Gallery Artists

Gallery Hair and Makeup Artists:

Gallery Artists have tested out from the basic Michael Helene Program and are moving up in the educated hair artist world. They have completed over 50 hours of advanced education and shown that their classic skills cannot be challenged! They are no longer copying what they were taught but actually understanding the procedures and processes in order to cut and color hair based on head shape and customization of the individuals hair. Hair is, after all, like snowflakes, no one, is exactly the same!!

 

 

Ashley

Gallery Artist

Mondays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00PM – 5:00PM

Ashley was Michael Helene’s last personal assistant. Ashley worked under Michael for 3.5 years and has really grown to be a very talented and artistic hairdresser. Ashley is a master at bobs, graduation and highlighting. She is down to earth and easy to talk to. Ashley has many advanced classes under her belt including An Affinage Colour Certification, Balayage Mastered, Perfectress Extensions, and she has gone through the salons Classics Training Program 8 times. She is very skilled and will be able to replicate any cut or colour that you cold possibly desire. Ashley is a mother of 2 young children.

Michael Helene Says: Ashley is a wonderful person. Sweet, kind and easy to talk to. She works very hard to be the best at her craft and is never afraid to push herself to become better. Ashley has been a devoted assistant, and now hairdresser for me for 8 years! I know you will love her enthusiasm, as well as her work!

Kylie

Gallery Artist 

Portfolio

Tuesdays: 10:00AM- 8:00PM
Wednesdays: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Kylie has worked under some of the top rated hair stylists in the industry. She competed in Skills USA under esthetics, with Michael as a judge. She placed 1st in Virginia and 11th in the Nation. She has worked so hard to get where she is and vows to continue amazing education.

Fun Facts About Kylie:
1. What was your first car? 
My first car was a 1995 Honda Accord and I named in Ron Burgundy. 
2. What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? 
Dory because I am funny and witty but aloof
3. What is your favorite breakfast item? 
Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese
4. What are your 3 top favorite musical artists? 
Halsey, Jay-Z and Portishead 

 

 

 

Michaela

Gallery Artist

Mondays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Friday: 12:00PM – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sundays: 11AM-4PM

Michaela graduated from Chantilly Academy Cosmetology in 2013 by the same amazing educator many of our staff had, Mr. Wayne White. Michaela worked with us as an assistant from 2012-2013, she then went on to gain experience and more confidence at Hair Cuttery from 2013-2015. Michaela has experienced taking 3 levels of advanced Hairshaping courses at the prestigious Graham Webb Academy, Celebrity Artist Candy Shaws’ Balayage class, and an updo class with three time Emmy award winning makeup artist Susan Patterson. She loves to learn new techniques and to do everything she can for her clients. She recently joined our front desk coordination team as well, due to a medical restraint limiting her hours behind the chair. Michaela is enjoying the new opportunity to see hair from both the business and creative sides. She looks forward to getting to know all of MHSG guests and growing her business management skills.

Michael Helene Says: Michaela was a find from the same school I went to, she is kind hearted and sweet. Michaela wants to do well at everything and never wants to disappoint. She always steps up for new projects and is always willing to learn new things. She is now helping at the front desk and planning events for MHSG due to an injury…but she is still killin her cuts and colours!

Fun Facts About Michaela:
1.) What is your nickname?
Mickey
2.) What would you consider to be the best day?
Thanksgiving
3.) If you had a super power what would it be?
Flying! It would be pretty fun to go to an island or country on a day off!
4.) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why? 
Marilyn Monroe because she is a searcher and seeker of the truth. She has a clear and compelling sense of herself as a spiritual being. As a result, Marilyn’s life path is devoted to investigations into the unknown, and finding the answers to the mysteries of life.

 
Jessica

Gallery Artist & American Board Certified Colorist

Sugarland Location: 
Tuesdays: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Jessica is a VA native, a mother of 2 cats and 2 dogs, and she has been doing hair for 5 years. In those 5 years she has studied under Balayage Artists such as Gary D Ancona . She has taken extensive training in the chemistry, physiological and psychological aspect of hair coloring as well as application techniques, and is now able to call herself an American Board Certified Colorist. She also has multiple Cutting, and styling classes under her belt, she believes that continuing education in her field of work are most important, because of this she is always open to learning something. Jessica makes people look and feel beautiful from the inside out as she is also a certified yoga instructor. Her ultimate goal is to share her passions of hair and yoga with the world. Jessica enjoys building deeper connections with people, in a comfortable and honest environment.

Fun Facts about Jessica:
1.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
Firestarter and canteen
2.) What is your zodiac?
Capricorn
3.) What would you consider to be the best date or day?
The day I graduated my yoga teacher training
4.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
Karen from Wanderlust because she is a free spirit fun loving person in that movie 
5.)What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
Red hot chilli peppers, 311, and Jay-Z  

 

 Ava

Gallery Artist

Dulles Location
Sundays: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mondays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:30AM-8:00PM
Sugarland Location: 
Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Ava is a creative artist born from the great golden state of California, raised in the glamorous city of Los Angels. Combined with over 28 years of experience and sustained with her ongoing education over the course of these years. Making her up to date with old and new styles and what is trending. She attended DELOUX School of Cosmetology and graduated in 1989. Her passion for hair always came naturally as it runs in her family. Having an open imagination made anything possible for her to handle. Even at the her earliest age of 10, she was inspired to create hairstyles and change peoples moods and perspectives. She always strives with every reservation to create that ecstatic smile!

Fun Facts About Ava: 
1.) What is your zodiac?
Pisces
2.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
Fire starter, and a five gallon water bottle so when it was empty I can catch the rain water.
3.) What is your favorite breakfast item? 
Tea, and biscotti
4.) What is your favorite or first car?
A 1965 convertible Mustang baby blue
5.) What superlative would you give someone or some team members? 
Everyone is a winner!