Gizell has been in the industry for over 16 years. Certified in multiple states learning hair textures across the board. Her style is very versatile. Giving timeless, chic, and lived-in sexy hair. Easy for clients to self replicate. She’s been trained by some of the most influential stylist in the industry. Mastering the foundation of cutting and science of hair color. She is currently educating for 2 hair companies, Formula 18 and Hattori Hanzo Shears.
Criss-crossing the Nation for endless education and is consistently evolving. Hair has power. It can make you feel happy, sad, or confident. Hair matters! She will listen to make sure you have a look and experience customized just for you.
Debi has been in the cosmetology world since 2003, graduating from Olympian University in New Mexico for Cosmetology. Debi has continued her education along the way, learning from different cultures throughout the southwest in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and the Westcoast in California. She has fallen in love with the chemistry of color and waxing and brings her talents to Hawaii., She is currently studying the art of permanent makeup.
Hair and skin is what she does! She owes a lot of her inspiration to her beautiful mom who has also been in this industry for 35 years and taught her how important creativity is.
"I am extremely lucky to have had several amazing mentors along the way including our amazing owner, Gizell who has taught me the science behind it all. I believe that knowledge is key, so I am dedicated to teaching every one of my clients how to achieve their perfect hair and skin goals."
- Debi Baca
Michelle is originally from Haverhill, Massachusetts but considers Bradford, New Hampshire home, she moved to Oahu in April 2016. Michelle took vocational cosmetology classes in high school and fell in love with the feeling of helping someone feel beautiful. She then decided to attend beauty school and graduated in 2011.
Michelle pays close attention to details and truly listens to clients and give them what they want. She really cares about her client's hair, life, and what will make them feel great.
"I want my clients to feel like they are ready to take on a new chapter of their life and ready to run into their ex at any moment because they feel hot."
- Michelle Payette
Wendi was born and raised in Kaneohe and has always had a passion for makeup. She never knew she’d love doing hair until she was able to learn how in cosmetology school. In 2016, after graduating from Honolulu Community College Cosmetology School, she became an assistant hairstylist but aspired to learn more and continue her education.
Wendi then changed salons and started her career as a full time hairstylist. When an opportunity arose to be apart of the BTM team, she didn’t hesitate. She found her passion in cutting all hair types, including men’s hair, as well as the art of hair color. With love for makeup and now hair, she is always working on her craft and making her clients look and feel beautiful.
“I love making clients feel comfortable and most importantly, happy when leaving our salon. I am always learning new techniques and perfecting what I do so I am able to give my clients the best experience.”
- Wendi, Domingo
Courtney was born and raised in Florida where she obtained her Cosmetology license. She attended hair school because as long as she can remember, she has always had her hands in everyones hair around her. Courtney became licensed in Hawaii when she moved to Oahu in 2018 where she found her passion for curly hair. Equally passionate about skincare, Courtney wants her clients to feel young and rejuvenated.
"I want my clients to instantly feel at home and connected to me. Comfort and transparency are what I strive for and my goal is to help them fall in love with who they are all over again."
- Courtney Rogers
Hi'i was born and raised in Kaneohe where she still resides. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, she attended Paul Mitchell the School in Kaimuki to study Cosmetology. Growing up, Hi'i always had a passion for fashion. During her high school years, she worked in a small family-owned boutique where she learned techniques of styling a client through different outfits, makeup, and hairstyles. These experiences through her childhood became stepping stones for her current career.
Upon her graduation from Paul Mitchell the School, she worked at a previous salon for over three years, where she learned that hair can be as creative as you want it to be. Being able to let her creativity lead the way for her career is one of her favorite things about being a hairstylist. She likes to watch her client's personality and confidence evolve by making them feel the beauty that lives within, far beyond the mirror.
Hi'i is currently a senior stylist with a passion for hair color. Balayage and highlighting are her favorite creative techniques. As a mother of 2, she understands that sometimes life happens and clients aren't always able to come in as often as they'd like. Her solution to that is giving each client that sits in her chair a customized hair color and haircut that can be easily replicated and maintained at home. A style that makes clients feel just as beautiful at home as they do in the salon chair.
"I want my clients to feel taken care of and know that they are important to me. When they leave the salon, I want to know they feel beautiful and confident."
- Hi`ilei Coelho
Elle is from Pittsburg Pennsylvania. She became a hairstylist because she always had a passion for beauty and connecting with people. Her inspiration for doing hair is serving love and bringing out natural pizazz! Elle is extremely devoted to education.
Originally trained in Santa Monica, Elle is driven to further her skills as she continuously takes classes to sharpen her craft. She is such an easy-going person and is always grateful to be alive and healthy.
When leaving my chair, you will feel confident, refreshed and LOVED!!
- Elle Markel
Jordyn was born and raised in San Diego, California where she received her first cosmetology license after graduating from Marinello Schools of Beauty in 2015. In 2018 she moved to O’ahu, and acquired her license in Hawai'i to continuing pursuing her passion.
"The beautiful thing about this industry is the knowledge and growth we are able to obtain." Jordyn knows what fits her clients best to their natural look and lifestyle, and can create a momentum that goes beyond the mirror. The core values of the salon go hand-in-hand with her approach to beauty. Jordyn creates a relationship and look that embodies her style and the guest in the chair.
“Going into cosmetology school I was open to the window of possibilities it held. But the moment I got to work with color I became obsessed. This creative self expression that allows me to make people feel their best self, all while creating a connection is pure magic. “
- Jordyn Merziotis
Makena was born and raised in Hawaii and is a graduate of Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy in Honolulu. She has always had a passion for beauty and wellness and chose a profession where she can excel in both fields.
Makena specializes in providing rejuvenating facial treatments, full body waxing, lash and brow tinting and Lash Lifts. She is also a certified YUMI 2.0 Keratin Lash Lift Artist.
Her focus is to make her clients feel beautiful inside and out and allowing them to express their beauty through her passion for skincare and wellness.
Come and get pampered by Makena for your facials, waxing and any other skincare needs!
"Your skin is your best accessory, take great care of it "
- McKenna Kaaialii