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MEET OUR TEAM

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.

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

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.

Silvia Barberena

Level: Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2007

Savvy in creating a consistent finish

Fun Fact: Silvia is inspired by success and the ability to support her family.

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.

Gary "Trae" Sims

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.

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.

Haja Yansaneh

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2014

Savvy in various cutting and styling techniques

Fun Fact: With a passion for philanthropy, Haja’s goal is to return to her home in Sierra Leone to establish a beauty school for women and children.

Kortney Schooler

Level: 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.

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

+ 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.

+ 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

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.

Silvia Barberena

Level: Director

Joined Cole Stevens in 2007

Savvy in creating a consistent finish

Fun Fact: Silvia is inspired by success and the ability to support her family.

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.

Gary "Trae" Sims

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.

+ 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.

Haja Yansaneh

Level: Designer

Joined Cole Stevens in 2014

Savvy in various cutting and styling techniques

Fun Fact: With a passion for philanthropy, Haja’s goal is to return to her home in Sierra Leone to establish a beauty school for women and children.

Kortney Schooler

Level: 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.

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