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Brett – Designer Director – Level 6

Brett – Designer Director – Level 6

Creative, innovative, classic,  passionate, dedicated, and caring.  These are the words I would use to describe my 27 years as a Designer and Education Director at Ame.

My passion for doing hair started at a very young age as a model for some of the greatest industry leaders. I have always loved art.   Michelangelo and Salvador Dali are just two people who opened up my creative skills in so many ways. I have studied with many major hair companies, however  I especially admire Sam Villa. I admire him not only for his unbelievable cutting skills,  but also for his never-ending passion for the hair industry. I believe you can never stop learning and always stay passionate.  I also love mentoring our upcoming Ame stylists. Not just for inspiring hair, but also how to maintain success as a stylist in this industry.  It makes me very proud to see this progression.

I use my creative skills in design and color to create individual new looks. I am a specialist in Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Please know when you first come to see me, I always believe the consultation is the key to communication.  Communication is the key to any great hairstyle, or dare I say, LIFE?

Last but not least, my clients inspire me every day to reach new creative goals & to help them see how beautiful they really are.

“Never give up!”

Amanda – Designer Director – Level 5

Amanda – Designer Director – Level 5

My 19 years of experience at Ame has brought me much love and passion for what I do. I love making people, not only look good, but feel good too. Shorter hair cuts are one of my favorite things to do. My extensive love of education has taken me from New York to California. I have met many mentors along the away,  including Sam Villa and Leah Freeman being some of my favorites. I love this business because I am able to balance my personal life,  which is very important to me,  along with still having a fantastic career.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angeleou

Loreta – Designer Director – Level 5

Loreta – Designer Director – Level 5

I have been at Ame for 17 years and I love it! I also love making people feel good through my craft and having fun with my guests really makes my day!

My passion is doing Great Lengths Hair Extensions. My certification is so rewarding,  for I love transforming someone’s look in just hours. It’s amazing!

Along with my love of hair extensions, my day at Ame offers so many different approaches for creating beautiful hair. I love that aspect as well.

Being a mentor to our Associates and watching them grow into talented artists makes me so proud. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such artistic, motivated people, every day.

“Stay close to people who make you feel like sunshine.”

Maureen – Designer Director – Level 5

Maureen – Designer Director – Level 5

One might say that I would not be in this  industry for 25 years if I didn’t love it so much. I love beauty & fashion, and I feel hair and fashion go hand in hand. I love to make people feel great!

Although I love all aspects of styling hair, I especially love cutting.

My clients love me because I am extremely meticulous  & thorough with their hair. I also love the close relationships  I have developed with my them over the years. I consider my clients to be more like friends than anything else.

I have been to many advanced academies and have studied under the best of the best. I attribute my talent particularly from the education I received at Vidal Sassoon. They are the foundation of today’s fashion over and over again.

“Be silly, be honest, be kind.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Brandy – Designer Director – Level 5

Brandy – Designer Director – Level 5

I have worked at Ame for 23 years.  I have grown from being an assistant, to a top level stylist,  to a now successful advanced artistic mentor to others.

I absolutely love what I do in every aspect of doing hair.  Being the first Associate at Ame, I also love teaching upcoming stylists anything I can from what I have learned from my experience.

I never want to stop learning, teaching, and loving.

I hope to find the good in everyone & help people to love.  I work to keep myself honest & hope to leave a legacy my family & friends can be proud of.

“Do unto others what you want them to do unto you”.

Stefanie – Senior Designer – Level 5

Stefanie – Senior Designer – Level 5

I strive to be “the best of the best”. My extensive training and certifications include color, keratin treatments, and always staying on top of the latest hair trends. I also take pride in my leadership and mentoring role at Ame, helping to develop new stylists.  That also keeps me motivated. After 30 years in this industry, I can truly say my heart has always been in the right place.

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” ~Richard Carlson

 

Heather – Senior Stylist – Level 4

Heather – Senior Stylist – Level 4

Color is my greatest inspiration. I love color of all facets. I have always been interested in art and I love to create. I have been painting since I was a child.

My love for art opened my eyes to realizing hair was my perfect canvas.

Sixteen years ago, I started at Ame as an associate and my mentors inspired me to be the artist and educator I am today. I love helping people grow and achieve their full potential. I love helping my guests find their own beauty and that is the most rewarding part of my job.

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”. ~Coco Chanel

 

Danielle – Senior Designer – Level 4

Danielle – Senior Designer – Level 4

I have been working at Ame for 11 years. I enjoy being creative with color, cutting, and styling hair. I love fashion and I love keeping up with the latest techniques & trends by always furthering my education. My favorite mentors are Sam Villa, Chris Baron, and George Garcia. I love making my clients feel and look their best every day.

