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Artistic Director at Alexander’s Grand Salon & Spa
Denise has a passion for creating individual styles to make her clients look beautiful. She is a master stylist and her work has been published in numerous books and magazines worldwide including several covers of Bello magazine. Celebrity clientele includes, Jacob Vargas, Clifton Collins and Carolina Barcardi. Denise has designed hair for celebrity weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots. Previously, Denise was an international educator for Redken 5th Ave.
Specialty services: Brazilian Blowout, and Keratin smoothing treatments, NXS hair extensions.
Expertise: Color, up-do’s for weddings, photo shoots, and special events. Denise works well with all hair types and is especially good with thick, coarse hair.
Brianne has styled hair for Fashion Week in Los Angeles as well as for several fashion shows. Her hair and make-up work has been published in numerous styling magazines and her photo shoot work is displayed in the salon.
Specialty services: Artistic styling, on site services for weddings, bridal parties and formal events, make-up, and vintage veil creations.
Expertise: Up-do’s, color, artistic cuts, and veil creation.
Carrie has been a licensed professional in this industry for 15 years. She is a master stylist and proficient in hair coloring and cutting. Carrie has taken advanced classes at the Redken Exchange in New York twice. In addition, she has been to Redken Symposium in Las Vegas for six consecutive years learning the latest styling, hair color techniques, and current trends and inspirations. Carrie’s work has been featured in many hair and fashion publications.
Specialty Services: Brazilian Blowout
Expertise: Color placement and formulation, color correction, and short hair styles.
Fernando has been a licensed professional in this industry for 8 years. He is proficient in client consultation which helps him create personalized styles for each client. Fernando is a certified Wella Colorist and a certified Pureology expert. He has received advanced training at the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas and is one of our resident hair extension experts.
Specialty Services: NXS, Donna Bella Milan, and Babe Tape hair extensions, Brazilian Blowout and KeraTex Thermal Straightening.
Expertise: Dimensional blondes, Balayage, American Balayage, hair extensions.
Alexis has worked in this industry for over three years. She received advanced cutting classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy.
Specialty Services: Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Tape Extensions, Micro Bead Weft Extensions.
Expertise: Color, Ombre, Blondes, cutting long and fine hair.
Kellie has been a licensed professional for 6 years. She values education and has received advanced color training at the Redken Exchange in New York twice. Kellie is currently in training to be a Redken certified Colorist.
Kellie has styled hair for multiple fashion shows and helped the salon raise money for several local charities.
Specialty Services: Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Expertise: Color correction, ombre, long hair cuts, blondes.
Kellie has been a stylist at Alexander’s for 11 years. Her work has been published in numerous hair magazines and books. Kellie has styled hair for fashion show fundraisers and celebrity fashion shows. Ongoing education is important to Kellie and she has been to the Redken Exchange in New York for advanced training multiple times. Her clientele includes television personalities.
Expertise: Color corrections, hi-lift blonds and different dimensions of blondes, textured haircuts, working with fine hair and designing hair for weddings, proms and photo shoots.
Jennifer has a true passion for hair and she strives for excellence in all her work. She participates in ongoing education to keep up with the latest trends and techniques. Jennifer uses both Goldwell and Redken color and has attended many advanced color classes. Jennifer has designed hair for several fashion shows and photo shoots and her work is displayed in the salon.
Expertise: Blondes, long layers, thick hair, creative color.
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Kim is a Master Colorist and she has excellent cutting skills. Kim has worked as a stylist at Alexander’s for almost 15 years. She works well with all hair textures and is able to create the ideal look for men, women and children. Her hair cutting and color work has been published in multiple hair magazines and books. Kim has designed make-up and hair styles for several fashion shows in Orange County.
Specialty Services: Hair extensions, make-up, up-do’s, IBS permanent hair straightening, and Keratin smoothing treatments.
Expertise: Highlights, color, color correction, and short and long haircuts.
Maggie has been a licensed professional in the industry for many years and has owned her own salon, Ameraus, for 8 years. Over the years, Maggie has been active in photo shoots, fashion shows and fundraising events. Maggie was the official Disneyland Ambassador stylist and created new hair looks for cast members. In addition she worked on location for the Disney President, Cynthia Harris. Maggie’s work as a wedding stylist has been published in two magazines, The Knot and Martha Stewart’s Destination Weddings. Out of all the salons Maggie has worked at, she states that ,”Alexander’s is by far the most professional, eclectic, and enjoyable salon to work at with an atmosphere of camaraderie like no other”.
Expertise: Color, working with fine hair textures. Master stylist for short hair styles.
