Tuesdays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Michael Helene has been in the hair care industry for two decades. She has worked behind the chair, behind the camera in film and television, and was the regional education director for Toni and Guy Tigi on the East Coast. Her dream of owning her own hair salon came about through her passion for the industry and making people look and feel great. While working in the salon and teaching for 10 years she honed her skill as a top of the line hair and makeup artist doing fashion shows, taking classes, teaching classes and even working on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean and Cold Mountain. She enjoys teaching her clients how to care for their hair themselves and promotes the idea of the importance of personalization to her staff. Michael is a master hair stylist, a precise hair shaper and a visionary long hair dresser, as well as a personal therapist to many of her clients.
“I believe that hair is the ultimate accessory. It’s the one thing you wear every day. It can be the deciding factor between a good day and a bad day in many of our lives. My job is to help you have many more good days.”
Michael Helene Says: Ok I can not write about myself but I felt I needed to have this section for balance purposes, lol!! I love hair though and I want to grow the industry and make everyone feel as beautiful inside as they feel outside…..hopefully after a visit with myself or my artists this is just drop dead gorgeous!! xoxo
Master Elite Artist & Deva Certified
Tuesdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Wednesdays: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM*
*Not Available the Last Saturday of the Month*
** Starting 2018, Lauren will not be behind the chair on Tuesdays**
Lauren is a Northern Virginia native, wife, and mother of two black rescue kitties. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, mud runs, travelling, baking, drawing, painting, and long walks on the beach. In college she majored in fine arts before finding cosmetology, the perfect combination of meeting new people and exercising her artistic side. Lauren started her hair career at the Graham Webb academy.
For over a decade she has used her skills behind the chair, at photoshoots, fashion shows, community events, and teaching educational classes for other hairdressers. Although she loves doing all textures and types of hair, she is most widely known for her specialization in curly hair. Through her continued education she has acquired many certifications for cutting, styling and coloring. She has attended classes from companies including: Graham Webb, Aveda, Wella, Prive, Aquage, Ted Gibson, Eufora, J Beverly Hills, Hairbrained, DevaCurl and Kevin.Murphy. She has earned the titles of Deva Advanced Stylist, Curl Architect, and most recently Deva Certified Curl Specialist from the Devachan Salon in New York city.
Her newest professional venture, in addition to working behind the chair, is joining the Kevin.Murphy family. As a Gold Key educator, she can now be found on her days off in salons enriching the craft of others in the industry. Part of Lauren’s requirements as a member of the KM family are multiple trainings each year with international artists focusing on the most up to date hair techniques and looks straight from catwalks and magazines around the world.
Michael Helene Says: Lauren is an enigma!! She is the only artist I have hired and kept that came from other training. She is amazing! She is a hard worker, a fantastic artist and a great educator. Lauren is one of the best haircutters I have ever seen cut hair and she loves it to boot. Such a hard combo to find. You will be so pleased if you have her as your artist as you will come away with an experience like no other!!
Fun Facts About Lauren:
1.) What superlative would you give someone on the MHSG Team?
Nino- Most likely to be wearing a name brand.
2) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself?
Ridley, because I can pull off a shaved head.
3.) Do you have any recommendations for a local restaurant?
4.) What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
Piebald, Tom Petty and Mike Snow
Master Hair and Make-Up Artist & Deva Inspired
Art Team Coordinator
Some Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Some Tuesdays: 9:30AM-5:30PM
She is a big ball of hyper most days! Her favorite part of the beauty industry is seeing the smiles on people’s faces! She have taken several certification classes in precision cutting, abstract cutting, colour and specialized color techniques. She is working towards getting my Devacurl certification to be among the highest level of artist they recognize. She is an educator for Affinage Colour and has been working with the company for two years. She is very passionate about bringing out everyone’s inner beauty and making sure they feel comfortable and sexy in their skin. She has been working for MHSG since I was 17 and she is very excited to continue her education and grow her talent for many more years to come!
Fun Facts About Azi:
1.) What is your nickname?
Azi has been my nickname for forever! Apparently my real name is “too difficult to pronounce”.
2.) What are two items you would take to a deserted islan if you were stranded for a year?
I would bring a sketch book and my stuffed tiger.
3.) What would you consider to be the best date or day?
Halloween! the only day where it is acceptable for me to dress like a weirdo and have bizzare make-up.
4. ) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry?
My grandmother. she wore the most outrageous things and she had probably 50 wigs in her closet and she would dress a new personality every day.