Meet Your Hairchitects’ Team
Michelle Schee, Owner and Hair Designer
Graduating at the top of her cosmetology class, Michelle has been in the hair industry for 19 years. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. This career-driven woman continues to further her education and knowledge of the industry by attending as many conventions and seminars as she can.
Michelle loves to travel and learn new techniques and styles that bring 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 Hairdreams extensions, Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment.
Although Michelle enjoys performing the latest techniques in balayage, highlighting and coloring, her specialties are precision haircutting from short to long, and hair extensions. Michelle has been a certified extension specialist for over 15 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 her work on her Instagram account @michelleschee.
Miyoko (Mimi) Kogita, Hair Designer
For Miyoko, hair is a passion; a passion that began as a young child. This passion was inspired by her mother pulling/fixing her hair ever so pristine and slick. All the years gripping to her bathroom sink her mother would belly, “That’s the price you pay for beauty!” With those words ingrained, she always felt it was important to try and look your best. After all it is the crown you wear every day.
For 10 years now, Miyoko prides herself on making her guests feel renewed and refreshed after every salon experience. Her passion is to deliver beauty to each individual guest’s life and style. She focuses on every detail to create a polished, fresh look for her guests.
Fantasy colors and hair sculpting is Miyoko’s specialty. She loves fresh new colors with sculpted haircuts that compliments her guests look. Miyoko loves a good round brush blow out with impeccable blended layered cuts.
Miyoko recently was invited to learn advanced color techniques at the EuforaColor Quickstart and has been taught by Scruples, Redken, and L’Oréal color experts. She loves Pravana, Joico Intensity, Pulpriot, and Guy Tang for fantasy styles. She graduated from the Gene Juarez Academy and continues to create cutting edge styles by attending hair shows and advanced training.
Viridiana Galan, Hair Designer
Viridiana is one of our newest, licensed hairstylists to the Hairchitects team! Also known as Vee, she loves to learn new styles and techniques by attending as many classes she can get her hands on. It is important to her to share her knowledge on how to achieve a desired look as part of her guest experience. Hair and fashion have always been a part of her. She is passionate about her craft and excited and ready to take on any great hair challenges. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout and is also a certified lash extension artist. She is also currently gaining more experience in Hot Heads, Hairdreams, and The Hair Shop extensions.
Words from Vee
- I hope I get to work with you. You can find my work on Instagram at @namasly_beauty_business
- “Good hair speaks louder than words”
- “Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be in my hands”
Margaux Sanguinetti, Hair Designer
Margaux has been a hair stylist for almost 15 years now. She is no stranger to the beauty business. Her passion for hair was apparent at a very young age having over eight hairstylists in her family. She is friendly, personable, talented and professional.
Her main goal is to make every one of her clients feel happy and beautiful when they are in her chair. She goes above and beyond to not only make sure to achieve your goals but that your hairs integrity is not compromised in the process!
Margaux specializes in corrective color and lightening. However this gal can do it all! From men’s haircuts, balayage, extensions, to make-up and up-dos for that special event.
Jamie Gonzales, Hair Designer
Jamie has been in the industry now for about 8 years and currently works in the salon weekends only. Please book with her early as her time is limited and appointments fill quickly on the weekends. You can find her during the week teaching at the Paul Mitchel Academy downtown as a learning leader to aspiring hair stylists!
Kandi Armstrong, Hair Designer
Kandi has over 20+ years of industry experience and prides herself in the expertise of marrying the “fashionably wearable” with the “slightly funky” to give her clients a customized fresh look. She currently resides with her family in the Seattle area but still comes down to California once a month for a week to take care of her Bay Area clients she left behind. If you’d like to book an appointment with her, please contact us to see which weeks she will be here for the month!