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MEET OUR TEAM

Diane Cole Stevens
Diane Cole Stevens

Level: Artistic Director, Salon Owner

Established Cole Stevens Salon in 2002

Awards: Nioxin Artist, Member of Intercoiffure

Experience: 20+ years in the industry

Savvy in customizing cutting techniques to highlight color, textures, and style

Fun Fact: Diane was invited to exclusive membership of Intercoiffure, an international, influential organization of elite salons. She enjoys giving back to young women, and spends time educating and coaching her girls in the Cinderella Foundation.

Camille Austin

Level: Creative

Joined Cole Stevens in 2004

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Passionate Award and Most Innovative Award

Experience: 18 years Senior Cosmetologist in DC and GB

Savvy in styling across the spectrum – including statement cutting, bridal, vintage and textured hair styles

Fun Fact: Camille has utilized her passion and experience in the beauty industry by becoming a Cole Stevens educator and lead backstage stylist at The Cinderella Foundation’s Fashion with a Purpose and the WB Expo.

Khadijah Howard

Level: Creative; Lead Colorist in Capitol Hill, D.C.

Joined Cole Stevens in 2009

Experience: 24 years

Savvy in designing high-fashion hair colors, in combination with a striking finish

Fun Fact: Throughout her 15 years with Wella Professionals, Khadijah has also collaborated with various celebrities including Keri Hilson and Dawn Richards.

Renee Williams

Level:Creative; Lead Hair Enhancement Specialist in Belle Point, MD

Joined Cole Stevens in 2011

Experience: 20 years

Savvy in precision hair-cutting and customizing techniques to create natural hair enhancements

Fun Fact: Renee most enjoys creating new looks by utilizing different hair-styling techniques that fit the specific needs of her clients. Renee also studies Trichology, the scientific study of the hair and scalp. In her free time, she is a Cycling Instructor and fitness guru.

Detra Rouse

Level: Senior Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2006

Experience: 20 years

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Referrals Award and Best in Service Award

Savvy in creating luxurious color, statement cuts and superb finishing

Fun Fact: Detra most enjoys sharing her hair and beauty knowledge with her clients, lending them confidence and the ability to love their hair.

Jamel Monroe
Jamel Monroe

Level: Senior Director

Joined Cole Stevens in September of 2015

Experience: 36 years

Savvy in short hairstyles and statement cutting

Fun Fact: Prior to Cole Stevens, Jamel collaborated with top beauty brands, Mizani and Revlon, as a Platform Artist, soon followed by his achievements in the Black Hair Olympics.

Ashley "Fifi" Durante

Level: Director

Education: Statements the Academy of Cosmetology

Joined Cole Stevens in January of 2012

Savvy in high-fashion colors, enhancements and a variety of styling techniques

Fun Fact: With a large social media following, FiFi promotes the Cole Stevens brand, attracting the likes of major hair pages including The Cut Life.

Blake Holloway

Level: Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2010

Savvy in the installation of luxurious enhancements.

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Best Young Talent (2013) and Most Valuable Player (2015)

Fun Fact: Blake’s passion for hair is evident, as even during her down time, she pays close attention to versatile hair and beauty videos.

Giselle Sencion

Level: Senior Designer

Joined in 2007

Savvy in specialized cuts and styles – including curls

Fun Fact: Giselle’s friendly and humorous personality is what intrigues her clients. For each appointment and consultation, she starts and begins with a smile.

Brenda Arias

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2008

Savvy in round brushing and a variety of styling techniques

Fun Fact: Brenda is a great teacher. Her positive spirit always uplifts her peers and clients.

Precious Davis

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2015

Savvy in designing and styling short hair

Fun Fact: Precious is inspired by working with other hair artists and witnessing their growth, which motivates her to grow in knowledge and practice in the hair industry. In her free time, Precious loves to cook!

Kortney Schooler

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2015

Savvy in designing a variety of natural and short hairstyles

Fun Fact: Kortney is most inspired by educational ventures to advance her skill sets in the beauty industry.

