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Staff Bios

 Meet the Family

We are a Paul Mitchell Focus + Salon! We offer a variety of services to make your experience enjoyable and relaxing! We continue our training throughout the year attending classes from Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica and Hot Heads, allowing us to bring our guests all the latest and greatest this amazing industry has to offer. Come kickback and relax in our homey atmosphere while receiving friendly guest service!

 


Nick (Tier 2 Stylist, Barber & Owner)

"I'm still a student of the art and business of hairstyling. What I cherish most, though, are the relationships that we develop with each of our guests, and the opportunities to work with new and veteran hairstylist to help them discover the possibilities in our industry. I'm very excited about sharing the unlimited possibilities of touching people's lives through this profession."

Nick has been a barber/beauty professional for over 35 years. He graduated from the Harrisburg Barber School in 1981 and attended advanced training programs at the Loreal Institute of Design, Zotos Advanced Perming Design, Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy, Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy, Color Cutting USA, and Regis Corp. He has also received training from the NeuroLinguistic Programming Institute and Stephen Covey's Four Roles of leadership and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Programs. As a partner in 27 franchised salons, Nick specialized in training and developing staff management and design teams. He has been featured on customer service and technical DVD's as a guest artist in the Regis Loft Series, and he was the first recipient of the Torchbearer's Award for exceptional contribution to training and staff development.

Nick has been a national trainer and educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems for more than 28 years. He has earned the titles of Master Associate and Premier National Educator and was recently given the prestigious Paul Mitchell Legacy Award. His work has been featured in top fashion and consumer magazines, including Inspire, Passion, Intercoiffure, Hair Styles Today as well as a feature makeover article/interview in Franchise Times magazine.

Nick has traveled extensively throughout the United States doing seminars, workshops and hair shows. He has also had the privilege of training and working with top hair stylist in the Soviet Union, Israel, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, and South Korea.


Joey (Barber & Owner)

Why I love Paul Mitchell Systems: They give me the tools and products to grow and expand on my craft. Allowing me to offer my guests a truly relaxing barbershop experience. 

Celebrity Hair Crush: Billy Idol 

Strengths: My attention to detail!! I love fades, flat-tops, straight razor head and face shaves, bread blow-outs and nose waxes :)!

Salon Personality: I am super laid back!! I take my time with each of my guests, so I can make sure I am giving them the best experience with  the end result they are looking for! 

Some of my Favorites: movie- Pulp Fiction & Star Wars, food- Sushi, season- Summer (Pool Time!)

 

 


Tassia (Shop Manager)

Why I love Paul Mitchell Systems: They are all about FAMILY!! With Family being so important to me, it speaks volumes of the type of company they are! I love that they give stylist/barbers the tools, products and knowledge to be successful behind the chair. There is not a Paul Mitchell tool or product I don't love, they have something for everyone!!

Celebrity Hair Crush: Sophia Bush

Strengths: The willingness to learn and grow pushing my limits to be the best me! I love long hair!!!! Styling, coloring, blowouts and hair extensions are some of my favorite things to do behind the chair!

Salon Personality: I LOVE spending time with all our guests! I can be serious one minute and fun loving the next. Making our guests feel like they are family when they are at the shop is super important to me!! I'm enjoying learning all the different aspects of this business from social marketing, shop managing to being behind the chair! 

Some of my Favorite things: movie- Any John Hughes film :), food- anything gluten free, season- It's all about the Fall time!

 


 

Lydia (Tier 2 Stylist)

Why I Love Paul Mitchell System: There is something for everyone! Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick or thin you can make your hair look controlled, stylish and healthy.

Celebrity Hair Crush: Taylor Swift

Strengths: I LOVE IT ALL!!! My favorite thing is having somebody leave feeling like a different person. Our hair and skin are so important for how we view ourselves. I love helping people find how they can be the best versions of themselves! 

Salon Personality: My goal is to make every guest feel comfortable in my chair. I am pretty crazy, but I can be calm and quiet for those who just want to relax. I am very friendly and I love everybody! 

Some of my favorite things: movie-Avengers, food-Potatoes (any way), season-Autumn (There is nothing better!)

 

Ali (Tier 1 Stylist & Barber Apprentice)

Why I love Paul Mitchell Systems: They are a great price for the quality of the products. I love how they have something for any hair type. I can continue to grow with all the education they offer.

Celebrity Hair Crush: Cynthia Bailey (her hair is always on point!!) 

Strengths: I love to color and highlight and love learning all the ins and outs of the Paul Mitchell coloring system. I LOVE doing nails!!! I give a pretty mean pedicure :)! 

Salon Personality: I am a friendly, outgoing and bubbly person. I have excellent guest service and I enjoy getting to know each and every person. I have a passion for the beauty industry and love every aspect from hair, makeup and nails! I also love learning the art of barbering! 

Some of my favorites: movie- Save the Last Dance, food- Chicken Alfredo, Season- Summer