Tanya, owner of Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon, opened her first U.S. salon in the heart of Hyde Park Square on September 5, 2000. Her second salon soon followed opening on October 27, 2005 in Crestview Hills Town Center. Tanya was born and raised in Canada, where she was an award winning hairstylist. She owned a salon in Abbotsford B.C. Tanya has won awards in progressive hair cutting and coloring, best in men’s cutting, and even Hair Dresser of the Year. Tanya has trained in Canada, U.S., London, France, and Italy making her a master in her field. Tanya also works in film, TV, commercials, image consulting, and photography, and make-up artist. Most recently Tanya was awarded the position to work on the 2011 film “The Avengers” as a hairstylist.
Julie started with our team in February 2012. She decided, after much deliberation, to leave her career as a teacher and pursue her passion for Makeup and a career in the beauty industry. Julie serves as both manager of the salon, and is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of makeup. She has trained in all the recent trends, and attended classes with Tanya to become certified in airbrush makeup. Julie’s diverse background and experience creates a unique style accredited only to her and her artistic talent. Julie says that she loves helping clients who are unfamiliar with makeup enhance their best features. Julie is also available to travel on location for your next occasion or special event.
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Liz started out her career thirteen years ago, and has been with Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon since 2000. Starting out, she assisted Tanya learning the most advanced techniques for cut and color. Liz eventually grew to become one of the top stylists at Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon, and she now has her own assistant that she helps educate. She continues to teach new talent stylists at the salon through hands on experiences with her own clients. She has traveled across the globe to train in the current fashions of the hair industry, including Italy, Miami, New York. While in Miami, Liz trained under the amazing Vidal Sassoon. Liz’s true passion is working with color, where she continues to grow and develop even after all the years she’s been in the industry.
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Kristen started with our team in February 2013, but has been doing hair for over a decade, beginning in her home state of New Jersey. In addition to working as a hairstylist, she is a Color Educator for the Wella Color line, teaching seasonal trend techniques in regional salons. She holds a Wella Master Colorist Certificate and continues to push herself creatively by attending advanced training in NY, LA, and Chicago. Kristen’s passion is women’s cuts and coloring techniques. She sees her job as uncovering client needs and challenges and, together with the client, collaborating on a look that celebrates the client’s unique features and compliments her skin, life, and style. Kristen’s philosophy is to enhance client looks through cut and color, but never at the expense of the hair’s integrity. She says, “I am humbled by my wonderful clients’ support, trust and loyalty, and I don’t take that lightly. I have the best job in the world!”
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Kenji trained at Aveda Frederic Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been with our team at Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon since July 2005. Kenji is a men’s hair cutting specialist even being featured in Cincinnati Magazine for his work with men’s styles. He also loves focusing on color especially blondes and cutting. As a top designer, he works closely with our New Talent Stylists helping them grow and develop their technique. He has done work on various photo shoots, and his work was featured on an episode of MTV’s Made in 2008.
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Laura originally started out her career in the beauty industry doing skin care. She was a top level aesthetician when she decided to expand into hair and makeup. She trained at Eastern Hills Academy of Hair Design, and is currently one of Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon’s top stylists. She has been with the company for over 10 years. Laura has trained in New York, Chicago, and Miami, under global educators learning state of the art techniques including thermal reconditioning and Keratin Complex by Coppola. Laura is also an educator helping the young talent perfect their skill. She has done studio work and participated in research and development work for major beauty companies.
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Bianca began her career in L.A. where she lived and worked for 24 years. She re-located to Cincinnati from Los Angeles in March of 2012, and immediately joined our team. Bianca has worked at some of the most prestigious salons in Beverly Hills, where she developed an eye for color, red carpet styling, the art of Balayage, and the craft of extensions. Her clientele consisted of models, actors, musicians, costume designers, fashionistas, executives, and everyone in between. In addition to salon work, Bianca has also done makeovers for various television programs including Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, and What Not to Wear. She has developed her own creative philosophy on color and styling, and believes both are an artistic expression of personal beauty. Bianca’s passion, extensive knowledge of the science and art of hair color, awareness of current trends, and down-to-earth approach keep her clientele looking chic and fresh.
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Brandie has been perfecting her skills as a stylist since she started working with Tanya 17 years ago. Tanya invited Brandie to join our team in the fall of 2012. She specializes in blow dry styles, up-dos, and various color and cutting techniques, fitting each to her client’s needs. In addition, Brandie is experienced in working with curly hair. Her desire to sharpen her skills has taken her to Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles for different hair classes and shows. “I love making my clients feel and look their best,” Brandie says.”
