Owner and Master Stylist Joao has worked in prestigious, upscale Newbury Street salons for over 25 years. A native of Portugal, Joao’s artistry began at Mass College of Art studying painting and ended as a bona fide hair sculptor. Joao has trained extensively with John Dellaria in Boston, applying the parametric cutting technique to his professional, unique, and creative approach. He has also trained with Tony & Guy in New York City. Joao has taught hair cutting, finish work, and other techniques at various salons and schools in Boston. His work has been featured in magazines and on magazine covers, has styled the hair for the cast of the “Chicago” musical and has worked on assorted Hollywood personalities.
Rene’s greatest talent is assessing which color and cut will work and be appreciated by each individual client. Her expertise includes color correction, balayage, ombre and highlights, using both highs and lows with the perfect haircut to accentuate individual skin tones and features. Rene graduated Blaine Beauty Academy in 2000, starting her careen at Hilight’s Hair Salon on Newbury Street in Boston. Here, she was promoted to Senior Stylist and attained many certifications in men’s and women’s hair, cutting, color, extensions and straightening systems. Rene’s dedication to continuing education allows her to give her clients an unforgettable salon experience. She never stops learning, therefore she has knowledge and expertise for the latest trends as well as the experience to do clean, classic work. Rene LOVES what she does and is constantly inspired by the look of joy on client’s faces when they see themselves in the mirror after a service. It is always an amazing feeling to help someone feel their best!