Gallery 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 Wright

Gallery Artist 

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Tuesdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM 
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM 
Fridays: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Ashley specializes in intricate up-dos, Balayage and Highlighting. She began her career graduating from the prestigious Paul Mitchell the School in Tyson’s Corner. Ashley is eager to learn all of the new trends. in her spare time, she watches videos of her mentors demonstrating hairshaping and color techniques. Using these day to day, her clients leave the salon loving her hair!

Fun Facts About Ashley:
1.) What is your zodiac?
Aries
2.) Do you have any recommendations for local restaurant?
I love food. I would recommend Bites Wine and Grilled Cheese Bar, The Conche, and East Gate Bistro.
3.) If you had a super power what would it be?
Flying, so that I would never have to deal with traffic!
4.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year? 
My German Shepherd, and my husband, because he would bring everything we need.

 

 

 Ava

Gallery Hair & Make Up Artist 
Wave Whisperer

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Sterling Location: 
Mondays: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Tuesdays: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
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!

 

Mackenzie

Gallery Artist

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Sterling Location: 
Tuesdays: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesdays: 11:00PM – 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:30PM – 6:00PM
Fridays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM-6:00PM

A proud Cat mom of 3, with stretched ears and tattoos. Basically an early 00’s emo kid grown up, and forever defending pop punk. I’m still driven by the music scene and love everything about it. Die hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and obsessed with anything coconut and coffee. Arlington, VA native.
Around the age of 22 I realized I could make a career based around two things I loved: makeup and hair. So that’s exactly what I set my sights on. I fell in love with barbering after seeing my first straight razor shave and knew one day I would be doing just that. After working in various barbershops assisting and on the desk I found how important it is to not only have a passion for a your craft and niche, but also a well rounded knowledge of being a hairstylist to really be able to excel in the industry.

 

Mirela

Gallery Senior Artist 

Sterling Location:
Mondays: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tuesdays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Mirela has over 20 years of experience and is an amazing artist! She is very excited to have join our team! She specializes in custom color and cutting!

 

 

Pari

Gallery Senior Artist

Sterling Location:
Tuesdays: 9:30AM-5:00PM 
Wednesdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Thursdays: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-5:00PM 
Saturdays: 9:00AM-4:00PM 

Pari has over 30 years of experience and is a fantastic classically trained artist. We are so excited to have and her long time clients joining our family. She specializes in custom color, cutting, Eyebrow Threading and Waxing!

 

Nancy

Gallery Senior Artist 

Sterling Location:
Mondays: 10:00AM-7:30PM
Thursdays: 9:30AM-7:00PM
Fridays: 9:30AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:30AM-3:00PM

I have been in the hair industry for 40 years.I enjoy doing color, haircuts and perms.I am always going to classes to learn new techniques.My clients are WONDERFUL and range in ages 1 to 96!!!

Fun Facts About Nancy:
1.) What TWO items would you take to a deserted island if you were stranded for a year?
Bathing suit and Sun tan lotion!!!
2.) What is your zodiac?
Capricorn
3.) If you had a super power, what would it be? Why?
Cure all illnesses.
4.) What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
Charlie Puth, Michael Bolton, Faith Hill

 

Lori

Gallery Senior Artist 

Sterling Location:
Fridays: 12:30AM-7:00PM

I have been doing hair for over 30 years. I had my own shop for 10 years and worked for Clairol educating for a few years during that time. I love doing hair color and seeing the change in people especially if they have had a problem in the past. I pride myself on my listening skills and not being afraid to tell people the truth about what will work and what will not for their lifestyle.

 

Fun Facts About Lori: 
1.) What is your zodiac?
Scorpio
2.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
Wonder Woman
3.) What is your favorite breakfast item?
bagel
4.)What are your top 3 favorite musical artists? 
Reggae music Bob Marley, Guns n Roses ,Pink

 

Elle

Gallery Artist & Extension Specialist 

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Mondays: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Saturdays: 9:00AM-5:00PM

My name is Elizabeth, but I am going by Elle at Michael Helene Salon Gallery. I’m 30 years old and I’ve been doing hair for many years. I recently moved here from NJ and I have a toy poodle named Scamper. I would describe myself as outgoing, funny, but also professional. I am certified in tape in extensions and Brazilian blowout, as well as full body waxing!

Fun Facts About Elle: 
1.) What is your zodiac?
Scorpio
2.) What movie character would you say reminds you of yourself? Why?
Jess from New Girl
3.) What are your top 3 favorite musical artists?
Queen, breaking Benjamin, pink
4.) Who is your inspiration in the hair/fashion industry? Why?
Balancedbalayage because she is super talented and not afraid to be real.

 

Nino

Gallery Hair & Make-Up Artist 

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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.

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?
lil’Bish
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