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
ANH - @ANNAABANANAX3
Anh is truly 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. Her passion and advanced skill set in color theory and technique allow her to provide you with the look of your dreams, while maintaining your hair’s health & integrity.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Pastels, Extensions
DONNA NGUYEN - @UNIQUE_DONNA
In 2017, Donna earned Behind The Chair’s 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. Her razor-sharp focus on her passion and craft is what makes her work so unique and trendsetting.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Pastels, Extensions, Braiding, Foilayage
Chaz McCafferty - @CHAZ.THECREATOR
Air Force veteran, Chaz McCafferty has been doing hair for over four years, 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. He has a passion for creating both the most beautiful natural lived-in blondes, to rainbow & vivid color. Chaz is also highly skilled in men’s haircuts and grooming.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Rainbow, Extensions, Layered Cuts, Men’s Grooming
SHAYNA SMITH - @SHAYNBRAIN
Shayna’s extensive training and experience gives her a fresh take in her approach with color and cutting. Her passion comes from years of traditional coloring and precision cutting. A versatile stylist, Shayna loves connecting with her client’s vision from start to finish. Want something funky or classic? She has serious fun with all ends of the spectrum. Check out her fun men’s colors and patterns as well as her beautiful painted hair.
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. Sasha is also a certified Master of Balayage Artist by L’oreal Professionel.
EXPERTISE: Gray Blending, Balayage, Precision Cuts, Pixie’s, Long Layers, Men’s Grooming
MEGAN MCKEE - @MEGMDOESHAIRS
Megan has been perfecting her craft since 2009, and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion with an extensive background in highly textured and curly hair. A seasoned stylist and colorist perpetually in pursuit of the best and most effective treatments for maintaining healthy beautiful hair, Megan is also a trusted regional educator for Phyto. From beautiful painted balayages, to high maintenance blondes or gray coverage, Megan truly possesses an arsenal unlike any. Need to bring life back to damaged hair or want to explore new possibilities? Curly girl (or guy!), straight, textured or fine, Megan can lead you along your next hair journey, in the healthiest way possible.
EXPERTISE: Gray Blending, Balayage, Curly, Keratin, Long Layers, Hair Recovery
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.
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.
EXPERTISE: Men’s Grooming, Long Layers, Ombre
linda dao - @lind_uhhh
Linda has accomplished a full career’s worth of accomplishments in the few years she has been doing hair. Her eagerness and dedication to learn more and expand her skill set is what has allowed her to become such a knowledgeable colorist and be able to work on-stage with our salon owner, Linh, demonstrating the newest trends and techniques to other stylists who traveled the country to learn.
Linda has a highly trained eye on various hair services and needs. Whether you are looking to add fullness with hair extensions, achieve beautiful low-maintenance color that is still on trend, or looking for a major hair transformation, Linda will give you exactly what you envision for yourself, and equip you with the knowledge to care for your hair at home, too.
Expertise: Blonding, Vivids, Balayage, Extensions
eunice kim - @eunicekimhair
Eunice is a balayage specialist and holds an extremely high standard for her work. Her roots in the industry begin from the Aveda Institute, known for its thorough education program, and she has used those tools to quickly grow into the detail-oriented stylist she is today. Her passion for her craft is undeniable, and it shows through her dozens of features on industry social media platforms, raising the bar for the approach to balayage techniques and understanding.
Eunice specializes in live-in cutting as well, so you’ll be able to easily re-create a salon professional finish at home, and nail it every time.
Expertise: Balayage, Natural Blonding
ANA CARVAJAL - @DO.OR.DYED
Ana decided to follow her dream back in 2015. Her determination came from her deep desire to find something that made her feel like she belonged, and most importantly to bring value to others.
She discovered a way to express her creativity and art through hair. She is continuously expanding her techniques in cutting, color and styling, and equally as passionate about building a relationship with each and every soul that sits in her chair.
Ana is certified with Deva Curl, and can work with all hair types and textures.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Vivids, Smoothing Treatments, Men’s Grooming, Extensions
DENNIS PRESKI - @COLORBYDENNIS
Specializing in in vivids and balayage work, Dennis combines traditional and creative color in an organic fashion and makes even the most intense rainbow look like it grew from your head naturally, while always taking your lifestyle and integrity of your hair into account.
Dennis is also currently a Brand Ambassador and educator for Manic Panic Professional.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Vivids
KHANH TRAN - @hair_byken
Ken is extremely passionate about his craft, and brings years of experience and a sharp eye on both color and cuts to provide stunning results. His attention to detail is unmatched, and he is dedicated to bring your hair dreams to life! His proficiency in color theory and application allows him to give his clients their desired hair color and style with ease.
Ken is also highly skilled in barbering and men’s grooming.
EXPERTISE: Balayage, Blonding, Men’s Grooming, Undercut Design
Inhye Kim - @inhye_inspired
Inhye has over ten years as a hairstylist with extensive advanced training with TIGI, as well as their advanced color theory and creative color certifications. She is continually growing her craft as an artist by finding new and innovative approaches to cutting & coloring. She is extremely passionate about continued education and holds a high standard of always learning so that she can always provide her guests with an amazing experience.
Inhye’s mission is to make each guest know they are special and that she does everything in her ability to ensure they are educated on their hair and feel empowered to be able work with their hair. She works with each guest’s lifestyle to guide them in the direction that suits them best. From cut to color, her passion and dedication shows through her work.
EXPERTISE: Textured haircuts, low maintenance blonding, lived-in color
issi rivera-lewis - @diaryofa_painter
Issi has been in the industry for over 10 years and has an extensive advanced color training background. She has taken over 30+ classes to perfect her craft throughout her years as a stylist with various brands including Goldwell, Redken, and Bumble & bumble, and has trained hands-on with national educators, including Maggie Hancock, Lisa Hart-Walker, and Jamie Sea. She is extremely passionate about continued education, and invests in her craft by traveling to new advanced courses regularly.
Her color focus includes low-maintenance hair painting and dimensional blonding. She has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week and has a great passion for styling work— she is a bridal stylist, and available for weddings.
She is also trained and certified with Brazilian Blowout, a smoothing treatment that works to de-frizz and make hair easier to maintain and style.
Issi’s hair extension specialty is in tape-in extensions, and works with all hair types in order to provide the perfect amount of volume and length for each client.
EXPERTISE: Hair Painting, Haircuts, Styling, Hair Extensions, Smoothing Treatments
Who runs this operation
KAYA VIDANGOS - GENERAL MANAGER
COURTNEY BISSETT - GUEST SERVICES
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