"Big City Glamour, World Class Style"
"Big City Glamour, World Class Style"
LEAH VINCENT
Phone: 601.259.6645 Email: lvincent@colorizehairstudio.net Schedule An Appointment with Leah.
As a National Keune Educator and owner of the first Keune-exclusive salon in Mississippi, Leah Vincent is dedicated to providing seasoned expertise in color and haircut services, makeup artistry, event and editorial photo styling, wedding parties and one-on-one salon/stylist training. With nearly two decades behind the chair and educating, Leah opened her first salon in Meridian in 2002 and has continued training across the nation ever since - adding professional certifications and experiences to her ever-expanding arsenal of credentials.
LENICHA BARMER LeNicha graduated from The Final Touch Beauty School in Meridian, Mississippi in 1993. She has lived and worked in this area since 1995, building a loyal client base. Some of her other styling training and experiences include training to be a level 3 educator with Schwarzkopf Color Company. While with the company, she helped launch the color line in Miss. and Louis. by teaching classes and working on and off stage at hair shows. LeNicha became the only member of The International Haircolor Exchange in Missi. and attended classes all over the country. She is certified in The Art of Color & Movement #1 and #2 - both classes are 2-days, 16 hours of hands-on advanced color placement classes created and presented by color visionary Misael Aponte. LeNicha is a member of Behind the Chair with access to celebrity color formulas, trends, product information and the latest news in the industry. She completed Masters of the Craft, Foundations of Cutting, Next Level Cutting, and Certified Keune Colorist classes at Keune Academy. Masters of the Craft is a 3 sessions of 2-day classes on color corrections, blonding, and grey coverage. In 2016, LeNicha participated in an art program & cutting class taught by celebrity hairdresser, Johnny Snips. LeNicha is also trained in the art of hair extensions by Hairdreams, including individual strands and Quikkies, for fullness and length, and Volume+ MicroLines, HighLines, and TopHair for fine and thin hair, or slight bald spots on top of the head.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                                                                               CLICK TO EXPAND

    Professional Experience

     

    • Market Leader Accounts with Keune - 2016

    • Spot On Productions, LLC Hair & Makeup - 2014

    • JEA Modeling Agency Hair & Makeup for Model Comp Cards - 2013, 2014

    • Beck Photography Hair & Makeup - 2013, 2014

    • Commercial Political Campaign - 2013

    • Commercial & Imagery for Magnolia State Bank - 2013

    • VIP Jackson Magazine Holiday Fashion Edition (Cover & 10 Page Spread) Hair & Makeup - 2013

    • VIP Jackson Magazine Fall Fashion Edition (Cover & 32 Page Spread) Hair & Makeup - 2013

    • Imagery Business - 2013

    • Digital Imagery for C-Spire - 2011

    • National Commercial for Primo's Hunting Gear - 2011

    • Mississippi Weddings Magazine Hair & Makeup (Cover & Spread) - 2011

    • Narrative Shoot for Hanna Bryant - 2010

    • Vogue Fashion Night Out NYC Styled Hair with Guido - 2010

    • Bridal Fashion Week Shows NYC Styled Hair with Giovanni Giuntoli - 2009, 2010

    • Peru Paper Images for Business Publications - 2009

    • MollyGeeDesigns Hair & Makeup

    • Worked with Chris Sulimay, Shop Talk Arthur as a Redken & Keune Educator

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    Certifications & Charity

    • Keune Masters of the Craft I - 2014

    • Keune National Educator - 2013

    • Redken Exchange NYC "Cut and Know Why" - 2013

    • Mirabella Certification Class - 2012

    • Pureology Certification NYC - 2011

    • TearSheet NYC Editorial Styling Classes with Giovanni Giuntoli - 2008, 2009, 2010

    • Summit Training Florida for Top Salons - 2009

    • Step It Up Training Florida with Michael Cole - 2008

    • Redken Color and Design Certified - 2005

    • East Central Community College Cosmetology Degree - 2001

     

     

    • BarkAid Cut-A-Thon with Patrick Lamontie 50 States Tour Raising Money for Cheshire Abbey Animal Rescue - 2012 & 2013

    • Cut-A-Thon for House of Hope in Jackson, Mississippi Raising Money for Cancer Patients with No Insurance - 2009

    • City of Hope Cut-A-Thon in New York City Raising Money for Cancer Patients - 2008

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    More About Leah

    Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

    When I realized that I could be as successful as a doctor or a lawyer, I decided to follow my childhood dreams to do hair.

