Monica Bhatia has worked in the fashion industry for years, styling subjects for photo shoots and even prepping models for the runway at New York Fashion Week, according to her website. At Hair Tech III in Richardson, she and her team of stylists frame clients' faces with chic, flattering hairstyles. They clip precise cuts, infuse tresses with gleaming highlights and full color, and perform Brazilian blowouts that tame frizz so hairs will stop picking up radio signals. Patrons can also opt for waxing sessions that leave smooth expanses of skin on the face and body.
Penny Whittington is a whiz at getting rid of overgrown hair. She uses her trusty pair of scissors or a miniature weed whacker to cut off split ends and unwanted length, transforming manes into new styles from classic to cutting-edge. At Studio Nouveau, Penny and the rest of the stylists support charities such as American Cancer Society and Locks of Love.
Mandy Mizzell has been a licensed stylist in the Dallas area for six years and currently works out of the upscale Firewheel Salons space. Inside her private treatment suite, she nimbly uses scissors to create one-of-a-kind looks that fit each client's aesthetic tastes and personality. In addition to haircuts and color treatments, Mandy specializes in hair extensions that can help people get the look of added length without having to sew scarves into their hair.
Stylist Melissa Fleskes loves color. Within the calm, green confines of Firewheel Salons, she transforms hair into eye-catching coiffures. She arms herself with swift shears, professional products, and Rusk Deepshine color, which uses marine minerals to imbue newly pigmented locks with deep shine and the ability to socialize with octopuses.
The stylists at Method Hair Studio share 30 years of industry experience, which they put to use during cutting, coloring, and chemical treatments. They’ll craft everything from cutting-edge to classical cuts and then accentuate the new hairdo with professional highlights or color. On top of keratin treatments and updos, they also offer ear piercing and makeup services.
Barbie's signature long locks were never safe around Samantha Serie who knew at a very young age that she was destined to be a hairstylist. For the past 25 years, Samantha has been realizing that destiny, helping clients achieve their desired hairdo from classic cuts to fashion-forward trends.
Inside her private suite at the contemporary Firewheel Salons in the Firewheel Town Center Mall, Samantha starts each visit with a thorough consultation, listening to clients’ concerns and goals but also their fears about monsters that will crimp their hair while they sleep. Samantha feels as a stylist that it is her job to help clients "break the…molds that become their hair." She does this with color corrections, barber-style clipper cuts, and foil highlights. She also regularly attends continuing education courses to keep her skills fresh and is happy to recommend other technicians if she cannot personally perform a specific treatment requested.
Within a cozy suite at Firewheel Salons, experienced stylist Susan Nguyen cuts and colors hair, as well as tames frizz for up to eight weeks with fast-acting Keratin Express smoothing treatments. The cheerful salon is decorated with brightly colored artwork and nostalgic black-and-white and sepia-tone prints, including a picture of the Eiffel Tower and one of Marilyn Monroe, the world's most famous natural blonde.