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Stylist in Houston since 1997, his career started at Toni & Guy and then to Urban Retreat. Now at Bella Rinova since 2002, he has gained extensive training from Goldwell, Wella, and techniques using Balayage. He is also certified in Keratin Treatments , trained in Sahag Dry cutting and specializes in long hair cuts. His passion for making a client beautiful coupled with his personality makes for an enjoyable eperience!
Melissa has been with Bella Rinova since 2001. She is trained in Great Length Hair Extensions, Wella and Goldwell color. She is also the preferred stylist to many brides and can create an amazing masterpiece for your big day or evening. Prior to coming to Bella Rinova, her career extended to all facets of the film and television industry as a make-up artist and hair stylist for actors and actresses. Her experience working on commercials, music videos, photography and films all over the US and abroad has made her an asset to the Bella Rinova team.
Over 25 years experience in hair services, training under Karl Gautchi . Geni started at Bella Rinova in 1999 when we first opened. She has a passion for hair and making clients beautiful. She is a Master certified Goldwell color specialist and certified in all Keratin Treatments. Her strength is creating natural looking color and highlights, especially for brunettes! She loves every aspect of what she does.
Alma came to Bella Rinova in 2012 from previously owning her own salon in the suburbs of Houston. She discovered that the best hair stylists are in the Galleria area and that she wanted to be amongst the best! She quickly learned and improved upon her already great talent and excels in both color and cut and styling great hair. She is trained in Goldwell color and is a certified Great Lengths Hair Extension Specialist. Need a great updo for a wedding or evening night out? Alma is who you need to see! Beautiful hair every time!
Alex started his career over 9 years ago and recently joined Bella Rinova in 2015. Prior to that he started his Journey at Toni & Guy, training with nationwide influential educators where he quickly gained knowledge and a reputation as not only a stylist but an Educator which eventually led him to be part of the Artistic Team . After 6 years of being with Toni&Guy , he moved to a salon in West Ave where he continued to build an exquisite clientele, working with socialites, fashion designers such as Tamara Mellon , Academy award winner Colleen Atwood and our very own Annise Parker.
His work has been highlighted in publications such as Houstonia Magazine, PaperCity, and 002 Houston.
Alex not only specializes in haircutting, which is not limited to a style, but also all different types of textures and shapes for women and men. He creates wonderful style outs whether it’s a night out or a wedding. Alex is Certified in several smoothing/Texture treatments such as Brazilian blow out and Global Keratin and Nick Arrojo American wave just to name a few. His passion for hair extends to Hair Extensions where he is not only a Babe Extensions Educator but also certified with Invisi-Tab, and Great Lengths. He is a firm believer of continuing education and travels to learn new techniques and to stay up to date to make his clients look and feel good.
Katie, born and raised in Houston, Texas, has always had a passion for beauty and the arts. Although she graduated from The University of Houston with a BA in Psychology, she held on to her dream of becoming a hair stylist and quickly made that a reality. Starting with her apprenticeship at Azur West Salon, she was able to excel by working closely with the owner and other lead stylists, eventually becoming one of the salon’s top stylists. Katie is extremely passionate about hair color and is currently on track to become one of just a few nationally certified Balayage experts. She has developed a specialty for natural, dimensional, sun-kissed hair, as well as extensions, styling, and tousled up-do’s for weddings. She is also great at men’s cuts and is well-versed in Shu Uemura, Kérastase, and the Brazilian Blowout smoothing system. Katie, who has always had a natural flair for fashion, truly believes beautiful, healthy hair is your biggest accessory, and is always worth the investment.
Shayla has been a stylist for many years and joined Bella Rinova in 2011, previously at Ceron Salon. Shayla is an exceptional colorist, trained in balayage, Goldwell color, and Keratin Treatments, to name a few. She has participated in Houston's Fashion Week for the last 2 years and numerous runway fashion shows and editorial shoots. She has a great passion for style and cutting, especially men's cuts!
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Juan began his career over 10 years ago after deciding to leave the business world and pursue his true calling, Hair! His previous experience comes from Solution for Hair, Urban Retreat and now with Bella Rinova since early 2011He has trained with Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and Louis Licari. He is also certified as a Great Lengths Hair Extension Specialist. . He is half Puerto Rican and half Spanish and his upbringing has provided him a passion for people and what they want and need to look and feel Beautiful!!
Joining Bella Rinova in 2007, Jumana’s passion for hair has given her the opportunity to create personalized looks. With certifications in Keratin Treatments, a Master’s certification in Goldwell, and also trained in Wella Color, Jumana tracks the current trends to help her create and finish each client with a fresh cut and sharp style. She continues to further her training in foil techniques, balayage, ombre, and corrective color. She has also had the great pleasure to work with notable celebrities like Tory Burch, Kevin Craig with Marchesa, and Cherie Blair. Jumana loves to make people feel good, beautiful, and confident!
Jeannie was a previous salon owner, educational instructor, and platform artist in the art of hair cutting and coloring. She has had extensive training and many years of experience, previously at Urban Retreat for years, she came to Bella Rinova in 2006, and her passion for hairstyling makes all the difference for people.
Elsa began her career in 1997 when she began working at the high profile Urban Retreat Salon. After 10 dedicated years, she joined salon Ceron for a brief time and then joined the Bella Rinova team in 2007. She continued to craft her talent by studying at the KMS Academy in Santa Monica, California and KMS Baltimore attending Goldwell classes. Elsa is not only well known for her great hilites and cuts, but also for her expertise in Great Lengths hair extensions and updo's. She specializes in Goldwell hair color and is also certified in the Keratin Treatment. Elsa's ability to blend her style, experience, and great awareness of each client's personal needs is what makes her the perfect stylist.
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Jenn is a color specialist with over 10 years of experience. She has extensive training with Balayage highlighting(her favorite), Ombre’ techniques, dimensional color placement and color formulation, and is certified in L’Oreal Color as well as Goldwell Color. Her training at the Goldwell Academy in California and Baltimore makes her especially skilled at color correction.
Prior to joining the team at Bella Rinova, Jennifer was a stylist at Azur West and prior to that experience she was a color manager at Alan Murphy Salon. She is the “go to” in the salon for the latest in color technique and her work has made appearances on The Bachelor.
She is also certified in the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing system and the Invisi-Tab and I-Link brand of hair extensions.
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Mari started her career 16 years ago in Chicago, shortly after she moved to Houston to work for Toni & Guy where she trained under the best of the company. She stayed with the company for 10years as a hair color specialist, Educator for Houston area and management. Mari Has extensive training in L'oreal color, Goldwell color, Shu Uemura and Kerastase . Specializing in color correction and balayage, she's a color wiz! She is also great with extensions such as Ron King and Babe, and certified in Brazilian Blow outs. Mari continues to educate herself in the latest trends where she travels to New York, LA, and Dallas. Her work has been highlighted in 2014 Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide Magazine and has received multiple awards for her color techniques! At the end of day she enjoys transforming hair into something beautiful and unique for each individual client.