     

     

    How did you get your start in the industry?

     I worked very hard seven days a week for more than a year. I worked at a salon in the Philadelphia casino and a salon in Meridian until I had enough clientele to open my salon in Meridian. A year after having my salon, I was asked to attend an Educator training course in Slidel, LA.

     

     

    What iconic hairstyles do you love?

    I don't have an iconic stylist that I love. I love to create a look that fits a person and shows their individuality.

     

     

    What inspires you?

    Getting out into other salons, meeting new people and stylists, and calibrating with my mentors.

     

     

    Who inspires you?

    My mentors - Shannon King, George Alderete, Gareth Palmer and Johnny Yurkew. I'm also inspired by all levels of hairdressers, not just the ones that are well-known. I learn something from someone every time I'm in a salon teaching or in a venue somewhere in the US. I love the ones that open up, step out of their box and share their learning experiences.

  • LICENSED KEUNE EDUCATOR                                                                                                                                                                                               CLICK TO EXPAND

    Leah works with Keune Haircosmetics as a true partner and Keune educator. Their expertise is based on close collaboration, so they understand the needs of each clients. Hair is an extension of who we are as people, and, with superb styling, hair can truly accentuate a unique personality. As pros of the industry, we are on a mission to create beautiful hair every day.
CASSANDRA BASS

Phone: 601-832-0973

Email: cbass@colorizehairstudio.net

Call To Schedule An Appointment with Cassandra.

Cassandra is married with two beautiful girls, and she studied at Shirley Little Academy of Cosmetology to become a manicurist. She has been in the manicure business for over 25 years and specializes in Gels and Shellac. Cassandra's spa manicures include cuticle maintenance, nail shaping, hand massage, hot mittens, and nail polishing. She performs spa pedicures in a top of the line pedicure chair with massaging back, foot soaking, scrub with a foot file (no razors), nail shaping, cuticle maintenance, and lower leg massage with a mask and nail polishing.
  • CERTIFIED HAIRDREAMS SPECIALIST                                                                                                                                                                             CLICK TO EXPAND

    LeNicha Barmer, certified trained Hairdreams® specialist at Colorize Hair Studio in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Mississippi Magazine even published an article about Lenicha and her skills as a Volume+ Expert in 2016.

     

    Hair extensions are going mainstream, embraced by celebrities and style magazines alike they’re firmly on the fashion conscious client’s radar. The latest secret of trendsetting celebrities and their stylists is Hairdreams Hair Creations. Gone are the days of the uncomfortable and unnatural looking hair extensions with the creation of the Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano. “The absolutely natural look and the undetectable feel of the Nano bonds are a real ‘quantum leap’ in the world of hair lengthening and thickening. LeNicha Barmer no longer refer to them as “hair extensions”, but now calls it Hair Creations”.

     

    Advantages of the new Nano hair bonds include outstanding durability, longer wearablility time, no more tangling, less time and money spent on hair care plus post-care is diminished to keep clients happier with their overall look and up-keep. LeNicha credits the training and latest in top notch technologies provided by Hairdreams with giving her the upper edge for her clients in Madison-Ridgeland and surrounding areas. “I am proud to offer the revolutionary, new Laserbeamer Nano for my guests and it excites me to know that I have the knowledge to help them receive the new Hair Creations they have always dreamed of thanks to Hairdreams.”

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    More About Lenicha

    Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

    A stylist has the ability to transform a person's appearance and, therefore, their life. When a woman feels beautiful, she can take on the world. I'm so thankful to have a profession that allows me to touch so many lives in a positive way.

     

     

    How did you get your start in the industry?

    My older sister is a hair stylist, and I would spend time in her salon during the summer. She would also take me with her to her hair shows. I marveled at the artists on-stage. Even as a child, I was interested in hair and makeup -  so, naturally, as I got older, I knew what I wanted to do. I started cosmetology school when I was 16 - while I was still in high school. There was never a question about what I was meant to do with my life.

