Amber Joe

level 2 stylist

Salon Manager

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

THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND:

FRIDAYS ONLY IN DALLAS

level 6 master stylist

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

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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