Staff




Sara Sanchez - Stylist

Originally from Mexico

The search for more education and the desire to grow is what brought Sara to Austin.

While getting education she came across DevaCurl and their technique to cut curly hair dry, curl by curl. She became DevaCurl Certified seven years ago.  Even though Sara’s passion is working with curly hair, educating her clients and helping them embrace their hair, she also does a great job on men haircuts and loves working with kids. 



 

Christina Heinen - Stylist

A 2005 graduate from Lamar-Port Arthur College, with a Cosmetology degree, Christina Heinen has been perfecting her competencies since attainment of her license. She started her career in North Dallas, relocating to Austin two years later to be closer to family and friends. 

After working at high-end salons she built her experience platform, becoming interested in owning her own salon. Inspired, she returned to school and obtained a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. Being a business owner was a 20-year goal for her, but she did it in just seven years. Onyx Salon was her first stab at entrepreneurship, but her track record and education supports this endeavor. Positioned for success, her experience is diversified by photo shoots, fashion shows, hair shows, event planning and charity work with The Women's Shelter of Williamson County called Hope Alliance, where her and her team donate their time and hair services. Christina is a member of Young Women’s Alliance. The Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) is an organization of women that empowers its members to develop personally and professionally through educational programs and opportunities to lead, network and serve. 

Christina believes that relationships with her clients are not simply transactions, rather opportunities to constantly surround herself with people she enjoys spending time with while she does what she loves.



Julie Darilek - Stylist

Julie has been in the beauty industry for 10 years, having an artistic approach as always being the foundation of her passion. 

She has received certifications in Extensions and Brazilian Keratin treatments. Trained in various color lines such as Wella, Redken, Enjoy, Matrix, and currently uses Pravana. She is always continuing her education so that she can keep up on the latest trends giving her clients new and exciting techniques. She provides each client an individual cut and color cocktail to meet their specific needs.

Julie is a professional blend of unique characteristic, vibrant personality, dedicated work ethic, and devotion to client satisfaction. Her work style is eccentric with a contemporary spin on traditional hairstyles.

 


Kat Williams - Stylist

Kat has been working in the hair industry for 16 years, 8 of those with us, she absolutely loves what she does.  She will go that extra mile to make her clients happy and that is what makes her unique.  After a thorough consultation she will make sure you get the best service possible.  She is a very well rounded hairstylist from women cuts, color, highlights, hair extensions to men and kids cuts.  



Kayo Beachler - Stylist

Kayo brings over 18 years of luxury salon experience from Japan, Australia, Austin and Round Rock.  Her international training (inc Bumble & Bumble, Tony & Guy, Goldwell and more),  and experience brings a unique style to her cutting, up-dos and chemical techniques. She loves to create soft, natural looks as well as edgy designs. 

She pays particular attention to ensuring a style suits the personality and lifestyle of her clients. 

Kayo loves travel and a good chat.  When she is off she enjoys playing with her son.
 
 

Melissa Borgan - Esthetician

As an esthetician for the past 5 years, I have enjoyed bringing a higher level of health, self confidence and personal wellness to my clients. I am committed to providing excellent care and personalized, result oriented treatments. 

With my ongoing education and advanced training, I work successfully with all types of problematic skin - including acneic skin, scarring, sun damaged skin, aging skin, and dull devitalized skin. I have extensive experience performing microdermabrasion, chemical peels, pampering facials, eyebrow design/correction, waxing, eyelash and brow tinting, and eyelash extensions.




Randa Ingram - Stylist

With almost 20 years of experience comes Randa Ingram.  Who for said reason stays pretty booked out, never have we seen her do a redo, which tells us she is pretty amazing at doing what she does.  Color, highlights, cuts, smoothing treatments all done with a smile on her face which is why this lady will win your heart once you meet her.
 
 

Rebecca Alvarez - Stylist

DevaCurl Stylist~Extentionist~Make-Up Artist

I am a local Austinite who got into the salon industry because I feel there is nothing more fulfilling than making people feel amazing and confident through looking beautiful.

I started doing hair in 2005, working with updo's and make-up for a photography company. I then decided to further my beauty education at Baldwin Beauty School. I love to do balayage, highlights, and color. I continue to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, altering them so they work for each individual. I enjoy putting my own creative touch on a cut or style my clients will be able to manage at home. 

I believe this is the most rewarding career and I look forward to building long, trusting relationships with all of my clients. Please contact me to schedule your next appointment.



Sarah Smith - Stylist

Sarah Smith graduated from Paul Mitchell Partner School Academy in Austin 2006.


Specializing in Paul Mitchel exclusive Block color & dimension placement & hair-cutting techniques.

Sarah always has interest in growing & developing techniques in the industry.Continue to seek education to stay with the trends.Has developed extended skill & product knowledge In other brands besides Paul Mitchell. For instance:
Aquage haircutting techniques, Men’s haircutting techniques: Shear over comb. Pravana color vivid & Chormasilk, Joico color intensity, Redken, Framesi diamond lightener, and Olayplex.

Sarah Became self employed & small business owner at the age of 21 for 6 years. Leasing a salon suite in Georgetown TX at Salons Of The Town.

Recently moved to Round Rock & become a first time mother. Sarah wanted to experience a new city & Salon with diversity of style & personality




Irene Barrera

Born and raised in Austin, Tx. Irene graduated from Baldwin Beauty School in 2002.

 She is an addition to our experienced staff who can do anything from a classic bob to a new bold style and edgy vivid color, advanced styling techniques, and modern styles and trends. She loves to do precision cuts and all over colors for men and women. She also has expertise in Tape-In Extensions and vivid colors.

When it comes to creative and vivid colors Irene one of the best in the area, She uses multiple color lines such as, Special Effects, Pulp Riot, Joico Color Intensity, Pravana Vivids color lines. She does this because just like your hair, no one color line is the same. She chooses the best option for you and your lifestyle.  

Professional Accomplishments:

*13+ years in the business of beauty

*Certified Pravana Master Colorist

*Certified Brazilian Blowout

*Certified Coppola Keratin Treatment

*Certified HotHeads Tape-in Extensions

*Artist Wigs for Kids / Locks for Love

*Artist for Dress for Success

*Always participating in the newest trends

*Specialty Haircut & Color classes

 

“There is no better feeling, for me, then knowing I have made someone feel amazing by improving their look and making them feel special” - Irene Barrera


*Pictures By Diane McDonald