Coming from a life long passion for hair and a theater/ arts degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, Alex's career began to soar In January of 2007 where she began her career in hair at The Academy of Hair Design, a Vidal Sassoon connection school. And so began her destiny! She received all the training of a Vidal Sassoon school and was hired at a top salon in Oklahoma City before she even graduated. During this time, she took specialty classes from industry leaders such as Sally Rogerson of S.R. Education and Tina Haukjaer Anderson of Sassoon (currently of Tim Hartley).
After seven successful years in Oklahoma, she took her career to Chicago where she cut, colored, styled, and became an educator over the course of three years.
Now taking a leadership position at MANE Salon, her passion is still grounded in advanced education. As trends and styles come and go, great stylists must arm themselves with the best and most advanced techniques to create works that stand out among the rest.
Her training includes classes by Ashley Norman, Sally Rogerson, Tina Haukjaer, Steven Moody, Robert Brown, Vidal Sassoon, Wella, Goldwell, L'Oréal, Tony&Guy, Bumble & Bumble, Kevin Murphy, Redkin and more.
Strong shapes, clean lines, precision placement, and advanced formulas/ styles that reflect each individual are where Alex excels. Clients must only bring the canvas and she brings out all the possibilities and beauty within them.
Mallory truly believes that hair is the perfect canvas to showcase your inner beauty. As an educator and platform artist for Avlon Industries she specializes in color while working with many different textures of hair. Becoming an educator has allowed her to have a deeper knowledge of the science of haircare and texture services. Whether in the classroom or salon, she utilizes her love for hairdressing to inspire others. Mallory also enjoys special occasion styling with an emphasis on bridal up styling and makeup. When she's not in the salon, you can find Mallory enjoying Chicago's live music scene or baking delicious treats in her spare time.
Bringing out clients' inner beauty by channeling their outer beauty is what fuels Tracy’s devotion to the industry. Tracy believes when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you do good. Her background is a unique combination of classic Barber training, and fashion forward know-how. Tracy has 12 years of experience behind the chair and can't wait to share with Chicago all she has to offer in hairdressing. Her passion for hair lies in cuts, ranging from architectural short styles to precision midlength cuts and soft effortless beach layers. Tracy also has a strong love for color, with great skill in both natural color palettes and fantasy color.
Christine Rubino comes to MANE salon with 18 years of experience as a master stylist and colorist. Her education has a foundation in advanced color techniques with WELLA, advanced cut/ color training with one of the top international companies in our industry (Toni & Guy), editorial, and behind the scenes fashion runways in Scottsdale's fashion week. Christine brings a little bit of the 'west coast vibe' and fashion trends to Chicago along with an extreme precision and attention to detail done in an artistic way that embellishes her client’s natural beauty. There is nothing more gratifying than bringing out a woman's inner sexiness..
After a thorough consultation and being tuned into her client’s needs, Christine is able to then channel which styles and techniques best suite their personality and life style. Her passion alone is HAIR be it balayaging, highlighting, cutting thick, fine or curly. She loves visualizing placement, shape, and bringing it to life.
Dani's unparalleled ability to take her clients' words and bring them to life are her greatest gift. It begins with a strong willingness to listen and ask the right questions to gain a thorough understanding of not only their desired look, but also the personality of each individual. With 13 years of experience and a warm, caring demeanor, she naturally develops an emotional bond with her clients which make her more friend than stylist. Add her extreme passion for her craft and it's no wonder her clientele is so staunchly loyal.
Dani takes pride in remaining on the cutting edge of the latest styling and cutting trends in both men's and women's hair. She also specializes in the latest techniques for straightening, coloring, balayage, and foiling. If you want to get a little crazy, grab your passport because Dani is the perfect co-pilot to take you there safely and confidently. In addition, her experience as an award-winning wedding stylist showcases her unique skills for special occasions, putting clients at ease and making them look beautiful on the most important days of their lives.
Sandra built her career on a dedication to the craft and a genuine love for what she does. With over 7 years of experience, she has a modern perspective and an obsessive attention to detail. Sandra trained with top Aveda and Sassoon professionals while running education programs teaching young creatives the skills they need to succeed. Sandra excels at cutting lived-in, natural looks and sculpting creative up-do's and Braid Styles.
