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Welcome to Fort Worth's West Side

Alejandro Rey Bonilla (Level 5 & Founder Esoterica & NLS) Click photo to stalk on FACEBOOK.

THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND:

Name: Alejandro Rey Bonilla

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Ale or Hair Ninja

What are your favorite things to do outside of the salon?

Cinema, photography, model hunt, 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 on your playlist?

Yelawolf, Girl talk, Portugal the man

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

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

Fort Worth & it was amazing. Little Ale had the best childhood & was groomed to be a successful leader & entrepreneur by his parents. Thanks guys!

 

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, & Low riders of course.

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. 

The Dallas night scene in my early 20's as a club promoter & the ideas it spawned for business. 

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

When my parents say they are proud of me. "When I grow up I'm going to be just like Alejandro" - Chris Bonilla (father)

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

Inspire the world through my craft, education, cinema, & photography (capturing souls one at a time)

What are you scared of?

Drowning & having my phone die.

Ever been in love?

One too many times but it feels great to feel. Maybe little ninja soon! 

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

23 years & I had a neighbor kid ask me to fade him up. I did a good job & craved more. I haven't gone more than one week without doing hair since I was 13 years old.

 

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 trusts 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 so much 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 first 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 of cosmetology Alumni, Video education for the state, Employer of the year, Advisory board

Toni & Guy classic, advanced, DFW educator for 3 years, advisory board DFW

Additional advisory boards: Duvall's, Paul Mitchell, ITS academy, Avenue 5, Rusk shows, classes, & host for 5 years

Wella color, wet line, & world studio training with essentials in NYC

Sebastian color, wet line, & National Design team

Nioxin wet line & scalp expert

Delilah Damage free extension expert (Cold Fusion & Tape methods)

Creator of Next Level Stylist video training, producer, director, director of photography, & talent

Co Creator of Next Level Photo editorial workshops

Esoterica Studios Cinema Producer, director, & director of photography, premiere editor

Esoterica Studios Model Agency casting director

Esoterica Studios Photographer, design, photoshop editor

Four Day Weekend Impov Level 5 graduate, Hollwood Improv workshop, Dallas Comedy House Impov freeplay

 

MEDIA:

As seen on TV: Ogle Commercials, Texas Women season 1 & 2, Operation Rock the Troops TV episode 1, WFAA Ch8 Family     1st, CBS Ch11 Fashion forecast, InStyle magazine Sebastian spread, Blackbook magazine. 

 

NYFW: Charlotte Ronson, Christian Siriano

 

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?

No sugar for me.

 

PC or MAC?

MAC for all my design work, PC for business

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Full man face, exquisite mustache and beard!

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

I always eat the right one first as I am right handed

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate dipped everything please!

 

 

 

Baylee Higginbotham - Level one stylist

Click the headshot to Facebook stalk!

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

Any fashion pet peeves?

Box dye

 

Funniest client story?

A man sat down in my chair and said “I’m stuck in the 80’s, I need help!”

 

What smell reminds you of Hair School?

Burnt popcorn and shines XG

 

Who is your industry mentor?

 Geno Stampora and Diana Schmidtke

 

Favorite quote from a client?

“You made my day.”

 

Best perk about your Career?

 Being able to have a positive impact on so many people, and getting to have fun every moment of the day.

 

Can't live without which Sebastian product & why?

 Craft Clay, because it creates so much texture!

 

Favorite service to do to a client?

Put some clippers in my hands and I’ll be happy!

 

BEHIND THE STYLIST

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Bay

 

What are you scared of?

Anxiety attacks

 

Any piercings or tattoos?

My ears are stretched to ½’ and I have a growing tattoo collection

 

Ever been in love?

When its love, it will last

 

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

Go on adventures with friends, listen to music, go to concerts, tour museums, practice yoga, play viola, go running, cooking, painting, and hiking.

 

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

Tofu and a ton of different vegetables.

 

What's on your playlist?

Beatles, Lady Gaga, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Tchaikovsky.  