     

     

    What iconic hairstyles do you love?

    I love everything! From the precision Five Point Cut by the legendary Vidal Sassoon to the sexy, undone, just-rolled-out-of-bed style of Brigitte Bardot. I love the jet-black pixie worn by Winona Ryder and the blonde, beachy waves of Blake Lively. Sofia Loren once said, "The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful and a beautiful woman unforgettable."

     

     

    What inspires you?

    Inspiration is everywhere. I have to admit, these days most of my inspiration comes from social media. We have access to so much information, so quickly. I enjoy seeing the work of other stylists, and even though most of my guests have a soft, natural look, I am fascinated by vivid colors and extreme texture. I am always trying to learn new, creative ways to expand my skill-set and better serve my clients.

     

     

    Who inspires you?

    I have had many mentors who have inspired me over the years. There are too many to name, but I am most inspired by my clients and coworkers. They inspire me daily to be a better stylist and be a better person. Every day brings a new challenge, a new goal, and a new idea.

LINDA BATES Linda graduated from Shirley Little Academy in 1990 with a degree in Cosmetology. She began working as a hair stylist immediately and gained wonderful experience. Linda has continued her education with the following: 2014 Redken Exchange Color & Know Why in New York, numerous hair shows and highlighting classes, and haircutting and color technique DVDs. She has been an active member of Crossgates Baptist Church for ten years, and she has been happily married to her husband David since 2001. Linda currently lives in Flowood, Mississippi. Experience: Depot Salon & Mastercuts (Mississippi) - 3 Years; HairPro (Dallas, Texas) - 8 Years; Russell's Hair Design - 5 Years; Eastside Salon (Ridgeland, Mississippi) - 7 Years
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    More About Cassandra

    Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

     I decided that I needed a career that allowed me the flexibility to work my own hours. And being able to help people through a skill, that many consider a luxury, has been a blessing!

     

     

    How did you get your start in the industry?

    I have had many jobs but nothing that I could say was exciting or rewarding. I always had an interest in the beauty scene, and I started out by just simply doing manicures on friends in my neighborhood. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to make it a career!

     

     

    What inspires you?

    I'm personally inspired by everything around me - fine art, food, music, seasons, and more.

     

     

    Who inspires you?

    My two daughters inspire me, because somehow, in this day and age when girls are pulled a thousand different directions about who they are and who they should be, these young ladies have managed to find and retain their own true identities despite what everyone else is doing.

SHAVOKA HARRIS

Phone: 601-919-6130

Email:  sharris@colorizehairstudio.net

Shavoka graduated from Magnolia College of Cosmetology in September 2016. Colorize Hair Studio is her first job after receiving her cosmetology degree, and she is looking forward to her exciting journey with the Colorize team. Continuing Education in hair styling is an important part of working at Colorize, and Shavoka is excited about participating in continuing her education and working with the other pros at Colorize Hair Studio.
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    More About Linda

    Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

    Hair is my passion and my way to be creative & technical and to form lasting relationships.

     

     

    How did you get your start in the industry?

    Right after high school, I began at Shirley Little Academy of Cosmetology.

     

     

    What iconic hairstyles do you love?

    Bobs are classic. I also love 70s straight hair, beachy waves and short pixies.

     

     

    What inspires you?

    Fashion, music, people, my family and my faith.

     

     

    Who inspires you? Leah Vincent. She inspires me to be a better hairstylist. She helps me to step out of my box and be fearless!

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    More About Shavoka

    Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

    I've been working since I was sixteen, and, most of the time, it was a job that I didn't particularly like, but they offered a paycheck. I wanted to experience the feeling of doing something I love, and, as I reflected over the things that make me who I am, I was pushed toward the thing that comes most natural to me - cosmetology.

     

     

    How did you get your start in the industry?

    I was blessed enough to be allotted the opportunity to come and work with the amazing team here at Colorize Hair Studio.

     

     

    What iconic hairstyles do you love?

    At this point in my career, I love no one style more than the other. I believe a hairstyle comes to life with each individual's personality.

     

     

    What inspires you?

    So many things inspire me as I am new to the industry!

     

     

    Who inspires you?

    God, my son - Nakerrion, and my daughter - Kylie

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