introducing the amika stylist collective: a team of visionaries who are breaking boundaries + rewriting hair rules in the amikaverse + beyond. independently, each one of these elite artists offers their own unique style, diverse background + industry-leading experience. together, they’re an empowering force that fuels the exciting future of amika pro artistry + education.
Yene is an Ethiopian-American salon owner and hairstylist, with nearly two decades in the industry. Beyond styling the Obama Family, she's driven by a passion for making a lasting impact through her holistic approach to beauty, blending business, education, and hairstyling. Yene mentors aspiring stylists, prioritizing client hair needs at her Aesthetics Salon locations in Arlington, VA. Featured in major publications and recognized as a Hair Raiser by Ulta Beauty, Yene continues to excel and aims to diversify into lifestyle spaces while promoting inclusivity in the industry.
Meet Jes Jewel, the talented queer color specialist and celebrity stylist at the award-winning Butterfly Loft Salon in LA. Jes has been a long-time influencer for the brand, known for creating popular salon and styling content. Her work draws inspiration from her 90s roots and LA's artistic community, resulting in stunning platinums, creative colors, and unique hair transformations. With a painting background, Jes brings fresh creativity to trends, making creative styles more wearable and everyday looks more imaginative.
Meet Salvador Salcedo, a talented hairstylist with a remarkable journey from Mexico to the US. With over two decades in the industry, Sal has made a name for himself, working with celebrities and creating iconic hairstyles. He views hair as a medium of self-expression and has become a leading voice in the beauty world. Sal's dream of fostering self-expression led to Nova Arts, his inclusive salon. As a traveling artist on his #HAIRTOUR, he transforms hair and spreads knowledge, expanding consciousness along the way. Sal is on a mission to empower others through his expertise and passion.
Introducing Pekela Riley, an award-winning stylist, advocate, and educator shaping the fashion, beauty, and 'textureverse'. Her innovative approach to textured hair shines through in stunning coiffures featured in Vogue, Essence, Allure, and more. With a celebrity clientele including Regina King, Issa Rae, and others, Pekela enhances each individual's unique beauty. She's a 3-time NAHA nominee and winner of Texture Artist of the Year. Salon PK, her salon, earned Elle Magazine's "Top 100 Salons in America" title. Pekela's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion is inspiring, leaving a lasting impact on the beauty industry.
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