As the owner of Vanity Hair Studio, Heidi Bea holds a true passion for her industry and what she does as a stylist. Her ability to operate her salon while producing outstanding haircuts, colors, and dynamic looks in the many facets of hair design are remarkable. She was born with a natural ability to connect with people and has a strong intuitive nature that builds great relationships with her clients. Heidi’s consultations are informative and fulfilling and make it easy to create custom designs for those clients in need of guidance.
Heidi has been designing hair for more than 16 years and has been a salon educator to her staff for more than four years. She has a serious craving for education and stays current on trends and developments in the hair industry. Two to three times a year, Heidi travels around the US and Canada for continued education and has worked side by side with many talented stylists in the Portsmouth area. She has helped others acquire their licenses through apprenticeship and has had great success! Heidi is a well rounded hair designer, with work appearing in The Knot Magazine, Seacoast Weddings Magazine, national recognition from Elle Magazine and having won numerous competitions in the Manchester area. She has also designed hair for local and professional movie productions.
The majority of Heidi's clientele are powerful, professional women with high expectations for their image. Some would say she is a "magician" with the color and cuts she performs and she prides herself on creating a welcoming environment with exceptional service.
Heidi also owns a Juice Bar in Dover, NH where she was inspired by her up bringing and her passion for cooking healthy foods. She was raised to appreciate gardens, farms, the outdoors and the choices we make for our families and community are important to her. Heidi is mostly focused on bringing health and beauty together to find balance for the body inside and out.
Heidi is also a mom of two wonderful boys Chase Nicholas & Xane Riley, (three if you count her lab, Petey) and resides happily in Portsmouth, NH.
Allie Sites is a dedicated stylist and is invested in her clients well being and cosmetic needs. Equally knowledgeable about hair chemistry and artistry, Allie has trained with board certified hair colorists, cosmetic chemists, and leading hair and make-up artists in the beauty industry. She has been in the hair industry for over 13 years and continues to update her expertise through advanced education, as well as her own research.
This scientific approach, blended with artistry, creates the most amazingly beautiful, healthy looking and long-lasting color with excellent coverage results.
If you have hair that has gray coverage issues, fades too fast, or just need the help of a color/hair "guru"... she is your girl!
Originally from NYC, Jayceen has trained extensively with the best including the Redken Exchange, Paul Mitchell, and many other Master Classes in cutting and coloring. She apprenticed exclusively with a successful salon owner in NY, who taught her the skills she has today. As well as being a team player, Jayceen is attentive, thoughtful, and prides herself on having the ability to handle any situation when it comes to her clients. Jayceen performs incredible and skillful work with cut and color as well as giving killer blowouts that will last over three days! She brings a great flair to the studio with her well-rounded abilities and we are sure you will love her as much as we do!
Our lovely sweet Kathleen, aka Kate, is a very artistic and creative woman. She is a real visual person who is able to look at anything and turn “nothing” into “something” whether it is furniture, design a challenging room, or a head of crazy hair.
She began her career at Empire Beauty School in Hooksett, New Hampshire where she realized her love for formal hairstyles. She started doing more training and attending more classes for formal hair since it lit a fire inside her and she went on to receive an advanced formal hair certification. Kate is great at producing almost ANY look you want and she guarantees that your look will be secure and hold up during all the events you have planned! She is willing to travel for weddings and loves every second of making seacoast brides feel beautiful!
Kate felt a calling for more and decided to jump into school again for aesthetics. This is where Kate has really blossomed, learning so much more about skin and makeup; she has learned a wide range of skills in formal and special effects makeup. She loves getting involved in the community and donates her passion and time with volunteering for organizations such as OSG Paintball Haunted Woods doing the makeup for the characters, for which all proceeds go to charity.
Throughout Kate’s career she has taken many hair-cutting classes, specializing in barbering and texture. "I can see a fade from across any room!" exclaims Kate. She appreciates a good fade and can service them as well!
Kate has taken classes at New Hampshire Technical Institute for business management; and is currently enrolled full time at Empire Beauty School Portsmouth for her aesthetic license that she will finish fall 2015. Kate can educate her clients on any product or service and is guaranteed to make them smile and laugh!
