Meet the Team

Joel Ray - Joel Ray Salon

Joel Ray

Joel Ray traded his Dallas and Kerrville past for the relaxed city vibe of Austin, TX in 1993.  His enthusiasm and determination led him to successfully manage and open a new location for a national salon and cosmetic store at the age of 24. Joel went on to become an educator for Redken, a master […]

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Jon de Montreville - Joel Ray Salon

Jon de Montreville

Jon D has been doing hair professionally since the early 90’s. He attended cosmetology school in Dallas. During his schooling he also sought outside education in the field to be sure and come into the game with current cutting edge information.  After graduating he took a position as a Chemical Technician at Amici Salon in […]

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Angelica Zamora

Born and raised in Austin Texas, Angelica’s love for Glam inspires her to make people look and feel beautiful by doing Hair and makeup. Specializing in Balayage, Color, Highlights, Hair extensions and Keratin Treatments. Angelica’s love for being a Make up Artist working with Brides and Bridal parties has inspired her to become certified in […]

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Finis Platt

As a barber of 30yrs, Finis not only has immeasurable experience about hair for men and women alike. Razor cutting, hilighting/coloring, clipper cutting, and straight razor shaves are just a few of the hair techniques Finis specializes in. Finis trained in London, has worked abroad, and also has educated for Paul Mitchell.

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Kelsey Hansen

Kelsey grew up in California and moved to Texas in 2007. She first settled into San Antonio then moved to Austin in 2011 for the eclectic music scene and thriving beauty industry. Kelsey specializes in anything color. Whether it be all over color formulations, balayage, highlights, or color correction, she can do it! She also […]

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Salon Stylist

Margo Mead

Margo Mead brings 20+ years experience in color, cutting, makeup artistry, and special event looks to her clients. She believes that listening to her clients needs during consultations is essential for positive outcomes and clients satisfaction. Continuing education is her key to staying current with the fashion world and, more importantly, with the commercial looks […]

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Natali Cironi

Natali Cironi is a born and bred Oklahoman who sought out an Art Degree in Maine after high school. She spent almost 6 years in Maine studying Liberal Arts and Cosmetology. After meeting her musician husband and missing her Western roots, the two of them agreed Austin would be the perfect place for each of […]

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Jacquie Nguyen

Meet Jacquie. She has lived in Austin most of her life and enjoys all the fun and diverse things Austin has to offer. So if you are new to Austin, she can be your Austin “411” gal as well as to what to do and where to go for dining and entertainment. Jacquie has been […]

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Aimee Kord

Aimee was born in Dallas and raised in Arlington, Texas.  She has been in the beauty industry since 1990 and is continually finding new techniques and products to keep her excited and inspired as a stylist.  Most recently, Aimee has attended professional development classes from Oribe, Schwartzkopk and Hot Heads Extensions.  She loves to cut […]

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Jennifer Laurence

Jennifer Lorence

Jennifer has been working in Austin salons since 2001.  She has attended countless hours of professional product training including Oribe, Rouge+Co, V76 by Vaughn, Swartzkopf, Wella, Davines, and she even trained with Nick Arrojo of What Not to Wear.  She has hairstylist credit on shows on both ESPN and HGTV. Making people feel beautiful, connected […]

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David Tienda

Lubbock native, David Tienda made the move to Austin in 1996.  He’s longed to be a hairstylist since 7th grade; so you can say he has a passion for hair.  David has had experience owning a salon but finds his joy comes from being behind the chair where he can enjoy the artistic aspect of the industry.  David […]

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Melissa Blaskovich

Melissa is from Schaumburg, Illinois but has been gracing the Austin landscape since 2012. Melissa is an avid Chicago Sports fan and enjoys listening to live music around town. What inspires Melissa:  “when a client sits in my chair they are my canvas to create something beautiful. I wanted to be in this industry because I love doing […]

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Jenifer Mikel - Joel Ray Salon

Jenifer Mikel

“I knew from a young age I wanted to work with people in a creative way. Hair became my medium to reach people personally. I spent the first 14 years of y styling career in the Bay Area and Long Beach, California. I love my highlighted blondes and color in general, but I truly appreciate […]

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Yvonne Viaz - Joel Ray Salon

Yvonne Viaz

Yvonne was born in Corpus Christi, TX. She started cosmetology in high school and has been doing hair for over 20 years. She specializes in vintage, bridal, or any special event hair styling, both on or off location. One of her main specialties is creative color. Yvonne loves changing hair from natural to bold and […]

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Clara - Joel Ray Salon


Born and raised in Austin, Clara is a fun and creative hairstylist. She loves working with her client’s hair to bring out the best in their beauty and confidence. She has been in the industry since 2011 when she completed cosmetology school in California. Clara has experience in Aveda as well training with celebrity stylist […]

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MaryAlice Hynes - Joel Ray Salon

MaryAlice Hynes

I have been in this fast growing industry for over 20 years. Starting out in Southeast TX near the beaches. A barbershop was my first job. I learned precision cutting in there & wanted to grow so moved on to coloring , keeping up with all the new techniques, specializing in Balayage, high lighting, color melting, […]

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