Amber Joe

level 2 stylist

Any nicknames you go by?

Amber Joe

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

Cook all origins of food.

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

Squid!

What's on your playlist?

Salt and Pepper/ TLC

Any body piercings or tattoos?

Nose and two tattoos.

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

To see peoples imagination to know what color they are describing.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

Grew up in Ennis, Tx, A small country town moved to Knoxvillle TN from 13 to 16. Back to Ennis from 16 to 33. Officially moved to Dallas when i was 33 and met the love of my life.

 

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

The tootsie roll dance and bell bottoms

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

The Day I became a stepmom and a wife. I will never sleep the same again.
 

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

I am proud of the hard work and determination I have put into my career it"s a forever altering life journey.

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

MCE thru Wella and Establish my brand

What are you scared of?

The new Generation and the future of our world in their hands..

Ever been in love?

AHHH Yeah!

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

! year licensed. 20 years experimenting on myself and friends around me..

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Whipped crème because i love it as my cutting creme and it is a hydrating moisturizing product for my curlies.

 

What is your favorite service to do on a client?

Total Transformation from color to cut to style. The facial expression on their face at the end warms my heart.

 

Why do you love your career?

Because i feel like it is my passion and my calling to make other look and feel beautiful

 

Any Fashion pet peeves?

Tennis don't go with skirts.work boots don't go with short on men.

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

burnt Hair from tools being set to high.

 

Tell us about your first haircut.

I got lucky and my first cut was a blunt straight cut.


Training & Certifications:

Ogle school of cosmetology Alumni

Esoterica boot camp
Hair skeen Certified
Onstage Extension certified

 

Awards:

Trend Vision BEA Semi Finalist
Top 10 Face Off

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Pepper

 

PC or MAC?

MAC

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Full man face!

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

Both because I got big girl problems

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla

 

Boot camp certified

 

Cut\ color specialist

Braid expert

Hairskeen certified

Keratherapy certified

Onstage hair extension certified

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Maira Barbie Mondragon

Level 1 Stylist

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Maira

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

Cook and Crazy acrylic nails

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

Octopus

What's on your playlist?

Anything danceble

Any body piercings or tattoos?

3 Tattoos favorite is my sibling tattoo arrow with number 3 I am the third of three siblings

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

Flying no more driving

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

i was born in Melrose Park Illinois. Raised in Omaha,Nebraska it was you basic american life. Moved to Dallas in 2009 my senior year best move ever.

 

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

Big Scrunchies and tons of body glitter.

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

Going to bed at 8 and waking up by 6am!.

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

The day i got married was the best and unforgettable moment of my life. 3/3/2012 the day my husband lost his power to say No haha

 

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

My home and my career. My husband and i worked very hard for our own place and getting licensed was a life goal of mine

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

To see my name and work published on a known magazine,.

What are you scared of?

lossing a loved one.

Ever been in love?

Yes 10 years strong!

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

2 years legally in the hair biz. Always did mine and my families before that.

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Whipped crème it so versatile can fit any hair type.

 

 

What is your favorite service to do on a client?

Blow outs for sure it can make or break how your client feels.

 

Why do you love your career?

Making a person feel beautiful and confident. we all want to feel like this.

 

Any Fashion pet peeves?

Socks and Sandals. Just NO

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Drench Shampoo because everyone in my school lacked moisture and we used it on every client.

 

Tell us about your first haircut.

Luckily first cut was straight across and no layers trust me I am so glad because if she asked for layer you would see each one lol!!!


Training & Certifications:

Ogle school of cosmetology Alumni

Winner oF Beacon 2019
 

 

Awards:

Beacon 2019

 

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Dr. Pepper

 

PC or MAC?

MAC

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Beard!

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

Both! they taste the same to me and i love chocolate

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate All the way!!!

 

 

 

 

Currently taking Esoterica Boot camp for all things in ESSENTIAL HAIRDRESSING.

 

Color, cuts, hair replacement, extensions, braziial blowout, keratins, etc.

 

 

NICK VICKERS

Level 1 Stylist

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Nickel

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

Listen to music and playing with my little dog, Penelope.

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

Cauliflower 

What's on your playlist?

Mostly 80's music

Any body piercings or tattoos?

I have a few piercings and 3 tattoos.

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

Invisibility

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher or hairstylist 

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

My family is from Alabama but I grew up and was raised here in Dallas, Texas.

 

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

parachute pants and MC Hammer

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

going to bed early and having a routine.

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

my determination to complete what I set my mind to. It is not easy to finish what you start all the time. 

