Junior Artists

Apprentice - Nino

Nino

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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.

Favorite color: Blue and Pink and stone colors

Favorite iconic hairstyle: mullets/ fashion mullets.

Iconic fashion/film icon: Marilyn Monroe/ Lucille Ball, changed the vision of beauty, and made people laugh/ Barbie, People forget what Barbie has done for fashion and beauty, no other plastic toy has caused so much controversy ever before.

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!

 

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Mondays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 6:00PM (Working at Front Desk)
Friday: 12:00PM – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Michaela is a junior stylist and front desk coordinator. She 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!

 

Experience Manager, MUA & Apprentice - Sam

Sam

Senior Makeup Artist & Next Generation Artist

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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!

Favorite Things: Coming Soon!

 

 

Helen

Next Generation Hair/Make-Up Artist

** Helen is starting behind the chair on Tuesday, July 18th! Her book is open for reservations now!**

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

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 favorite color: Blue 

Music:

I love country music, I really like Luke Brian right now