" Watching your stylist step into the artist they are meant to be behind the chair is so rewarding as a salon owner."
Mandy began her career in the beauty industry after attending college and earning a bachelors degree in Communication focusing on Business from Oakland University. She then attended and graduated from David Presley School of Cosmetology in 2005. Mandy is a Master Stylist and owner of Capelli - A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. She is also a certified Great Lengths Extension Specialist, and a Bridal hair enthusiast.
Capelli was a vision Mandy had early on in her career. The details would all come into place in time, but being apart of the Paul Mitchell family was the route Mandy knew she would take when she opened the doors of her salon. “From styling products to the color line Paul Mitchell products have so much knowledge and passion created behind them, you know your guests are getting top of the line care in the salon and at home.” After five years in the industry Mandy's vision came to life as she opened Capelli - A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Downtown Rochester, Michigan in December of 2010.
Education is something so important in any field and something Mandy and Capelli prides themselves on. For those working in the beauty industry it allows you to master styles/looks as well as learn up and coming trends. In 2014, Mandy found that supporting her team through education and encouraging their passion was so rewarding and vital to the success of the stylists and the salon. She underwent many trainings and auditions and earned a position as a Paul Mitchell National Educator where she is able to share her knowledge and love for the craft with numerous inspired stylists.
Katie Russo is a Master Stylist at Capelli A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. She received her license in 2005 after studying at David Pressley School of Cosmetology. In 2009 Katie returned to David Pressley to obtain her Instructors license. She spent many years teaching, but is now enjoying being in a salon full time.
Special qualifications include certified Paul Mitchell Haircolor Expert as well as a certified KLIXtensionist. Katie specializes in formal styling and Haircolor.
Katie is a very passionate stylist and loves continuing education. She believes hairstyling is a form of art. Her favorite aspect of being a stylist is the relationships you develop with clients. "I love meeting new people. I love being the one they trust to style their hair for important events such as a job interview, a first date, and even your wedding day. I love bringing out the best in people. "
"Being able to make someone beautiful in their own skin is the most rewarding part of what I do."
Christina began her journey in hair at Michigan College of Beauty in 2005. She has always had a love for fashion, hair and makeup so finding herself heading to cosmetology school felt natural. Being in this industry is something she is very passionate about. Also, helping her fellow fashionistas is high on her list with her new up and coming blog called PolishedMess where she's able to reach out to her fellow fashion lovers. "I believe every girl can never have to many lipsticks, mascara, hairspray, leggings and leopard. Don't forget the leopard!" Check out www.polishedmess.com to hear more from Christina with hair, makeup and fashion tips!
A new blog and continuing her makeup and hair skills is just one of many stops this girl has made. While finding herself she also found a passion for helping others get healthy with an all natural product line by It Works! Global. She is a Diamond leader with the company and continues to change lives each day. "There is never a quick fix but sometimes a girl (or guy) just needs a little help and that's why I love our products. It's not meant to take over they are meant to go hand and hand with a healthy lifestyle. Plus when you find a Hair Skin and Nails pill that gives your clients mermaid hair in the snap of a finger...you don't ever look back cause you my friend have struck GOLD."
Lisa knew she had a passion for the beauty industry at a very young age. After attending college she decided it was finally time to pursue her real dream, and graduated Excel Academies of Cosmetology in December 2011. Her favorite thing to do is hair color, she loves creating dimensional color. She enjoys when her guests come in ready for a big change. She takes pride in giving her guests hair that makes them feel beautiful.
Sarah has been a part of the Capelli team since 2013. Since becoming licensed in 2009, she has continued her education with advanced color, cutting, balayage, ombre, hair extensions, and makeup classes. She also has a passion for bridal work, enjoying both bridal hair and makeup.
"The best part of this career is making people happy. Ill do anything to make someone's day!"
Chrissy Cunningham is a Stylist & Makeup Artist at Capelli – A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. She specializes in Bridal, Makeup and Hair Color. She studied at Paul Mitchell The School here in Michigan. There she was a part of Phase Two and Leader of the Design Team. She has collaborated with photographers as an artist on set, working with the models. This played a huge role in her winning an opportunity to attent the North American Hairstyling awards. There she furthered her education, experience and opportunities in the Beauty Industry. In her personal life she is a mommy, chef, boo boo kisser, explorer and lover of beautiful things. Chrissy is a very passionate artist. She’s eager to learn and loves to put a smile on your face.
A quote she likes to live by, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Heather Taylor is a stylist at Capelli – A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. Her interest in the beauty industry began early on, but she did not pursue her passion for the industry until she made the decision to move down state away from her hometown located in the thumb of Michigan. Heather graduated from the accelerated program at Paul Mitchell the School. She specializes in client/stylist communications. Through educated dialogue with her clients, whether its color, cutting, styling, etc. she is able to customize your look to fit your lifestyle. Heather continuously expands her knowledge of the craft through in the beauty industry by attending hair shows and classes around the country. She believes “Hair is the crown you never take off.”
Katie has been apart of the Capelli family since 2013. She started her career as a hairstylist back in 2006 obtaining her license from a 2 year apprenticeship. From there on, she became a certified Goldwell color specialist and ventured out with other various color lines, such as Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and of course Paul Mitchell! Over the years, she has continued her ongoing education with the latest color, cutting and style techniques. Katie loves to share her passion for product and newest trends with all her clients and is always ready to take on a new challenge!
"What is done in love, is done well" -Vincent Van Gogh.
Determined to be more profitable in the industry, Marley has accomplished many licenses and certifications. Marley is our eyelash specialist here at Capelli. She has gone through training with Xtreme Lashes and has the ability to "open the eye" by strategically applying each individual lash extension to her clients existing lashes one by one. Marley is extensively trained in the craft of styling lashes tailored to meet your desired results by determining proper length, curvature and thickness. Lash extensions are water-resistant, non-invasive and last indefinitely with routine re-lashes every 3+weeks. Aside from being a lash stylist, Marley is a licensed esthetician, certified nail technician, certified in full body hair removal, has assisted under make-up artists and has also gone through an apprenticeship for cosmetology here at Capelli!