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 cut hair 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 hair color and cuts for 2 straight years. She is certified with Alfaparf 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.
Lene has received a Master Certificate for Brazilian Blowout, making her the only Master Stylist in Albuquerque as well as New Mexico.
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 done by Lene for her unique styles, specialized curly 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, Lenes family decided to make Albuquerque their home. In 2011, Lene started working at Uniquely Elegant Salon.
We welcome you to Uniquely Elegant Salon, where you will be treated uniquely and your hair will look as elegant as you want!
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 certified using Alfaparf, an Italian high end color line, Brazilian Smoothing treatment, and Brazilian Blowout in Albuquerque, NM.
Andrea learned how to truly be an artist/stylist from Joaquin Torres who worked on fashion shows in Hollywood and brought his unique style to the Plaza in Santa Fe. She is best known for her art in razor cutting and is phenomenal with cutting curly hair. She loves to make people leave feeling beautiful 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. Her talents make her successful. She is compassionate and makes her clients open up to her while feeling comfortable, beautiful and happy.
Women love her styles, men love the experience, and everyone loves her cuts. Andrea is a unique, fashion-forward, trendsetting, experienced stylist who truly 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 here 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.
Carly is now certified for Brazilian smoothing treatments, Brazilian Blowout and Alfa Parf, a high end Italian hair color line.
Carly is constantly thinking of new and unique ways to do hair. 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 and rockabilly looks, up-dos, color and cut, gentleman's cut, pompadours, and especially make up.