Hobby: Outside of the salon, Kortney enjoys extracurricular activities including skating, softball and dancing.

Brittany S. Harry

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2011

Savvy in the round-brushing technique and sealed styling for women of all ages

Fun Fact: Brittany is inspired by new hair trends, fashion shows, beauty education and her cheerful clientele.

Olga Echavarria

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2009

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Valuable Player Award (2013) and Most Passionate Award (2015)

Savvy in moisturizing treatments, hair growth and strengthening

Chantal Miles

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Experience: 9 years

Savvy : in color and a variety of styling techniques.

Fun Fact Chantal was a platform artist, illustrating her unique styling skills in front of audiences. She has interest in modern decor and event planning. Chantal spends her free time volunteering for various organizations including the Cinderella Foundation.

Shannon Greene
Shannon Greene

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Awards : Cole Stevens Cut & Colour Curriculum, Multicultural Bootcamp, Avin Stevens Merit Award

Experience 3 years

Savvy in styling natural curly and wavy hair

Fun Fact: Caylein loves smiling faces! She is inspired by seeing a smile on clients’ faces because she wants them to feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside.

Aliya Brazelton
Aliya Brazelton

Level: Associate

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Experience 2 years

Savvy in natural hairstyling for curly, coily, and wavy textures.​​

Fun Fact: Aliya enjoys creating looks that incorporate hair and makeup. She is inspired by healthy hair and loves making people feel beautiful on the inside and out.

Angelinne Klein
Angelinne Klein

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2012

Experience 5 years as a Stylist Assistant

Savvy in creating definition with wash-and-go curly styles

Fun Fact: Angelinne, affectionately called “Angie,” loves color and enjoys hair braiding.

Michelle Ruffner
Michelle Ruffner

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2017

Experience 1 year

Savvy in styling weightless hair

Fun Fact: Michelle enjoys reading and and thrives off of putting her creativity to work!

+ Artistic Stylist
Diane Cole Stevens
Diane Cole Stevens

Level: Artistic Director, Salon Owner

Established Cole Stevens Salon in 2002

Awards: Nioxin Artist, Member of Intercoiffure

Experience: 20+ years in the industry

Savvy in customizing cutting techniques to highlight color, textures, and style

Fun Fact: Diane was invited to exclusive membership of Intercoiffure, an international, influential organization of elite salons. She enjoys giving back to young women, and spends time educating and coaching her girls in the Cinderella Foundation.

+ Creative Stylist
Camille Austin

Level: Creative

Joined Cole Stevens in 2004

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Passionate Award and Most Innovative Award

Experience: 18 years Senior Cosmetologist in DC and GB

Savvy in styling across the spectrum – including statement cutting, bridal, vintage and textured hair styles

Fun Fact: Camille has utilized her passion and experience in the beauty industry by becoming a Cole Stevens educator and lead backstage stylist at The Cinderella Foundation’s Fashion with a Purpose and the WB Expo.

Khadijah Howard

Level: Creative; Lead Colorist in Capitol Hill, D.C.

Joined Cole Stevens in 2009

Experience: 24 years

Savvy in designing high-fashion hair colors, in combination with a striking finish

Fun Fact: Throughout her 15 years with Wella Professionals, Khadijah has also collaborated with various celebrities including Keri Hilson and Dawn Richards.

Renee Williams

Level:Creative; Lead Hair Enhancement Specialist in Belle Point, MD

Joined Cole Stevens in 2011

Experience: 20 years

Savvy in precision hair-cutting and customizing techniques to create natural hair enhancements

Fun Fact: Renee most enjoys creating new looks by utilizing different hair-styling techniques that fit the specific needs of her clients. Renee also studies Trichology, the scientific study of the hair and scalp. In her free time, she is a Cycling Instructor and fitness guru.

+ Senior Director
Detra Rouse

Level: Senior Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2006

Experience: 20 years

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Referrals Award and Best in Service Award

Savvy in creating luxurious color, statement cuts and superb finishing

Fun Fact: Detra most enjoys sharing her hair and beauty knowledge with her clients, lending them confidence and the ability to love their hair.

