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.

 

 

 

James

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?
    Virgo 
  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 

 

 Calypso 

Apprentice/ Next Generation Artist

Sugarland Location: 

Mondays: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesdays: 10:00AM – 8:00PM 
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM 
Fridays: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 6:00PM 

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 Calypso’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.

 Fun Facts about Calypso:

  1. What is your zodiac?
    Aquarius 
  2. What would you consider to be the best date?
    Playing video games, going to an amusement park or going to the aquarium. 
  3. What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Bacon and Cinnamon Toast (the actual toast, not the cereal) 
  4. What restaurant would you recommend that is in the area?
    Honey Pig and Anita’s
  5. What movie character reminds you of yourself?
    Morticia Addams or one of the mermaids from Peter Pan (the animated version)
  6. What is your nickname?
    My nickname is Calypso or Cali, but my real name is Ashley 

 

 

Stephen

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

 

 

Andrea

Assistant/ Next Generation Artist

Thursdays: 1:00PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 2:00PM-8:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Sundays: 11:00AM-4:00PM

She is a student at George Mason University and a licensed Cosmetologist. She is  currently a salon assistant at the salon but soon she will go on the floor. She loves makeup, music, movies, and books and she loves all things horror and PUNS!!! She is very easy go with the flow type of person but she is also someone who takes initiative and she is always open to try to new things and see new places!

 

Fun Facts about Andrea: 
1.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
Books and music
2.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
People call me Moana at the Salon, which I will take as a compliment because: 1. she’s beautiful and 2. because she’s so amazing and strong willed so I am Moana.
3.) If you had a super power, what would it be? Why?
If I had a superpower it would most likely be telekinesis. Because then I would be like Eleven from Stranger Things and That’s so freaking cool.
4.) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why?
Zendaya is my favorite hair/fashion icon because she is so real and does whatever she wants and whatever she thinks is beautiful.
5.) What is your zodiac?
Libra

 

 

 Magenta

Apprentice & 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?
Aquarius
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

 

Melanie

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?
Mel 
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