Head Stylist and Make-up Artist
Licensed stylist since January 1994
At Stylin’ Since May 1999
Emilie is the owner of Stylin’ and has been in the beauty industry for over 24 years. A Norwalk native, she opened Stylin’ in May of 1999. Well versed in hair styling and make-up, some of her favorite moments at Stylin’ have been participating in doing hair for the cast of American Idiot, donating her time to glam up young models for the Juvenile Diabetes Fashion Show to help raise money for juvenile diabetes, as well as being featured in the local newspaper for her salon’s many donated haircuts for the child-charity Locks-of-Love. Emilie is also the co-operator of “Model for a Day” which she runs with local photographer Rosemarie of Photos & Faces.
One of her favorite things about being a stylist: ”Helping people discover their inner self and having the ability to bring it out! ”
My Fashion Icons: Jayne Mansfield and Gwen Stefani (especially from her early No Doubt days). “I love vintage with a twist of Rock-n-Roll.”
If I Weren’t A Hairdresser: “I’d be a Photographer or a Teacher. A photographer, because I love how you can see the world differently and express that through photos. A teacher, because I love inspiring other people to do great things.”
Style Trends I’m Liking: Asymmetrical haircuts and colors, lots of layers and vintage styling.
Motto: “In your head is the answer – let it guide you along. Let your heart be the anchor – and the beat of your song.”
Stylist and Curly Hair specialist
Licensed stylist since September 2014
At Stylin’ Since Feb. 2015
Taylor’s passion is cutting hair. Whether it’s a short bob or a long layers, it’s one of her favorite parts of being a stylist. She is a Deva Curl Inspired Stylist – certified in levels 1 and 2 of the Deva Curl training and is on her way to becoming a certified Deva specialist! She is a wonderful addition to our family and we’re so lucky to have her! Taylor’s favorite thing about being a stylist is: “Just doing what I love is my favorite feeling in the world. I would say just seeing a client smile over their hair – whether it was from me, or another stylist – brightens my day.”
My Fashion Icon: Jennifer Aniston — “her style is simple yet beautiful, and that is how I love living my life.”
If I Weren’t A Hairdresser: “I’d be writing articles for magazines or writing my own books.” (I always loved creative writing in school!)
Style Trends I’m Liking: Short, edgy haircuts on ladies and I think it’s really fun to see old-fashioned haircuts on men coming back in style. My favorite style though is CONFIDENCE!
Motto: “Give love to get love.”
Stylist/ Colorist/ Braid Specialist
At Stylin’ Since July 2019
Janessa is a Toni and Guy graduate and is proficient in braiding and styling. She loves all things color and updos and really loves watching those two things come together. Even as a child, she knew she had a passion for hair and beauty. She is certified in Keratin Treatments and has taken many color and cutting classes and has even been a hair model for Kimberly Ibbotson. Janessa’s favorite thing about being at Stylin’ is the amazing clients and friendly atmosphere.
My Fashion Icons: Zendaya. “Her styles are so versatile. She can go from full glam to casual and still look amazing.”
If I Weren’t A Hairdresser: : “I would be studying in school to be psychologist. I love helping people.”
Style Trends I’m Liking: “I love pops of color and the “messy” hair look.”