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Rachel attended school at the Aveda Fredric’s Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been with Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon since 2006. In that time, Rachel has made quite an impact on our salon. She has worked hard to become an educator for Keratin Complex by Coppola for our region. Rachel also specializes in nail care, and works to teach all new talent stylists proper nail technique, especially Shellac. Rachel has a passion for bridal up-do’ and make-up artistry. She is our go-to bridal expert in the salon. She offers onsite hair and makeup for weddings and other special events. During her time as a stylist, Rachel has traveled to New York to train at Milbon International, and participated in Wella Trendvision 2008 and 2011. In the summer of 2011, she received her certification as a Deva Curl Stylist. Rachel has also been featured in Taste, and Inspire Magazine. Rachel’s up-do and make-up techniques were also featured on MTV’s Made Season 9.
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After living on the west coast for 5 years, Lauren was eager to return to her hometown of Cincinnati. With 10 years of experience with hair, Lauren’s clients began calling her “Edward Scissor Hands” due to her unique cutting style and precise fluid movement. Lauren has extensive training with different premium hair care lines, and excels at dry cutting, updos, and coloring. In 2008, she received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the salon at which she worked. Lauren was an educator for the hair care line, Alterna, and has volunteered for Locks of Love and cancer patients. At the end of the day, Lauren feels fulfilled knowing she was able to connect with her clients and helped bring out their outer and inner beauty. She is passionate about the light in each of us, shown by her certificate in Holistic Nutrition. On her off days, Lauren is busy with her 3 year old and new born daughters and enjoys being outside.
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Sydney studied at Aveda Frederic’s Institute and graduated with honors. After graduating in 2010, she worked as an assistant at Avalon Salon for 9 months learning state of the art techniques from master stylists. After much hard work, she became a full time stylist. Having gained several years of experience, Sydney joined our team in February 2013. She is certified in Coppola Keratin smoothing treatments , and has worked as a hair stylist on the set of Discovery Channels, “Mystery Diagnosis,” to list a few of her achievements. Sydney’s passions include creating dimensional color and cuts for her clients and forming the perfect updo for her brides.
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Gabrielle joined Tanya’s team in the fall of 2013, after working as hair stylist for over 10 years. Following her completion of Live Oaks Cosmetology School in 2003, Gabrielle has created quite the resume. She is Nationally Certified in hair color by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists, trained in Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatments, and certified in Great Lengths Hair Extensions. Gabrielle enjoys giving her clients all types of hair color, from trendy to natural, and creating the full, long hair they’ve always desired with hair extensions.
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Courtney attended the prestigious Aveda Fredric Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated in 2009. She was immediately hired at Tanya’s Image & Wellness salon due to her high skill level. In her years at Tanya’s, she’s assisted the top stylists and proven her education has paid off and her talent is evident in all her work. Courtney stays current on her education and the latest trends by attending as many classes as she can. She is a very versatile stylist who does everything from hair to make-up to nails. Courtney specializes in men’s cuts, and Keratin Complex by Coppola.
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Samantha has had a passion for doing hair long before it became her career. After graduating high school, she attended Aveda Fredric Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been at Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon since graduating in 2009, and assisted Tanya Tieman and other top level stylists. Samantha recently competed in a global competition, Wella’s Trend Vision 2011, doing editorial hair and make-up. She loves following the latest trends straight from the runway and creating her own. She specializes in fun, bright, and edgy colors and cuts.
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Immediately following her graduation from Oak Hills High School, Jessica enrolled at The Salon Professional Academy to follow in her mother’s footsteps in becoming a cosmetologist. She has been with Tanya’s Image and Wellness salon since January 2011. Being a New Talent Stylist, she trained under other top level stylists in the salon learning cutting edge technique. Jessica continues to build her education platform by attending weekly classes. She also competed on a global level in Wella’s 2011 Trend Vision competition. Jessica specializes in cutting, coloring, and nails. Jessica states that, “Growing up seeing my mother’s passion for the industry, I knew this was my calling. I love being able to make someone’s inner beauty shine through!”
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Kelly graduated from Michael’s College of Hair Design in 2010. During that time, she received her licenses in both Ohio and Kentucky. She joined our team in March of 2012, and as she puts it, “loved every minute of it.” Kelly also says that, “I feel like I’ve been doing hair my whole life. My goal is to make my clients feel comfortable, appreciated, and strive to exceed their expectations while keeping a positive upbeat attitude.” Kelly loves to learn all the latest trends and techniques. Her best outlet for creativity is through highlights and precision cuts. She takes pride in her work, and loves making people feel beautiful.
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Immediately after graduating Michael’s College of Hair Design, Chelsey joined the Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon team in the Fall of 2012. Because she has always excelled in art classes and enjoyed the creative world, Chelsey knew she would have a career as a hair stylist. Specializing in color and foiling, she creates traditional and classic looks for all of her guests. Chelsey continues to attend weekly classes for a variety of cutting, styling, and coloring techniques, learning from some of our top stylists. “I like to use my art background to create imaginative looks for my clients,” Chelsey says.
