Meet Christie

Christie welcomes all our guests with a cheerful smile. She is our coordinator, she runs the inner workings of our salon. 

She is the sweet voice you here over the phone while booking guests with their perfectly matched stylist. She is the brain behind most of our monthly events.

Christie is a bit of a control freak and she weirdly loves to clean! She is an animal lover and is a fur baby mom.

You will see Christie throughout the salon, making sure all guests are comfortable and have everything they need. She loves taking photos and videos of all the fun happenings in the salon. 

Meet Alwyn

Alwyn, the owner of Purple Orchid Salon has only ever wanted to be a hairstylist, she still plays with her dolls' hair weekly (her mannequins) She has always loved making people feel beautiful and doing hair allows her that privilege. Using shapes and color to add dimension to a guests' hair is what really fuels her fire. This fire allowed her to win "Behind The Chair" Updo/Braid and Raw Talent competition 2013.

She is fiercely passionate about continuing to learn her craft and teach all that she knows, so she became an educator for Schwarzkopf Professional and teaches color and styling to other salons/stylists in the Northeast region. This enables her to learn from all her students as she is teaching them! 

Alwyn is known for her incredible ability to paint, design and shape her clients' hair to reflect their true personality. Knowing that each and every guest has a vision for themselves, she can come up with a plan that will work for the specific lifestyle and budget of her guest. 

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, she moved to New York and started her career in the beauty business in 1994, since then she married her sweetheart and has 3 school aged kids (and 2 dogs) After working for a long time at other salons, she was disappointed in the lack of service to her guests and knew she could do much better. So she followed her dream to combine the best of personal style and professional hair care and opened her salon. Her unique experience of both European and North American hair fashion and cultures ensures her clients' experience will be both personal and cutting edge. 

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Meet Abbygail

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Abbygail loves her clients as much as she does her own family and pets. Welcoming all curly girls, she is a certified Ouidad stylist and Deva trained. She brings to the salon over 15 years experience in the industry. Her skill and artistry make her a huge asset to the team. She has accomplished many certifications from various professional brands such as Aveda color and design, TIGI form cutting, Redken and Schwarzkopf color and the Ouidad carving and slicing cutting method. She is also proficient in men's shear services. Her training has helped to mold her into an educated and extremely artistic stylist and colorist. She is constantly striving to broaden her knowledge and because of her complete patience and virtue, all her clients feel comfortable in her capable and caring hands. 

Meet Anna

Anna has been a hairdresser since 2013. She has an adorable son and is so looking forward to getting married next year! She prides herself in helping her clients love their hair. She knows a clients' hair is their identity and she can work her magic to make it shine! She loves doing highlights, color and transforming cuts into something unique to each client. Anna continues to further her education to keep up to date on techniques and trends so she can always give her clients' their very best hair.

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Meet Cindy

Cindy is the former owner of Putnam Beauty Center of Mahopac and stylist at Michael Robert Salon in Mohegan Lake with over 30 years experience. Cindy takes great pride in continuing her education and keeping up with the latest trends. She specializes in hair cutting and dimensional hair coloring. She's been known to attend many stylish galas and enjoys updo's and elaborate styling for evening looks as well as make up application. Outstanding in customer service, she would do anything for her friends, and all her clients became her friends.  She makes her guests feel as good as they look after every visit. 

Meet Tiffany

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Tiffany is a musician and hairstylist with a degree in Visual Arts. She feels that general understanding of form, space and color theory has resulted in an approach that transforms a hairstyle into a movable work of art. She enjoys the opportunity to use color to create a positive change in the way clients look and feel, taking them from the mundane to extraordinary. With the belief that hair not only represents a person's style, it is also something that should fit their lifestyle and be easy to maintain. Therefore, she educates her clients in techniques that are easily reproduced. Her encouraging spirit and positive attitude is what makes her so easy to talk to. Her innate attention to detail and ability to get the best from your hair is what makes her a truly magical stylist, not to mention good friend to all who know her. She is a rockstar on our team not to mention on tour. 

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Meet Phaedra

Phaedra graduated from the Beauty School of Middletown and works as a stylist, enjoying coloring and cutting. She has a particular fondness for Balayage techniques. The natural look of this type of coloring certainly parallels her love of natural beauty. having a passion for flawless skin and perfectly groomed eyebrows, she became an Esthetician. Her training ranges from the challenges of working with problem skin, to waxing and make up application. Phaedra has taken advance make up classes to further her natural ability in this art, creating a "no make up" day look to a dramatic night out look and everything in between. Her facials do more than just nourish the skin , they relax the inner being. As a health and fitness enthusiast, Phaedra believes beauty starts on the inside, and that healthy skin and hair begins with a clean diet and lifestyle. Leave the rest to her!

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Meet Carly

Carly started her beauty journey at Purple Orchid Salon in 2017 after graduating from BOCES. She joined the team here as an assistant and discovered her passion for beauty. Carly specializes in day time make up, night time make up and everything in between. She particularly enjoys full on glam looks! Last year she has become obsessed with lashes and how applying a set made her guests' whole face light up even without make up. She is now certified as an eyelash extension artist through BellaLash. She really loves to create a full transformation that leaves her clients feeling and looking fabulous!

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Meet Sam

Sam started her cosmetology journey in 2016 at BOCES in Yorktown. After graduating, she studied under Sal Misseri at the Kaizen Academy in Chicago. Her passion is in hair coloring with fashion and vivid tones. She emphasizes the importance of healthy hair in order to maintain this type of service. Sam is all about your experience from start to finish, explaining everything from start to finish. Every guest will tell you she has the hands and touch of a god. From the moment you're in her care, she will pay attention to every last detail.

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