Leann has been a licensed professional in this industry for 25 years. She is a master stylist who participates in education on a regular basis to stay current with the latest techniques and trends. Leann has been to the prestigious Redken Exchange in New York several times to participate in advanced training. Leann is a seasoned professional and team player. Several years ago she had the opportunity to cut and style First Lady, Barbara Bush.
Specialty Services: Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment
Expertise: Custom color placement, color blocking, gray coverage, dimensional blondes, bobs, disconnected hair cuts, long layers, short spiky hair cuts.
Shannyn has a passion for making people look beautiful. She has attended advanced education with Redken, Paul Mitchell, Pureology and Brazilian Blowout to develop her skills and provide the best service to her clients. Shannyn has designed hair for fashion shows and photo shoots. Her creative work is displayed in the salon.
Specialty Services: Up-do styling for special events and weddings, hair extensions, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola and the Original Brazilian Blowout, as well as facial waxing.
Expertise: Cutting all hair textures and densities, creating current and trendy styles as well as classic styles, blondes and highlighting, reds, gray coverage.
Sarah values education and participates in all educational classes and events at the salon. In addition, Sarah attended advanced classes at Redken Symposium in Las Vegas. Last year, Sarah attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy for advanced hair cutting classes. She was part of a team that styled hair for a National Charity League fashion show.
Specialty Services: NXS beaded weft and tape hair extensions, Keratin Smoothing Treatments.
Expertise: Long layered hair cuts, color, blondes.
Meagan actively participates in many salon functions including fashion shows, bridal shows, and charity events. Meagan is passionate about learning and attends all salon education to stay current with new techniques and trends.
Specialty Services: Tape, weft, and individual beaded hair extensions, Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment.
Expertise: Color, highlights, ombre´.
Tracy has worked in the industry for several years. She has received advanced training from Master Stylists in haircutting, coloring and highlighting. Tracy has designed hair and make-up looks for several fashion shows in Los Angeles and Orange County. Her make-up talent is featured in photo shoot pictures displayed in the salon.
Specialty services: Nxs and tape Hair Extensions, Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments, and Make-up; both traditional application and airbrush.
Expertise: Haircutting, color, hair extensions, hair and make-up designs for weddings, proms, and photo shoots.
Susan Redmen Christiansen
Susan has worked at Alexander’s for 15 years. Her work has been published on the cover of Instyle magazine on 3 different issues. She was named “Top hairdresser” by OC Weekly in 2006. Her clientele includes: C.C. Deville from the band Poison, and local Anaheim City Council members.
Expertise: Hi-lift blondes, natural browns, bright reds, hi-lights with root lifts, pastel blondes, bobs, short hair cuts and long layers.
Additional Staff Members:
Alyssa has been a licensed professional in this industry for almost 25 years. She prides herself in providing excellent customer service and a professional consultation in order to help her clients find the right look. Alyssa attends ongoing education in order to stay current with color, cutting, and styling trends.
Specialty Services: Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment by Coppola and Simply Smooth color Lock Treatment.
Expertise: Haircuts for men and women, color correction, fine hair, all hair types.
Ann is a 10 year veteran and master nail technician. Previously, she owned her own nail salon. Ann is a KUPA Academy Star Educator and her work has been published on the cover of Nail Pro Magazine and many other trade magazines.
Specialty Services: Specialized sculpting acrylic application, specialized nail shaping and electric filing techniques, pink & white expert, 3D layering effects, and 3D embellishments
Expertise: Nail enhancements utilizing different mix nail art mediums and techniques, Custom fading of glitter and colored acrylic applications.
Danny has worked for over 20 years in the hair industry in Orange County.
Expertise: Blond highlights, great technical skills with short hair color and cuts, men’s haircuts.
Desiree has been a licensed professional in this industry for 9 years. She participates in ongoing education in order to keep up with new trends and techniques. Desiree helped design hair styles for the Alexander’s fashion show at the Nixon Library which featured the “Dancing with the Stars” dancers as models. Desiree’s photo shoot work has been featured in countless magazines including; People, Cosmopolitan, Instyle, Bride and many others.
Specialty Services: Brazilian Blowout, Wedding Up-do’s
Expertise: Blondes, color, working with all hair textures from thin to thick course hair, and straight or curly hair.
Ellie has been in the hair industry for over 30 years and has honed her skills as a stylist doing hair and make-up in the salon as well as for Television. Her celebrity clientele includes; Nancy Odell from Access Hollywood, the cast and crew from Beverly Hills 90210, and Larry Flint. Ellie recently graduated from Fullerton College as a Cosmetology instructor and is using her talents to mentor newer stylists.