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Elle graduated with academic honors from the Aveda Frederic’s Institute in 2013 and immediately joined Tanya’s team. Elle specializes in color and cutting, working to perfect the art of pairing face shape and skin tone to have her clients looking their best. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, her creativity shows through in designing new and exciting looks for each individual. Elle continues her education by attending weekly classes taught by masters in the industry and continues to grow as an up-and-coming stylist!
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Pat Nixon has been an esthetician with Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon since 2001. Pat previously owned and operated her own salon, so she knows the business in and out. With her 26 years of experience she provides a full range of services at Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon including, facials, chemical peels, Micro-dermabrasion, waxing, body treatments, and make-up. Before becoming an aesthetician Pat practiced massage and reflexology, hair, and nail care. Pat has traveled the globe learning the most advanced techniques in her field. She has trained in Las Vegas, California, New Jersey, and Austria, and even worked for some time in Maui. Pat claims, “I love to use my knowledge and experience to enrich not only my life, but the lives of others.”
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Clarity and vitality at any age, this is what Jera Hanlon’s 18 years of experience will bring to your skin. Her continual and ongoing training has led her to combine holistic and botanically based products with the best of clinical products. The newest of technologies incorporate Micro-dermabrasion , ultra sonic peels, and micro-current therapy, all to give you the best in customized skin care. From dark lashes and beautifully shaped brows, fast, almost painless Brazilian bikini and body waxing, to silky body polishes and safe tropical tans. Let Jera bring life to your skin!
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Laurie has been in this industry for some time now. She worked on films and TV for ten years prior to joining our team here at Tanya’s. She was hired to manage the Crestview Hills location in 2011. Her knowledge of beauty and retail were a great fit for the Crestview Hills location. Laurie also co-owned a retail business for 12 years. Laurie’s positive and warming personality always makes you feel welcomed and at home.
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”Kaitlin Kaitlin Steffen
Being a stylist runs in the family for Kaitlin. She grew up following her mother throughout the salon. Needless to say, becoming a stylist for Kaitlin was inevitable. Kaitlin began her dream to become a stylist when she graduated from Aveda Fredric’s Institute in 2009. Kaitlin started her career here at Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon shortly after graduating. She assisted top stylists, who helped her learn the skills and talent which make her the success she is today. Kaitlin continues to educate herself on upcoming trends by attending classes on a regular basis. She has competed in local and global hair competitions, recently entering in Wella’s Trend Vision 2011. Kaitlin is a very versatile stylist, specializing in color for blonde as well as Keratin Complex by Coppola Treatments.
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”Brittini Brittini Fisk
Brittini joined Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon in 2010 after graduating from Gateway Community and Technical College in cosmetology. In the beginning of her career Brittini assisted top stylists at Tanya’s Image and Wellness Salon, where she continued to build on her success. She strengthens her knowledge of hair by attending classes weekly. Brittini has taken her skills to a global level, by competing in Wella’s Trend Vision competition. One of Brittini’s greatest passions is formal and special occasion hair and make-up styles. She also provides relaxing spa services as a nail technician. She has previously said, “I love that I can brighten someone’s day with a new look and bringing out their greatest personality when they come to see me.”
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Shortly after graduating from The Aveda Fredric’s Institute in 2012, Christie joined our team as Tanya’s personal assistant. Tanya’s clients have all expressed how friendly, caring, upbeat and fun Christie is. Prior to pursuing her dream career as a hair stylist, she explored other occupations, including one year of service in the US Army. She is inspired by color, accentuating dimension with highlights as well as creating the perfect short or long hairstyle for her guests. “I believe being a hairstylist goes beyond creating flawless hair, it’s also about taking care of my guest during the time I get to spend with them. I love helping each guest look and feel fabulous, chic and fresh!”
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Ashley joined Tanya’s team in 2013. She has been in the industry since 2011 and received her education at Empire Beauty School. She is passionate about education and continues to develop her skills with various color and cutting classes. She specializes in red hair, excels in cutting and styling long hair, as well as doing makeup for all occasions. Ashley won the Future Professionals Expo while in hair school and went on to compete against all winners in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She works hard in this industry and desires to give people the color and cut that they truly desire.
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Being a stylist runs in the family for Nikole. As a young girl, she always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the hair industry. Nikole began chasing her dream when she graduated from Michael’s College of Hair Design in 2013. Shortly after graduating, Nikole joined our team and became Tanya’s personal assistant. Nikole strives to be the best by working hard and attending weekly educational classes to continue her excitement for current and upcoming trends. She has a passion for making people feel better and looking great. We are excited to have Nikole as part of our team and look forward to seeing her grow!
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