogica Skin Care (2011)
  • CARA Cosmetics Makeup Trends (2011)
  • Graduated from The Salon Professional Academy (Tampa, FL 2011)

Getting to know Kelly…

Who inspires you?

“My grandmother has been my biggest inspiration in life. She always encouraged me to persevere, regardless of what life throws at you.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love that Salon West is a team. It is wonderful to be surrounded by a group of individuals who support each other. At the end of the day, we are all in this together. “

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I am terrified of frogs.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty to me is about feeling comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick” – Gwyneth Paltrow

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Iced coffee and hot Cheetos.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kesha”

What’s your favorite music?

“A bit of everything: Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Mumford and Sons, Blink182, Fall Out Boy.”

What is your favorite quote?

“How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.”

“Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head and don’t let their criticism get to your heart”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Pizza and Chipotle Mexican Grill.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Notebook.”

Jill S
Jill

Specializing in:  Hair Color Specialist, Hair Color Correction, Curly Hair Design/Haircutting, Precision and Texture Haircutting, Dimensional Hair Color and Foil Placement

Certifications & Additional Education:  

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015) 
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012) 
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Advanced Color Class at Redken Exchange, NYC (2012)
  • Redken’s 2011 International Symposium (Las Vegas)
  • The Redken Exchange “Everything Included” with Redken Artists/Educators, Ryan Morgan and Teresa Moekler (NYC, 2009)
  • Attended The Redken Exchange in New York City for advanced technique classes in hair design and hair color – “Cut & Know Why” with Shannon King and Omar Spina

Getting to know Jill…

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Maintain a beauty routine, be authentic, drink water like it’s going out of style, sleep well, exercise and be comfortable in your own skin”

What/Who inspires you?

“My childhood friend, Amy.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Shawshank Redemption.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Nutella.”

What’s on your iPod or CD player?

“Deep Dish, Adele, Pink.”

Cathy
Cathy

Specializing in:  Precision Haircutting, Texture Haircutting, Razor Haircutting, Clipper Haircutting, Special Occasion Hair Design, Creative Color and Foil Techniques, Color Correction, Temporary and Permanent Straightening Services

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012) 
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Certified Redken Master Specialist
  • Sunstate Academy Graduate (2005)

Getting to know Cathy…

What is your favorite quote?

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” –Napolean Bonaparte

What is your favorite movie?

“50 First Dates”

What’s your favorite music?

“A variety of every genre.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I like to take long walks.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Chocolate ice cream.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Grilled chicken ceasar salad.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Everyone should enhance their look to make themselves look and feel their best.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Jennifer Lopez.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“My relationship with my guests.”

Kristina
Kristina

Specializing in:  Dimensional colors, Working with all hair textures, from fine and straight to thick and curly, Long layered soft styles, Short edgy razor cuts, Formal upstyles, Any type of vintage glamour

Certifications & Additional Education:   – – 

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Redken Master Specialist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013) 
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012) 
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Intensive weekend workshop with Redken Renowned Educator, Giovanni Guntoli (NYC)
  • Graduated from the Sunstate Academy (2004)

Getting to know Kristina…

What is your favorite quote?

“Life is precious, so never take it for granted.”

What/Who inspires you?

“My mother- I’ve always looked up to her, for as long as I can remember. I always enjoyed going to the salon with her to help her. I feel as if I was bred to be a stylist, it’s in my blood.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Nightmare Before Christmas & Encino Man.”

What’s your favorite music?

“Lynered Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Paramore, Flyleaf, Nicki Manaj, Ludacris, Outkast & of course, any old school skating rink tunes.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I love to write poetry.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Ice cream with any or all the toppings.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Any type of Italian and my son’s peanut butter & jelly’s.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Life is too short to have any bad hair days…That’s why, I’m here to assist!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Rihanna because of her extremisms: from glam to punk, she is always beautiful. Drew Berrymore looks good in any shade. Gwen Stefani started off wild, but as she gets older her look becames more classic.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I like the good-feeling vibe that every one of our team members radiate. We work together, not against each other.”

