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


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


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


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


EXPERTISE: Blonding, Pastels, Balayage, Extensions, Long Layers, Texture


“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


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.

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


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


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


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


EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Extensions


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


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


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


EXPERTISE: Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Balayage, Layered Cuts & Lobs


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

melissa debarros, customer relations- @melissafdee



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


Skylar Baumes: @skylarbaumes

Quentin Tinsley: @looksbyq

Iliana Lemus: @illydoeshair_

Sickie Viray: @sickieduz1t

Aldumn Tolson: @justloveleemae

dennis preski: @colorbydennis

Maddy Gorczynski: @madds