How do we achieve the highest quality of service? We acquired the most important skill under the sun: learning how to learn. When it comes to education and staying up-to-date on the latest trends, this business doesn't take a day off, and neither do we. Our team brings over 100+ years of combined experience to the table, and we haven't stopped there. When we're not behind the chair, we're attending classes, sharpening our tools, and passing on our knowledge to junior stylists. We believe that the skills it takes to become a real stylist are not earned, they are learned. This is why we focus so much on education and product research, this industry moves fast!
Janelle Alexis Salon is where theory meets praxis daily, and that's what makes us a cut above the rest!
Janelle has quite a pedigree, both in styling and educating. Becoming a master colorist at the Wella Color Institute in New York and studying cutting and styling at both the Aquage and Vidal Sassoon Academies. For over two decades, Janelle has specialized in color, hair and eyelash extensions, spray tanning, plus updos and makeup - especially bridal, trained by The Perfect Face Makeup Academy. With a passion for educating others, she has taught Babe Hair Extensions for the past 12 years, becoming a National Educator and International Educator along the way.This year she adds being named Top 3 hairstylist in Houston by The Houston Chronicle.
This is Ruff and here is the backstory of this guy. He was my daughters first dog when she turned 3. After separating from her dad at almost 5 he wanted to fight over the kid and the dog so I gave him to her dad. After 10 years of having him, his life changed and he couldn’t take care of him anymore so he dropped him off with my group in February with the understanding it was only going to be a few weeks. Those weeks turned into months and he was with his little cute self terrorized my presa who is the sweetest angel ever. I had to give him up a second time which not only upset my daughter but destroyed me, honestly he was mine too. Fast forward a couple of weeks he took him to his friends house and they were neglecting him. My daughter received a text that she needed to go say goodbye to him because he was about to die. We showed up there he couldn’t walk, was filthy, shaking, and crying: I left him there that day crying and cried till about 3 in the morning that night. I woke up the next day completely upset still and went my whole day focusing on it. I had to fix this because it was consuming me. So I went and picked him up on Saturday after work, made an appointment at the vet for him, and made the decision if I had to put him down I understood what needed to be done. Monday morning we took him to the vet, he has a heart murmur, was in congestive heart failure, couldn’t walk because of arthritis in his back due to him being dropped on his back when he was five and never getting help. 5 pills, a bath, and me certifying him as an emotional support dog he comes to work with mom every single day now. Everyone loves him at the salon and he is doing so well that you wouldn’t believe where he was two weeks ago. So if you come in to the salon, we have a new member of our team. He slides on the wood floor, snores during the day, and loves to be loved on. Goes to show you everyone has a story. He makes me smile all day, and is he an emotional support dog? Yes! At least for me he is.
Dominic has been in the industry for 32 years and his work shows his impeccable experience. He began his French training with Jacques Dessange located here in Houston and also worked at the New York Salon. Dominic specializes in balayage, foil highlights, and haircutting. He loves the challenge of color correction while still leaving your hair in amazing condition. Dominic is great with updos, working with all hair types for your special event.
With five brothers to practice on, she started her career on the family couch then became a licensed cosmetologist in 1976. Taught by masters like Beth Minardi, Eric Fischer, Nick Arojjo, Frederic Fekkai, and Luis Alvarez; certified in GK smoothing systems and Brazilian Blowouts; and educated on Wella, Goldwell, and L'Oréal Paris. The only shears she uses is her Hikari shears for precision cutting. Her extensive training shows she lives up to her mantra of "Don't ever let anyone tell you no; set your goals and go after them".
Morgan is fresh out of cosmetology school, and one of our first Junior Stylists after successfully completing the salon's apprenticeship program. Although her career is only beginning, she has always loved the beauty industry. Morgan is certified in Brazilian Blowout, Keratherapy, and Babe Hair Extensions. She is not only a hairstylist but also one of our favorite makeup artists. With the help of her brushes she can create anything from the most detailed Halloween looks to beautiful brides. She's a go-getter; ready to grow, helping to improve how people feel about their outer selves.
Patti has over 40 years of experience, studying at Toni & Guy under James Morrison, one of the original founders, then going on to open her own salon. With countless certifications including Great Lengths, straightening treatments, and color instruction in the top color brands, Patti has a love for long-hair, color, and bridal styles. She also enjoys men's grooming, excelling at coloring of hair and beards.
Has been an assistant for 10 years. Before coming to the United States she owned a salon in the Dominican Republic. While there she specialized in relaxers, color, haircuts, braids, hair extensions. She came to the United States to provide a better life and education for their children. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, does the most amazing natural hair styling, a strong blowdry, and is always up to date on the newest trends.
"I met my hair stylist with right on time, and she was great! She was one of those ladies who had been doing hair for almost 30 years, but has been able to keep up with the newest styles and trends. I wasn't very good at telling her how I wanted my hair, but she really listened and worked with me."
"Love my girl! Nailed it again. Janelle Alexis Salon got me in last minute, even though she was totally booked up Saturday. My stylist put me in a gorgeous up-do that looked amazing and stayed up all night. Thanks Janelle for making me feel so special!"
"Very nice and personable, she took the time to listen to what I wanted and offered suggestions when I was unsure. Online appointment scheduling is great. Love my cut and color. I highly recommend!"
"I have been going to Janelle Alexis Salon for years. They have highlighted my hair more times than I can count (always amazing, really is a color genius), given me several new and exciting cuts over the years, done chemical hair straightening treatments, deep conditioning treatments and pretty much anything else you can think of. I won't let anyone else near my head with a pair of scissors."
"Janelle Alexis Salon gives me the best men's haircut in town! I had bounced around to different spots until I was referred by a friend of mine. My haircuts are always exactly what I want and consistent."
"I have been going to Janelle Alexis Salon for all my beauty needs for 5+ years. They have done extensions, very difficult blonde color, cuts, blow outs, special occasion make up and updo's, lash extensions.... they do it all!“