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Welcome to Dallas most independent neighborhood & home of Esoterica Dallas!

Ale Bonilla (President Esoterica) Level 5 Stylist, Sebastian Design Team Click picture to conect on Facebook.

ABOUT THE STYLIST

Name: Alejandro Rey Bonilla

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Ale or Hair Ninja

What's your favorite things to do outside of the salon?

Cinema, travel, people watch, dining, kick it with the family, work out, & watch Tosh.0

What's your favorite food that you though you would NEVER try?

eel & rabbit sausage.

What's playing on your IPOD?

Muse, Debears, Girl Talk, DJ Danny West, Jape.

Any body piercings or tattoos?

Used to have my nipples, belly button & eyebrow pierced, ink free zone.

If you could have any super power what would it be & why?

Teleportation because I hate traffic & planes.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Astronaut or a Ninja Turtle

Were did you grow up and what was it like?

Fort Worth & it was amazing. Little Ale had the best childhood.

What are some of the crazy fads you and your friends went through?

Jnco's when we all Broke Dance. Channel 45 local cable dance show.

What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?

Flying on planes & taking days off work.

Tell me a time in your life that was a time you'll never forget?

Mowing yards as a kid. I would spend hours alone thinking of ways to make more money & it was so therapeutic.

What is something your really proud of and why?

When my parents say they are proud of me. Could just be anything but it makes my face curve.

What are some goals your still trying to accomplish?

Inspire the world through my craft & education.

What are you scared of?

Drowning & having my phone die.

Ever been in love?

One too many times but it feels great to feel.

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

How long have you been in the Hair industry & how did you get started?

21 years & I had a neighbor kid ask me to fade him up. I did a good job & craved more.

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Whipped crème is to die for! I use it on everyone & myself when I want to show off my mane.

 

Favorite client quote?

You go tell Ale that he used to cut my hair in his garage!”- Patrick Ramos

 

What is your favorite service to do on a client?

Full make over. I like it when someone trust me so much to make them look good & feel good.

 

Why do you love your career?

Making clients cry. The feeling you changed someones life with self esteem & beauty that they cry with tears of joy! So rewarding.

 

Any Fashion pet peeves?

Ladies, hide your damn bobby pins & at least use the right color for your hair.

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Rotten eggs & smoke. (Perms & lil Old ladies who only shampooed their hair weekly)

 

Tell us about your first haircut?

My first clipper cut was at the tender age of 13, it went well. My fist woman's haircut was at the age of 15 the consultation went like this: “How many layers do you want? 2 or 3?) LOL


Training & Certifications:

Ogle school

Toni & Guy classic to advance

Rusk shows & classes

Wella expert

Sebastian Design team

Nioxin expert

Hair extension specialist

Creator of Next Level Stylist video training

Co Creator of Next Level Photo editorial workshops

 

Awards:

Sebastian Whats Next Awards Finalist (twice)

Ogle employer of the year

Ogle Alumni of the year

Voted by your mom best hairdresser ever.

 

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Only if it's Dublin Dr. Pepper

 

PC or MAC?

I can't afford a Mac so PC by default

 

Beards or Mustaches?

I rock both

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

I always eat the left one first.

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate dipped everything please!

 

 

 

 

Level 3 Salon Coordinator & Educator Dallas, click image to facebook stalk

MEGAN arrington 

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

Any fashion pet peeves ?

Socks with sandals!!!! bleh :/

 
Funniest client story?
When I did an older lady's hair (80 years old) at the end of her service I told her she looked like a SEXY LADY & she shook her booty (walking with her walker and all) and said "OOOHHH YEA"!! lol :)

 

What smell reminds you of Hair School?

Perms

 

Who is your industry mentor?

Any bad "A"  professional that I can learn from

 
Favorite quote from a client?
On dating.....
" I'm 50! And I have like 4 men I'm talking to, you gotta get out there and play the field, honey!"
 
Best perk about your Career?
Making ppl feel like ROCKSTARS && having FUN while I do it!
 
Can't live without which Sebastian product & why?

Shine Crafter for style and shine. Dry Clean Only because who doesn't love a dry shampoo?!?! Drench shampoo & conditioner for my thirsty HAIR.

 

Favorite service to do to a client?

Anything really!

 

BEHIND THE STYLIST

 

Any nicknames you go by?

ROCKSTAR,  X-TREME, Megtastic, Meggers

 

What are you scared of?

FAILING! Which is NOT an option.

 

Ever been in love?

Sure HAVE

What's your favorite things to do when not styling hair?
Spending time with friends & family kicking back outside somewhere, enjoying a few adult beverages, while jamming out to some good ole ROCK & ROLL OR on the LAZY, I'm a VAMPIRE days, NETFLIX-ing it up!

 

What's your favorite food you thought you would never try?

Calamari

 
What’s playing on your IPOD?
Honestly, there is so much on my IPOD.
A7X, Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Prince, Michael Jackson, Muse, ETC.
And when I'm kicking it old school & listening to the radio it's always on 97.1 The EAGLE.

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Mia Hamm, a former professional soccer player.
 
What super power do you wish you had?
Reading MINDS! I always look at ppl and wonder what they are thinking.

