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, extensions, brow shaping, spray tan, whatever it takes — all of 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. she graduated from Baldwin Beauty School and then spent her first few years at Jackson Ruiz and then later built her clientele in Leander at Baby Face Too. She did Hair for TLC’s Bridezilla’s and Toddler’s & Tiara’s. Brandi uses Redken Color and specializes is Extensions. 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
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
Chelsea is amazing at what she does. She keeps us organized and she is a wizard behind the scenes. You can find Chelsea behind our front desk answering the phones, responding to emails, assisting our stylists with anything they may need and tending to our guests! Chelsea also Cosmetologist Graduate so when our clients call to book an appointment, she knows what questions to ask!