Laura has been in the beauty industry since graduating high school. She moved from NJ to Orlando to work as a freelance hair and makeup artist for television and photography. She has travelled the world performing her craft and has done hair and makeup for companies like Home Shopping Network, Miller Brewing Company, Wella and Sally Beauty. She also worked in the salon at the Ritz Carlton, where she specialized in making brides radiant. Laura graduated from the Aveda Institute and has attended continuing education classes from Vidal Sassoon and Aveda. Laura is passionate about making sure every guest to Salon Dulay has a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and loves their hair!
Level 6 Stylist
Shawn has over 12 years of experience in the beauty industry in which he’s worked to perfect his craft. A former Paul Mitchell and in-salon educator, he’s passionate about continuing his education and learning the newest trends and techniques. After working with several different brands, he found his home at Salon Dulay where his personal values mirror the Aveda mission.
Shawn specializes in combining the latest fashions with each individual’s hair type. He utilizes smoothing treatments, extensions, and the latest cutting techniques to provide guests with beautiful styles they can easily recreate at home. Care is always taken to ensure the proper styling tools and products are thoroughly explained. With experience in long and short hair, as well as clipper cuts, Shawn prides himself on delivering results to any guest who sits in his chair.
Level 4.5 Stylist
Melanie is from Orlando and graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2013. She provides facial waxing, makeup services and is very passionate about cutting and styling to enhance natural waves and curls. She is a certified stylist in the Deva Curl technique. She loves doing beautiful blow-dries and has always had a strong passion for making people look and feel their best!
Level 4 Stylist
Jen started her journey in the beauty industry back in 2004 when she moved from her hometown in South Florida to Orlando to attend cosmetology school. After graduating, Jen worked behind the chair with various professional brands and taking advanced education classes regularly. In 2009, Jen decided to take her career to a new level and became a cosmetology educator for the Aveda Institute. She found a love for sharing her knowledge with others and helping them grow. Jen has a passion for continuing education. She has taken various advanced courses over the years and has also had the opportunity to work with top Aveda Master Stylists. Jen has a passion for detail work. She loves haircutting, especially corrective cutting, styling and is also a certified lash extension artist. Her ultimate goal is to ensure her guests are in love with their look.
Level 4 Stylist
Charles started cutting hair at age 14. Ironically his Myers Briggs predicted that he would be a hairstylist, which gives him over 25 years of haircutting experience. He specializes in both men and women of all ethnicities and hair textures. With extensive training in Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon and classic barbering techniques, Charles is able to bring any haircut to life. His attention to detail and perfectionism make him a highly skilled haircutter. His talent has allowed him to work at one of the top salons in Manhattan. Charles also works as an educator and platform artist at hair shows like IBS, Orlando Premiere, ABS, Toronto’s ABA, New York Fashion Week, NYFW Men, Essence Magazine photo shoots, McDonald’s commercials and other projects
throughout the country.
Men’s Cutting Specialist, Level 4
Hair is Sonya’s passion and she is an extremely talented cutter specializing in men’s cuts. Her detail work is on point, especially with fading. Sonya has over 11 years experience behind the chair and holds licenses in Missouri, Illinois and Florida. As a former cosmetology instructor, she understands the importance of continuing education and believes that learning never ends. Her goal is to expand her mastery of men’s cutting to all areas of cosmetology.
Level 3 Stylist
Mikinzi started her career in 2010 at Paul Mitchell the School in Nashville, TN. She has undergone extensive color training including a trip to Las Vegas for ombre coloring. She has a passion using color to help someone feel their most confident. Mikinzi’s favorite color to do is lived-in balayage and color melting. She loves creating natural and radiant color for anyone. Mikinzi recently relocated to Orlando, FL from Nashville, TN and is excited to start her new adventure!
Level 2 Stylist
Jacquline was born and raised in Windermere, Florida, and is an Aveda Institute graduate. Growing up, Jacquline always had a passion for doing hair for family and friends, which led her to furthering her education by attending cosmetology school. Jacquline enjoys being able to create sleek styles, striving to make each and every guest feel beautiful. Jacquline also has experience working with textured hair and is trained in Brazilian Blowout and VoMor™ hair extensions.
Level 1 Stylist
Tori graduated with a degree in Cosmetology from the Career Technology Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After graduating, Tori continued her education by studying makeup at the M.U.D (Makeup Designory) Institution in Manhattan, New York and worked for an Aveda salon in Pennsylvania. She is now following her passions for hair and Disney in the Sunshine State!
Level 3 Colorist
Nicole is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Kissimmee, FL. Her family relocated to Lakeland, Florida when she was 17, and it was there that she finished high school and earned her cosmetology license. She went on to work for six and a half years at an Aveda salon and has attended numerous advanced classes at Aveda while being trained under an Aveda color educator. She is also a student at UCF in pursuit of a BA in Religion and Cultural Studies. Her two passions in life are hair color and learning and studying about other cultures around the world.
Level 3 Colorist
Taby was raised in Orlando and is an Aveda graduate. She loves learning new coloring techniques and loves giving guests a fresh new look. Taby also enjoys challenging herself with corrective color and takes great care of her guests. She also loves sharing her knowledge and is the salon color educator. Taby has been doing special event makeup and updos since her teens and loves working with brides and anyone going to a special event to give them a customized, beautiful look!
Level 1 Colorist
Mariah is originally from Sarasota Fl, she relocated to the Orlando area to study specifically at the Aveda institute after winning a full tuition scholarship. Mariah is certified in Aveda hair color, VoMor Hair Extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts. She enjoys staying up to date with the latest trends by taking education classes that focus towards what she sees trending on social media. Her goal is to make her guest desires come to life, especially brunettes transitioning to blonde. She strongly believes in communicating the details of the transitioning process to her guests so they are prepared for the hair journey they are about to go on to together!
Level 1 Colorist
Cristalis was born and raised in New York where she spent most of her childhood watching her aunts do hair in a beauty salon. Cristalis graduated from the Aveda Institute where she grew to love working with textured hair which came from her own struggles of finding the right stylist to give her a sleek voluminous look. She especially loves working with the Aveda color line because it allows her to bring out her inner artist and custom blend colors for each guest. This reminds her of the time she would spend in her father’s art studio watching him create a beautiful palette of gorgeous colors. In her free time Cristalis enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her pup.
Jodyon was born in the Bronx, NY and has been living in Florida since 2006. Her family is very important to her and they are from the Caribbean. Jodyon visits often for family functions and Carnivale. Her love for hair came from accompanying her mom to all of her hair appointments. Those appointments were often, because for as long as Jodyon can remember, her mom never had the same style for more than two weeks! After obtaining her finance degree, Jodyon set her sights on her true dream of becoming a cosmetologist by attending Paul Mitchell the School Orlando. She is an aspiring texture specialist and hopes to improve her styling and cutting skills to one day become a master stylist.
Jennifer was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She has been a licensed esthetician since 2018 and loves assisting guests with their skin care needs. Besides her passion for the beauty industry, she loves helping others and making people smile.