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Allison has been a licensed cosmetologist for 11 years. Allison has a diverse career history as she has worked around the country at amazing salons. Before returning to Columbus, she spent most of her time in New York City and Atlanta. Allison is a master of her craft and loves to teach. In her time outside of the salon she is a yoga instructor and has strength in leadership. Allison is a strong communicator and loves to mentor younghairdressers. Allison has a strong presence as a stylist, colorist and haircutter. Allison has a love for session styling and works largely with photoshoots in Ohio.

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Amy has been behind the chair for over four years and was a vocational school graduate from Pioneer CTC, the same school that her salon owner, Melanie graduated from ten years prior. Amy moved to Columbus to go to college following cosmetology school and ended up falling in love with the beauty industry. Amy is an excellent public speaker due to her college education and passion for the industry. Amy loves to learn new things and implement them in the salon. Amy finds that her growing clientele often loves the cleanliness of the salon at Virtue and Amy knows there is a strong connection behind safety/sanitation and success. Amy is a specialist with hair extensions and blonding. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of hair color and hair extensions with other professionals.

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Kendra has been a hairdresser for 11 years and she has a large amount of experience. Kendra was an instructor at the Paul Mitchell School in Columbus for several years and recently came back to the salon. Kendra takes safety, sanitation and technical skills very seriously. Kendra has a way of breaking down information for all people to understand and retain. Kendra is a skilled hairdresser and presenter. Kendra is the Artistic Director atVirtue Salon and teaches the Apprenticeship Training Program and loves to help studentsget the most out of their education experiences.

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Lindsay is a recent graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Columbus. Lindsay left her career in the accounting world to fulfill her passion as a hairdresser and she couldn’t be happier. Lindsay is a naturally gifted hairdresser with an outgoing personality. She is much loved my guests and the Team. Lindsay has a passion to teach other hairdressers about sanitation and safety along with other technical skills. Lindsay hopes to play a larger role in the education classes offered at Virtue Salon. Currently, she will be presenting small portions and assisting as the education offerings grow, she has been behind the chair for two years. Lindsay is passionate about upstyling and participates in the weddings at Virtue Salon. She also helps to lead the continuing education offerings specifically about upstyling. Lindsay was formally a CPA and helped to educate in her previous profession.

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Melanie has been behind the chair as a hairdresser for 15 years. She has always had a passion for educating other salon professionals. For two years, she educated at Paul Mitchell The School Columbus and assisted students in learning the basics of hairdressing and sanitation as it pertains to the salon industry. Melanie has owned a growing salon for 8 years and has consistently been educating her Team and other professionals along the way. Melanie understands the connection between sanitation/safety and quality guest service. Melanie is constantly striving to improve safety, sanitation and education in her salon. Melanie leads a salon that is passionate about the wedding industry. In 2017, Virtue Salon did hair and makeup services for 57 weddings. Melanie also holds extremely
high standards of guest care and safety in her salon.

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Sarah has been behind the chair for eight years and has been at Virtue Salon the entire span of her career. Sarah is a fully booked hairdresser with a true love for education and sharing her knowledge with others. Sarah is a master haircutter and is very knowledge in the areas of salon safety and sanitation. Sarah has a huge amount of knowledge about the salon industry as a whole. Sarah was a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Columbus and has constantly pursued higher education in haircutting, makeup, hair color and business. Sarah also inspires her team with makeup and hair ideas for photoshoots and more.

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Teake has been behind the chair for nine years and is a master colorist and has a love for corrective color. Teake loves to educate and share her knowledge of the industry with her fellow professionals. Teake has a large amount of knowledge about the industry and about safety in the salon. Teake has been working at Virtue Salon for eight years and is constantly pushing forward and inspiring her teammates. Teake is a passionate educatorand has a heart for salon professionals and their excellence behind the chair. Teake cares about the guest experience as it relates to sanitation in the salon. Teake has a great teaching style and loves to share her knowledge.