Get to know the Belleza Team...

ROBYN CLARK | Belleza Salon & Element Skincare Owner

Q. Tell us a little about yourself.

A. Blessed is how I would describe my life and career!  Owning Belleza Salon has given me the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge with new stylists and the privilege of working with some of our industries top talent.  I am extremely proud to work with such an amazing team that prides itself in making sure we are involved in our community and doing everything in our power to assure the satisfaction of our salon guests.   As a Di Biase  educator I am still teaching classes but have transitioned to the salon support side of our business and am enjoying every minute of it! In my free time you will be sure to find me on a baseball field watching my two youngest boys do what they love.

MORGAN | Salon Shareholder & Manager

Q. Tell us a little about your position.

A.  I truly love working with our Belleza team to assure all in-salon behind-the-scenes operations are running smooth as well as growing our team both personally and professionally. I have received advanced training in social media, blogging, and salon marketing and have spent 9 years in the salon industry. I have a passion for connecting with my team and organizing our operations to help grow our business to the next level!

 

Q. What is something that might surprise someone?

A. I have a Bachelor degree in Studio Art and a Minor in Mass Media and Communications from The University of Mississippi and I love all things creative and artsy! 

AMBER | Salon Shareholder, Associate Educator, & Lead Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am proud to share I am a shareholder and a lead stylist at Belleza Salon.  Being an educator for Di Biase Hair Extensions has been extremely rewarding and led me to specialize in hair reconstruction. I am also an educator for All Nutrient Color Line and have had extensive training and certification in Xtreme Eyelash  Extensions.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. I love clients who allow me as a stylist to guide them in the perfect direction to help them shine as a person. I want my guests to have a healthy hairstyle that fits into their lifestyle and makes their morning and life just a little easier!

Q. What is  something about you that would surprise someone?

A. What I love outside of hair is the tedious work of planning to bake a cake from start to finish with fun themes is what I love! Being able to create a fun cake for my kids or friends to enjoy is the best!

CARINA | Marketing & Sales Manager

Q. Tell us a little about yourself.

A. I graduated college from Maryville University with a degree in Marketing. I love that I have a  job within the beauty industry because it allows me to be creative in so many different areas. There are endless opportunities within this field, and I have so much fun getting to work directly with our brides, running social media, and working with marketing and advertising in this fun and upbeat work environment. While away from work my hobbies include photography, traveling, singing, anything music-related, seeking new coffee shops, and drawing.

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. There are a few things I would love to share!

- I have been playing piano for over 15 years and have been a part of my church's Praise Team for 11 years

- I used to be on Missouri's only jump rope team "The Show-Me Jumpers" for 7 years

- I own a photography business and love expressing myself through photos and every other form of art

CHRISTEN MICHEL | Esthetician/Owner of Christen Michel & Element Skincare

Q. Tell us a little about yourself.

A. I was only 5 years old when I started creating skincare products from ingredients I found in the kitchen and on my mother’s vanity. At age 6 I tried to sell homemade mud masks to neighbors. Needless to say, these products were not a huge success! I have been obsessed with skincare and beauty my entire life. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I decided I really needed to follow my dream. I attended The Skin Institute in St. Louis, MO and became a licensed Esthetician. I can’t wait to meet you and transform your skin!

KARA | Associate Educator & Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am a licensed cosmetologist, colorist, and Associate Trainer, and Barber. I am certified in Xtreme lashes and in Di Biase hair extensions. I am also a Bridal Team Lead.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. My dream client is someone who believes in their own beauty. I enjoy helping people enhance their own personal beauty. For example, coloring their hair to look natural, sun kissed highlights, or a root extension for low maintenance and help with grey coverage. Even adding length or volume to the hair. Or eyelashes to help make their eyes pop!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I am super low maintenance and not very girly! People assume I am high maintenance based off my career, but truthfully I am always looking for the easiest, fastest tricks for my daily routine. A daily beauty routine for me is 20 minutes tops. Amika dry shampoo is my best friend.  I love to do 5 minute updos and good hair products help me with my laid back routine!

BROOKE | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am a certified Xtreme Lash stylist as well as certified in DiBiase Hair Extensions. I am an experienced makeup artist and a Bridal hair and makeup specialist. I specialize in balayage and hand painting color techniques.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. My dream client is 30+ years old who loves to come see me every 4-6 weeks! I also love clients who want to experiment with makeup, hair extensions and lash extensions!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I have been doing hair in a salon since I was 18!

JORDYN | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am a licensed Barber and a lash stylist. I am certified with Keratin Complex smoothing system. I am a Bridal team member and a makeup artist and have been certified in Norell Spray Tanning.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. I enjoy working with men and women. I like my clients to be easy to talk to with a fun personality and a laid back attitude so I can let my creative side shine!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I am Menominee Indian and I have family living on the reservation in Wisconsin. In the summer my family and I like to visit and attend the pow wow. This past summer my son received his native name!

ALYSE | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I have learned the art of color and movement with Misael Aponte. I have attended the Energizing Summit by American Board of Certified Hair Colorists in Los Angelas California for the last 3 years. I also have advanced education with All Nutrient Hair Color. 

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. My dream client is someone that gives me an idea and lets me use my knowledge and creativity to create an individualized work of art they get to wear every day!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I lived in Guatemala for a few months in college and I have a bachelor degree in social work. I also have a 15 year old daughter.

NOEL | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am certified in Di Biase Hair Extensions as well as in Keratin straightening treatments. I am a Lash stylist for Xteme Lashes and have been educated in bareMinerals and Temptu airbrush makeup and also in Norvell spray tanning.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. My dream client is someone who can give me a great idea of what desired look they want. I love coming up with a great plan of action to make sure every guest leaves with the exact look they are wanting. 

