A true master of Ouidad’s Carving and Slicing technique, Anila has been part of the New York flagship team for over 19 years, sharing her knowledge, expertise, and passion with her colleagues and clients. Anila served as Ouidad’s right hand for several years, and learned Ouidad’s signature styling techniques from the Queen of Curl herself (she also inherited many of Ouidad’s own clients). She loves expressing her creativity through her work, and the results speak for themselves: She’s earned rave reviews from clients who mention her possessing “magical” fingers. This seasoned full-service stylist is a great choice for all your styling needs.
Twenty-one years ago, Ayanna started her career at Ouidad’s New York flagship salon assisting the Queen of Curl herself, company founder Ouidad. Not only has she been a witness to the growth of the salon, Ayanna has committed her knowledge, expertise, and passion, making her a top stylist and major contributor to the success of the brand. As Lead Educator, Ayanna trains flagship apprentices and instructs stylists from all over the country through Ouidad’s Certification program. She is a member of Ouidad’s expert Curl Advisory Board. Ayanna’s expertise includes haircuts, styling, and softening services. Ayanna is also a Goldwell Color Master Specialist, making her a great choice for all your color needs. Ayanna is one of our Lead Stylists when booking VIP and PR clientele.
Mirsada joined the Ouidad family over 13 years ago. As New York flagship Head Apprentice, she gained valuable insight assisting Ouidad herself with her loyal clients’ coloring and styling needs, as well at off-site events such as photo shoots and TV appearances. Mirsada has gained a loyal following and is one of our most requested stylists. Mirsada performs softening and color, but is best known for encouraging her clients to embrace their curls and for her passion for protecting the health and integrity of curly hair. Mirsada prescribes a personalized in-salon conditioning treatment and an at-home regimen to ensure your hair is at its best.
One of the things Virginia loves most about her work is her ability to “free clients from their stresses about caring for their tresses.” For over 17 years, Virginia has made it her mission to teach her clients how to handle their curly hair so they can love it as much as she does—a passion she learned from Ouidad herself. After experiencing the thorough styling lesson that accompanies each visit, clients have proclaimed that a service with Virginia is one of the best and most educational. Virginia’s passion and meticulous approach make her a solid choice for softening treatments, permanent waves, color, haircuts, and formal styling needs.
As a young girl growing up in Poland, Malwina set her sights on the fashion capital of the world, New York City. She trained at the renowned Paul Mitchell Academy, where she had the opportunity to work with celebrity stylists at numerous fashion week shows. Before joining Ouidad, she was a professional keratin treatment specialist, her clientele mostly curly haired women. The experience allowed her to understand a variety of hair textures inside and out. Eventually her views and focus began to change, and she wanted to help women embrace their curls. Today, working at Ouidad, she takes pride in teaching clients how to style and treat their beautiful curls, and her specialized haircutting training allows her to address any of her clients’ issues or concerns.
Jason wears many hats, as his talents are endless. As Lead Educator for Ouidad flagship salons, Jason is responsible for training and developing New York and Santa Monica flagship apprentices, as well as training stylists across the country on Ouidad products, styling, and haircutting techniques through the Ouidad Certification program. He is a member of Ouidad’s Curl Advisory Board, and in 2014, was the lead hair stylist for designer Tracy Reese’s New York Fashion Week show. Our go-to stylist for bloggers, vloggers, and entertainment personalities, Jason is based out of Ouidad’s New York flagship, and also takes clients at Ouidad’s Santa Monica salon, as he splits his time between the two. Aside from his haircutting artistry, Jason is known for his balayage, ombré, color melting, and styling creations.
Born and raised in The Bronx, Shalace is known for her unique braiding abilities and curl expertise. After getting her start working in a natural hair salon as a teen and freelancing while attending college and completing graduate school, Shalace received her license from Arrojo Cosmetology School. She has worked at New York Fashion Week, various photo shoots and special events. Today, after training with the Ouidad Flagship’s top educators, Shalace has evolved as a hairstylist, applying her knowledge of diverse hair types to all her curly clients’ needs.
An accomplished hair stylist with over 18 years of experience, Jessica has built her reputation as a texture specialist. Prior to joining Ouidad’s New York Flagship team, she was a senior stylist, Artistic Team Member, and Curl Specialist at the renowned Gene Juarez Salon in Seattle. Jessica’s expertise includes styling for fashion shows, photo shoots, bridal, and formal functions. She attributes her success as a stylist to her ability to analyze a clients hair texture and bone structure while addressing their unique needs and concerns.
Growing up, Horlenny watched the women in her life straighten their natural curls, and she never understood why. Curly hair is so beautiful! In 2018 she made the decision to focus her talent and love for curly hair by joining Ouidad. Now as a curly hair expert, Horlenny’s goal and passion is to help women to embrace their natural curls. She hopes everyone will fall in love with their natural curls by educating and empowering them to understand how to care for and treat their hair on their own hair.