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stylist interviews

Nicole Matta
Owner & Stylist

What is your hair philosophy? I think that everything should be beautiful and interesting. I believe that everyone should come in touch with their own personal style, relying on themselves more than following trends. I love classic beauty and style, my icons are Jackie Kennedy and Diana Vreeland. I believe that everyone should practice health as much as possible, including all of the beauty products they choose. I believe in Intelligent Nutrients, which is healthy, pure, and high performing.

What is your specialty or career highlights? I have been doing hair for 18 years and love making women feel beautiful. I love that I can contribute to a person's confidence by helping them to create their best look, and best version of themselves. I try to bring fashion into my work as much as possible, educating my clients and helping to guide them. I love hair-color, editorial work, fashion shows, hair-cutting, styling, updos, make-up, events and weddings.

What is your favorite city and why? New York City is my favorite city and "second home". I spend as much time there as possible becoming inspired, and plugging into life's energy. New York, besides being the greatest city in the world, is the epicenter of America. In fashion, culture, music, theater, and the arts, what more could one ask for! One minute in Bergdorf Goodman, is enough to carry me through the rest of my life! Pure bliss!

What is your personal slogan, motto or words to live by? "From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. Beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places." -Alexander McQueen

What that you think people should know about you? My favorite day in Aspen was in May 2013, when I met Devendra Banhart.


Marlon Nava
Salon Manager

What is your hair philosophy? Beauty should be effortless.  It should cause you to be noticed.  Great hair changes your mood.

What is your specialty or career highlights? The highlight has been to be part of hair and fashion shows. I love to be part of it and be a spectator also.

What is your favorite city and why? I love Denver but I love L A and especially NYC which is the capitol of fashion in the world.

What is your personal slogan, motto or words to live by? "Live today like there is no tomorrow!"

What that you think people should know about you? My name is Marlon like the Great American Actor Marlon Brando.  If anyone wants to see a great method actor, watch him in A Streetcar Named Desire!


DeAndra Hoffschneider
Stylist

What is your hair philosophy?  Every Woman deserves and wants to feel/be beautiful.  Having the perfect haircut & color has the power to make her feel and be just that.

What is your specialty or career highlights?  Creating the perfect haircut and color designed for each guest to enhance their features.

What is your favorite city and why?  Vegas.  It's the city that never sleeps and is always a blast!

What is your personal slogan, motto or words to live by?  It is not the years in your life that matter, it is the LIFE in your years.

What that you think people should know about you?  Life is beautiful and time is irreplaceable. I live, love and try not to take either for granted.


Francesca Nichole
Stylist

What is your hair philosophy?  I believe our hair is linked to how we identify ourselves. It is the one thing that we wear every day, no matter the outfit. I believe for this reason we need to take care of our hair, creating a beautiful canvas to which we can cut, color, style, twist, and  braid to make any outfit a statement making outfit. Giving us unbelievable self confidence and pep in our step. 

What is your specialty or career highlights?  I love the WOW factor. As a seasoned makeup artist and stylist, my passion lies within the makeover. Taking a not so great cut, color, look and brining it back to life. Special Event looks are my greatest joys to complete. Nothing beats feeling completely glamorous.  I have had the distinct pleasure to work as an Artist for the enchanting world of fashion for the last 10 years. I hope to headline my own collection on the catwalk soon. 

What is your favorite city and why?  Nashville, TN.  This girl may have left the humitiy of the South, but my southern roots run deep y'all! So does my love for good comfort food, cowboy boots, glam hair, bluegrass music, and blessing hearts.  It's an amazing city with a small town feel. 

What is your personal slogan, motto or words to live by?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" by Ghandi
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."  by Confucius
"Beauty is not caused. It is." by Emily Dickinson
"Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband." by Ambrose Bierce
"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows." by Audrey Hepburn

What that you think people should know about you?  I am a dreamer and goal getter. I am always seeking education and continuing to be the best version of myself.  I also love the color pink and  being genuinely kind to everyone.  I am from Northwest Arkansas and moving to Colorado to meet you has been one of my biggest blessings.  I can't wait to help you see your own beauty here at Halo Salon!!!!  Xoxo