Kate has always been interested in hair color. She believes you absolutely can have beautiful color and healthy, gorgeous hair. So if you’re thinking about a sun-kissed blonde, a rich brunette to flatter your skin tone, or a sassy copper, with a great cut to show it off, Kate’s the one for you. Kate’s been working her styling magic for 16 years and joined Pixie in September 2014.
ALEX RUF, Stylist
With 20 years in the beauty industry, Alex’s passion for her craft is still going strong. She stays on the cutting edge of techniques with training from industry leaders at KEVIN.MURPHY and J.Beverly Hills. And her dry cutting technique takes her creativity to new levels. So, of course, her favorite cutting tool is the razor to get all that wonderful texture. Alex’s clients leave the salon not only with a fantastic look and color they love but also with a look they can maintain every day. Who doesn’t love that? We‘ve loved her since she joined us in August 2015.
MAEVE KERBEIN, Junior Stylist & Assistant
From balayaged blondes and fun fantasy colors, Maeve loves creating unique personal looks for her clients. She’s happy to take the time for an in-depth consult before a customized haircut or dramatic new color change. If you need your brows perfected or new makeup to go with that new look, she'll take care of that too! In addition to her own clients, Maeve is a master at assisting with styling and blowouts for all the stylists at Pixie. We love seeing Maeve’s creative mind at work on the men and women who sit in her chair!
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COURTNEY O'HEARN, Stylist
Courtney has been cutting hair since she was five! Granted she was using plastic scissors on her “client” aka dad but she was destined to become the accomplished stylist that she is. With over 16 years cutting hair in the Capital Region and training from New York City to London she’s a master at giving her clients a style and color that perfectly suits their lifestyle. From men’s and razor cuts to long flowing beach waves—and everything in between—there’s nothing she doesn’t put her creativity and passion into. We’re so thrilled that Courtney became part of our team at Pixie in 2017.
BOB ENGEL, Stylist, Great Lengths Extension Specialist
While studying for his biology chemistry degree at St. Rose College, Bob would style his classmate’s hair just for fun. But while on his way to dental school, a chance meeting with a charismatic hairdresser changed the course of his life forever. Over 20 years later, Bob has a career and following that truly makes him happy. And his clients reap the benefit of his enthusiasm, his attention to detail and ability to listen and interpret exactly their needs. Bob is also a master in the application of Great Lengths hair extensions so don’t hesitate to schedule a consult if you’re dreaming of transforming your hair.
SOAD JAOUNI, Junior Stylist & Assistant
Soad’s passion for hair and beauty continues to grow every day since she joined the Pixie in 2017. She loves creating long, natural styles and has become a go-to for beautiful blowouts, blonding and highlighting, constantly using her knowledge of the latest trends and techniques. She’s also part of our talented makeup team doing airbrush and regular makeup for weddings and formal events. We look forward to seeing her career continue to blossom.
KATHLEEN CARROLL, OWNER & STYLIST After 25 years as a top stylist, Kathy took the leap and opened Pixie Salon in August 2014. The cozy, intimate charm of the space inspired her. And her love of the quintessential pixie cut gave her the perfect name. Kathy loves working with clients to evolve their style. She’s passionate about creating that perfect look for each individual. The result? Her cuts and color always leave her clients with shiny, versatile, modern styles that work for them, day in and day out. Kathy wants everyone who comes in to her salon, to walk out feeling like an even better version of themselves.
THE PIXIE TEAM
“I’m so lucky to have found a team of people with such incredible talent. Each stylist has a devoted fan base from young to young at heart clients including both men and women and their skills go far beyond cutting hair. They’re a welcoming, creative group who enjoy collaborating together on so many of the hair and beauty services we offer. I hope you get to know them all when you visit the salon.” —Kathy
CASSIE ELLIS, Stylist
Long lustrous layers are what Cassie dreams about. And she has a talent for helping her clients make their own hair dream come true. Cassie helps her clients really make the most of their hair and she's also trained to work with Halo extensions. Since October 2014, she's become another one of our sought-after stylists who can make your hair picture perfect for every occasion.
ASHLEY TERRY, Stylist
As every curly-haired girl knows, it takes specific care and attention to get the perfect look. Ashley was trained at Ouidad in NYC to tame the curl, enhance the curl, color the curl. She consistently consults with her clients, so they can work with their own natural attributes and get maximum results. Since joining us in January 2015, she's constantly added new skills to her repertoire—short razor cuts, men's cuts, blowouts, taming thick, unruly hair and making sure your eyebrows look as amazing as your hair!
JESSICA LAFATA, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Jessica has a strong passion to make others look and feel beautiful. Always on trend, she loves to try new looks and believes when it comes to makeup, there are endless possibilities. She’s become a go-to for weddings and special occasions in the area. She is licensed in Esthetics and Paramedical Esthetics, with extensive training from skin care companies and her facials and treatments have become a much sought after appointment here at Pixie since her arrival in January 2017.
SARAH BISZICK, Junior Stylist & Assistant
Sarah joined us In January 2017. As an assistant to all our stylists, she’s learning the latest trends and techniques for cutting and styling. Sarah helps keep clients and stylists happy and on time and has become an integral part of our team.
Beauty and fashion have been Julie’s passion since before she can remember. Julie’s been making her clients look and feel beautiful for over 16 years and can’t imagine doing anything else. She loves creating everything from pixie and short razor cuts—which she has extensive training in—to balayage highlighted long layers. Julie places great importance on making sure her client’s style works perfectly with their everyday lives. Nothing makes her happier than hearing clients tell her how easy it was to recreate and maintain their looks at home on their own.
Skye is immersing herself in her love of cutting and styling. She began as an assistant in September 2015 and has quickly begun creating styles that leave clients happy and confident with a fashion-forward touch. She loves working with modern colors and color techniques. And she’s become proficient working with I-tip and Tape-in extensions to add dramatic length to anyone’s hair. We’re excited to see her passions continue to grow and flourish.
Short styles, foils, and pale hues are Jackie's passion. She loves consulting with her clients and it shows. Jackie makes everyone feel comfortable and at ease—and they leave the salon with a color and style that looks amazing and works in their everyday life. Blondes and aspiring blondes have been flocking to see Jackie here since September 2014.