“Do what you love, love what you do.” “Sharing is Caring”

Erika – Senior Designer – Level 4

Erika – Senior Designer – Level 4

I have been in the industry for 17 years. I find my motivation through experiences with my co-workers and teaching others. We all constantly strive to over-deliver on every guest and push each other into expanding and creating new ideas for hair. I thrive off of complicated challenges.

My favorite projects are color correction services, double process blonding, and utilizing the razor for texture cuts.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

Sarah – Senior Designer – Level 4

Sarah – Senior Designer – Level 4

I have worked at Ame for 10 years. I actually completed my training right here in the salon. I had the opportunity to learn one-on-one from all our talented stylists, and I have grown immensely with the business. My passion for hair stems from my background in art. I love painting on canvas and on hair! Being a blonde myself, I really love to do all kinds of highlights. Education is the key to success and practice makes perfect. I try to live in the moment, and I try to perfect my career each and every day.

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in you life.” – Confucius

Marissa – Senior Designer – Level 3

Marissa – Senior Designer – Level 3

I started my 9-year career at Ame before graduating from high school.

My love for creativity drives me to reach my potential each and every day. Designing hair is my way of making people feel great about themselves and that is truly fulfilling for  me. I love every aspect of the business, however I am especially drawn to color and keratin treatments. I thrive on education, and I get inspiration from social media and the industries top educators,  such as Sam Villa and Kevin Murphy.

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” ~Les Brown

 

Lindsay – Designer – Level 2

Lindsay – Designer – Level 2

My co-workers inspire me every day through my journey of becoming who I really am. Through many discoveries, I found my passion for helping people through hair. I specialize in men’s hair and I love working with high fashion colors. I feel that color expresses so much about one’s personality. Tattoos are my perfect form of self-expression.

My goal is to inspire and teach upcoming associates so they too can find themselves. I also get so much joy seeing my clients love their hair,  for I know it helps them love themselves.

“Invest in your hair, it’s the only crown you never take off.”  ~Anonymous

 

Kristin – Designer – Level 2

Kristin – Designer – Level 2

I have been with Ame for 3 1/2 years and I have grown every day since I started. The day I stopped letting fear get in my way was  when I began flourishing as a true artist.

I have become known for my work with balayage and color work with blondes. I love every color challenge that comes my way. I also love hair artistry by creating beautiful bridal and evening looks.

Creating beautiful hair inspires me when I see how happy it makes my guest feel. I love learning and will never stop.

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the sea.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

 

Nellie – Designer – Level 1

Nellie – Designer – Level 1

I love transforming hair to the best of my ability for my guest’s needs and lifestyle.

One of my biggest passions is HAIR PAINTING. It gives me the freedom to create true artistry through color,  and brings out the individuality in each of my guests. I believe in the power of finding the best version of yourself. I am so thankful this career allows me to help people be the best person they can.

Redken training opens so many doors to my artistic imagination.  I love getting lost in the hair world of creativity on social media. It nourishes my soul with my true passion!

I vow to never stop learning. I love working with my Ame tribe, every day we push together to express the talent that is within me.

“I make hair contact before eye contact.” –Betty Dawn

P.S. Go Birds!!

Ava – Designer – Level 1

Ava – Designer – Level 1

I have been with Ame for 3 years. Those 3 years have taught me so much.  Especially through growing and believing in myself. At Ame, I have enjoyed my development in becoming the artist I am today.

My artistry especially shines through the many blonding services that Ame has to offer. I love perfecting a great blonde,  while keeping the integrity of the hair intact.

I also love doing Keratin Treatments & highly recommend them.  Not only does it restructure curly hair like never before,  it is a game changer for my own  curly hair!  No one deserves to be frizzy on a humid day!!

My greatest inspiration comes from traveling and learning from the many great mentors that are in this industry. I am devoted to combining all of my skills & education to provide to my guests with the ultimate hair experience.

“We rise by lifting others.” ~ Robert Ingersoll

Payge – Designer – Level 1

Payge – Designer – Level 1

My passion for beauty began when I was very young and has continued to grow immensely ever since. My desire to make a career out of my passion began with my formal education at Jean Madeline. I furthered my training with the Ame Salon Associate Program Level I, II, & III, and then promoted to an Ame Stylist.

My wide range of techniques includes dry cutting, updos, and make-up. I especially love getting my hands on a great dimensional color or balayage.

I strive to accentuate my guest’s natural beauty. I believe everyone is beautiful in their own way! It’s my goal to make every one of my guests feel great about themselves.

Continuing my education is also  very important The hair industry allows me an opportunity to ignite my creative spirit every day.

I love to continue to learn all the creativity this great industry has to offer.

“Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself” ~Kiesza