Tiffany has been in the hair industry for more than 6 years and has dedicated her craft to cutting and styling. Her passion is being able to see her and her clients vision come alive seamlessly with ease and comfort.
"Born and raised in Chicago I have always looked to street art and the culture of our city as an inspiration for creative freedom."
She has styled for Macy's annual fashion show in Chicago, Lollapalooza, Mamby on the Beach, Hair Wars, and co-developed a take on feminism photoshoot.
Tiffany’s training comes from Tony&Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Kevin Murphy, Wella and more.
Specializing in precision, edgy cuts, pixies, men's hair, and wedding styles- Short hair is what she's known for, but her creative ability doesn't stop there as her talents ‘extend’ into longer hair styles and blow outs as well, pun intended.
To see more of Tiffany's work follow her on Instagram @TiffanysHairAffair
Steven combines traditional education (Paul Mitchell) with the courage and thirst for self-educating himself by staying on the cutting edge of trends, techniques and socially conscious aesthetics of today. With talents in color, unique hair types , and effortless style, he brings a niche perspective to a diverse world of clients.
Sheri is a professional make up artist also dedicated to sculpting perfect eyebrows for both women and men throughout the last decade.
Using the momentum of her Los Angeles career, Sheri has established herself as the eyebrow expert of Chicago.
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Sarah has a passion for discovering the beauty we all inherently possess. Woven within this process she Focuses on haircuts, special occasion styling, and makeup, she enjoys building client relationships that will last for the years ahead.
Continuing education is vital for her to keep up inspiration-—whether it be furthering her technical skills, business development strategies, or personal growth. In participating for 6+ years in cosmotology she has come to realize that beauty exists within everything, it's all how you frame and communicate it.
Going above and beyond, Sarah runs "Shaving Lives", a community outreach program where Sarah and her team provide haircutting services for a local homeless shelter. She also is a co-director of a local chapter of a professional women’s networking group.
Sarah has done hair and makeup for countless photoshoots, branding commercials, Lollapalooza, Hair Wars competitions, and co-developed a "take on feminism" photoshoot. Sarah’s training comes from Tony&Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Wella and more. She specializes in pixie cuts, razor cuts, men's hair, special occasion styles, but curly hair is one of her biggest soft spots.
Growing up in a salon at a young age and starting beauty school in high school, Mariella has always had a tenacious drive for the hair industry being more than a career, but a way of life.
With a little over 9 years under her belt she has continued to expand her knowledge of hair artistry in cut, styling, color, extensions, and up-styling (particularly bridal work).
Her training includes classes by Ashley Norman, Wella, Redken, Goldwell, Matrix, Pravana, Kevin Murphy, Bumble & Bumble, Alterna, and Bio-ionic. Mariella also extends her creativity through styling for Lollapalooza, Mamby on the Beach, and Hair Wars.
Whether it be a blended packed in highlight or a seamlessly bold balayage she will not turn down a challenge, regardless of the means necessary. She loves long locks with tons of movement to bold blunt bobs. Even if it is just a blow out she will take the time to finish that style how ever you prefer.
Ultimately Mariella feels everyone is beautiful when they are happy. “You are radiant when you are happy, you give off great vibes and everyone feels it! My focus is to make everyone who sits in my chair feel beautiful by being happy”
Beauty comes from within.
Nico’s leadership philosophy derives from a rich spiritual belief in positive energy and the laws of attraction. Filling your heart with these beliefs affects your energy and the energy of the space you are within, spreading to fellow stylists and clients alike creating an environment that is not only uplifting in spirit, but creatively palpable, positive, and destined for greatness. Nico strongly believes in the place that you work being a place you look forward to being at and find hard to leave because you abslutely love being there. This philosophy makes it completely natural to touch people’s lives and not only make them beautiful on the outside but, more importantly, make them feel beautiful on the inside.
Having worked in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Chicago, Nico pulls together over a decade of experience working with clients from all walks of life and has seen many sides of the industry. This rich and diverse experience has given Nico great insight into conturing an experience at MANE for stylists and clients.
“I believe beauty isn’t just an aesthetic, is a way of life. It’s within you and when your wear your beauty on the inside, it shines through the outside and becomes contagious to those around you. I look forward to you experiencing everything we have put into MANE salon. Peace and love.”