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Christina Payton

Owner, National Redken Artist, Master Stylist

Christina is a Chicago native who moved to Naples in 2015 with no clients and a dream to build an empire. With her big dream and 13+ years of experience in the hair and beauty industry, she is constantly in pursuit of growth and excellence. Now, a well known and respected salon owner and professional colorist, she has cornered the market in coloring blondes, with The House Of Blondes representing new age artistry in color corrections and hand painting techniques. With her contagious spirit, unwavering drive and attention to detail, her professional instincts and exceptional artistry skills merge to create transformative results. 

 

Beyond the salon chair, Christina has trained with industry leading artists, such as brand ambassadors of Olaplex, to bring her clients the latest trends and techniques. In April 2016, Christina was inducted as the First National Redken Artist in Southwest Florida. Additionally, as a certified Redken colorist and balayage expert, her visionary color talents become a reality with custom color blends unique to each client. Beyond color services, Christina works with many hair extension lines to create fullness and/or length to accommodate all hair goals. Her extensive experience in coloring, cutting and styling hair extensions, is easily recognized in the look and feel of her client transformations.

 

Christina wouldn't have the continued success of her booming business, if it wasn't for her incredible team! Between her stylists and her assistants, it takes a dream team to accomplish serious #blondebombshell hair goals together! Beyond offering a home base for her team, she has designed a branded training program and apprenticeship for all incoming team members. Her dedication to providing continuing education and perfecting the latest techniques shows in the consistency of quality the staff executes to clients across the board. Additionally, Christina travels throughout Florida offering color technique classes and continuing education to outside Redken Artists.

 

Christina recently celebrated expanding from 5 salon suites and moved into a newly constructed, custom designed 2,000 square foot, full-service salon. The new House of Blondes is truly magnificent and a goal she has worked hard to bring to downtown Naples.

Meet Our Team

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JENNIFER

Stylist

Level: 5

Born & raised in Tampa, Florida, Jen has split her nine year career between Tampa & Naples. As a Certified Redken Colorist and her experience working alongside elite artists (including her color training from Christina Payton) her collective training has helped her master her craft. Her portfolio also includes her passion for special occasion hair! Her true personality shows through her motto, "Life isn't perfect, but your hair can be!" 

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PERL

Stylist

Level: 4

Trading one coast for another, Perl moved to Naples from Long Beach, California, for a life in paradise. She joined the HOB Stylist Apprenticeship program to gain the experience and continued education necessary to become a knowledgeable and successful stylist. "I've always loved, not only the artistry, but the science behind beautiful hair. Working at HOB is a dream job with a dream team!

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DESTINY

Stylist

Level: 5

Destiny has been a hairstylist for eight years. She Ioves expressing her creative side through the art of hair color, hair extensions and fun updos. Through hard work and dedication, she has proudly accomplished the requirements to be one of the few and elite American Board Certified Hair colorists. An American Board Certified Hair colorist is an individual who has passed a stringent test mechanism established by a committee of his/her peers. Additionally, she is a Certified Balayage Master. With great passion in this industry, continuing education is very important to Destiny as it allows her to keep up with the latest trends and a way to keep her skills sharp. "

 

"I choose to work at The House of Blondes because they value their guests, are passionate about what they do, and work as great team!"

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ADAM

Master Designer

Level: 6

From his roots in Connecticut starting at Peter Coppola Salon, to his stage work cutting and styling hair with Anthony Edge from Toni & Guy, to many shows in New York and Orlando, Adam brought his skills to Naples as a Master Stylist who prides himself on his attention to detail. During each consultation, Adam has a superb innate ability to hone in and recommend the perfect cut and style that fits each client's face shape and lifestyle, making his men's and women's cuts well sought after. Adam also offers Brazilian Blowout® hair smoothing services and select color services.

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Janel

Stylist

Level: 4

Janel has over 15 years experience with earning the prestigious recognition of making Modern Salons Top 100 Hairdressers in 2019. Hair color, Customized color and blondes are her specialty. She also offers Bridal, updos and styling as well.

Though a Cleveland, Ohio native, she has been coming to Florida every year since she was a baby. She admits this is why she has felt her heart has always been in Florida! She has over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. Her passion is to not only be creative with new hair trends and fashion but to make others feel a true sense of happiness inside and out! Janel is a huge proponent of education and believes the pursuit of always expanding her skillset is key and you never stop learning in this industry. In addition to the opportunities she has had to train under leading celebrity stylists, her training pursuits have also included many classes with Aveda, Original Mineral Academy in NYC, Lakmé, Cezanne Keratin, The 901Academy "Intro to Bootcamp" in West Hollywood, Vidal Sassoon Haircutting in Miami Beach, Triple Threat Balayage with Ashlee Norman in NYC and Masters of Balayage in San Diego, California to name a few. She is also an educator to her peers. As a Fanola Artist and Product Club hair accessories artist, she travels to teach salons/stylists the latest hair color techniques and trends.

 

Throughout her career, Janel has had the opportunity to work both in a salon as well as own her own salon and admits she misses being part of a team. This longing is what drove her to pursue a home at House of Blondes. She will be traveling to Naples every 6 weeks for two weeks at a time to accommodate her current Florida clients as well as her new guests as we start to grow our #HOBTravelTeam.

"Customer service is huge to me and I believe every client in my chair deserves full attention and the top quality service that I can provide. I chose to work with House of Blondes as they are a team that works together and continues to learn and educate."

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Allison

Apprentice

Level: Associate

Allison joins us from Johnson City, Tennessee, where her career in hair began. She has always had a passion for the cosmetology field, but knew it was something she wanted to make a career out of after working at a local salon while she was in high school. We love hair dreams!! Allison has been a warm, friendly, focused addition to our team and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for her future as clients have already expressed glee over her work during her associateship. Allison loves the personal connections with clients this field brings as well as the opportunity to create personalized works of art on each client’s hair. Her dream client is someone who enjoys a “sun-kissed” look to their hair as in natural, blended balayage looks. While she has operated as stylist on the floor at other salons, she is currently honing her skills as she undergoes our in-house Advanced Principles & Techniques apprentice program.

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Grace

Apprentice

Level: Associate

Bio Coming Soon...

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Aliyah

Apprentice

Level: Associate

A graduate from the esteemed "Paul Mitchell The School," and Licensed Hair Stylist, Aliyah is currently training full time at House of Blondes as she completes our in-house Advanced Color Techniques & Principles apprenticeship program. While she works side by side with our top stylists, she assists in consultations, color application, formulation, hair treatments and performs blow dry services for clients post-color service. Aliyah's bright, cheerful and easy-going disposition contributes to the harmony of the HOB team and we cannot wait for her to join the floor as a future HOB stylist! 

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Sami

Apprentice

Level: Lead Associate

Bio coming soon...

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Amanda

Guest Services Liasion

Amanda is one of the friendly faces that greet you both on the phone and as you enter the salon! Available for all of your scheduling needs, product recommendations and check out needs, Amanda has proven to be an exceptional Guest Services Liaison, as clients always look forward to hearing from her! Originally from Long Island, New York, she made the decision to move her family to beautiful Naples to enjoy the sunshine, palm trees and beautiful beaches! She immediately found the House of Blondes to call home for her new career! A combination of her teaching degree, years as a loving stay-at-home mom, and office experience all contribute to her success at her new career at HOB running our day-to-day Guest Service Operations. She is an essential part of the upbeat energy and dedication to organization and responsibility that comes with keeping the salon running smoothly. 

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