Our Team

Linh Phan - @BESCENE

Founder and stylist at Bescene Studios in Kensington, MD, Linh Phan and his visionary color work is a perennial favorite with beauty obsessed Instagrammers, bloggers and stylists alike. It wasn't very long ago (after graduating cosmetology school) that Linh began cutting and coloring hair in a small space in his uncle's basement. Word spread quickly about his innovative use of color and cuts, leading him to create Bescene Studios, a true collaborative space where some of the industry's favorite colorists now call home. In just a few years, his beautiful ombré and balayage work, as well as his gift for color correction have made him a social media and industry favorite. Linh loves a challenge and feels blessed to receive so much industry love and appreciation for his posts on social media that highlight his techniques as well as his biggest transformations! In 2017, Linh has taken his passion for education on the road, teaching his favorite tips and tools as well as social media insight with salon pros across the US and Europe.  He is fortunate to have a team of sponsors that believe in and support his art, including Schwarzkopf Professional and Brazilian Bond Builder. Linh is incredibly excited to continue sharing his love of hair with fellow industry artists. #BESCENE

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$$$
EXPERTISE: Asian Blonding, Metallic Pastels, Long Layers and Lobs, Extensions


Maayan Birnstein [mAI-yawn] - @MAAYANBIRNSTEIN

I have always loved doing hair. After graduating from the University of Maryland, I began to realize that it is my true calling. To say I'm passionate now would be an understatement. I love the process of transforming people from start to finish. Whether it's color, cut, style or all of the above; nothing makes me happier than getting my hands in some hair. I have to thank Linh for building a salon environment that encourages all of my creative ideas. Working at Be Scene has allowed me to explore a side of hair styling that is truly exciting. We are exposed to great education and opportunities that encourage growth on a daily basis. I'm always striving to master the constantly changing techniques in this evolving industry! Weather I’m seeing a new client or a long time regular, I stay excited to be doing what I love. #MAAYANBIRNSTEIN

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$$
EXPERTISE: Blonding, Balayage, Pastels, Metallics, Extensions, Long Layers and Lobs


April- @HAIRBYAPES

April, also known as Apes, has been with Linh since the early days. Starting as an assistant after finishing at Graham Webb Academy, she worked side by side with Linh as her mentor then part time stylist then full time! She grew up in Charlottesville, surrounded by family members that are hairstylists! Being around the salon environment, she got to see first hand what it was like. Always doing friends hair and experimenting with her own, she realized how much she loved doing hair. Seeing people’s reactions and how much they loved their new do’s is what made her happy. April takes great pride in her patient and gradual approach to keeping the integrity of hair of all textures intact. Curly girl or thick long textures wanting to go blonde, she’s your girl. #HAIRBYAPES

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$$
EXPERTISE: Blonding, Pastels, Balayage, Extensions, Long Layers, Texture


MEGAN [AKA SHMEGGS] - @SHMEGGSANDBACONN

“I am completely in love with creative styling and photographing my vivids and color work in an editorial style.”

Megan’s artistic approach to color and styling speaks volumes. Megan has a gifted eye for turning hair into a work of art – literally. Taking inspiration from everything around her, she brings a sense of deliberate whimsy to all she touches. #SHMEGGSANDBACONN

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$$
EXPERTISE: Vivids, Pastels, Balayage, Rainbow, Extension, Women’s Cuts, Styling


Victoria Em  - @VICTORIAEMMM

In 2008, Victoria booked her first hair appointment with Linh. During their first encounter, she became very interested in hair. To her, Linh made doing hair seem so cool (he does that). Victoria decided right then to pursue coloring and further her education in men’s grooming. Victoria has a talent for creating livable color vibrant and artistic all her own.
 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Vivids, Pastels, Metallics, Women’s Cuts, Men’s grooming, Extensions  


BK - @BK_BESCENE

BK has coined the term “Hybrid Stylist” for himself, being one of the most versatile artists on our team. BK’s talent spans all areas– equipped with an arsenal of color, cut, and barbering skills, his discerning eye provides each individual client with a unique salon experience. #HYBRIDSTYLIST

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE: Vivids, Blonding, Balayage, Rainbow, Pixies, Men’s Cuts, Barbering


ANH - @ANNAABANANAX3

Anh has grown into a force to be reckoned with; creating beautiful blondes to blushes, to vividly bright colors with texture and bold movement. Anh’s intricate formulations are catered to your lifestyle– whatever you see in yourself, she translates to a beautifully finished color and style. #ANNABANANA

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Extensions


REINA - @YURHAIRNESS

The name means queen; they call me the pixie queen but I still love and admire all lengths. Transformations get me excited; if you need advice on hair or just life, I’m totally open minded. If you could summarize me, you could say I’m the tree hugging vegan crazy cat lady. #YURHAIRNESS

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Rainbow, Women’s Pixies, Men’s grooming, Extensions


YOKII TECHI - @YOKII.SAN

Passionate with a keen eye for beauty of all paths. Yokii loves long layers and lobs. Yokii’s years of makeup art, has enabled her with a unique approach to all color applications. Talented Hair Styilst, and our resident MUA, Yokii curates each style in detail specific to each client in her chair. #HAIRBYYOKII

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Balayage, Layered Cuts & Lobs


