Stylists

Since 1999, the hair stylists at Bella Rinova Salon have transformed the looks of countless guests throughout Houston, TX. Whether you are looking for a new color, cut, or another treatment, we help you stand out from the crowd. Schedule an appointment with us today to create a look you’ll love.


Ryan Hamon

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Ryan Hamon

Follow His Work: @ryanhamon25

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!

James Fojt

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James Fojt’s

Houston-based session hairstylist, James Fojt’s began his career in Paris, honing his skills in the art of Dessange hair cutting. Fojt’s expertise is in creating real styles that enhance natural beauty. Fojt marries a truly creative approach with technical brilliance and a critical eye:

“The world has always helped me see what I want to create - whether it be cutting edge fashion or turn of the century architecture - if you are inspired by beauty, and you know where to look, you will find it in your work.”

In his 20+ years of experience, James has worked across the globe for the likes of Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Betsey Johnson, and many, many others. Most recently, designers Jason Wu and Creatures of the Wind sought his talent for their collection shows. His expertise has brought him national and Hollywood recognition as well as a faithful list of clients, spanning the film and music industry.

Fojt’s recent editorial features include M Magazine, 002, Gloss, and his television credits can be found on American Idol and The Learning Channel’s reality television show Makeover Story. James is currently directing the development of his first product line. He makes his home in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Cristy, Thirteen-year-old son, Evan and Nine-year-old daughter, Ava.

Eric Lindsey

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Eric Lindsey

Eric joins Bella Rinova with over 23 years experience as a colorist.  Eric has worked as an educator and portfolio artist for major color companies bringing an unparalleled skill and a great sense of humor to every class he teaches.  He is an international and national educator for Wella, specializing in Balayage, color, and color color correction.  In 2016, Wella awarded Eric with a very special award, "Most Watched Education Video with over 2 Million Views"!

He maintains an active and geographically diverse client base, and his work has been featured in Modern Salon, American Salon, Allure, Behind the Chair, and Lucky Magazine.  Eric has worked in New York Fashion Week as a Top Wella Artist, and has worked with a long list of celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Carrie Fisher and Rita Wilson.  Eric is best known for bringing out one's inner blonde!


 

Geni Miller

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Geni Miller

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.

Shayla Perkins

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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!

Melissa Melancon

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Melissa Melancon

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.


 

Jumana Elliott

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Jumana Elliott
Follow Her Work: @jumanaelliott

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 Soulos

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Jeannie Soulos

Follow Her Work: @jeannumber1

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 hair styling makes all the difference for people.

 Elsa Rivera

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Elsa Rivera

Follow Her Work: @elsa2rivera

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 highlights and cuts, but also for her expertise in Great Lengths hair extensions and up do’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.


 

Michael Soliz

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Michael Soliz

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Linda Chambers

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Linda Chambers

Linda Hargrave Chambers brings 30 years of industry experience to the Bella Rinova team.
Linda’s career has taken her from coast to coast as a former Educator and Trainer for L’oreal Professionnel.

With a highly personalized and thorough consultation as well as open lines of communication throughout the artistic process, Linda designs "perfect looks" for all her clients. Mutually complementary color and styles are essential to achieve your best look and Linda applies great passion, experience and talent towards that end.

Specializes in: Color, Corrective color, Highlighting and Balyage techniques as well as Keratin straightening treatments.

Alma Barajas

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Alma came to Bella Rinova in 2012 from previously owning her own salon in 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!


 

Mari Calvillo

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Mari Calvillo Head Shot
Follow Her Work: @mcalvillo23

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.

 Alex Huitz

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Alex Huitz

Follow His Work: @alekshuitz

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.

Jennifer Stepp

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Jennifer Stepp

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


 

Christine Hanson

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Christine Hanson
follow her work
@christinehansonhair

Christine is a Parisian technique trained stylist with over 13 years of experience.  Specializing in customized color, balayage, ombré and foil highlights, along with hair cutting and styling.

Extensively trained in Wella Professionals color, L’Oreal Professionals color, balayage techniques, Parisian hair cutting and styling, and certified in the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing system.

Christine helps her guests find what compliments their own personal style, and teaches them the tricks and techniques to recreate their look at home.  Always eager to learn, Christine is constantly educating herself in the industries latest techniques and trends.  She believes that learning and growing never stop.

Sarah Salinas

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Sarah Salinas

Sarah is a natural born hairstylist, who knew she wanted to be a hairstylist at a very young age. Sarah was only 14 when she sat as a hair model for a cutting class, and memorized the entire cut and techniques used on her. She then went and cut all of her family and friends hair.

Sarah started her career in 2007 doing editorial hair for weddings, local magazines, and also landing bigger gigs such as styling hair for Versace, Betsey Johnson and Converse.

Sarah began working behind the chair in 2010, discovering her passion for cutting and color. She has been through advanced training in French cutting and coloring techniques, also mastering the art of balayage. She is very detailed oriented and you can see it in her flawless creations. Sarah has a loyal clientele who values her patience and undivided attention. Sarah has a love for all things beautiful, especially when it comes to your hair.

Sarah enjoys her free time as an artist, painting mostly abstract work, and anything else that inspires her through out her life.

Bridget Snow

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Candice Gray

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 Angel Reyes

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Angel Reyes

Angel started his career over 7 years ago with his apprenticeship at Ceron Salon and joined Bella Rinova in 2016 .He is a Master Stylist and Colorist who specializes in men and women precision haircutting, voluptuous blowouts and styles, L'Oréal , INOA (ammonia free hair color) and Balayage techniques. Mastering his craft is his utmost priority, travels to New York and is always seeking education from the best in the industry. His certifications include, Hothead Hair Extensions and Brazilian Blowout. Listening to his clients needs and wants is what makes Angel a true Master Stylist.

Brandy Banks

Stylist


Brandy has over 15 years of experience and specializes in cutting.  She has trained with many renowned artists over the years to learn many different techniques and styles.  She is certified in the Brazilian Blowout and in Great Lengths extensions.  She is also very experienced at styling, up-do's, perms, and tape in extensions.  She was at Kharisma for 9 years and Maison Luisant for 3 years before coming to Bella Rinova.


 

Luz Gil

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Luz Gil

 Jackie Williams

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Jackie Williams

Ziba

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 Deborah Michelson

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Deborah Michelson