Patty
Patty

Specializing in:  Precision, Texture and Curly Haircutting, Customized Creative Haircoloring, Hairstyle Evolution/New Looks, Men’s Hairstyling, Creative Upstyling

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken International Symposium (Las Vegas, Jan 2017)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcono (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Advanced Color Class at Redken Exchange, NYC (2012)
  • Certified Redken Master Specialist 
  • Classes at The Redken Exchange NYC:  Cut & Know Why
  • Graduated in 1994 from the Continental School of Beauty Culture, Buffalo NY
  • Attended Redken Symposium, Las Vegas
  • Giovanni Giuntoli’s Advanced 3 day Editorial Photo Shoot with Professional Models in NYC
  • The Summit @ Summit Salon Business College/Associate Training in Minneapolis Minnesota – Martin Parsons Long Hair Seminar (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • Ruth Roche RARE Haircutting Seminar, Las Vegas Color & Know Why (2006)

Getting to know Patty…

What is your favorite quote?

“I know God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle, I just wish he wouldn’t trust me so much!”  -Mother Teresa

What/Who inspires you?

“My most amazing family!”

What is your favorite movie?

“Kingdom of Heaven.”

What’s your favorite music?

“Have Gun Will Travel, Depeche Mode, a lot of Drum & Bass, Rolling Stones, Beatles, and a whole lot more!”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I am the youngest of 7 children and -was- an extreme introvert.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Dancing ’til dawn!”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Sandwiches of all varieties.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“I wish to reveal in every person their -True Beauty- by listening with an open mind and creating with a heartfelt vision.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Two truly creative visionaries: Gwen Stefani and Nikki Minaj.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“Being a part of a whole that is so great because of the sum of its parts!  It is a wonderful, huge family with super cool parents!”

Ana

Specializing in:  Makeup application (for all occasions), finishing and styling for all hair types, special occasion styling and updos, dimensional color, long and short hair cuts, and dry hair cutting and texturizing.

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Pureology Product Knowledge (2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Redken classes with Leah Hanson (2015)
  • Graduated from Aveda Institute Tampa Bay (2014)

Getting to know Ana…

What is your beauty philosophy?

“If you look great, you feel great.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

What/Who inspires you?

“Jaclyn Hill for who she is and how much she has accomplished.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love the people I have met, who I have been taught by (and what I have learned), and how much I feel I grow each day.”

What’s your favorite music?

“EDM / Chill Trap.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I was adopted from Colombia and now have dual citizenship.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“The Last Alaskans.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Pizza.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“I am not into celebrities much; I am definitely more of a YouTube fan and some of my favorites are Amanda Steele, Jaclyn Hill, and Samantha (Canadian)”

What is your favorite movie?

“Anything scary or Lord of the Rings.”

Cadie
Cadie

Specializing in: Highlighting/low lighting, balayage, styling for all hair types, color matching

Certifications & Additional Education:    

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Weekly classes on latest trends (cutting/coloring) w/Redken 5th Avenue’s Leah Hanson (2018-2019)
  • Men’s Core 1 Cutting Class
  • Men’s Core 2 Cutting Class
  • Aveda Graduate

Getting to know Cadie…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love that we are one big family! I loved being so welcomed by the rest of the team! The education I receive is amazing. Leah has taught me so much in a short amount of time.”

Who inspires you?

“My mom, she has always encouraged me to take everyday like it’s a new day, and make the best of everything around me.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I can remember little details from when I was 4 years old, but I probably forgot what you told me 30 minutes ago.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Panera Bread’s broccoli cheese soup with bread!!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Jennifer Aniston, she always is keeping her hair fresh and beautiful, and always has a fresh and amazing style.”

What’s your favorite music?

“R&B/hip hop”

What is your favorite quote?

“if your a bird, I’m a bird.” -The Notebook

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Pizza”

What is your favorite movie?

“The Titanic, The Notebook, all The Avengers Movies!”

Sara B
Sara B

Specializing in: Highlighting and Dimensional Color, Texture Haircutting, Iron Work

Certifications & Additional Education: 

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (September, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken Symposium in Las Vegas (Jan, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov, 2014)
  • Color and Know Why at the Redken exchange in NYC (Sept, 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August, 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April, 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October, 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcano (August, 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June, 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October, 2012)
  • Hands on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)

Getting to know Sara B…

What/Who inspires you?

“My family.”

 Favorite quote?

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone has seen it.”

What is your favorite music?

“A variety of Country, Classic Rock and Pop.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“I love to go shopping!”

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“Blake Lively, Julianne Hough, Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I used to compete in baton twirling.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“I love everyone I work with, It is an incredible salon. I am so blessed to have my dream job!!”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Outback Steakhouse.”

What is your favorite movie?

“Dirty Dancing.”

