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
“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 associate 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 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. She loves balayage, hair painting, bridal and special event makeup!
Natalie has also attended numerous advanced cutting classes, color placement and balayage trainings at the Keune Academy in Atlanta. She had trained in vivid hair color by Pulp Riot and Salt Society's Balayage Hair Painting class. Natalie is also Olaplex certified!
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Bridal Hair & Makeup
Specialties : Color, Balayage, Color Melts & Bridal Makeup
Experience : 4 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. Kayla is also Olaplex certified!
Services : Cuts, Styling, Color, Corrective Color, Extensions, Bridal Hair
Specialties : Balayage, Hair Painting, Color & Corrective Color & Formal Styling
Experience : 13+ 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