Our Bios



Irving Russo – Master Colorist/Master Stylist

Irving has been a stylist and master colorist for over 50 years. he has been an international platform educator for Redken, Schwarzkoph, and Surface for over 30 years. His color, and perming techniques have been published in over thirty countries, as well as his bridal/ party up hairstyles. He has studied and worked with the best International stylists in the world. he has studied under Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchel, Graham Web, and Wayne Grund. Irving believes that our world is full of enough poisons, this is why he has chosen to use only those products that will not endanger his guests health, his staff health, and the envionment. Irving’s goal is to accommodate his guests needs while insuring that their hair is healthy, manageable, easy to care for and suited for their life styles. A smile at the end a visit is his best reward.


Lauren Ramey – Senior Stylist

As a second generation hairstylist, Lauren strives to create a clientele and reputation comparable to that of her father. Lauren graduated from an apprenticeship program at her former salon location and went right into styling. She is one class away from Master Certification in Schwartzkopf color and has been educated in Grund Haircutting systems, 5 keys to Success Business Training, Surface Educator Training, and numerous specialty color classes with Schwartzkopf. Lauren is also certified in the Surface Smooth and Healthy Straightening Systems. Her specialties include thermal reconditioning, bridal and special occasion upstyles, innovative color placement, edgy short cuts and long soft layering. Her styles have been featured in international hair magazines seen in over 30 countries. Lauren’s goal is to educate people about a healthy lifestyle and create an everlasting bond with her clients.


Amber Kennedy – Senior Stylist

Certified in Surface Smooth and Healthy, Amber has been a Surface Educator since 2010. As a 2006 graduate of the Graham Webb Academy, she is always ready and willing to learn. Hair has been her passion since she can remember, which makes it easy for her to educate guests about healthy ways they can make their hair look and feel great! Her work has been published in hair magazines such as Passion and Inspire. • After learning how toxic most cosmetic products tend to be. Amber has made it her goal to share the knowledge she has gained with those around her. She has vowed to only use products that, not only, make hair look and feel great but also respect personal health, as well as the earth.



Jesi Arter – Stylist

Jesi has been a hairstylist in the Northern Virginia area for 10 years starting in 2004 for an Ashburn salon while attending high school. She continued full time at a Chantilly salon while attending George Mason University, graduating with a BS degree in 2009. Jesi is very passionate about hairstyling. She excels in men’s haircutting, women’s short hairstyling and hair coloring of all types, especially subtle application of fun fantasy colors. She is advanced in working with Surface styling products. While working on a guest she gives a lot of attention to the details of her guest’s needs, to preserve the results and lessen their at home maintenance.


Lucia Rist – Stylist

Lucia Rist is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Washington, DC, and certified cosmetologist. She deepened her knowledge of hair styling and benefits of consumer and environmentally safe products working as a stylist at a salon in Old Town Alexandria. A native of Slovakia, she earned her univertisty degree in linguistics and has worked as a translator, interpreter, and German and English language instructor. Hair styling, however, is her passion and since moving to the U.S., she has made it her career. She focuses on precision cutting, natural highlights, and special-occasion styling. She believes the key to beautiful hair is in preserving its health and integrity by using only natural, organic products — a haircut that is not only flattering, but also allows for easy styling at home, and color that complements the guest’s complexion, personality, and style.