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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..."
Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Danette has been a hair stylist and in the salon industry over 5 years. Graduated from Olympian University for Cosmetology school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Prior to joining the Uniquely Elegant Salon Team, in Albuquerque, NM, Danette worked at the Aveda salon in Albuquerque. She is masterful at doing hair cuts, hair color, highlights, Ombre , Balayage, Nails and loves everything about being an Albuquerque beautician. She especially loves doing Bob hair cuts. She is definitely nearing to be one of the top hair stylist in Albuquerque.
Danette has fun with transformation, "I love edgy bright colors. A little pop of color goes along way." She also loves to do Perms. "I love doing all types of perms". She is really good perms such as: beachy, modern , basic, braided and finger wave perms. "I find doing perms sooth me while I work, and I really enjoy that part of my job".
You will love Danette's awesome personality and her spunk. Dannete takes her consultation time with customers very seriously, and ask questions to understand exactly what her clients want and need. She was also the trainer for the new employees at previous job for manicures, pedicures and waxing. She has a passion for Nails, Manicure, Pedicure. She works well with brands like OPI, Gelish and CND.
On a personal level, She loves mountain biking, She likes to give ideas of which trails are the best bike trail here in Albuquerque. When asking Danette what she loves about the hair and nails industry, she will say, "Over all, my passion is to make clients happy".