Take a moment to get to know our staff.
AmandaStylist (Albany location)
Amanda recently graduated top of her class at Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady, with honors in cutting, color and texture. Always up for a challenge, Amanda stays up-to-date with all the latest color and hair trends. She prides herself on making her clients feel and look amazing with one-of-a-kind looks.
BekahStylist (Albany location)
Bekah joined the Complexions team in April 2015 as a junior stylist, bringing her positive attitude, dedication for excellence and natural talent to the team. Bekah has had a passion for doing hair and making people look and feel beautiful, inside as well as out, ever since middle school where she started practicing on her family and friends. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell school in Schenectady in 2014. Bekah specializes in blow dry styling, formal and bridal makeup applications, and has extensive training in Paul Mitchell and Wella color lines. She loves to learn and is always searching for new opportunities to improve her skills. She also has a keen eye for detail and always listens to each and every client to ensure she gives them best service possible.
BonnieStylist (Saratoga location)
Bonnie is a talented stylist in the salon industry with more than 13 years of experience and knowledge to offer her clientele. She attended Austin Beauty School while also studying to become a licensed cosmetologist. She continuously pursues education and stays current with the latest style, cut and color trends in the industry. Also certified in providing Keratin Complex treatments, Bonnie specializes in cuts, color, ombré, up dos, and makeup applications. What she finds most rewarding is having her clients relax and enjoy their experience, while she creates personal styles to help each client look and feel their best.
BrittanyStylist (Albany location)
Brittany Piechota is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady class of 2016. Before beginning a career in the beauty industry, she graduated with an A.A.S in Fine Arts from Hudson Valley Community College. She has extensive knowlegde in both Paul Mitchell and Goldwell Color, and she constantly seeks ways to expand and improve her education and craft. Brittany’s favorite coloring techniques are balayage and Mermaid Hair.
ChristopherMaster Stylist (Albany location)
As the Salon Team Manager at the Albany location, Christopher thrives on working closely with the talented and creative salon team at Complexions. He joined the Complexions Hair Design Studio after graduating from Austin’s School of Spa Technology as one of their top students. He began his career as an accomplished makeup artist and theatrical hair designer in both Manhattan and the Capital Region. Christopher’s training includes advanced cutting and color with the Redken Exchange, Rusk, MAC, Sebastian, and the Wella Studio. He is also a Network Educator with Bumble and Bumble serving as a liaison and salon educator. Christopher successfully completed the Master Cutting and Master Styling programs at The House of Bumble in New York City and is excited to bring many of the current trends to Complexions and Upstate New York. Christopher’s versatility in both traditional makeup and airbrush makeup artistry are a winning combination. Additionally, he is a certified extension specialist with SOCAP USA. Christopher is dedicated to customer service and personal attention, and enjoys making each client feel special by matching their personality to their hair and makeup style, and bringing out the true beauty and confidence in each and every client through fun, fashion-forward looks and classic and chic designs.
DanielleSenior Stylist (Albany location)
Danielle brings over twenty years of salon industry experience to the Complexions team. Her advanced educational background includes experience as an Education Director for a professional distributor of salon products. She has trained with some of the industry’s top professionals including Paul Mitchell, Kaaral USA, RUSK, Neuma, Farouk Systems, Matrix and L’oreal. Danielle also worked and trained in New Jersey before relocating to this area. Her areas of expertise include long layering techniques, curly hair cutting, individually customized highlights and foiling techniques. Danielle loves color! Danielle believes that every client deserves to be listened to and, as a client in her chair, you will always receive a thorough and in-depth consultation. She believes in giving not just a great experience and consistent service, but creating and providing each guest with what they need to recreate their salon look.
EmmiStylist (Albany location)
Emmi is a graduate of Paul Mitchell Schenectady, where she excelled through the academy’s accelerated learning program. She is well read on color theory, having been trained extensively in Wella, Paul Mitchell, and Goldwell. The science behind finding the perfect shade is what Emmi finds most fascinating, which has made color ventures such as balayage hair painting, or any hair lightening process, her favorite projects. She is also an established makeup artist, having worked on set for multiple motion pictures, including feature films. Her ultimate mission is to master her craft and ensure clients leave the salon chair feeling confident in themselves from there on out.
GiuseppeMaster Barber (Albany location)
Giuseppe Silvestro brings old world Italian charm to the Barber Spa at Complexions. Silvestro, from Sicily, moved to the United States in 2010. He attended Austin’s School of Spa Technology in Albany where he received his Master Barber license. Silvestro also obtained a certification through the CHI Environmental School Program, which focuses on environmentally safe hair care products. Silvestro has the skills to tackle all hair styling and grooming needs for men and provides the latest tricks and techniques to help his clients look good and feel confident.