Kendra started her beauty career at the young age of 15 after receiving her first professionally cut and styled haircut. The haircut was life changing for her, she felt beautiful and confident for what felt like the first time and she knew that this is what she wanted to do as a profession. “I was hooked,” states Kendra, “I wanted to learn everything about hair and makeup”. She received her first job as a Beauty Advisor and at a salon in Concord, New Hampshire. She picked up on everything from the hairdressers she worked with and would practice on her friends and family throughout high school. After graduating high school she knew this is what she had to do! The gift of helping others feel just as beautiful as she did from receiving that first professional cut was a priority for her.
After graduating from Empire Beauty school in Laconia, New Hampshire in 2004 she went on to work at a successful salon and spa in Concord, New Hampshire. She specialized in beautiful customized colors, highlights, and texturized haircuts and styles. She took many advanced coloring classes and hair dressing classes from Aquage, Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Matrix which helped her hone her skills. She also became certified in the Brazilian keratin smoothing treatment from Brazilian Blowout, GK Hair, and BioOnic.
After several years Kendra moved to South Florida where she further advanced her skills while working at some of the Top Salon and Spas in South Florida. While working at a busy salon in Boca Raton Florida, she perfected her skills with the trendy Ombre, balayage and softer highlighting coloring techniques. She loves doing soft natural looking colors with texturized, perfectly blended cuts and sexy styles. Kendra is also a very talented Make-up Artist. “I just love bringing the whole look together, and watching the client walk out the door looking like a million bucks,” says Kendra. While in Florida, Kendra even did some print work for Designer Jack Rogers. She styled the models hair for the Summer 2011 campaign. After having a very successful run in Florida, she decided her heart was still in New Hampshire and decided to move home, searching out a job a Vanity Hair Studio.
Kendra states that she loves working with our team of hairdressers at Vanity Hair Studio. “I love bringing my set of skills to the team and am so proud to be part of one of the “Top 100 Salons in America.” Servicing my clients in beautiful Portsmouth New Hampshire and sharing my art form is definitely a dream job for me!”
From a young age, Bryana has always had a passion for hair and the beauty industry. Growing up she was always braiding and pinning up her dolls hair, transitioning later to curling and styling friends hair for dances and events. After graduating high school, she had attended UNH but quickly found her true passion was with hair. Bryana had attended the Paul Mitchell School here in downtown Portsmouth and quickly fell in love with the "hair culture." Education is important to Bryana: she would attend many hair shows, always learning about up and coming trends, styles, and products. Along with hair, she has taken a makeup course, learning about various products, how to apply them, and how to perfect a natural look, bridal look, smokey eye, and everything in between. Taking her time to consult with you before jumping right into the service is important to her, and will allow her to have you walking out the doors feeling beautiful and satisfied. From multidimensional foils to eyebrow waxing she has learned it all. Her favorite services include styling the hair from blowouts and curls all the way up to simple and/or bridal up-do's, Brazilian blowouts, and ombré/balayage. Bryana is also certified in tape-in and hot keratin extension applications. She is excited to expand her clientele in her hometown area!
Passion is defined as a strong and barely controlled emotion, a feeling of pure excitement towards what you do. This is the only way to describe the pride and joy I feel when I stand behind my chair with the ability to completely alter the way someone feels about themselves through my art. Whether you decide to transform yourself entirely through a change in color or cut or simply wish to refresh your look, your hair is one of the best ways to describe yourself, it is your best accessory.
Originally from Southern Maine, I moved down to Portsmouth to pursue my passion and further my experiences as a hair stylist. I have trained with many different platform artists through Aveda and Matrix over the past few years and having learned so much, it is now my desire to teach each person that I touch one thing about their hair every time they are in my chair. I love helping people figure out the best way to curl your hair, or how to position your blow dryer on a round brush to get the best result for your style and/or color. Together we can make the statement you wish to portray.
Vanity Hair Studio
phone: (603) 430-8689
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