Meet the Team

Joel Ray

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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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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Mazhawna Guerrero

Mazhawna has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry most of her adult life. The time in beauty business she has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including long hair, cutting, and up-dos.  However her specialty and passion is styling and pro make up. Mazhawna believes in continual education and strives to […]

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Rachael Dunn

Rachael specializes in color, highlights, bayalage, haircutting, styling, and Hot Heads Extensions. Having grown up in Austin, Rachael performs a balance of pretty hair and trendy hair. She will make sure that your hair exudes your inner beauty, your personal style, is tailored to your features, all while being trend sensitive.

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Melody Douglas

Melody is an amazing stylist from Dallas and has been doing hair since 1993. She has a fresh, modern, and sometimes off beat take on hair. She was on the art team and worked 9 years for Toni & Guy in Dallas. She was Art Director for Aveda Salons 2 years in Dallas. She is also a […]

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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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Taylor Newport

Taylor is a DFW native turned Austinite. She moved to Austin in 2006 to pursue her beauty dreams. Along with trying to keep the world magical, she is consistently expanding her knowledge in all things beauty. Taylor’s focus is in eyelash extensions but she also offers an array of other fun services. Whether it be lash services or […]

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Melanie Sadler

Melanie comes to us from a small town in east Texas where she completed Cosmetology school in 2012. She soon after moved to Austin to start her adventures in the beauty industry. After a short stint in the hair world Melanie discovered her passion for lashes. Melanie expresses herself in everything that she does and loves […]

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Rebecca Abbott

Rebecca is a fifth generation Texan that migrated to Austin in 2009 to pursue her love for the art of Cosmetology.  Through the years Rebecca has added many skills to her toolbox!  She offers Hotheads hair extensions, Brazilian Blowout, Wella color Chemistry as well as balayage and color melding.  Rebecca also specializes in men’s cuts and artistic hair styling and […]

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Adrienne Giannettino

“The best color in the world is the one that looks best on you!” Adrienne has been a passionate color specialist since 2009.  She made the journey from Long Island to Austin with her fiancé for a change of scenery and is eager to get herself rooted in the Heart of Texas with a new […]

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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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Sarah Spears

Sarah began her salon career as a stylist, then transitioned to Joel Ray Salon’s Front Desk Coordinator. Although she no longer cuts or colors hair, she is always happy to give you a relaxing shampoo and bouncy, chic blowout anytime your stylist is unavailable.  Sarah’s passion these days is jewelry design.  You can find a […]

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Stylist

Sharon Yingling

Sharon Yingling is a senior stylist with 20+ years experience in color and cutting. she has completed many continuing education classes, keeping current on the latest beauty trends. Certifications include Pivot Point International, Aquage, Paul Mitchell, Redken, and many more. Sharon believes communication is the key to a happy client. She will take the time […]

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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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