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Chris - Complexions Salon Hair Stylist


Master 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.


Stylist – Albany Location

Raised in the Capital Region, Desiree began her professional hairstylist career in 2014. She is passionate about all aspects of the art of hair and beauty, adores it all from precision haircuts to dimensional color, up-styles, hair treatments and makeup application. She is always continuing her education in order to keep up on the latest techniques, trends and styles.  With her broad skill set, Desiree aims to not only help clients realize their own hair goals but also pass on her own knowledge of styling and techniques. She will listen deeply to insure she’s delivering the look you request making you feel exuberant, uplifted and stress-free in high spirits. Her honesty and reliability allows her to build trusting relationships with her clients. Desiree places a high value on listening, consulting and respecting her clients. Focusing on the clients needs is the key to her success.

Kelly - Complexions Salon Hair Stylist


Stylist – Albany Location

Kelly has loved the beauty industry from a young age and has always considered herself an artist. Her passion for hair stems from the excitement of being able to completely transform someone’s look by simply enhancing their natural beauty. Kelly received her license just over 10 years ago and continues her education by taking classes and training with industry icons. Combining techniques like foiling, balayage, block coloring, blunt cutting and texturizing allows her to think outside the box and give her clients a completely unique look. She always takes into consideration what the client brings to her chair like their skin tone, face shape, eye color and natural hair tones for a beautiful result that clients love.

Ueda - Complexions Salon Hair Stylist


Stylist – Albany Location

Ueda graduated from Orlo School of Hair Design. While there, she attended as many extra classes as she could to gain extensive knowledge in both Wella and Paul Mitchell. Ueda enjoys getting to know each and every one of her clients, since understanding their personality and lifestyle helps create the best personalized cut and color specific to them! Along with cutting and coloring, Ueda loves updo’s and special occasion styling to show off her creativity and expertise!

Michelle Hair Stylist


Stylist – Albany Location

Michelle was born and raised in Columbia County and graduated from the Austin School of Spa Technology in 2011. She continues her education by taking classes to keep up on the latest techniques and trends, to ensure that she can meet all of her clients needs. Michelle has now been doing hair for eight years, and loves making clients feel special and welcomed at every visit. Michelle takes her time with every single client, and strives to make sure her clients leaves happy. Michelle’s skills range from textured haircuts to blunt bobs, men’s hair cutting, precision highlighting and coloring, blowouts, and updos for all occasions.


Stylist – Albany Location

Elisabeth has been in the beauty industry for over a decade and loves trying new techniques. While behind the chair, Elisabeth is completely focused on making her client happy—whether that means traditional foils, cuts, or a blowout that lasts for days. In years past, Elisabeth also focused on special occasion hair and continues to love upstyling today. She has recently begun concentrating on learning to master curly hair and using different straightening techniques. Elisabeth’s specialties include men’s cuts, asymmetrical bobs, lobs, and pixies.  Each cut is personalized based on the clients’ needs, lifestyle and personal beauty regimen.


Stylist – Albany Location

Vanessa is passionate about all aspects of hair, and specializes in bold color,  balayage, and men’s cuts. Vanessa has completed numerous advanced technique courses through Paul Mitchell like pixie cutting, prom styling, and braiding. She has also attended a Brazilian Blowout class, a Master Barber class with Corey Bakon, the creator of the Paul Mitchell Maverick line for men, and a Theatrical Makeup course. Vanessa is Cinderella Hair Extension certified and is GK Global Keratin treatment certified. She strives to give every client a great experience in the salon, allowing them to leave happy and looking their best!


Stylist – Albany Location

Robby has been immersed in the beauty industry since 2012 and remains innovative, creative and unique in his craft. While his artistic talents include all aspects of hair, he specializes in precision threading, luxurious extensions, and ‘problem solving’ with color/chemical services. Because the industry is always changing, Robby passionately believes in developing his knowledge by continuing his education. 

Kristina - Complexions Salon Hair Stylist


Stylist and Makeup Artist – Albany Location

Kristina graduated top of her class at Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady, learning the latest trends in hair coloring, cutting, hair extensions and makeup application. Kristina enjoys helping her clients feel relaxed by taking the time to listen to their needs to ensure that the final results are what was desired. She is always seeking perfection in anything she does for her clients, starting with the perfect shampoo. Her favorite part about being in the beauty industry is making her clients feel good about themselves and the seeing them leave her chair with a smile on their face.

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.