Joe is renowned for his work as a colorist and his “perfectionist” cutting skills, and he has a very dedicated clientele as a result. He is a highly-seasoned stylist, educator and platform artist, and his work has been featured in several industry magazines and publications.
Joe’s focus in his salon is providing exceptional customer service, the latest styles and services to our clientele, and the finest quality products available. He is the salon's Master Educator. Read more about Joe here.
Services : Cuts, Color, Corrective Color, Hair Replacement Solutions
Specialties : Color & Corrective Color | Short Hair
Experience : 25+ Years Educator & Platform Artist | Zotos Creative Design Group
Artistic Council | Wella Corporation
Credentials: Board Certified Master Colorist | ABCH Master Barber
Diane has had a passion for hair and corrective coloring for 25+ years. Diane is always on a quest for a corrective color challenge and for more color chemistry knowledge. She has trained on numerous occasions at Goldwell USA, Vidal Sassoon, the Oscar Bond Academy, TIGI, and has attended many advanced classes.
With Diane, you can always anticipate a thorough consultation and consistent results. Her genuine love for servicing her clients' needs is evidenced in her work as well as by her very loyal clientele. It's common knowledge among local stylists that Diane is a master of color chemistry.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Natural Grey Coverage, Corrective Color
Specialties : Color & Corrective Color
Experience : 25+ Years Credentials: Master Colorist
Alyssa began her career with us as a front desk coordinator while attending the Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology. In the years since, she has proven to be a very talented stylist, committed to growing her skills. Her continuing education via regular in-house trainings and multiple outside training classes included attending the Behind The Chair Cut, Color and Style Show in Nashville (2014) and in Fort Lauderdale (2016).
Alyssa loves making people feel good about themselves and continually keeps things fresh by learning popular trends. She continues to build her clientele as a professional here at Changes Hair Salon, and loves being part of our bridal team.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Updos, Men's Cuts
Specialities: Balayage, Color Melts & Color
Experience : 8+ Years
“Multi-tasking” is a must for this most important position at our salon. While scheduling appointments, juggling a very hectic salon schedule, and tending to clients' needs, our front desk coordinators work closely with the entire team to ensure that all clients have a wonderful experience here. Their dedication to our clients and our staff is exceptional.
A few months after Joe opened the salon, Donna came on board. Her background in administrative business management, marketing, merchandising and customer service enabled her to take on the business side of the company and allow Joe to devote his artistic talents to his clients - and his educational skills to continually developing our creative team.
Donna is inspired by this amazing industry and could not be happier that she chose this path 17+ years ago.
After graduating from Paul Mitchell | The School | Schenectady, Natalie knew she wanted to work at a salon that offered an assistant program and continuing education. She completed an internship program right here at Changes Salon and decided this was the place she wanted to build her clientele.
Committed to her own professional advancement, Natalie continually participates in our ongoing weekly training - learning color placement techniques, formulas and the overall science of hair color. She attended Caper in Orlando, Florida, a two-day cut and color training where she was inspired by the “best of the best” in our industry. In addition, she has been professionally trained by our area's most renowned bridal makeup artist and recently attended a training at James Ryder’s Makeup Lab in Brooklyn.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Bridal Hair & Makeup
Specialties : Color, Balayage, Color Melts & Bridal Makeup
Experience : 2 Years
Soon after Kayla completed her required cosmetology education, she began her career here at Changes Salon, completely committed to continually advancing her professional skills. In addition to our in-house educational sessions, over the past 8 years, she has attended multiple outside trainings, including the Arrojo Academy 2016, Behind the Chair (BTC) Cut, Color & Style 2016, BTC Cut & Color 2015 - New Orleans, BTC Color 2013 - Nashville, Keune's Evolution in Florida 2013, and Toni & Guy Academy in New York City 2012 & 2011. Kay is continually inspired by education and industry icons - and follows their work via media. She loves upstyling, and is a valued member of our bridal team.
Kayla's passion for our industry coupled with her outstanding commitment to ongoing education has resulted in her attracting a devoted clientele. Learning new techniques inspires her in her effort to create the ideal look for each one of her clients.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Corrective Color, Extensions, Bridal Hair
Specialties : Balayage, Color Melting, Color & Corrective Color
Experience : 9+ Years
Lara's love for color began when she attended a training conference at the L’Oreal Institute in Manhattan. That experience inspired her to join the L’Oreal team and then subsequently to take a position as a National Educator with the John Paul Mitchell Systems. While receiving extensive training in NYC, Arizona, Las Vegas and Hawaii, Lara shared her knowledge of color, cutting and long hair styling by teaching other stylists the latest techniques. She also completed her training as a Goldwell Master Colorist.
Lara’s passion for bridal work along with her keen understanding of the unique needs of brides and their wedding parties inspired us to design and build a one-of-a-kind Victorian Bridal Suite here at Changes Salon. There Lara devotes her highly-cultivated skills to ensuring our bridal clients' wedding day needs are exceptionally well attended to.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Corrective Color, Japanese Straightening, Bridal Hair
Specialties : Color, Japanese Straightening & Bridal Hair
Experience : 20+ Years Credentials: Master Colorist
Karyn joined our team as a consultant in 2008 and began contributing her business-building expertise to support us in continually evolving as a client-focused salon.
Now a staple at Changes Hair Salon, Karyn continually inspires our team to grow. She focuses on coordinating in-house education and staff development and also communicates with and welcomes our new salon clients.
Karyn truly has a passion for inspiring people to be the best they can possibly be. She is a valued member of our team.
Cassondra has spent 17 of her 25 years of experience here at Changes Hair Salon and over those years has developed an impressive history of professional education . On a perpetual quest to improve herself both professionally and personally, she continually pushes her creative boundaries in order to offer her dedicated clientele consistent excellence in the services she provides.
In addition to her salon services, Cassondra has expanded her experience by specializing in both runway and editorial services - providing hair styling services for famous fashion designers at multiple highly-acclaimed fashion shows - as well as for a number of magazine publishers and photographers. Among the shows she has participated in are the NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Spring/Summer 2017, CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK 2014, 2015 & 2016, and ELECTRIC CITY COUTURE. She is also our Bridal Team Educator.
Hair design is Cassondra's passion, and her focus is always to serve her clients to the very best of her ability.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Corrective Color, Bridal Services, Runway & Editorial
Specialties: Color, Bridal Hair, Runway & Editorial
Experience : 25+ Years
While finishing up at Paul Mitchell | The School | Schenectady in February 2015, Cassy decided that Changes Salon was her salon of choice to begin her career. Starting out as an assistant, she learned the ins-and-outs of the salon industry, continually strengthening her technical skills via our ongoing in-house education program.
Cassy's radiant personality, combined with her commitment to education and hands-on experience, have attracted her growing clientele. Connecting one-on-one with her clients and giving them an experience that makes them feel like the best version of themselves is Cassy's ongoing focus and inspiration. Motivated to be the best that she can be, via Instagram and Pinterest she constantly researches styles and techniques that inspire her to create the perfect individualized look for her clients.
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color
Specialties : Color, Balayage, Color Melts, Blowouts
Experience : 2+Years