Redken Exchange - Cut and Know Why and Color and Know Why
Redken Certified Stylist
Pureology Certified Stylist
Sam Villa - Specialty Design
Patrick Fitzwater - Specialty Color
Brent Borreson - Specialty Hairdressing
Dream Catchers Extension Certified
BA in Dance and Art History, Beloit College
Beauty and fashion have been a part of my life since I can remember. From trying every color under the sun on myself, to doing my friends' hair and make-up for parties and special occasions, I knew I had a talent for hairdressing, but was reluctant to believe that I could have a career doing something I loved as much as this. However, once I jumped in with both feet, I've never looked back. Known for creating a natural look with an edge, I approach each guest with the intent of creating for them the most beautiful version of themselves possible. The most rewarding part of my day is when a client looks in the mirror and I can see the boost in their confidence and outlook glowing on their face.
LEVEL 4 – GREEN HILLS
Hometown: Mastic Beach, NY
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. 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 saught after Redken artists & fashion week icons such as Brent Borreson, Lauren Hagan & Brayden Pelletier .
Ali guarantees that she will never stop seeking knowledge & learning 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: Emma Watson, Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift & Lauren Conrad
“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 3- 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
Education: Paul Mitchell
What inspired her to persue a career in cosmetology? As a young girl I was always the one to be doing the hair and makeup for my friends and family. It was always something that was a great artistic outlet as much as it was rewarding to make people feel good about themseleves. As much as I loved doing hair and makeup I never considered it as a career. I had my heart set on being a doctor because I knew I'd be making people feel better as well as making them look before even if it was putting a smile on there face. Not until I graduated highschool and started looking at colleges was I second guessing that path. I sat down and wrote on a scrape piece of paper what I am good at and what I enjoy and it hit me. I signed up for cosmetology school, my future career, that week. It was the best thing that has ever happened to me and from that day on I've woke wanting to go to work and looking forward to making people feel amazing!
Celebrity styles she admires: Nicole Ritchie, Lucille Ball, and Jennifer Aniston
LEVEL 1 – Greenhills
Home town: Radford, VA
Follow her on Instagram: @hairbyevo
Education: Elizabeth attended and trained at a Pivot Point school in Roanoke, Virginia in 2010. Since completing graduation, she has trained with Rusk and Redken 5th Avenue. She has studied with such Redken artists as Tara Gardiner, Jerric Fruits, Jason Gribbon, Lauren Hagan and Sam Villa. Education is one of Elizabeth's main focuses. Learning new techniques and trends fuels her passion for her career as a hair stylist.
Celebrity styles she admires: Chloé Sevigny, Brigitte Bardot and Ru Paul.
What inspired her to pursue a career in cosmetology? Fashion has always inspired me to become a hairstylist. It's ever changing and evolving, which keeps life interesting and beautiful. To be in an industry where I'm always learning and always making others feel good is a dream come true.
"Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible" -Paul Coelho