AJ graduated from Paul Mitchell The School – Atlanta under the direction of John Paul Mitchell Systems’ Artistic Director, Scott Cole and Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems - The Color, Linda Yodice. He has continued his education in hair color with Redken - New York and with Sam Villa for hair cut and style.
Eleven Hair Salon grew up out of AJ’s dream of having a hair salon. He started on his own in 2011, and after continuing to grow, the current location opened in October, 2013.
AJ’s mission is to bring a cosmopolitan style to his clients of many different backgrounds. He is excited about great-looking hair and is dedicated to all of his customers. AJ’s motto is “Never stop learning about what you love!”
Melissa's training includes 5 years of experience as a Color Specialist at the Vidal Sassoon salon in Atlanta, GA. She has also completed continuing education courses at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in London. Melissa's training emphasized the importance of creating a hair color that works well with her client's skin tone, haircut, hair condition, and styling preferences.
Melissa is a licensed educator, and on top of her time at Vidal Sassoon, she has 5 years of experience as a Color Educator with the nationally recognized Paul Mitchell School in Atlanta, GA. She has worked with thousands of clients and students to create beautiful hair colors -- everything from a simple color boost to a total hair correction.
Always pleasing his clients with consistent work, he commits to give his clients only the best. Since graduating from Paul Mitchell The School in 2005, he enjoys doing color, women’s cut and men’s cut. He also consistently continuing his education through trade shows. He is easy going, loves talking to his clients and always gives his honest opinion. Aside from styling, he enjoys working out, cooking , movies and traveling.
Stefanie has been interested in the hair industry since working in a salon shortly after college. The fast pace of the salon and high energy had her from the get go. Since graduating from Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta in 2015, Stefanie has made her interest reality. She was part of the phase two honors program, which allowed her to work directly with her own clients and use her imagination with color and cutting. Her education at Paul Mitchell and the extra training here at Eleven Hair Salon has given her the confidence she has needed to become a specialist in both color and cut. Her love for the business increases daily! There is nothing like helping a client transform and bloom into a better version of herself. Stefanie continues to educate herself by taking classes and attending conferences that specialize in all areas of hairstyling. She will never accept that she has reached her best and only hopes to continue to grow and make people that much happier with who they are.
Oscar graduated from Empire Beauty School in Dunwoody in 2015. After completing his training, he has taken many advanced continuing education classes from Eleven Hair Salon. Oscar Guzman has been with us at the salon since June, 2014. Oscar specializes in cutting, coloring techniques, Balayage and Ombré, color-correcting, foil highlights, fashion and modern haircuts, blowouts, special occasion hair, as well as make-up. He is well-versed in many hair types and textures. He also has great experience with Brazilian treatments, blowouts, and facial waxing. He loves the experience of building new relationships. Oscar loves to step outside the box with his unlimited creativity and enjoys making first-time clients feel as comfortable as possible while having them leave with the confidence of beautiful and flawless hair.
Amanda has been in the beauty industry for 12 years, and she found her passion being inspired by her mother who was also a hairstylist. She grew up watching her mother transform people in front of her eyes and instantly knew that’s what she wanted to do as well. After graduating high school she immediately went to cosmetology school and has been passionate about her craft ever since. Amanda has worked in corporate salon settings as well as spa settings making her very well rounded in the industry. She moved to Atlanta from Wisconsin about 3 years ago and has fallen in love with the south and the culture of the city (not to mention the weather). She loves to explore the city and travel as much as possible. She also is a self-proclaimed foodie and is always looking for new restaurants to try out.
Brooke has been working in salons since the age of 14, constantly striving to expand her knowledge of the craft. Her inspiration to become a stylist herself comes from a long lineage of hairdressers in her family! As a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School-Atlanta, Brooke believes in protecting the integrity and health of the hair while also enhancing a client's natural beauty through her colouring and styling services. Brooke is well versed in working with all hair textures and types and has advanced skills in hair finishing "blow-outs". She has participated in editorial photo shoots, master color and cutting classes, as well as protegéd under several celebrity stylists and some of the most famous platform hair artists in the country. Brooke loves to see the look of satisfaction on a clients' face when a perfectly executed service has been achieved. When not behind the chair Brooke enjoys spending time with family and her Cocker Spaniel Niko!
Lani is an artist through and through. She has the talent and skills that allow her to give clients the perfect style, so they leave her chair with a new sense of confidence and pride! After receiving her bachelors degree in photography, Lani was able to pursue her passion and graduated from Keune Academy by Salon 124 – Gwinnett cosmetology school. Lani’s passion is to cut hair, creating a style that fits each client’s lifestyle and personality. Her knowledge of color theory and her eye for detail allow her create the best color for her clients. Lani enjoys educating clients on the care needed for each look. She believes everyone deserves to feel the best about themselves, and a new hair style is a perfect way to start! Lani enjoys the outdoors with her husband and their dog, Hero, bringing along her camera to capture nature’s beauty.
Eleven Hair Salon is looking for talented stylists that are passionate about hair to join the team! For consideration, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.