"I've seen over 1,200 students in my twelve years here, and at any given moment there's a stylist doing great things out there, there's a good chance I was able to play a part in that, and it's so rewarding."
"Whatever you put into it, you get back from it, and it helps to light that fire to keep pushing yourself as an artist."
With over twelve years of experience in the makeup industry, Cleveland-based freelancer Elizabeth Cook has taken her talents around the globe, regularly touching down in New York City.
After graduating from Brown Aveda Institute in 1999, April Smith took her passion and exceptional talent to Mentor, Ohio to open her own studio, Salon Glow.
Anthony Trivisonno cultivated his exceptional talent and unprecedented compassion when he opened The V'Sonno Salon, Boutique, and Spa, an esteemed Redken & Pureology Elite Salon that goes beyond the artist's calling to give back to the community every day.
After graduating from the Brown Aveda Institute, Matthew Neff has worked his magic with Redken runway, Mid-American Conferences, fashion editorials for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and more awesome adventures along the way.
After graduating from Brown Aveda Institute, Carrie Bellus took her talents on the road, traveling as an Aveda Cut & Style Purefessional and Lead Educator before settling into the VIDA Salon in Denver, Colorado.
In 2015, Jillian opened her first studio, the relaxed but edgy Jillian Bernot Hair Studio, in downtown Willoughby, moving to a more central location only a year later.
Shelby Nicoletti, 2012 Brown Aveda Graduate, Skin Care Specialist, Managing Esthetician, Cleveland Hustler, and now, studio owner.
We recently caught up with Amanda, which is not easy to do! Between her job working at Rush by Dino Palmeri and preparing for the Halloween season (her busiest), this multi-faceted artist is hard to track down.