Jamel Monroe
Jamel Monroe

Level: Senior Director

Joined Cole Stevens in September of 2015

Experience: 36 years

Savvy in short hairstyles and statement cutting

Fun Fact: Prior to Cole Stevens, Jamel collaborated with top beauty brands, Mizani and Revlon, as a Platform Artist, soon followed by his achievements in the Black Hair Olympics.

+ Director
Ashley "Fifi" Durante

Level: Director

Education: Statements the Academy of Cosmetology

Joined Cole Stevens in January of 2012

Savvy in high-fashion colors, enhancements and a variety of styling techniques

Fun Fact: With a large social media following, FiFi promotes the Cole Stevens brand, attracting the likes of major hair pages including The Cut Life.

Blake Holloway

Level: Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2010

Savvy in the installation of luxurious enhancements.

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Best Young Talent (2013) and Most Valuable Player (2015)

Fun Fact: Blake’s passion for hair is evident, as even during her down time, she pays close attention to versatile hair and beauty videos.

+ Senior Designer
Giselle Sencion

Level: Senior Designer

Joined in 2007

Savvy in specialized cuts and styles – including curls

Fun Fact: Giselle’s friendly and humorous personality is what intrigues her clients. For each appointment and consultation, she starts and begins with a smile.

Brenda Arias

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2008

Savvy in round brushing and a variety of styling techniques

Fun Fact: Brenda is a great teacher. Her positive spirit always uplifts her peers and clients.

Precious Davis

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2015

Savvy in designing and styling short hair

Fun Fact: Precious is inspired by working with other hair artists and witnessing their growth, which motivates her to grow in knowledge and practice in the hair industry. In her free time, Precious loves to cook!

Kortney Schooler

Level: Senior Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2015

Savvy in designing a variety of natural and short hairstyles

Fun Fact: Kortney is most inspired by educational ventures to advance her skill sets in the beauty industry.

Hobby: Outside of the salon, Kortney enjoys extracurricular activities including skating, softball and dancing.

+ Designer
Brittany S. Harry

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2011

Savvy in the round-brushing technique and sealed styling for women of all ages

Fun Fact: Brittany is inspired by new hair trends, fashion shows, beauty education and her cheerful clientele.

Olga Echavarria

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2009

Awards: Cole Stevens’ Most Valuable Player Award (2013) and Most Passionate Award (2015)

Savvy in moisturizing treatments, hair growth and strengthening

Chantal Miles

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Experience: 9 years

Savvy : in color and a variety of styling techniques.

Fun Fact Chantal was a platform artist, illustrating her unique styling skills in front of audiences. She has interest in modern decor and event planning. Chantal spends her free time volunteering for various organizations including the Cinderella Foundation.

Shannon Greene
Shannon Greene

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Awards : Cole Stevens Cut & Colour Curriculum, Multicultural Bootcamp, Avin Stevens Merit Award

Experience 3 years

Savvy in styling natural curly and wavy hair

Fun Fact: Caylein loves smiling faces! She is inspired by seeing a smile on clients’ faces because she wants them to feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside.

+ Associate
Aliya Brazelton
Aliya Brazelton

Level: Associate

Joined Cole Stevens in 2016

Experience 2 years

Savvy in natural hairstyling for curly, coily, and wavy textures.​​

Fun Fact: Aliya enjoys creating looks that incorporate hair and makeup. She is inspired by healthy hair and loves making people feel beautiful on the inside and out.

Angelinne Klein
Angelinne Klein

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2012

Experience 5 years as a Stylist Assistant

Savvy in creating definition with wash-and-go curly styles

Fun Fact: Angelinne, affectionately called “Angie,” loves color and enjoys hair braiding.

Michelle Ruffner
Michelle Ruffner

Level: Associate Stylist

Joined Cole Stevens in 2017

Experience 1 year

Savvy in styling weightless hair

Fun Fact: Michelle enjoys reading and and thrives off of putting her creativity to work!