Faith
Faith

Specializing in: Balayage, blonding, long hair design, fashion/vivid colors, lived in color, textured haircuts, dry cutting and texturizing, multi dimensional color looks

Certifications & Additional Education:    

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Weekly classes on latest trends (cutting/coloring) w/Redken 5th Avenue’s Leah Hanson (2019)
  • Wella Color Placement Class (August 2018)
  • All Nutrient Organic Color Class (April 2018)
  • Scruples Blonding Class (Nov 2017)
  • Brazilian Blowout Certification 

Getting to know Faith…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love that it’s a motivated, driven family environment. We really care about each other, and that’s such an important part of loving your job!”

Who inspires you?

“My family.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I’ve been a Highland Dancer for almost 9 years.”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“People underestimate the power of a bold lipstick!”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Trying new things in the kitchen!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“P!nk”

What’s your favorite music?

“I’m always listening to the JoyFM”

What is your favorite quote?

“Breathe in, breathe out, move on” -Jimmy Buffet

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Chicken wings, hands down!”

What is your favorite movie?

“Any and all of the Harry Potter movies!”

Emma
Emma
Specializing in: Upstyling including Braiding; Balayage, Blonding, Dimensional Hair Color, Finishing Work for all hair types, Long and Short Hair Design, and Makeup Applications.
 
 
Additional Education & Certifications:
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Extensive Salon West “New Talent” training with Redken artists Leah Hanson & Amber Brockway 
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN – Haircutting and Styling 
  • Redken Color Knowledge with Leah Hanson
  • Cosmetology Diploma Summit Salon Academy 
 
Getting to know Emma…
 
Favorite Quote?
 
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.“ Corrie ten Boom

Who inspires you? 
 
“My family”

Which celebrity do you think has great hair and renders great style? 
 
“Rachel McAdams”
 

What is your beauty philosophy?
 
“True beauty lies within ones smile. “
 
What do you like most about working at Salon West?  

“The positive atmosphere and a supporting team.”

What is your favorite food?
  
“Fresh Kitchen”

What is your guilty pleasure? (Please keep this G-rated; -P)
 
“Does napping count?”
  
What’s your favorite music?  
 
“That’s tough, I love many genres including Jazz, Indie, and Latino.”
 

What is something most people don’t know about you? 
 
“I am half Cuban.”

What is your favorite movie?
 
“About Time”
Libby
Libby
Andrea
Andrea

Location: Clearwater & Largo

Support

Olivia
Olivia

Support:

Locations: Clearwater, Seminole & Largo

Brenda
Brenda

Specializing in: Gel Nails, Acrylic Nails, Spa Manicures, Spa Pedicures, Shellac Manicures

Certifications and Additional Education: Creative Nail Technician

Getting to know Brenda…

Favorite quote?

“Some people are like slinkies – not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“The Red Sox.”

What is your favorite movie?

“It’s a toss up, Old School or The Departed.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Kiku’s or IRB Sushi.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Megan Fox, she always looks great even when dressed down.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The level of expertise of all the stylists and spa department. All the girls really know their stuff and it inspires me everyday to learn more.”

Kandice
Kandice

Specializing in: Razor & Precision Cutting, Dry Cutting & Texturizing, Color Correction, Long Hair Design, Finishing & Styling for All Hair Types, Men’s Cutting and Makeup Applications.

Additional Education & Certifications:

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Balayage/Hair Painting W/ Redken NYC Artist Tina Calzaretta (June, 2017)
  • Redken Symposium, Las Vegas (Jan, 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Cutting and Coloring for Curly hair w/Ryan Morgan & Tara Gardner (June, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015)
  • Three day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including: balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Intensive training with Leah Hanson, Director of Education at Salon West & a Certified Redken Artist
  • Certified Aveda Colorist
  • Graduated from Aveda Institute

Getting to know Kandice…

Which celebrity do you think renders great style?

“Nicole Richie, Lauren Conrad and Victoria Beckham.”

What/Who inspires you?

“My mother inspires me everyday to be an independent, hard working woman who strives for greatness.”

What is something you love about working at Salon West?

“The kindness and humbleness of my coworkers makes work enjoyable.”

What is your favorite movie?

“GoodFellas.”

What is your favorite food?

“Seafood and salty French fries!”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

What is your favorite music?

“Anything from Country to House Music.”

Favorite quote?

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently–they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Coffee and Chipotle.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I was born and raised in NY.”

Hannah
Hannah

Specializing in:  Finishing and styling for all hair types, dimensional color, long and short hair cuts, and dry hair cutting and texturizing.

