MICHELLE SCHEE - OWNER
HAIR DESIGNER, CERTIFIED REDKEN COLORIST & EXTENSIONS SPECIALIST
Graduating at the top of her cosmetology class from SMCC, Michelle has now been in the hair industry for 17 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from SJSU. This career driven woman continues to further her education and knowledge of the industry by attending as many conventions and seminars as she can. She has been to New York's Redken Academy twice now, learning new techniques and styles bringing a fresh approach to her clients, and the motivation and excitement to stay at the top of her profession. She has had cut and color certificate training with Redken 5th Avenue, NY, and she has been a Redken Certified Haircolorist since November 2011. She is also certified with Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment (2009). Although Michelle enjoys performing the latest techniques in ombre and balayage coloring and highlighting just as much, her specialties are precision haircutting from short looks to long, and hair extensions. Michelle has been a certified extension specialist for over 13 years affiliated with Hairdreams and is also affiliated with The Hair Shop, and Hair Couture Extensions. You can see it behind Michelle's eyes how much she loves her job. And you can definitely see the passion come through her work.
Check out some of her work on Instagram
LENE FREID - HAIR DESIGNER AND COLOR SPECIALIST
Lene has been in the industry for many years, currently splitting her time at our salon, as well as another salon in Las Vegas, NV. Lene specializes in haircuts and color. She has a very charismatic personality and is well liked by her colleagues and all of her clients. You can find her in the salon one week of the month. The rest of her time is spent in Sin City. Her schedule is by appointment only.
DANIELLE VAN VELTHUYSEN - HAIR DESIGNER
Danielle is one of the original team members to help open up Hairchitects with Michelle. She has been in the salon industry for 10 years, and loves to do color and cutting from edgy to conservative; a perfect combination of Danielle's personality. She is a great listener and will work with you to determine what your creative style is and deliver a look you will love!
You can find her in the salon 4 days a week ( T,W,Fri, Sun)
Check out some of her work on her Instagram
You may schedule with her directly at www.vagaro.com or call our salon
1 STATION available for rent or commission P/T or F/T
Also looking for a salon assistant: you must be a current
CA state licensed cosmetologist
*current as of 3/26/2018
NINA KRAJA- VARTANIAN - HAIR DESIGNER
Nina has been a stylist for about 15 years now and does everything from men, women and children's haircuts, as well as color, highlights and Brazilian blowout treatments. She is fun and energetic, with a charismatic personality that will make you laugh in her chair. She enjoys working with people and making them look good at the same time.
She currently works MWFS by appointment referral only.
RUBY LOPEZ-BATRES - HAIR DESIGNER
Ruby joined the beauty industry at age 15, working for Motives Cosmetics. At that time she did fashion shows, photoshoots, weddings, pageants and even was published in InPrint Magazine. After great success she opened her own freelance makeup artist business at the age of 18 by the name of Ruby Red Artistry. After high school, Ruby went straight into cosmetology school and obtained her license at 1the tender age of 19. She has worked at other well rated salons in the area prior to joining our team in June of 2016.
Ruby believes that an educated stylist is the best stylist. She regularly attends classes, seminars as well as hair shows. She is certified with Pravana for Balayage and Color Correction. She has also received extensive training at Vidal Sassoon and has attended many conventions like the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas and the ISSE Long Beach hair show this January 2018.
CASSIE STARK- HAIR DESIGNER
Cassie has been with Hairchitects for two years now but has been a stylist for 8 years. She is a very passionate person and enjoys going to as many classes as she can for salon enrichment. Cassie is a very well rounded stylist performing services from haircuts for men & women, specialty treatments, hair extensions, special occasion hair styling, and most of all color and highlights. Cassie has a lot of her beautiful work available to see on her Instagram account
ASHLEY BAN - HAIRSTYLIST APPRENTICE
Ashley has now moved to Gilroy, CA. You may find her now at Alchemy Hair as of 3/24/18
PAOLA SANDOVAL SCHNEIDER- HAIR DESIGNER
Paola is our newest member of the Hairchitects family. However she is no stranger to this industry. She has been in the business since she got out of high school. After taking a break to raise her beautiful child, she is back in the salon and ready to do some hair again! Paola works currently 4 days a week PT on WThFS.