Apprentices & Assistants

Apprentices & Assistants

Our apprentices go through a 3500 hour licensing program that includes competencies, work ethic and growth reviews, weekly training and daily work day training. All apprentices will work for 2-2.5 years to get their hours and then take The Virginia Cosmetology State Boards Exam. In order to move up after passes the exam they then must do a MHSG test out to move up to the New Talent Artist Level. We take great pride in our training program and find that our devoted apprentices have been very successful.
If you are interested in apprenticing please call us and we will give you more information.



Apprentice & Assistant 

Tuesdays: 11:00AM –  8:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-4:00PM

James has a vibrant personality and a passion for all things related to the arts. Hair, beauty and fashion have always been a hobby of hers. She uses them to express herself on the everyday basis. She is a professional, social butterfly who helps set the mood with positive energy and good vibes. She takes pride in ensuring all clients have the best experience while at MHSG. She is sure to always relax you and put a smile on your face. She is such a free spirit with a wild heart, turning her passions into a career.

Michael Helene Says: James is a shining star, she is always smiling, singing and dancing! She is a hard worker and is working very hard to become a great artist. I look forward to seeing her grow and watching her become a very talented hairdresser.

Fun Facts about James:

  1. What is your favorite car?
    Jeep Wrangler 
  2. What is your zodiac?
  3. What would you consider to be the best date?
    Food and drinks is always a good time! 
  4. How is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry?
    Kim Kimble, she is a celebrity hairdresser and she is an award winning stylist. I also love watching her on LA Hair! 
  5. What are your top 3 musical artist?
    Alicia Keys, Tupac and Kehlani 




Assistant & Next Generation Artist 

Mondays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Wednesdays: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-5:00PM

He was born in Syracuse, NY. He moved to Virginia Beach when he was three, then moved to Ashburn when he was eleven. He was always interested in the hair industry, however it took him a while to get in it. He did attend and graduate at Paul Mitchell the school.


Fun Facts about Stephen: 
1.) What is your nickname?
Little Stephen, little s, lil, Esteban, phteven, phe phe
2.) What is your favorite breakfast item?
French toast
3.)Do you have any recommendations for local restaurant?
 Plaza Aztec
4.)What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
No doubt, dua lipa, terror jr
5.)What is your favorite or first car?
First car was a forest green Saturn



Apprentice, Assistant & Front Desk Coordinator

Sundays: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Mondays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:30AM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 2:00PM-8:00PM (Front Desk)
Saturdays: 9:00AM-4:00PM

She is a Seattle girl, born and raised. She moved to Virginia roughly 2 years ago. She never really thought of being in the hair industry directly, but she desires to be a makeup artist. She has been getting into makeup ever since she could grab a step stool at her granny’s house, take it to the bathroom and get into her makeup cabinet. After having a talk with Michael, she convinced her to become a hair stylist as well! Even though, she has no prior education to be a hair stylist, she excited to be apart of Michael’s apprenticeship program to become one!

Fun Facts About Magenta: 
1.) What is/ was your nickname?
Magenta (what I prefer to be called). My real name is Rebeccah. 
2.)What is your zodiac?
3.) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why? 
Jeffree Star. I followed him when he was still in the music industry then he started to make his own makeup and fell in love! My heart belongs to makeup but everyone in the salon is my inspiration for the hair industry!
4.) What would you consider to be the best date or day? 
A long drive with no destination
5.) What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
1) Lady Gaga 2) Avenged Seven fold 3) Disturbed



Front Desk Coordinator, Assistant & Apprentice

Sugarland Location: 
Mondays: 10:00AM- 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Wednesdays: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Dulles Location: 
Fridays: 11:00AM-8:00PM 
Saturdays: 10:00AM-5:00PM


NoVa native and dog mom, Melanie brings charm and moxie wherever she goes. Before joining the team, Melanie attended James Madison University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies. She went on to work for several nonprofit organizations doing event planning & fundraising before ultimately realizing she would be more fulfilled pursuing a more creative path. With her strong interest and eye for fine arts, fashion, interior design, & beauty; hair was a natural fit. Melanie’s top priority is to provide each client with style and pride by ensuring their natural beauty always shines through.

Fun Facts about Melanie: 
1.) What is/ was your nickname?
2.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
My dog and a LifeStraw
3.) If you had a super power, what would it be? Why?
Blink from the XMen universe can make portals through time or space. I always thought that would be a pretty useful power.
4.) Do you have any recommendations for local restaurant?
Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling has solid food delivered every time
5.) What are your top 3 favorite musical artists? 
Lady Gaga, Joan Jett, & Patsy Cline