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I can draw and paint! When I was younger I was always involved in art class and art is a huge part of my family. I have helped paint murals on the walls of schools. The Post Dispatch has written several articles on my family's achievements!

HOLLY | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. I am certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. I have worked with Streetscape Magazine on local fashion shows. I have given creative looks to models for the runway shows at several Bridal Shows in the St. Louis area. I have had advance training with All Nutrient professional educators in balayage, ombre, blonding, and other advanced color techniques.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. My dream client is someone looking for the best color and cut to suit their hair needs and style. I am personally very particular about my hair and would love my guests to be as meticulous and invested in their hair as I am!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I am a trivia queen! Any song, movie, history, or weird random information- I am your go to girl! The next time you want to talk about the Colonial Period of America or the top summer hits since 1958 I am here!

BETH | Stylist

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. The last 2 years I have attended the Energizing Summit in Los Angelas put on by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists where I had extensive education on various advanced color classes. I have had extensive training in on-trend color, consultation, Surface cutting and various men's cutting. I participated in an 8 week education course on the art of consultation and how to be a successful hairdresser. I am excited to further my skill with a Barbering license early in 2018.

Q. Who is a dream client to you?

A. I like making connections with people so when I get a loyal client it builds trust. With that trust and loyalty I can help the client create their dream look while maintaining the integrity of their hair!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I enjoy listening to heavy metal music and going to concerts. Music is my escape and going to shows is my favorite thing to do!

TAURA | Stylist

Q: What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A: I have an eye for artistic hair photography and love using this to create inspired looks for our Instagram account! 

Q: Who is a dream client to you?

A: I love a loyal 6-week client that I get to see often! I absolutely love building relationships and getting to know every person that sits in my chair. 

Q: What is one thing about you that would surprise someone? 

A: I have seen every episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and every single spin-off show! 

ALYSSA | Stylist

Q: What accomplishments set you a part from the rest?

A: I am a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy.

Q: Who is a dream client to you?

A: A client who is ready to talk about their desires and get creative. I love clients who enjoy spicing it up with their hair and make trendy changes every now and then. 

Q: What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A: I have played on an All-Star lacrosse team. 

ALEXANDRA GRACE | STYLIST

Q: What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A: I graduated from Paul Mitchell with honors in cutting, color, texture, and makeup. I was a hairstylist for the Inspire Fashion Show and Shutter-fast Models. I also have an Associates Degree in Administrative Business Science! 

Q: Who is a dream client to you and why?

A:  If I could choose a celebrity dream client, I would have to choose Jennifer Aniston! I love the show Friends and want to know all of her secrets to beautiful aging! I also wouldn't mind having Chris Evans in my chair because, well... Captain America

Q: What is one thing about you that would surprise someone?

A: When I was a lifeguard I had a life-changing experience when a teenage boy had a seizure in the pool and I had to go in and save him! It was terrifying but also grew me as a person by helping me understand the importance always being aware of my environment, teamwork, and protocols. 

LAUREN | Stylist

Q: What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A: I have worked at multiple salons in different states with a wide variety of products and clients from all backgrounds. Along with constant continuing education in various cut and color techniques, I have helped host special salon events. My work has also been featured in Southern Bride Magazine!

Q: Who is a dream client to you and why?

A:  A dream client for me is someone who had a general idea of what they want but also allow me to have some creative freedom so I can add my own expertise and flair in new techniques, color, and trendy cuts.

Q: What is one thing about you that would surprise someone?

A: I once outran an F2 tornado with a baby on my hip while pregnant! 

MADI | Associate Stylist & Front Desk Support Team

Q: What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A: I am a graduate from the Paul Mitchell The School of St. Louis, Kett Airbrush certified, Tammy Taylor Nails certified, completed Phase 2 in school, have done hair and makeup for the Inspire Fashion Show, and have been a part of makeup classes with Deb Dietrich and barbering classes with John Mosley.

Q: Who is a dream client to you and why?

A: A dream client to me is someone that wants a beautiful transformation and allows me to be creative. I love doing services on someone that has never colored their hair but trusts me to make the change for them. I also love doing blondes that feature highlight and balayage techniques! 

Q: What is one thing about you that would surprise someone?

A: I have been to 6 countries in the past 5 years. I love to travel!

MELANIE | Front Desk Support Team

Q. What is your favorite part of working at Belleza Salon?

A. My favorite part about working at Belleza is getting to meet new people and see new faces,  along with building relationships with our guests and working so closely to an amazing team.

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. One thing that would surprise someone is that I am a nursing major with a minor in Business Administration.

Q. What is your favorite product and why?

A. My favorite product is Tecni Art Next Day Hair because it adds texture and holds curl really well!

MIKAYLA | Front Desk Support Team

Q. What accomplishments set you apart from the rest?

A. Extensive Sales & Leadership training, roles of leadership and management at a young age, and stability in my life and career. I have grit and a clear vision of expectations for my future! 

Q. What is your favorite part of working at Belleza?

A. I love the teamwork-based atmosphere, strong Code of Honor, clear expectations, and the positive work environment! 

Q. What is  something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I am a home owner! We are almost done flipping our first home and will be buying our next in the summer. I love flipping houses! 

ABBY | Support Team Member

Q. What is your favorite part of working at Belleza Salon?

A. I love working at Belleza Salon because of all my coworkers. They are very nice and always make me laugh! I always enjoy coming to work because the team is so welcoming!

Q. What is something about you that would surprise someone?

A. I am still in high school and I graduate in the class of 2021. When I graduate, I plan on going to med school. That always tends to surprise people because I can be a little goofy!

Q. What is your favorite product and why?

A. My favorite product is Pureology 21 Benefits because it does so many things for my hair. I have very long and tangly hair, and as a detangler, this product makes it so easy to brush through while providing 20 other great benefits!

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