Junior Artists

Apprentice - Nino



Sundays: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Mondays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM- 7:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Don’t let the Virginia license plate fool you! Nino has a big New Jersey attitude. A Garden State native, Nino received his cosmetology hours at Empire Beauty School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Nino pushes the boundaries and has a keen eye for trends within the industry.  Nino has spent many days roaming around the streets of New York and Philadelphia learning and absorbing the roots of fashion.  He has a passion for making everyone’s inner beauty shine through by making them feel beautiful through hair and makeup. He is excited to be part of the team to further grow his knowledge.

Michael Helene Says: What to say about Nino, a character, talented, fun loving! I knew the second I met Nino that he was a great addition to the team. He may not be the neatest person in the world but he is a hell of a hairdresser, always has a smile on his face and keeps me motivated everyday! He loves hair and makeup and does it like he was born to do it!

Fun Facts about Nino:
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 iPhone X that’s coming at the end of nov, and my best friend Justin
3.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
Regina George, let’s face it, They all want to be me.
4.) If you had a super power, what would it be? Why?
I don’t need any powers. I’m pretty good at what I’m working with now.
5.) What is your favorite breakfast item?
Ehhhh more of a dinner man myself



Senior Makeup Artist & Next Generation Artist


Tuesdays: 9:30AM – 8:00PM
Wednesdays: 10:ooAM – 8:ooPM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Fridays: 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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!

Fun Facts About Sam: 

  1. What superlative would you give someone on the MHSG Team?
    Lather Lounge MVP- James (Clients LOVE her shampoos… until they have had mine haha)
  2.  What two items would you take on a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
    Sunscreen and Moisturizer. Got to protect and hydrate that skin!
  3. What would you consider to be the best date or day?
    I love my days off spending time with my son! We enjoy going to the zoo or aquarium. Seeing him so interested in nature and it’s amazing components is beautiful to watch and nurture.
  4. What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? And why?
     Merida from Brave because I follow my heart and fight for what I think is right. 




Next Generation Hair/Make-Up Artist

Art Team Coordinator

Sundays: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:30AM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Fridays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM

She is a  NOVA native and grew up in Centreville, VA. She went to Centreville High School and from there she was able to attend academy over at Chantilly High School Academy, where she found my passion for Cosmetology! Her Cosmology instructor was Wayne White, the same as Micheal Helene! She met Micheal at Chantilly High School and completely fell in love with her and her passion for the industry. While working with Micheal, she has worked on photo shoots for the salon, being able to learn more and grow as a new artist. When she not at the salon,  she is continuing her education for hair and makeup. She is also Affinage Color Certified!

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!

Fun Facts About Helen:

  1. What is your Zodiac? 
  2. What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? And why?
    Joy from Inside Out, because I love being happy and working with my team.
  3. If you had a super power, what would it be and why?
    I would be a shape-shifter because I could become a dog whenever I would like! 
  4.  Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why? 
    Larisa Love, I have been following her through social media for a while now and I love how she’s always educating! She is also using new techniques and multiple techniques in her work.  





Next Generation Artist 

Sugarland Location: 
Tuesdays: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:30PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Ever since middle school, she has wanted to do hair. Three years after high school, she graduated from Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in 2009. She has 4 amazing boys and a wonderful husband, who has been supporting her through her journey back into the hair industry. She has been doing hair for about 8 years. Due to personal reasons, she had to take a step away from the chair. But she never stopped trying to get back to what she loves to do. She has worked in accounting, customer service and administrative work for about three years. Now she is ready to get back behind the chair full time! Her plan is to continue receiving education and to work towards her color certification. Hair is her passion, she loves to make people look and feel great. She also loves meeting new people and experiencing new challenges every time someone sits in her chair. She is honest and loving person. She is so proud and grateful to be working with Michael Helene and her team.  She sees herself becoming an amazing hairdresser and growing within the Michael Helene Salon Gallery team!

Fun Facts about Denise:
1.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year? 
Matches and a tent
2.) What is your zodiac?
I am a Leo
3.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
Sherley Temple, She’s fun, loving and always has a smile on her face.
4.) What is your favorite breakfast item?
French toast
5.) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why?
Sam Villa. I like the way he explains what he is doing and he shows you step by step haircuts and colors. I also like that he is on YouTube showing his techniques.