Staff Bios

Blake

Blake is the proud owner of Blake and Co. and has been styling hair since 2001. In addition to extensive training at a local award-winning salon, she has also been instructed in color techniques at Wella Studios (NY) and Graham Webb University, received cutting and styling lessons at Bumble and Bumble (NY) and Graham Webb, won First Place in the Fresh Look Makeover category in 2007, was chosen to style hair for the America’s Next Top Model search in Washington, D.C., and was a stylist for Project Runway finalist Wendy Pepper’s runway show and follow-up TV segments. To contact Blake, you may send an email to blake@blakeandco.com

Named best Hair Stylist by Name in the Northern Virginia Daily Best of Awards 2013!

Kimberly

Kimberly is not new to the chair, having been a licensed stylist since 2005. She’s an expert in color, cuts, and updos, believing that a simple change to your look can make a big change in your life. Kimberly has attended international beauty shows and received training from well-known products such as ColorProof, Redken, Sebastian, Wella, and is Keratin certified. A proud mom, she spends her off time with her daughter at sporting/school events or planning family activities. She has a great personality and will immediately put you at ease when you’re in her chair.

Tasha

Tasha has an impressive 14 years of hair expertise under her belt! She is always striving to learn more within the field of hair, as trends are forever changing- giving her clients a fresh new look every time they sit in her chair. Her background includes numerous classes with Wella and Redken, to further her technique and knowledge of products. Add to that her skill at men’s cuts and you have a stylist perfect for the whole family. She also loves putting together beautifully crafted messy updos for those special occasions. Tasha’s customer service and attentiveness to her clients will have you walking away with a new look and a smile! “Being able to see the joy in my clients eyes when I’m finished is what I love most about this business.” Call and book your next appointment with Tasha, today!

Peggy

Peggy joins us with over twenty years of massage therapy experience. She completed her training in Applied Kinesiology Studies in Herndon in 1994 and became nationally/board-certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork the same year. To maintain her credentials, Peggy has completed numerous continuing education coursework over the years including deep-tissue massage, sports massage, reflexology, and prenatal and infant massage to name a few. She is a Reiki master and incorporates energy, balancing and breath work into all her sessions. Peggy will customize your massage therapy session to your individual needs whether you are looking to relax or have specific issues that need to be addressed.

Phleasha

Phleasha has returned to us as a licensed stylist. You may know her already since she started out as our receptionist, but her talent was being wasted on simply answering phones. In addition to completing her licensure she's taken several classes with well-known stylists such as Nick Arrojo (from What Not to Wear on TLC); blow-dry classes through the Regency Beauty Institute and the Dry Bar; and sessions for Sebastian, Wella, and Keratin. Color has become her passion and those who sit in her chair leave as her biggest fans. Specialty updos, uncontrollable hair, styling, and braiding are some of her strengths.

Melanie

Melanie is our newest stylist at Blake and Company and started in June 2017.  She may be new to the Blake and Company family, but with 14 years of experience she is no rookie. She was a shampoo assistant before she attended cosmetology school but even before then she knew hair was something she always wanted to do. She has taken courses at Graham Webb Academy and Paul Mitchell—including specialty lessons in Balayage and ombre coloring techniques. Melanie is also certified in waxing and Olaplex treatments. In her free time she loves being outdoors, gardening, baking, and spending time with her family. Her passion is hair and giving you what your hair needs.  We are excited to welcome Melanie and have her with us to fulfill her passion.

Tricia

  Tricia joins the Blake & Co Hair Spa team as a stylist with 17 years under her belt.  She is a graduate from Graham Webb Academy and has completed classes with Goldwell, Grund, and Redken for color and cutting, specialized classes for updos, Diva Curl styling and color classes, as well as Lanza color, styling, updo, and cutting classes just to name a few.  She specializes in haircuts, razor cuts and color with certifications in Brazilian Blowouts and Grund Razor Cutting.  She loves to put a smile on all of her clients faces and her positivity is contagious.  She loves being able to help her clients feel good about themselves.  Tricia is a wife and mother of 2 and enjoys trying new recipes while she is cooking, she also loves gardening, and makes homemade soaps.  We are happy to welcome Tricia to the Blake & Co. Family and can not wait for you to meet her.

Mattie

Mattie is our Barber at Blake and Company Hair Spa. She previously apprenticed at Blake & Co. Hair Spa in 2009, and an upscale Barber shop in Reston. She then attended classes at PR Partners Academy. She completed cosmetology theory in 2009. Mattie has been in the salon atmosphere for 10+ years and she's been barbering over 3 years now. Mattie received an award for the most outstanding apprentice in the state of Virginia. She possesses excellent customer service and communication skills that makes her customer feel like a long time friends. She's skilled in a variety of techniques including straight shaves, skin fades, undercuts, and is a design artist, along with more traditional cuts such as flat tops, Ivy League, pompadours, and more. Stop in to let Mattie help you look and feel your best!