" 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 Zeleny is a Detroit based hairstylist and makeup artist. She began her cosmetology journey at Paul Mitchell the School Michigan in 2007. Immediately after completing the course, Katie jumped into the instructor program where she would find her self educating for the next 8 years. Her passion had always been to teach and to share what she knew. She became most passionate teaching makeup in 2010. From there her spark was lit and her makeup adventure began. Opportunities from traveling to New York to Los Angeles to do her hair and makeup, Katie began her freelancing career. Her journey has included editorial photoshoots with Alexis Dejoria an American drag racer, television with ABC The Chews Carla Hall, C&Z bridal, Capelli Bombshell Brides and more. She is now currently a full time stylist/makeup artist at Capelli- A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and National Educator for CAO Cosmetics. Katie loves to make people feel cared for and beautiful. Katie inspires to make the most out of everyday with every client always with a positive attitude.
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. "
Tricia Ostrom believes in empowering her clients to be able to achieve confidence when styling their hair even after they leave her chair. Tricia graduated on the Dean's List from Paul Mitchell the School in 2011. Tricia considers herself a hair enthusiast who loves education, the art of styling, and being able to provide an exceptional experience as soon as any client enters the salon. Certified Change Agent with GK Hair Taming Systems & Juvexin Cream Color, Specializing in Color and Texture. With experience in highlighting, dimensional color, color corrections and style make overs. She will personally give you education on each product she uses on your style, and show you how to learn the techniques to get the most out of your style. As a professional Tricia is committed to consistently providing you with excellent customer service. She lives by the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”
Andrea Warsinski has been in the industry since 2005 when she first completed her Cosmetology Training at Paul Mitchell the School- Great Lakes. One year later she went on to obtain her Cosmetology Instructors License at Paul Mitchell the School- Michigan and was an instructor at that location up until 2015. During that time she completed extensive training in the Paul Mitchell Color System which was a huge passion of hers. Andrea loves educating whether it is the next generation of hairdressers, fellow stylist, or the guests that sit down in her chair. Another passion of hers is Bridal Hair and being able to make a bride feel complete and beautiful on their big day.
"The best thing about being a stylist behind the chair is being able to be there for your guest on important dates of their life, such as first days of school, first dates, or their wedding day. We all want to be our best selves and sometimes that new color or new cut can bring out the confidence we all need to make that happen"
"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.
"Beauty begins the moment you start to be yourself"
Chasity is a stylist and Bridal Coordinator at Capelli A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. Her interest in the beauty industry began early on, but it wasn’t until after attending college and obtaining an Associates Degree in General Studies did she pursue he cosmetology license. Chasity is a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Michigan. She specializes in the maintenance of healthy hair through services in the salon as well as advising guests on the appropriate products to use at home to achieve salon quality styles in the comfort of there own home. Chasity’s passion is people. “Everyone is beautiful, and it is so wonderful and rewarding to be a part of an industry that helps others see and appreciate their true beauty inside and out."
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!