Specialty services: Make-up, lip and brow waxing, Brazilian Blowout and Keraplus Smoothing Treatments, permanent and temporary hair straightening, tape extensions, clip on extensions, and up-do’s.
Expertise: Pravana color specialist, color correction, blond hair, curly hair, up-do’s, make-up and eye lash extensions.
Fran has been a manicurist for over 20 years. She was recruited and trained by Cindy Izzi; an award winning manicurist specializing in pink & white acrylic nails. Fran has a strong focus on developing natural, healthy nails using high quality products. Clients will experience organic manicures & pedicures including: velvety scrubs, massage, warm towels followed by natural white or green tea lotions. Celebrity clients include: Mrs. Tiger Woods, Marcia Cross, Mrs. Mark Burnett.
Specialty Services: Natural nail care, gels, acrylics, pink & white acrylics.
Heather started in the salon industry in 2008. She participates in ongoing education to develop her skills and stay current with the latest trends and techniques. Heather has designed hair for several photo shoots and her work is displayed in the salon and on calenders. She works well with men, women and children of all ages. Heather has a passion for all aspects of hair and especially loves 40’s and 50’s era hair.
Specialty Services: Weft and bead hair extensions, Brazilian Blowout
Expertise: Blondes, color corrections, fine hair, and thick hair.
Kavita has worked in the hair industry for many years in Beverly Hills and in Orange County.
Specialty Services: Hair extensions including: Great Length, So Cap, Cinderella, Fashion Hair, and Lang Lee. Brazilian Smoothing Treatments.
Expertise: Curly hair, color correction, and blondes.
Kristi has been a licensed professional in the salon industry for 13 years, most of those years at Alexander’s Grand Salon & Spa. Because of her creative skills, Kristi was chosen to design hair for Fashion Week in Los Angeles for two consecutive years. Kristi also designed and styled hair for Alexander’s fashion show at the Nixon Library featuring the “Dancing with the Stars” dancers as models. Kristi has attended the Redken Exchange in New York 5 times participating in advanced cutting, coloring, and styling classes.
Specialty Services: Brazilian Blowout
Expertise: Weaving, blondes, curly hair, long think hair, bobs.
Margaret has been a licensed professional for over 20 years and has been a part of the Alexander’s team for 6 years. Margaret has been part of a creative team that has styled hair for several fashion shows.
Specialty Services: Affirm hair relaxer.
Expertise: Color, long hair cutting and styling, all hair types, up-do’s.
Merle has worked as a stylist at Alexander’s for over 15 years. Her color and cutting work has been featured in several hair styling magazines and books. Celebrity clients include members from the band The Gogos. Merle won 2 awards at the Long Beach Hair Show for fantasy make-up and corrective make-up. Merle has styled hair and created make-up looks for several fashion shows and photo shoots.
Specialty Services: Rusk and Chi permanent hair straightening, Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment and Keratin Copola Smoothing Treatments, and make-up.
Expertise: Up-do’s for wedding or prom, color and weaves.
Michelle has been a part of the Alexander’s team for over 10 years. Her superior creative talents have been showcased in several fashion shows and at Fashion Week in Los Angeles. As a senior stylist and part of our Ambassador Program, Michelle has taught up-do classes in the salon. Her work has been published in Vogue and Modern Bride, as well as in many hair books and magazines worldwide. Michelle attends ongoing education and received advanced training at the Redken Exchange in New York. She helped create hair designs for a celebrity wedding and for a music video.
Specialty Services: Hair extensions, Brazilian Blowout.
Expertise: Fine hair, hair styles for weddings, photo shoots and other formal events, blondes, and color correction.
Nella has been a licensed manicurist for 27 years. Her goal as a manicurist is to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience for her clients.
Specialty Services: Manicures, pedicures, reflexology.
Expertise: Correct nail imperfections, reflexology.
Nicole’s passion is working with color and she attends regular classes to further her knowledge and skills. Redken and Pravana are the color lines she uses to achieve a signature look for each of her clients. Nicole has been part of a team that has designed hair for National Charity League fashion shows.
Specialty Services: Keratin Smoothing Treatments, hair extensions.
Expertise: Long layer styles, blondes, fashion colors.
Teri has worked in this industry for eight years. Education is a priority for Teri and she has gone to the Redken Exchange in New York for advanced training as well as Redken Symposium in Las Vegas. This training allows her to stay current with new styles, trends and techniques.
Specialty Services: Master Artist with Brazilian Blowout, Japanese Straightening (Chi), and Tape Extensions (Babe).
Expertise: Cutting fine and long hair, Blondes, Ombre.