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.


Experience Manager, MUA & Apprentice - Sam


Senior Makeup Artist & Apprentice


Before attending NOVA, where she obtained an associate’s degree in social sciences, Sam had planned to attend cosmetology school. She has always had a passion for hair, makeup, fashion, and all things artistic or creative. Having worked in customer service for many years, starting as a front desk coordinator was an amazing opportunity for her. It combined her passion for the beauty industry and her previous work experience beautifully. After working with us for two years, she decided to pursue her cosmetology license and began apprenticing. She works hand in hand with Master Elite Artist Lauren Best as her personal assistant. Sam is also a senior makeup artist here at MHSG providing clients with beautiful looks for any occasion. She is known for her execution of beautifully sculpted eyebrows and soft glamour. She looks forward to expanding on her education and growing her own clientele.

Michael Helene Says: Sam is a renaissance woman! She is so often the one I go to when I need help with something I cannot figure out. She Is a hard worker and I know she is gonna be an amazing hairdresser. She is currently one of the best makeup artist I have ever worked with and I have worked with many. She is great at remembering people, faces and product knowledge. She can educate with the best of them. If you want to learn makeup, this is your lady!

Favorite Things: Coming Soon!



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.

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Calypso has worked a wide variety of office jobs after getting her degrees in fine arts and business marketing. After a while, desk jobs were not satisfying to her creative soul. She decided to follow her passion for hair. With her background in art, hair color drew her in immediately. Calypso is a warm and talkative person and helps clients feel at ease in the chair. She loves helping people transform into their true selves through hair, makeup and fashion, just like she does everyday for herself!

Michael Helene Says: With Callypso’s flair for art and her enthusiasm for hair and all things beauty I am very excited to watch her grow. Cali (her nickname), is always working hard to see whats next. She is focusing her career on Dread Lock hair extensions currently and learning how to not only apply them but to make them herself from scratch. She has a keen eye for color as well.

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A Northern Virginia native, she is currently studying cosmetology at Chantilly Academy under Wayne White. She enjoys learning and practicing new techniques. Her passion is makeup and she practices everyday, jumping at the opportunity to help with bridal parties and photo shoots in the salon. Helen is working on getting her license so she can build her own clientele in the salon. She is looking forward to meeting new people and having new adventures. In her spare time, Helen enjoys animals, nature, art, traveling and movies. She is always ready to learn and grow. With her positive energy and open mind, there is just no stopping her.

Michael Helene Says: Helen is one of our newest apprentices and a student at Chantilly Academy with Wayne White, my teacher when I was in school (20 years ago, my time flies)! Helen is so devoted to the art of hair and is always wanting to be ahead of the game. She is like a sponge for knowledge, it is very refreshing and keeps me motivated to keep on keepin on. I think Helen is gonna be a very good artist. Her kind, down to earth demeanor will take her a long way!

Something that makes me different: I could painstakingly go through hair, finding split ends and removing them, I could do this all day everyday!

My fav. colour: Blue  Music: I love country music, I am really into Luke Brian right now