 

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

North Richland Hills "THA HILLS", and it was for the most part awesome. It's close to everything ( shopping, food, fun) and I was in the middle of Ft. Worth and Dallas.

 

What are some of the crazy fads you and your friends went through?

JNCO pants, OMG they are AWFUL, but had a cool acronym "Judge None, Choose One."

 
Is there anything in particular that you wish you could do over?
I try not to DWELL on past decisions or situations.
 
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Entertaining people. Was shy growing up and then just one day came out of my shell. Love making ppl smile and laugh :)
 
Tell me a time in your life that was a time you'll never forget?
Waking up from knee surgery and the first thing I said to my Mom was,  " I WANT Chicken Express! Can we please please please go get some NOW!?!?!"
 
What is something your really proud of and why?
Opening up easier and being the REAL me. Expressing myself and not giving hoot about all the HATERS. Less stressful! :) Less stress=MORE FUN
 
What are some goals your still trying to accomplish?
To gain more SUCCESS in life and career wise & being happy & having FUN in all future endeavors!
 
JUST BECAUSE
 
Dr. Pepper or Coke?
Adult Bevs & if I had to chose D.P. all the way
 
Mac or PC?
PC...... Macs are hella confusing LOL
 
Sun block or Tan?
Sun block all day every day. #Palekid
 
Facial hair or clean shaven?
eehhh.... Either
 
Heels or flats?
If there is a lot of walking involved FLATS indeed,  otherwise WEDGES!
 
Left Twix or Right Twix?
Does it really matter?!?! They both taste the same. :)
 
Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor?
Love the THRILL of BOTH!!! Both include multiple applications of sunblock!!

Megan Arrington presents BOHO + Grunge @ Esoterica Salon from Next Level Stylist on Vimeo.

Megan Arrington now featured at Esoterica Studios from Next Level Stylist on Vimeo.

Kaity Christine level 1 stylist Dallas, click image to Facebook stalk

KAITY CHRISTINE

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

Any fashion pet peeves?

Socks over sweatpants, I saw it while I was in the UK and it made me cringe every time >.<

 

Funniest client story?

First day using a stand behind sink I accidently gave everyone within a 5 foot radius a shower >.<

 

What smell reminds you of Hair School?

Burnt hair :/  classic Marcel Iron without being tempered first.  ick

 

Who is your industry mentor?

Any fellow stylists! I believe you can always learn something new from everyone you meet!

 

Favorite quote from a client?

“Dang! I look slicker than snot on a doorknob!”

 

Best perk about your Career?

I get to constantly learn and meet amazing individuals every day! Being able to express my creativity and make people feel amazing is just so unreal!

 

Can't live without which Sebastian product & why?

StylBrid9! It’s an amazing, hybrid hairspray that has taken the place of my usual styling aids! It offers uv and heat protection, natural shine, volume and texture! I absolutely love it!

 

Favorite service to do to a client?

Creative Color…especially when I’m able to use the fun fashion colors!!!

 

 

BEHIND THE STYLIST

 

Any nicknames you go by? 

Kt, The Talented Miss Wicket, JellyBean

 

What are you scared of? 

Sharks >.<

Ever been in love?

Of course ^_^

 

What's your favorite things to do when not styling hair?

Draw, paint, read, play board games!


What's your favorite food you thought you would never try? 

Pho!

 

 

Whats playing on your IPOD?
Metal and sub genres of that, acoustic stuff, and a bunch more ^_^


What did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist


What super power do you wish you had?
Immortality!


Where did you grow up and what was it like?

I grew up in between Rock Springs Wyoming, Warren Pennsylvania, and Jamestown New York.  It was cool being able to travel 1/3 of the year non stop!

What are some of the crazy fads you and your friends went through? 

My goth phase def.

Is there anything in particular that you wish you could do over? 

There are some things I wish I had known at the time but no, I am the person I am today because of everything I have experienced!


What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Hair for one,  I never expected to even go into hairstyling!

 

Tell me a time in your life that was a time you'll never forget?
The day I flew into London and no one was there to pick me up! (mind you I was only 16, first time flying out of the country, and I had no form of communication!)

 

What is something you’re really proud of and why? 

I’m extremely proud of myself for making the move up to Dallas on a whim and I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

 

What are some goals you’re still trying to accomplish?

To become better than the Hair Ninja!

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Dr. Pepper

 

Mac or PC?

Both!

 

Sunblock or Tan?

Tan?

 

Facial hair or clean shaven?

Facial Hair

 

Heels or flats?

Both!

 

Left Twix or Right Twix?

Whichever one I get to first!

 

Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor?

Both!!!

 

Kaity Christine presents @ Esoterica from Next Level Stylist on Vimeo.

Kaity Christine now featured at Esoterica Dallas from Next Level Stylist on Vimeo.

Baylee Higginbotham

level one stylist

 

2+ years experience

 

Expert in cuts, colors , chemicals, &extensions

Free consults!

 

New to Dallas area but can be book in Ft. Worth too!

Amber Bell

level one stylist

 

5+ years experience

 

Expert in cuts, colors , chemicals, &extensions

Free consults!

 

New to Dallas area but can be book in Ft. Worth too!

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