Certifications & Additional Education:    

  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Weekly classes on latest trends (cutting/coloring) w/Redken 5th Avenue’s Leah Hanson (2018)

Getting to know Hannah…

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“Everyone is so welcoming & helpful!”

Who inspires you?

“My Dad.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I have a coffee addiction”

What is your beauty philosophy?

“If my hair looks good, I can deal with anything”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Shopping forsure”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Khole Kardashian & Rihanna because she can rock everything!”

What’s your favorite music?

“Pop, rap, hip-hop, I listen to almost everything.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Sushi & French fries”

What is your favorite movie?

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Valerie P
Valerie P

Specializing in: Dimensional Haircoloring, Enhancing  Natural Hair Colors & features, Precision Cutting & texturizing Men’s Haircuts

Certifications and Additional Education: 

  • Redken Certified Hair Colorist
  • Men’s Design & Barbering w/ Redken Artist Shawn Matthew Stearns (September 2021)
  • SAM VILLA REDKEN NYC- Mastering Finishing & Design (September 2020)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC, and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept 2017)
  • Pureology PureForm Design (Cutting) class with National Artist Michelle Patton, specializing in textured bobs, short women’s crops, and razor cutting (Oct, 2016)
  • Redken Artist Ellen Devine and Vicki Laris brought their exceptional skills of amazing hair color, design, and finishing for the upcoming year (Sept 2015) 
  • A three-day class focusing on the latest design and hair color trends including balayage (hi-lighting hair through hair painting) to mid-length and long bobs (“Lobs”) with Redken’s Award-Winning Educational Facilitators, Ryan Morgan and Brayden Pelletier (June 2015)
  • Current Trends and Color Class with Lauren Hagen (Nov 2014)
  • Advanced Cutting Class with Internationally Renowned Redken Artist Sam Villa (August 2014)
  • Redken Haircolor Obsessed Trends specializing in crown lights with Internationally renowned artist, Justin Isaac (April 2014)
  • Hair Design and Cut Suitability with Redken artist, Ryan Morgan (October 2013)
  • Color Suitability with Redken artist, Alicia Marcano (August 2013)
  • Color Correction and Ombre with Redken artist, Scott Sueper (June 2013)
  • Advanced cutting class with Redken artist, Brayden Pellitier (October 2012)
  • Hands-on Color Correction Class with Patrick Fitzwater, International Redken Platform Artist (2012)
  • Pureology Finishing and Upstyling (2012)
  • Redken’s 2011 International Symposium (Las Vegas)

Getting to know Valerie…

Favorite quote?

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney

What/who inspires you?

“My mom, she thinks I can do anything.”

Favorite food or local restaurant?

“Thai Am 2.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“80’s music.”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“Victoria Beckham and Kelly Ripa.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“The education, it is so important, styles are always evolving and it is vital to keep up. Simply the difference.”

Marina
Marina

Specializing in:  Long hair design, Finishing & Styling for all hair types.

Certifications & Additional Education:

  • Creative Coloring with Balayage” with Global Redken Colorist Sami Skinner (June, 2021)
  • Advanced Balayage with Sean Godard, Redken Global Artist/NAHA Winner (September, 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Design w/ Redken Global Educator Brayden Pelletier & Eunice Aguilar (June, 2019)
  • Advanced Color Placement with Eric Ray, Redken NYC and Vicki Laris, Redken NYC/Celebrity Colorist (September, 2018)
  • Total Design Immersion with Redken’s Global Artistic Ambassador & Sassoon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sam Villa (June, 2018)
  • Design Trends with Hugo Urias–Global Redken Artist, Los Angeles (Sept, 2017)
  • Extensive Salon West New Talent Program w/Leah Hanson (2017-2018)
  • Aveda Institute Graduate (2017)

Getting to know Marina…

What is your beauty philosophy?

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have & letting yourself shine through.”

What is your favorite quote?

“Spread love every where you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

What/Who inspires you?

“Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi. I admire her vibrant energy and upbeat attitude through any situation.”

What do you like most about working at Salon West?

“I love the dynamic of our Salon. I always get to meet new people from all walks of life.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

“I love to bake.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Candle lit bubble baths.”

What is your favorite food or local restaurant?

“Pasta all the way!”

Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?

“J.Lo, her look is timeless. I feel like shes aging backwards!”

What is your favorite movie?

“The Hangover. Modern day classic.”