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

To become a violinist in a symphony.

What are you scared of?

Rejection

Ever been in love?

Yes

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

less than a year. I've always had a passion for hair and this year decided to do something about it. 

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Whipped crème

 

What is your favorite service to do on a client?

Anything that has to do with color

 

Why do you love your career?

I love to make people feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

 

Any Fashion pet peeves?

UGH... SOCKS AND SANDALS! Just dont!

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Baby powder 

 

Tell us about your first haircut.

My first haircut was a bob and luckily it was my sister. It went as well as it could go. lol She did love it though. I was just nervous. 


Training & Certifications:

Ogle school of cosmetology Alumni

 

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Sweet Tea

 

PC or MAC?

MAC

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Beard!

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

I've never said no to chocolate...

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate baby!

 

Currently taking Esoterica Boot camp for all things in ESSENTIAL HAIRDRESSING.

 

Color, cuts, hair replacement, extensions, braziial blowout, keratins, etc.

Priscilla Escobedo

level 1 stylist

 

Any nicknames you go by?

Cilla

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

Mom life. Go out for food and drinks.

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

Bone marrow spread


What's on your playlist?

A lil' bit of everything 

Any body piercings or tattoos?

Tattoos

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

I'd fly that way I could have a over view perspective on things/people.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse

Where did you grow up and what was it like?

I grew up in Dallas, TX. Oak Cliff to be exact. There was some difficult times but it was always fun!

 

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

Ripped jeans was the thing for us in high school

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

Giving birth to my son was definitely a time I will never forget.
 

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

I am really proud of the strengh I've been given to be able to endure so much pain and still be able to surpass in life.

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

Some goals I'm still trying to accomplish is to have more knowledge about hair and the way color chemicals work.

What are you scared of?

I'm scared of what the world will be like for the younger generation.

Ever been in love?

Yes! I love to LOVE.

 

BEHIND THE CHAIR

 

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

I've been in the hair industry officially licensed a year. I got started hands on about 5 years ago.

 

What Sebastian product can you NOT live without?

Trilliant is my favorite Sebastian product.

 

What is your favorite service to do on a client?

A total transformation from color to cut to style. The facial expression on their face at the end warms my heart.

 

Why do you love your career?

I love my career because I feel like it is my calling to make others look and feel beautiful.

 

Any Fashion pet peeves?

No. To each it's own!

 

What smell reminds you of hair school?

Perm smell reminds me of hair school

 

Tell us about your first haircut.

A bald fade was my 1st haircut. It was easy!


Training & Certifications:

Bale Beauty Academy 6 Corp. 

Kalon Lash Artistry - Level 1 and Advanced.

 

Awards:

 

 

JUST BECAUSE

 

Dr. Pepper or Coke?

Pepper

 

PC or MAC?

MAC

 

Beards or Mustaches?

Both

 

Right Twix or Left Twix?

Both

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

 

Boot camp certified

 

Cut/color specialist

Braid expert

Hairskeen certified

Keratherapy certified

Onstage hair extension certified

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Nekesa Mohler level 5 Master Stylist

FRIDAY'S ONLY IN DALLAS

 

7+ years with Esoterica

MCE (Master color expert with Wella)

NYC global studio trained

Next Level Stylist educator & platform artists

Boot camp approved with the Hair Ninja

Toni & Guy Academy Alumni

Hairskeen certified

Keratherapy certified

Onstage hair extension educator

 

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MEGAN Arrington 

Level Four Art Director

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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 are your favorite things to do when you're 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 playlist?
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 you're really proud of and why?
Opening up easier and being the REAL me. Expressing myself and not giving a hoot about all the HATERS. Less stressful! :) Less stress = MORE FUN!
 
What are some goals you're 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 choose 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!!
Ale Bonilla (President Esoterica) Level 5 Stylist, Sebastian Design Team Click picture to conect 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, workout, & watch Tosh.0

What's your favorite food that you thought 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 superpower 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, & Lowriders 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 makeover. 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 someone's life with self-esteem & beauty so much that they cry 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 Improv Level 5 graduate, Hollywood Improv workshop, Dallas Comedy House Improv free play

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

Call to Schedule your appointment today!

5800 Lovell Ave.

Ft. Worth, TX 76107

817 924-1500

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tue-Fri 9am-9pm

Sat 9am-6pm

Sun Closed

Mon 10am-5pm

 

509 N Bishop Ave. Suite E

Dallas, TX 75208

214-946-HAIR (4247)

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tue-Fri 10am-8pm

Sat 9am-6pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

Mon Closed

 

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