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A mom.

 

What super power do you wish you had?

Inter-dimensional travel, because I want to know what else is out there.

 

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

Arlington, Texas. Really hot and boring, unless you went to Six Flags.

 

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

Manic Panic was really popular in junior high/high school!

 

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

No, I strive to live life for the future, and only use the past as a reference.

 

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

When I was little I used to say I wouldn’t learn how to drive, because it seemed scary.

 

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

Going on road trips with my mom and siblings to Arkansas to visit our aunts and cousins. We didn’t live next door, but we still grew up together.

 

What is something your're really proud of and why?

My career. The beauty industry is such a positive and helpful community, and I’m very happy to be a part of it.

 

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

I have an endless list of goals I will accomplish. Next in line are rock Esoterica and get my barbering license soon!

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Coke, my 85-year-old great grandmother swears it’s the best so that’s good enough for me.

 

Mac or PC?

Mac.

 

Sunblock or Tan?

Sunblock, I don’t tan I burn.

 

Facial hair or clean shaven?

Nicely kept beards are nice.

 

Heels or flats?

Flats. Unless I’m really dedicated or going to be sitting the entire time.

 

Left Twix or Right Twix?

Both, they’re the same! Stop the madness!

 

Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor?

Six Flags!!

Amber Bell - Level one Stylist

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BEHIND THE CHAIR

Any Fashion Pet Peeves?

Skin toned Leggings

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Perm solution

 

Who is your industry mentor?

Everyone I met at Esoterica Salon!

 

Favorite quote from a client?

“There is nothing a glass of wine or a flat iron cant fix!”

 

Best perk about your career?

To continue making the world a beautiful place! The beauty industry will never go out of style there are always new ideas and creations being created everyday!

 

Can't live without which Sebastian product? Why?

Dark oil !! It's Jesus in a bottle!

 

Favorite service to do on a client?

Styling and extensions! Seeing someones reaction to having more hair is what I live for! You get a totally different confidence level when your hairs is totally opposite from what your used to!

 

BEHIND THE STYLIST

 

What are you scared of?

Death

 

Ever been in love?

Yes, I tend to fall in love with everything.

 

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not styling hair?

I spend a lot of time with family and friends

 

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

Tilapia

 

What's on your playlist?

I have two completely different genres of music. It can go from upbeat dance music such as Dupstep/techno music then play some cry baby sad music like Christina Perri. There is no in between!

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a hairstylist!

 

What super power do you wish you had?

The ability to read minds!

 

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

Born and raised right here in Fort worth! Grew up with eight brothers and sisters and had the best childhood growing up ! I also want a big family of my own!

 

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

We had every color on the palette on our eyelids! Also layering our shirts, I think I wore about 3 different colored tank tops underneath my main shirt and you could see every single one of them! We even wore potato shoes with every outfit , and pantyhose as a neck choker!

 

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

“No Ragrets” -We're the Millers

 

Whats things do you find your self doing that you said you would never do?

I always tell myself im not gonna cut my hair, im gonna let it grow...... My hair stays above my shoulders.

 

What's something you are really proud of and why?

My ability to keep on going . Ive never been the one to give up or not try my best. I give my all 100% of the time and I owe it all to my daughter. She has made me a stronger person and my reason to never settle for less.

 

What are some goals you are still trying to accomplish?

I want to be Independent!!!!!

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Dr. Pepper!!!

 

Mac or PC?

PC ive never tried a Mac before

 

Sunblock or Tan?

Tan for sure!!!!

 

Facial hair or Clean shaven?

I love chin hair!!!!!!

 

Heels or Flats?

Converse

 

Left twix or Right twix?

Lefty!!!!!! I'm a Lefty!!!

 

Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor?

Six Flags!!!!

 

 

Danielle Rakittke Salon Cooridnator Fort Worth. Click image for Facebook link

Danielle - Salon Coordinator

 

Any nicknames you go by? 
D


What are your favorite things to do outside of the salon? 
Relax with my family, read cheesy romance novels and watch movies.