DONNA NGUYEN - @UNIQUE_DONNA

In 2017, Donna earned the coveted BTC Student of the year award. Merely a projection of things to come, this young talent consistently shows and proves what it takes to create beautiful tones and colors on each client that sits in her chair. Working under our founder, @bescene, Donna has cultivated a style uniquely her own. #BESCENEBYDONNA

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Pastels, Extensions


Chaz McCafferty - @CHAZ.THECREATOR

Air Force veteran, Chaz McCafferty has been doing hair since 2015, earning him a chair on our team in 2017. Chaz completed school at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School. Constantly pursuing education, he is exceedingly passionate about both color and cutting. #CHAZTHECREATOR

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Rainbow, Extensions, Layered Cuts, Men’s Grooming


KIANI - @KIANIDOYLE

Kiani has always possessed a love for painting. She is an experienced colorist who has spent years “painting the district”. She has gotten education from many of the industries greatest & strives to keep growing as a specialized colorist. Kiani enjoys creating everything from beautiful bright blondes, low maintenance sun kissed hair, to rainbow fantasies; and aims to please everyone with her own unique style. Her goal is to always make her clients look and feel their best, always walking out with a smile. #KIHAIR

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Pastels, Color, Extensions


SHAYNA SMITH - @SHAYNBRAIN

Shayna’s extensive background gives her a fresh take in her approach with new balayages, blondes and cuts. Her passion comes from years of traditional coloring and precision cutting. A versatile colorist and cutter, Shayna loves connecting with her client’s vision from start to finish. #HAIRBYBRAIN

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Gray Blending, Balayage, Precision Cuts, Pixie’s, Long Layers, Men’s Grooming


SASHA SHELTON - @HAIRPAPI

Sasha is one of the most classical stylist on our team. With over 10 years of industry experience, she possesses a time-honored skill set her discerning clients love and appreciate her for. Taking great care to listen and meet each client’s individual needs, Sasha is serious about her craft, delivering it with a fun and quirky approach to each appointment. #HAIRPAPI

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Gray Blending, Balayage, Precision Cuts, Pixie’s, Long Layers, Men’s Grooming


BRENDAN RABAK - @BRENDAN_RABAK

Brendan comes from a long line of family hairdressers, which brought on his passion for hair. Starting at a young age he wanted to grow in the industry with his soft, but strong shapes. He likes working with versatile styles from long to short hair. Specializing in cutting he strives to master all shapes and densities. Whether it’s blunt or textured he can give you the easy, lived in hair that you’ll love. #BRENDANRABAK

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$$
EXPERTISE: Precision Cutting, Pixies, Long Layers, Men’s Grooming


ANDREA ROJAS - @C00LIDC

Andrea will bring your color to life through cuts and vibrant shades of dimension and depth. Her attention to detail and blend can transform any lifeless color into a kaleidoscopic masterpiece on your head! #POLISHEDXDRE

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE
: Balayage, Blonding, Pastels, Vivids, Rainbow, Long Layers


Grace ReilY - @suzi.thaauzi

Creative colorist. Blow out/texture expert of 6 years. For Grace, Integrity of the hair is always her number one priority and pride. She loves connecting individually to each of her clients and watching them walk away happy with healthy hair. #PAINTEDBYG

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Rainbow, Extensions


Lexy Byun - @hairbylexybyun

Lexy has hit the ground running since receiving her cosmetology license and has been on the fast-track since. Her experience ranges from working behind the chair and for weddings. She takes her time to listen and understand her client’s desired aesthetic in every cut, color, and style. She has an eye for creativity and specializes in blondes, highlights, and balayage. She continues to grow in her passion for hair by keeping up with the latest techniques to maintain the health and enhance the beauty of hair. #HAIRBYLEXYBYUN

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Pastels, Long Layers  


Gabriel - @artistry_by_Gabriel

Gabriel loves to have fun with his clients and feels one never stops learning.  Inspired by those around him, Gabriel found a love of hair and photography. Seeing hair as art, he loves trying new colors and working on new projects. #ARTISTRYBYGABRIEL

 

PRICE LEVEL: $$
EXPERTISE
: Men’s Grooming, Long Layers, Ombre

 

 

Who runs this operation

 

Our management team brings years of experience and love to this game and thing we call BESCENE. @bescene has entrusted them with his baby, and they take that shit seriously. Have questions, wanna chat, or shout out (or at). Reach out– we’re always here for it. Here for our team, here for our clients.

Emily Vilallva, GENERAL MANAGER - @ms.emi.vill

Alexa Fleming, Assistant Manager - @alexxxtacy

 
 

 
 

Who to watch

It takes a special talent to earn a position on our Artistic Team. Check out why these young innovators are our next wave of artists. We can’t wait for these crazy talents to release their creative fury on the hair world. #BESCENELA #THEYGOTNEXT

Linda Dao: @lind_uhhh

KIERA CECIL: @FOREVERKIEE

Skylar Baumes: @skylarbaumes

Quentin Tinsley: @looksbyq

Iliana Lemus: @illydoeshair_

Sickie Viray: @sickieduz1t

Aldumn Tolson: @justloveleemae

Maddy Gorczynski: @maadds

dennis preski: @colorbydennis