Finding the right stylist–who not only understands the look you’re after–but actually has the expertise and precision skill set to pull it off, can be a challenge. Should a friend refer you to stylist Dan, consider yourself in very good hands.
Dan doesn’t spend his time at wild hair shows, convincing you the latest craze for electric blue hair extensions is something you should seriously consider. “To me it is more than just hair, it’s about an evolving relationship,” confides Dan, a trained stylist whose humility belies his extensive experience in the field.
“Initially when I meet a new client I ask her (or him) about their day to day lifestyle. Are you a busy mom who doesn’t have a lot of time to style your hair? Are you a minimalist who tones down your hair and makeup routine? Or just the opposite, a woman with a demanding work and social schedule where you have to always show up picture perfect,” asks Dan.
Dan will also query the uninitiated, “What kind of time and budget do you wish to allot every six to eight weeks to maintain the look you’re after?” All the while studying her eye color, the shape of her face and skin undertones to assess the color shade and cut that would flatter her best.
Dan prefers to steer clients away from trend driven styles, instead he shows them how to translate that trend into a timeless, elegant version that suits them perfectly. It’s a balanced approach that evolves just as their relationship does.
Gretchen is a highly experienced stylist who has been in the salon industry for a total of 30 years. She graduated from the Institute of Cosmetology in 1989 and has been a full force of education since then.
She is certified as a Goldwell Master Colorist and specializes in multiple techniques such as the Keratine Complex Smoothing Therapy, cuts and style. Her cutting style is best described as classic, soft, easy everyday hair. She wants everyone that leaves her chair to be able to achieve the same look they got in the salon, at home.
In addition to her loyal female clientele, Gretchen is unique in that she has a large based of high influential business men clientele as well. Specializing in scissor cuts, she gives a clean classic look to the business man on the go.
She has been inspired by strong independent women like her mother. She looks for the best in people and loves her loyal clientel.
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday!”-Unknown
Color Expert | Hair Extensions | Brazilian Blowout
Hopie is backed by 27 years’ experience in the Salon industry. She graduated from the Vogue Institute in 1990.
She has traveled around the United States for constant training and is specialized in the latest techniques of cut, color and various treatments such as the Brazilian Blowout, and Tape-in hair extensions.
She feels that creating looks customized to individuals is an art form that she has been perfecting for some time now. Hopie is certified in image consulting and has received various awards for brushing and styling hair. She finds inspiration from art and from her surroundings!
Away from the salon, her hobbies include reading, decorating, volunteering and shopping.
“Because every color and style has it’s story”-Hopie Guerra
Master Stylist | Color Specialist | Hair Extensions
Since graduating from Visible Changes University in 1992 , Janiece has been a force behind the chair! She has perfected the techniques of color, cut and is also certified in Smoothing Treatments , Greatlengths Hair Extensions, Mago Hair Extensions and Hairdreams Hair Extensions.
Her cutting style could best be described as modern, fresh and not forced. She wants to give her clients workable hair that is attainable at home as well. She wants her clients to feel confident and empowered!
Her biggest inspiration is her clients. She loves to discover new styles through the requests of her clients and is continuously pushing herself with on-going education to achieve the looks they want!
She’s always had an artistic edge about her since she was young and just could never really see herself in an office setting. Her friends also saw her somewhere in the beauty industry and encouraged her to go to beauty school.
Words she lives by “Whether I think I can, or think I can’t- I’m right!”
Color & Ouidad Specialist | Brazilian Blowout | Hair Extensions
Marina has 10 years’ experience in Salon Industry. She graduated from Expressions Paul Mitchell School in 2000. Marina’s continuing education classes ensure that her clients benefit from the latest in styles and color techniques and the list of new services that she is learning keeps growing
She specializes in a list of services such as: Cut, Color, Brazilian Blow Out, Greatlengths Hair Extensions, Hair Dreams Hair Extensions and Mago Hair Extensions. Her focus always starts with a consultation, working closely with each individual’s unique look and personality. She is also recently certified in the Ouidad Hair Cutting Technique and Treatment that is a luxury cutting style geared toward curly hair specifically!
She is very passionate about doing hair and bringing out the beauty in every person that sits in her chair. She finds inspiration from culture and high fashion from all over the world. Away from the salon, her hobbies include tennis, cooking, painting and spending time with her child.
