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!

Amanda

Amanda joined our staff in November, 2011 and quickly became part of the family. Her expertise in updos and braiding has been invaluable for wedding parties, pageants and formal events. She has been licensed for the past ten years, and has also attended numerous hair shows and classes including ColorProof, Sebastian, and Wella. She has participated in the Balayage program and has received her Eva Scrivo certification. Amanda has always been passionate about hair; she believes color can change the look of anyone and loves to help clients stay trendy with short cuts, including feminine razor cuts that always end with a smile.

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 comes to us with years of experience, having started beauty school when she was just fifteen years old. She’s all about color and loves giving a fresh look to all her clients. She’s taken numerous color classes from both Wella and Redken to further her knowledge. Add to that her skill at men’s cuts and superior customer service, and you’re sure to leave with a great new look and a smile on your face. “Being able to see the joy in my clients’ eyes when I’m finished is what I love most about this business,” says Tasha. So, call her today and book your next appointment.

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 continuing education coursework several times over the years; this includes deep-tissue massage, sports massage, reflexology, and prenatal and infant massage. She is a Reiki master and incorporates energy, balancing and breath work into all her sessions.

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.

Meghann

Meghann joins our staff with over seventeen years' experience in the industry, with the last thirteen served as a nail technician. She has continually updated her skills and education through classes with CosmoProf as well as various product lines. Her specialties include manicures and pedicures, including gel polish. Happily married for over fourteen years and the mother of five, she spends her free time on family activities.

Miranda

Miranda is our new esthetician. We will post her bio soon.