Shantelle L.

Training/Years of Experience/Special Certification: 
I started in the beauty industry working as a shampoo assistant  in the late 90's to 2000's while attending high school. After high school I studied Criminal Justice which led to a career as a police officer in the the District of Columbia for 81/2 years. Eventually in 2014, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a hair stylist. I attended Graham Webb International Academy, VA and received my license by the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology. Soon after I became a licensed instructor and Director of Cosmetology teaching and coaching future hair stylist at GWA. I am experienced in precision hair cutting, finger wave sculpting, the Brazilian Blowout, and skilled in all hair textures.

Stylist level:  

What is Your Favorite Thing about being a Stylist?  
"Freedom of expression" . The art of being able to create a look a client is going for by listening, envisioning, feeling and sometimes comparing is a big favorite for me. 

What is something unique that you would like the clients to know about you?
I have the ability to be flexible/optional based on the skills and experience using my knowledge and being diverse in hair styles and textures.

What is your favorite tip/hair secret you would like to share with clients?
Tip: When choosing a hair cut that you saw a celebrity with or out of a magazine keep in mind texture and facial shape!! For instance, someone with a square face should avoid haircuts that have straight lines. I would recommend more angular shapes towards the front of the face complementing the jawline if above the shoulders. Longer lengths of course will give room for more options.
Secret: If your in between hair services and you notice your scalp is flaky, take the tip of a cloth damp it with apple cider vinegar, part your hair and wipe scalp. This is a temporary exfoliate that will clean the scalp expect it will leave a strong smell. However, it is recommended that you get a scalp analysis conducted by your stylist for professional recommendations for proper scalp care & treatment options.

Locations & Availability: 
Tuesday 10 - 8
Wednesday 11 - 8
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 4 (off every 4th Sunday of the month)

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"I believe everyone has the potential to look great. Reinventing people’s hair, and the instant gratification that comes from the end result of my work, is my favorite thing."

David Bakir (Creative Director and Principal)

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