Nina : Educational Director
Trained in England, Nina has been styling hair since 1995. After completing the British City in Guilds Education In Hair, she went on to become an educator for Matrix. Nina has trained extensively with TIGI in London and has attended the prestigious Bumble and Bumble University in New York. More recently Nina became a certified colorist with the color company Alfaparf. As one of their educators she travels representing Alfaparf, educating other professionals in the industry. In early March of this year Nina also attended the Unite University for their global session in San Diego, California. Nina's patience, attention to detail and incomparable skill will leave your hair looking flawless.
Amy : Educational Director
A truly gifted stylist, Amy loves her craft. Her creativity and skill shines through in all of her work. Amy's cutting edge techniques are attributed to her education at a highly regarded Paul Mitchell Academy. An expert when it comes to modern color techniques, Amy has completed Redken's Master Specialist program as well as acquiring the honor of being a Redken Certified Haircolorist. With 12 years in the industry, she approaches hair cutting and color design with an individualized approach to each clients unique head of hair. Named one of our Educational Directors, Amy is a valued member of the V&A team.
Savannah began at Victoria & Albert as a stylist assistant in 2012. Shortly after, she completed her education at the Aveda Institute in DC, where they heavily focus on complex color and Sassoon cutting techniques. She soon completed the training program at V&A and is currently working full time as a junior stylist. Savannah has attended classes harnessing her knowledge in Schwartkopf, Alfaparf and Davines. With her previous experience in the fine arts, she has developed a love for all things color, with a special fondness for hairpainting and balayage. Because she constantly strives for perfection, she will be sure to leave you fully satisfied and with hair looking fabulous!
Julie has always had a true passion for the hair and beauty industry. Julie makes you feel warm and welcome with each visit and her devotion to her clients has allowed her to give personalized attention to them and their hair needs. She has had extensive training with many of the top companies in the industry, including Redken, Alfaparf, Lanza, and Framesi to name a few. She continues to educate herself to keep up on the latest trends. Julie specializes in Color, both highlights and Dimensional, and also has a love for Updo's. She does wedding hair, proms or any special event!
With 15 years expirence in the industry,and 10 years as a licensed cosmetologist, Christy has attended advance courses at both TIGI New York, Pivot Point, and Unite's Global Session in San Diego. She also has taken numerous in salon courses with Redken, Alphaparf, TIGI, DS Labs, Schwartzkopff, and Colorproof. Christy excels in dimensional coloring, and both men's and women's haircutting. Her fun, upbeat personality will make you feel welcome and comfortable in her chair. She is a true lover of her craft and continues to educate herself in the latest styles. Make your appointment for the head turning look you crave.
Cori started with Victoria and Albert as a stylist assistant in 2004, and decided to further her education by attending barbering school at The Fila Academy: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Baltimore, MD. In 2007 Cori returned to the salon to complete our training program and started full time as a stylist shortly after. She has attented numerous classes with Alfaparf and L'Oreal and recieved her Design Certification with Redken in 2010. Cori loves to create new and modern looks that will best suit your personality and lifestyle. With her continuing devotion to putting a smile on her client's faces, you are certain to enjoy your visit with Cori. Rest assured, you will leave looking great and feeling refreshed!
Christine started in the hair industry in 1984. She worked in DC from 1985-1992, during which time worked for the CBS Morning Show, specifically Paula Zahn and her guests when on location in DC. From 1990-1992 Christine worked for the Kennedy Center Life Time Achievement Awards honorees. In 1992 Christine moved to New Mexico where she established a thriving fun business for herself. While on the west coat, she attended education classes in California and Las Vegas. In 2006, Christine returned to the East Coast and was hired by V&A. As a valued part of the team here, Christine will always ensure that you leave here fully satisfied with your services.
Wan : Nail Technician
Wan started with Victoria & Albert as a stylist assistant in 1991. Pursuing her career in 2001, Wan went to apprentice at Natural Nails to receive her nail technician license. She returned to Victoria & Albert in 2005 working as our natural nail specialist using OPI products. She is now offering the new shellac by CND which is unique in the way that it has the lasting effect of gel and acrylic polishes but doesn't leave the damage commonly associated with them. Any service you receive from Wan is expertly done, from her foot massage and nail shaping to her polishing. Wan will have your nails looking great and keep a smile on your face.
Melissa has been with V&A since 2005. Starting her career in 1998, Melissa has had the experiences of training from Bumble and Bumble, Redken, Nioxin, Paul Mitchell and Aveda. Melissa is highly educated in every component of hair design. Having completed advanced technical training with TIGI in Dallas, Melissa's level of experience is remarkable. Specializing in all coloring, cutting and naturally curly hair, Melissa is a valued addition to the V&A team.
Kim has been with V&A since 1983. Kim has continued her education throughout her career attending seminars and workshops with Redken 5th Avenue, Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell and Alfaparf.
Karin is one of those rare people who even after being in this business for over 25 years is always eager to learn something new. Karin is a master colorist who has ongoing education and past education including training in Paul Mitchell System's in Honolulu, Hawaii; Alfaparf Milano's Evolution of Color in South Beach, Miami; Redken 5th Avenue and Bumble & Bumble University in New York. Karin's extensive education and outstanding client retention makes her the amazing stylist that she is!
Kate Luke is an award-winning stylist with close to 20 years experience in the industry. Kate’s true passion and appreciation for the latest trends in hair and fashion are evident in the styles she creates. Throughout her career Kate has maintained a focus on professional growth and development and has successfully completed educational programs sponsored by the Redken Exchange, Bumble & Bumble Academy, Alpha Parf and J. Bevery Hills. Kate’s enthusiam for the business and her genuine commitment to delivering excellent customer service has awarded her with loyal clients and long-lasting relationships.
With close to 20 years expirence in the hair industry Joanna has an excellent grasp on her craft. She has traveled all over the country studying wide varities of hair styles, cuts and colors with such companies as; Bumble and bumble, Redken, Unite and Alfaparf. Joanna approaches each client as a work of art and is excited to share her skills with you :-)
Nancy has been in the skin care industry for more than 25 years! She has always had a particular proclivity for waxing, especially brows! She attended Von Lee school of Esthetics and has under gone extensive training and education in Sothys, Yonka, Rene Guinot, Jan Marini, Emergin-C, Eminence, and Bio Elements! Her warm welcoming personality always makes your visits with her a pleasure!
We have the right associate for you. We also have a level structured salon. This means that we have a stylist that will suit any individual! Our levels range from New Talent to Level Designers.
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