Owner & Cosmetologist

Owner & Cosmetologist

  Owner & Master Cosmetologist, Featured Artist on Behind the chair, featured artist on Aveda online, 2016 nappie award winner for best hairstylist

Owner & Master Cosmetologist, Featured Artist on Behind the chair, featured artist on Aveda online, 2016 nappie award winner for best hairstylist

  Master cosmetologist, Aveda Ambassador, Aveda Educator, & Certified Keratin Expert

Master cosmetologist, Aveda Ambassador, Aveda Educator, & Certified Keratin Expert

  Cosmetologist

Cosmetologist

 Cosmetologist

Cosmetologist

  cosmetologist, 2017 Nappie Award Winner for Scissor Wizard, Certified Balayage Expert, Certified IN French Haircutting    

cosmetologist, 2017 Nappie Award Winner for Scissor Wizard, Certified Balayage Expert, Certified IN French Haircutting

 

 Cosmetologist   

Cosmetologist

 

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Julia Liller

What year did you enter the industry?

-I was offered an apprenticeship in an Aveda salon in 98-99. I fell in love with the Industry.

Why are you a stylist?

-I like making people feel better, being a “day maker”.

What services/techniques do you specialize in?

-I specialize in color and cutting. As an Aveda Color specialist with 20 years experience, I love to hair paint. I also love special event hair, such as weddings and Mardi Gras upstyling.

What is your favorite product?

-Flavor of the moment is Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo. Air Control For Life.

 What is your favorite movie?

-I know every line in Pretty Woman! I have seen it over 100 times at least. It’s the Cinderella story of my generation!

Favorite College Football team?

-Alabama by marriage. Saints vibes all day. (I don’t watch football)

 

Whitney Vittor

What year did you enter the industry?

-1997

What do you enjoy most about being a stylist?

- Working with other passionate artists who inspire each other.

What do you specialize in?

-Everything hair but my passion is hair painting.

What is your favorite Aveda Product/ favorite product cocktail?

-Texture Tonic for its volumizing capabilities and it's ability to bring out natural texture. I like using Texture Tonic with the Be Curly line to enhance curl and create definition.

Who is your role model?

-My mom. She is always positive and always active.

What is your favorite movie?

Greatest Showman- I love the story of finding success and keeping family first! The music is phenomenal!

What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

I love Gelato!!

 

 

Dawn Clayton

What year did you enter the industry?

I have been in the industry for 25 years. I went to a vocational school in Baltimore. I started cosmetology in 1992 as a sophomore, studied cosmetology for 3 years and graduated in 95.

Why a stylist?

At first cosmetology was a fall back. It was something I could do while I was getting through collage. I ended up falling in love with the industry and now I get to live my passion every day. I love being a stylist and being able to make a difference in my clients day. I get to be a "daymaker."   I get to affect people in a positive way all day!

What do you specialize in?

I specialize in cutting, coloring, and Keratin treatments.

What is your favorite product/ favorite product cocktail?

My Aveda "bouquet" is be curly style prep, be curly enhancer, and confixor. I also love Aveda skin care and makeup.

Who is your role model?

I would have to say my mom is my role model my mom. She taught me to do more than just survive. She taught me that no matter how you fall, just get back up and shine. It's not what happened to you, its how you deal with it. One of the best quotes I ever heard: " It may not be your fault, but its damn sure your responsibility to fix it."-Will Smith. 

 

Lauren Nehls

What year did you enter the industry?

2001

What do you enjoy most about being a stylist?

The best thing about being a stylist is that no 2 days are ever the same!

What do you specialize in?

Hair color and short hair cut.

What is your favorite product/ product cocktail and why?

 Air control, because it is incredibly versatile. I can use it on a beachy-wave or an up-do and it’s perfect for both.

Who is your role model?

My mom; she is the most driven woman I know, yet somehow remains fun!

What's your favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing-crazy for Swayze, obviously

 

Hayley Shrider

What year did you enter the industry?

2015

Why a stylist?

It is what I've wanted to do since I was a little girl. There are also a few hairdressers in my family, including my mom, so I have been around it my whole life. 

What do you specialize in?

Being a new stylist, I am still finding my way and discovering my true strengths and weaknesses. That being said, one of my strengths right now is definitely in highlighting. (Balayage, foils, ect)

What is your favorite product/ product combo?

My favorite product is the smooth infusion nourishing styling cream. It's light and works on just about any hair type to create a soft, smooth finish. 

Favorite college football team?

I'm not a huge football fan, but everyone in my family makes me say Alabama:)

 

Ryan Amacker

What year did you begin in the industry?

-2015

What do you enjoy most about being a stylist?

-Being creative, I love learning new things every day.

What services/techniques do you specialize in?

-Balayage/ hair painting and French cutting. 

What is your favorite product/ product cocktail and why?

-Phomollient & Volumizing tonic for volume and hold. Smooth Infusion Nourishing Crème for smoothness and Air Control hairspray for a light hold.

Favorite Football Team?

I'm not into football, but I guess I have to say Roll Tide!:)

Favorite Song?

"Hold On We're EGoing Home"- by Drake

 

 

 

Katherine Grant

What year did you enter the industry?

I entered the industry in 2017.

Why a stylist?

I've always had a passion for health, hair, and beauty in general. I believe this industry inspires confidence, leading to happiness and success.

What do you specialize in?

I specialize in cutting and styling. 

What is your favorite product combo?

My favorite product combo for curly hair is the be  curly style prep and Confixor. Combined with a diffuser, the look achieved is bouncy, frizz free, and flawless. For a smooth and full body look, I love Aveda's Smooth Infusion Glossening Straightener with a bit of Phomolient.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is the all time classic Dirty Dancing. (no explanation needed...Patrick Swayze if you really need one!)

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

My favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road or anything with chocolate on top of chocolate! 

 

Alexandrea "Allie" West

What year did you enter the industry?

2001

What do you enjoy most about being a makeup artist/ stylist?

Empowering people

What do you specialize in?

Special event and editorial beauty

What is your favorite product?

Texture tonic because it's such a versatile product. I love that it can be used to refresh a blowout.

What is your favorite movie?

Pretty Woman

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Old Dutch's Black Walnut.