 

 

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

What's on your playlist? 
60's, 70's and 80's music.. just love it.

Any body piercings or tattoos? 
Yes, my ears and belly button are pierced along with 4 tattoos.

If you could have any super power what would it be & why?
I would like to move things with my mind because sometimes I just don't want to get up.


What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Vet.


Where did you grow up and what was it like? 
I grew up right outside of Chicago and it was fantastic! Snowmen for days and warm summers by the lake.  

What are some of the crazy fads you and your friends went through? 
In my younger days we would see how high we could spray our bangs up and later we would wear pagers that were not even working.  


What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do? 
I used to say I'd never get married and have children. The thought of it always scared me. Got married 11/9/13 and had my beautiful son Landon on 8/8/14 and have been so very happy and can't ever imagine a world without my guys! 


Tell me a time in your life that was a time you'll never forget.
Falling through the ice into the river while ice fishing.  


What is something you're really proud of and why? 
I'm proud of myself for taking a leap of faith and moving to Texas. Best idea ever!


What are some goals you're still trying to accomplish? 
The one major goal right now is finding and buying my forever home.


What are you scared of? 
The idea of Zombies, spiders and tornadoes.

Ever been in love?

Oh yeah!


JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Dr. Pepper


PC or MAC?

PC


Beards or Mustaches?

I don't care for either.

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

Can't decide so I will eat both.


Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla

 


 

CHRISTY - Level one stylist

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2 years experience

Fort Worth location

 Any nicknames you go by?

Chrissy Leigh

 

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

I love to travel! Short road trips or adventerous plane rides. Can't get enough.

 

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

 

 What's playing on your IPOD?

 Weezer, Misfits, A Day To Remeber

 

Any body piercings or tattoos?

Ears and nose piercings and 6 tattoos.

 

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

Teleportation it would make traveling SO much easier.

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina  

 

Were did you grow up and what was it like?

San Angelo, TX. Basically the desert. 

 

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

Shorts with words on the butt (like from limited too). And of course schrunchies.

 

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

Shaving the side of my head.

 

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

 Christmas Day when I got my very first bike. 

 

What is something you’re really proud of and why: Accomplishing my dreams of being a hairstylist in the DFW area.

 

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

 My craft, I'm still striving to perfect my brows and makeup.

 

What are you scared of?

Clowns
 

Ever been in love? Currently. My boyfriend Chris is pretty amazing.

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

Just about two years. I realized the only thing that could hold my interest was watching hair and makeup youtube videos and thats when I realized it was time to make it my profession. 

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Dark Oil- LOVE

 

Favorite client quote?

 "You're like a magician, but with hair."

 

 What is your favorite service to do on a client? 

Any kind of color!

 

Why do you love your career?

 I get to be personal on a level that not many careers are able to do and make people see themselves like never before.

 

 Any Fashion pet peeves?

Socks with Sandals.

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Pravana Vivids.

 

Tell us about your first haircut?

 It was a one length trim. Just about an inch off. I was so nervous that it took me about a hour and a half with the blowdry included.

 

Training & Certifications:

 Most refferals- TSPA Dallas

Most product sold- TSPA Dallas

Most repeat requests- TSPA Dallas

Most colors- TSPA Dallas

Most haircuts-TSPA Dallas

Training on cuts with Chris Baran

Training on color with Tracey cunningham

 

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

 Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Dr. Pepper

 

PC or MAC?

PC

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Beards

 

 Right Twix or Left Twix?

Left

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate, duh.

 

NEKESA MOHLER - LEVEL 4 MASTER STYLIST

now at Salon District in Fort Worth & Esoterica Studios in Dallas on Friday's only! 

817-680-2173

 

MCE (WELLA COLOR MASTERIST)

NEXT LEVEL STYLIST FACILITATOR

BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTOR

TONI & GUY ALUMNI

5 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

 

World traveler

Loves cats

Vegetarian

Favorite color: lime green

 

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