Brandi NewOwner, Stylist & Makeup Artist
Brandi New was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She loves tortilla soup, lemon drop martini’s and her favorite color is purple. Brandi enjoys make-overs the most. From beginning to end: cut, color, makeup, eyebrows, spray tan, whatever it takes — this turned into opening Blush This Salon in 2011, at the age of 24. Brandi is a momma first, to three little boys and she takes pride in putting her family first. Brandi spent her first few years at Jackson Ruiz and she did Hair for TLC’s Bridezilla’s and Toddler’s & Tiara’s. Brandi uses Redken Color. A few tips from Brandi: ‘Remember why you chose to come to a Salon…soak it all in and enjoy the experience. Do your research! Bring pictures of what you like and what you don’t like…Remember that stylists are not machines – not a single person in this world can cut and color the same, and that is what makes them artists. If you love your stylist, book your next appointment. Respect your stylist as even though they are having fun doing what they love to do – it is also how they make a living. They love you just as much as you love them, and please don’t cut your bangs at home!’
You can view Brandi’s work on Instagram @b.styleshhh or @blushthissalon
Claudia Harangus was born and raised in Romania. She loves cappuccino, sparkling water, eggplant spread, and sour cherries preserve. Her favorite color is yellow. She loves the transformation that happens during an appointment, and she loves to make her clients feel good about themselves. She specializes in precision and layered cuts, fine hair, balayage, natural looking color (while keeping the integrity of the hair), romantic updos, and braids. Claudia has been with Blush This Salon since 2013 and she uses Alfaparf Milano. A few tips from Claudia: ‘Great hair starts with great products! Invest in high quality products, you won’t regret it!’
You can view Claudia’s work on Instagram @hairbyclaudia11 or @blushthissalon
Victoria PenaHairstylist & Nail Technician
Victoria Pena was born and raised in Leander, Texas. She loves pizza and Mexican Martinis. Her favorite color is orange. Victoria has been with Blush This Salon since 2014. She uses Matrix color and loves the instant gratification of a great makeover. She specializes in Devacurl products and services, Balayage, Long Hair, and Shellac natural nail services. A tip from Victoria: ‘Don’t forget to tell your stylist about your lifestyle. From the Low Maintenance Mama to the Fashionista – own it – and we can guide you in the direction that makes you the most beautiful you.’ Victoria is currently working part-time as she has a beautiful baby boy at home now!
You can view Victoria’s work on Instagram @hairandnailsvic or @blushthissalon
Jennifer Cantrel is from Chicago, but she came to Texas as fast as she could! She loves Torchy’s Tacos and a good iced tea. Her favorite color is purple and sometimes green. Jennifer has been with Blush This Salon since 2015. She loves making people love their hair and she is a Deva Curl Stylist! She uses Swartzkopf and some Wella Color. A few tips from Jennifer: ‘Pick a cut and style based on your hair type, wash and wear can be beautiful, so go with it!’
You can view Jennifer’s work on Instagram @jenni4cantrell79 or @blushthissalon
Cassidee JohnsonAssistant Hairstylist & Makeup Artist
Cassidee Johnson is from Vale, Oregon. She graduated form the Aveda Institute of Austin and spent over a year training under Brandi’s wing! She loves chicken salad and coffee. Her favorite color is grey. Cassidee has been with Blush This Salon since 2016 and she loves helping people find their own beauty and confidence through her artwork. Cassidee uses Redken Color and is known for her ‘money piece’ and ‘babylights’ technique. Her style for color is natural, yet oh so beautiful! Cassidee is also trained in ‘Hand Tied Extensions.’
You can view Cassidee’s work on Instagram @cass.style or @blushthissalon
Heidi LeonardHairstylist, Makeup Artist & Waxing
Heidi joins us from Houston Tx! She loves Balayage and she’s also a Makeup Artist. If you are wanting to be a Cool, Ashy, Blonde, she’s your girl! Heidi also works her magic with makeup & brow design. She is a true southern lady and will always have the perfect lip color on!
You can view Heidi’s work on Instagram @heidipaintshair or @blushthissalon
Jen ShellSalon Manager/Coordinator
Jen has an extensive background in
administrative skills, as well as a commendable background in Customer Service and Sales.
Awarded for dedication and excellence in achieving goals and management objectives, she jumped on board at Blush This Salon in 2015. Not only has she managed a salon of well over 150 employees, but she use to do hair as well! Her attention to detail and design as well as organization makes her a true asset to our team.
More often than not, Jen is the face of our salon. She is a true asset to our team and is also doing SprayTans now!
Chelsea BurklandAssistant Client Coordinator