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Born and Raised in Brazil, naturalized American.
Came to America, with her American husband, and lived in Phoenix for a couple of years. Her husbands work took them to Long Island, NY and Little Rock, AR where she studied cosmetology and then furthered her studies at Toni and Guy School in Dallas, TX. Lene worked at Dillards Salon in Little Rock and had the privilege to do haircuts for the Dillards family.
Continuing further studies, she accepted a job opportunity, as an assistant, for one of Little Rocks premier hair stylist, Michael Thornberry. She had the honor of learning, hands on, the art and mastery of being an expert hair colorist and hair stylist | beautician for 2 straight years. She is a certified hair colorist with Alfaparf Milano hair color, an Italian high end color line, Brazilian Smoothing treatments, Brazilian Blowout and Keratin treatments. Prior to Brazilian Blowout, Lene has 12 years experience with Brazilian type smoothing treatments in Brazil. Among her many hairstyling talents, hair coloring, long layers, short hair for women and men, Lene is definitely the Queen of Brazilian Blowout in New Mexico and Albuquerque.
Lene has received a Master Certificate for Brazilian Blowout, making her the only Master Stylist in Albuquerque as well as New Mexico as of August - 2013. I, her husband, for one is very proud of her for achieving this certificate.
Lene first arrived, with her family, in ABQ, NM, in 2008 and started working with Clinique where she abundantly learned skin care and make up; Moreover, she learned to appreciate every moment with her clients. During her stay in Albuquerque, she was actively involved with the Albuquerque-Brazilian Community, which many of the members liked their hair styles done by Lene for her unique styles, specialized curly hair, wavy hair, and her ability to create the perfect natural blondes.
Since the first stay in Albuquerque and after moving around a few more years with her husbands work, Lene's family decided to make Albuquerque their home. In 2011, Lene started working at Uniquely Elegant Salon October - 2011.
We welcome you to Uniquely Elegant Salon, where you will be treated uniquely and your hair will look as elegant as you want!
Lene's favorite quote:
A woman should have three things:
A good pair of shoes, a great handbag,
and a Fabulous Hairdresser!
Andrea has educational roots here in New Mexico and she is also a graduate of Vogue Academy of Santa Fe. She is advanced in listening to what her client wants, gives thorough professional consultation. She is a certified hair colorist using Alfaparf Milano, an Italian high end color line, Brazilian Smoothing treatment, and Brazilian Blowout.
Andrea really is one of the best and top hair stylists | Beauticians in Albuquerque, NM. Andrea learned how to be an excellent, skillful artist/hair stylist from Joaquin Torres, who worked on fashion shows in Hollywood and brought his unique hair styles to the Plaza in Santa Fe. She is known in northern New Mexico for her art in razor cutting. Andrea is simply phenomenal with cutting curly and wavy hair as well as long hair layers and short hair for women, men, kids and teens. She wants clients leave the hair salon feeling above the rest, because she truly wants people to look and feel good about themselves.
She is artistic, talented, and a little mysterious. Her forte is having a vision for someone; the look, from make-up and hair, to fashion and style. Art and music bring her to life. Her charm and sense of humor make her fun to be around. She is compassionate and makes her clients open up to her while feeling comfortable, beautiful and happy. Women love her hairstyles, men love the haircut experience, kids and teens warm up to her, she has 5, and all of her clients love their haircuts. Andrea is a unique, fashion-forward, trendsetting, experienced hair stylist who loves working at Uniquely Elegant Salon . "I love this industry because it empowers infinite creativity while helping individuals look and feel amazing. Each guest is my canvas..."
Carly, is an Albuquerque local and a graduate from Elan Academy of Cosmetology. "I believe growing up in Albuquerque had a huge impact on me, by giving me the space to express myself creatively". From the day she learned to walk and to be mobile, she was extremely fascinated with her mom's and grandma's make up and clothes, in which she frequently played dress-up. Her passion was to someday become a hair stylist | Beautician.
Carly is certified for Brazilian smoothing treatments, Brazilian Blowout and a certified hair colorist with Alfaparf Milano, a high end Italian hair color line.
Carly is constantly thinking of new and unique ways to do hairstyles. Art, music, books, and her intuitive imagination help aide her own unique style. "My happiest moment is when I am finished with a client and they look at themselves in a mirror, the joy on their face is priceless to me". Her number one goal is to make you feel beautiful, just like you stepped on to the red carpet - glamor and beauty are what she strives for. She loves to engage in conversation with new and familiar people and listens to each of their stories. When a client is in her chair, she listens to what they saying to her, and makes sure she knows exactly what her clients are trying to achieve.
Carly's passionate specialties are: Pin Up hairdos and rockabilly hairstyles, updos, high-end hair colors, women's long hair layers, men's, kids and teens haircuts, gentleman's cut, pompadours, and she is especially talented doing make up.
Born and raised in Alamogordo, New Mexico
Like everyone else when they were in their teens, Raquel didn't know what she wanted to be when she grew up. As a teen, she traveled the United States with her mom and would have a "Mother/Daughter Day" twice a month where the two would get their hair and nails done. After being exposed to the beauty salon pampering and walking out of nail salons feeling priceless for many sessions, she figured she would be best fit by working in a place that brought her so much joy and happiness all those years and pass on the same positive experience to others. Raquel began her study by asking her mom to buy her yearly subscriptions of "In-Style" and "Nails" magazines.
Her mom's work eventually brought them to Albuquerque where Raquel finished high school and immediately after enrolled into Adorabella Beauty Academy. After pushing herself for 10 hour a days, including weekends, she graduated and felt that was one of the best days of her life, as she could now do something she loved - Nails.
Raquel loves to do nails. "The best part of doing nails is looking up to see my clients eyes staring at their nails with smiles on their faces". She knows it is important for a women to feel beautiful and that begins with her nails. Raquel also likes to get to know her clients and listen to their stories as it interests her to see how they grew up.
Raquel continues to educate herself as she loves to read the top nail salon magazines, watches many YouTube videos, as well as in Instagram pictures to see what's in style and learn new techniques. Raquel will be the first manicurist in Albuquerque to learn Brazilian nails which are nail styles beyond cute.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Jaleisha has a long family history in Northern New Mexico and is a graduate from Vogue College of Cosmetology in Santa Fe, NM. She has a vast knowledge of many different hair color lines and is now using and certified for Alfaparf, an Italian high end color line, as well as certified for Brazilian Blowout in Albuquerque, NM.
She enjoys doing highlights and color conversions and she is an excellent hair stylist. "I have always had a passion for doing hair ever since I can remember. When I was just a child, I would always insist on combing my aunts or my grandmothers hair. They would just let me, after all, what woman doesn't like their hair pampered?"
Jaleisha's creativeness comes alive when she is coloring hair, doing haircuts, and hair styling her clients hair. To her, hair styling is an art, an expression of beauty for anyone to experience. Her true passion as a hair stylist, is seeing the results of the hair style or haircut she created. "It's so exciting for me and I yearn for the jaw dropping expression on my clients faces when they see their hair transformation! It's absolutely priceless to me to make them happy!" Her ultimate goal is take a clients' hair to where the client wants to be, hair wise, and leave the hair salon feeling happy and content.