Follow Ali on Instagram: @aliellisnashvillestylist
Ali loves to laugh & have fun! She has a passion for the arts & incorporates that into all of her styles. Although she loves all aspects of hair, she specializes in dimensional color and Dreamcatchers Hair Extensions.
Education: After her time studying video production & theater at MTSU, Ali graduated from the Phase 2 Honors program at Paul Mitchell in 2012. She learned masterful techniques from the esteemed Paul Mitchell artists Vivienne Mackinder, Kelly Cardenas & Sam Burns. She continued to pursue her career in hair with Salon Ya Ya by training under multiple master stylists & attending classes with some of the most sought after Redken artists & fashion week icons such as Brent Borreson, Lauren Hagan, & Brayden Pelletier. She has traveled to Vegas to attend the 2017 Redken Symposium where she learned techniques from Redken elites such as Tracey Cunningham, Justin Isaac, & Sean Goddard.
Ali guarantees that she will never stop seeking knowledge & creativity so that she can always work with you to give you the look that you love.
Celebrity styles that Ali is currently obsessed with include: Cyndi Lauper, Brendon Urie, Bonnie Wright, and RuPaul Charles
“I want to change the world, one head at a time! I love making people look & feel their best while teaching them how to recreate the salon look at home. Nothing brings me greater joy than making others smile! My fellow stylists give me daily motivation to be the best version of me that I can be and to always put 100% into everything I do. At Salon Ya Ya, we love each other like family and I believe that makes us stronger both as a team and as individuals. I'm so excited to serve Nashville & to grow even more as a stylist!"
Level 1- Green Hills
Education: Aveda Institute New Orleans
Caitlin has also attended classes with Brent Borreson, Lauren Hagen, and Sam Villa. In these classes she learned advanced styling techniques, as well as, current cut and color trends.
Caitlin comes to us from New Orleans with 3 years of experience. Having done hair in New Orleans and Texas, she is now settled in Nashville with her husband. Caitlin has always had an interest in beauty and fashion, and because of this she started working in a salon during high school the first chance she could. This was where she really fell in love and it wasn't soon after that she knew this would be her career.
It's Caitlin's passion to able to take someone's hair dreams and make them real and tangible. She loves being able to create a style suitable for her guest's hair, face shape, and lifestyle, as well as, giving them the tools they need to recreate it themselves.
Education: Maleah was part of the first graduation class of The Salon Professional Academy. Since then she has consistently continued her education by traveling to NYC and Las Vegas for the Redken exchange and Symposium as well as traveling for other conventions & hair shows. She also loves to further her education by attending as many classes as possible with some of Redkens top educators.
Maleah is a Nashville native who's love & passion for the hair & beauty industry started at a young and continues to grow more & more everyday. She loves continuing her education as much as possible to be able to constantly evolve & better herself to provide her guests with the best possible experience. She has an equal love for cutting & coloring and loves being able to combine the two to create a unique and personal look for each guest that sits in her chair.
Level 4- Greenhills
Celia is a Nashville native who has been in the industry for 6+ years. She thrives on continuing education and positive surroundings. Celia has attended numerous Redken and Pureology courses. She has traveled to NYC, Las Vegas, Huntsville for Redken training and became a certified Redken Specialist in 2012.
Celia's favorite looks are blondes, natural curls, short haircuts and extreme color! She brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does.
" I love to laugh and have a good time. I want to make my guests feel good about themselves, not only feel good about their hair but feel positive and uplifted when they leave the salon! That's the environment and atmosphere that attracted me to Salon YaYa. We're all a big family. I want my guests to feel the same way."
Level 2- Greenhills
Hometown: Ann Arbor Michigan
Follow Katie on Instagram: @katiekelseyartistry
What inspired her to pursue a career in cosmetology?
Katie’s interest in hair started at a very young age. She was always the girl doing her friends & family’s hair whenever she could. Katie decided to make hair her career so she could practice her love of art & hair while making people glow with happiness.
She started her studies at Paul Mitchell Nashville, graduating in 2012. While she was there, Katie was inspired by Paul Mitchell artists Robert Cromeans and Stephanie Kocielski. Since her time at Salon Ya Ya she has become certified in Redken Blonde Authority, Redken Color Authority, and Pureology product knowledge.
Katie has been most inspired by is Sean Goddard, who taught the salon company lessons on creative color techniques and how to keep your creative fire going while staying humble. She also gets encouragement from her husband Jacob who is also an artist and finds inspiration in his use of color palettes.
Katie loves working for Salon Ya Ya because of its structured platform for career growth and the many opportunities for continuing education. Her favorite techniques to practice behind the chair are balayage, color melts, & fun short haircuts.
When Katie is not working she loves spending time outside hiking or on the water. She also enjoys antique & thrift shopping.
Celebrity styles she admires: Nicole Ritchie, Lucille Ball, and Jennifer Aniston
LEVEL 1 – Greenhills
Home town: Nashville, TN
Follow her on Instagram: @hairbyjrachel
Education: Rachel graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in 2016, a Redken Elite school in Nashville, TN. She has continued her education with Redken artists Sean Goddard, Kevin Champagne, Kris Sorbie, Tina Terry Hunt, and Pureology Artist Michelle Patton. Cosmetology is a constantly growing industry and Rachel thrives on learning new trends and techniques. She specializes in custom color application and principle based design cutting and is a Dream Catchers Hair Extension certified stylist.
Celebrity styles she admires: Winona Ryder, Selena Gomez, and Mila Kunis
What inspired her to pursue a career in cosmetology? “Since I was little I’ve always loved cutting and coloring my own hair. After I graduated high school I went to a community college, I loved school but my creative desire was growing and wasn’t being fulfilled, after a semester I made the decision to embark on my journey into cosmetology. Doing so was the best decision I’ve ever made. I have a passion to create and have found a career that helps me live out that dream. My goal is to make my guests look and feel their best by enhancing their natural beauty through custom color and design.”