JessJunior Stylist (Albany location)
Jess graduated from Paul Mitchell and immediately began working to perfect her craft. She has been with Complexions since May 2017, and strives to make all of her clients feel cared for, appreciated, refreshed and excited to see what their next appointment will bring. Jess specializes in cuts, balayage, styling, makeup and is also certified in Global Keratin treatments. Whether you want to try something new or need a color refresh, Jess will make sure you are listened to and have a smile on your face when you leave her chair.
KayStylist (Saratoga location)
Kay is a talented stylist in our Saratoga location. With more than 5 years of experience, she strives to make her clients feel their best and look beautiful. After graduating from the Cosmetology program at Saratoga BOCES, Kay worked in a salon and also became a cosmetology instructor. Her true passion was working with clients in a salon setting, which led her to work full time with Complexions in 2016. Specializing in color, Kay is trained in working with Wella, Goldwell, and Chi hair color, and is always attending classes to keep up with the newest styles and trends to bring to her guests.
KevinSenior Stylist (Albany location)
Originally from Long Island, Kevin joined the Complexions team in May of 2015 as an assistant/junior stylist. Prior to Complexions, he had freelanced, doing hair both in Albany and Long Island for 2 years. Kevin has always enjoyed working with people, and providing them with an enriching experience. After college, he attended The Long Island Beauty School, where he realized that hair and beauty were the perfect platforms for his passion of art and customer service to mix. Since school Kevin has continued to hone his skills, and keep on top of the latest trends. He appreciates many aesthetics, both timeless and edgy, and has a soft spot for bridal hair and makeup. Kevin specializes in Balayage (Hair Painting), Creative Color, and Custom Cutting. He has a passion for learning, and continue to pursue classes and seminars related to beauty. It’s not uncommon to see him in the staff room looking up technical videos and reading up on new products we carry in the salon. Kevin has studied Goldwell and Wella color, as well as René Furterer, Bumble & Bumble, and Angel Extensions. It’s with this knowledge, and love for the industry, that he provides his clients with not only a look, but the tools and education to maintain their new style. “I want my guests to know that, in my chair, they are receiving an experience uniquely tailored to them.”
MadelynJunior Stylist (Albany location)
Madelyn, a graduate from Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady recently joined the Complexions team. Doing hair and makeup has always interested her; especially bridal, formal styling, braiding and everyday glam looks. Madelyn has taken classes at the Arrojo Academy for dry cutting and textured hair. She has been certified as an inspired stylist for Deva Curl and she took an advanced class in braiding with Amika. Her love and passion for hair and makeup most recently gave her the opportunity to do bohemian braiding and makeup for Daniel Mozzes Designs Charity Fashion Show. She lives by the mantra “look good, feel good” and instills that in all of her clients.
MelissaStylist (Albany location)
With over 11 years of experience, Melissa is dedicated to bringing her artistic vision to life and ensuring that every client leaves happy and loving their new, unique look. Melissa’s clients receive her full attention to come up with individualized styles that fit their needs. She is constantly working on innovative techniques and pushing the boundaries of hair. Melissa graduated from Orlo School of Cosmetology in 2006 and is currently working on a health science degree to further her knowledge on beauty and wellness.
NatalieMake-Up Artist (Albany and Saratoga location)
NicoleStylist (Saratoga location)
Nicole joined Complexions in 2017. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady with dual honors in their color program and also Phase 2, an honors program that allows stylists to take clients full-time in a salon setting. Nicole specializes in styling, blowouts, color and updos.
PaigeStylist (Albany location)
With three years of experience in the beauty industry, Paige specializes in precision haircutting, blow dry styling and braiding. She has a passion for personalizing the style to each individual’s lifestyle. Paige loves to stay up to date with new and current trends and has enhanced her education by taking courses with Redken, Eufora, and Wella. “I enjoy helping people achieve the same results they get in the salon, by educating them on the appropriate products for their hair, and how to use them at home”.
ReggieSenior Stylist (Albany location)
We first realized Reggie’s talents as a hairstylist and colorist when he worked with us, beginning in 1987, in our original location. He left the Capitol Region fifteen years ago, and was a top stylist in the resort town of Provincetown on Cape Cod for ten years. While there, he applied his skills and built a clientele that included a number of high profile celebrities. Most recently, he traveled to the Midwest, where he honed his skills even further through extensive training in the latest trends and techniques of cutting and coloring. His attention to detail, sharp eye for the design and execution of formal and bridal styling, always produces classic elegance suitable for any special event. He returns to Complexions, bringing with him, an impressive resume that includes many examples of his artistry which have appeared in numerous media, including stage, screen and television and print. His artistic vision, high standard of work ethic combined with his warm and friendly manner guarantees not only a high rate of client satisfaction, but an enjoyable salon experience as well.