When you book your appointment with Marina, be sure and ask about our Rewards Program.
“I believe I was born to be a hairstylist! I never get tired of it and I’m always excited about doing it”-Marina Posner
Nettie is formally trained in the art of French design styling. Nettie's training began in Paris, France where her appreciation and love for the classic methods of haircutting and styling played a vital role in her illustrious career. Nettie takes her formal training and incorporates her own trend-setting twist.
Nettie knows the importance of staying true to the classics while perfecting today's popular styles. Nettie's grace and beauty are reflected in her styling technique. Nettie's passion for professional dancing, salsa and meringue to name a few, keeps her in synch, which she utilizes with her craft. "The perfect haircut has rhythm and movement. Add confidence to that mix and watch the amazing results. As a dancer, I can’t perform without these key elements. The style that's right for you will have these elements.”
Nettie's male clients swear by her gentlemen's haircuts. Whether it's business chic, or rock-star edgy, Nettie tailors the right look for you. Nettie specializes in children's first haircuts to children's cuts–there's a reason her little clients are also her biggest fans.
Nettie specializes in Brazilian Blowout straightening services, making the transformation from frizzy to tame as easy as 1-2-3.
Creative Director | Color Expert | Hair Extensions
Wilson graduated from the San Jacinto Comitology Institute in 2003. He has had extensive training and is a certified Master Color Specialist with Goldwell.
He grew up in a small town with a strong family foundation. His love for kids, animals and nature have always been a priority in his life and all of them have been a major motivation in his career!
He specializes in color, cuts and is certified in Hairdreams Extensions and Brazilian Blowout. Being our one of our trainers in the salon, he takes pride in the art of color and is motivated by helping people achieve that special look that they want.
His cutting/coloring style is best described as versatile, sophisticated, and highly progressive. He is constantly educating himself and bringing new looks to life right before our eyes! His goal is to make his clients feel beautiful, comfortable and satisfied!
He has always wanted to be a hairstylist and has been inspired by nature, science and the art of making people feel as beautiful as they should.
“Through hard work, dedication and education there is no other direction than success!”
Master Stylist | Color Specialist | Hair Extensions
Gordon is a highly trained hair stylist who has been in the industry for over 23 years. Graduating from the Bellaire Beauty College, he quickly found a knack for building a solid clientele thanks to his master skills with the scissors.
His cutting style would best be described as modern, elegant and classic. His on-going education with Vidal Sassoon has let him perfect his craft each year which ensuring the most up to date style.
Gordon also specializes in UP-DO’s and event hair. He takes great pride in making brides feel like a million dollars on their special day! There is no occasion to big or small to look and feel fabulous!
Since a small child, he has been inspired by the fashion industry and by his friends and families hair.
When you leave his chair, he wants you to feel beautiful/handsome and confident!
A famous quote that he lives by is ““When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Master Stylist | Color Specialist | Hair Extensions
Nancy graduated from San Jacinto Beauty Institute in 2010. We are proud to say she has 7 years to back her up in on-going education with color and cuts.
She focuses on learning each individual client’s lifestyle and personality to give them just the right cut/color that works best for them. When you leave her chair she wants you to feel educated on your hair and the products that she used.
She is known for doing hair/makeup for Houston Fashion week amongst other Houston based fashion shows.
She is inspired by other hair artists and especially loves encouraging people in this industry. She strives to be a positive influence in the stylist community and is always looking forward to new functions that revolve around this industry.
Words that she lives by “Team work, positive attitude and no matter what SMILE!”
Growing up in the salon industry, Chris has had a passion for making people look and feel good since he was a very small child! He has always looked up to his two uncles who have been hair stylist for over 50 years combined.
Chris decided to go to cosmetology school and graduated in 2010 from College of the Mainland. His cutting style has been known to be fun, precise and his color technique is said to be dynamic and dimensional!
He loves it when clients leave his chair feeling relaxed and confident. They are able to utilize the education that he gives to each individual about haircare and styling tools. He takes pride in customer service and wants his clients to know that he really cares about their needs. Making people happy is what got him into this industry to begin with.
He is also very passionate about being a father to his two wonderful children and about family life in general. Some of his hobbies include; photography, woodworking, gardening and art. He loves to find beauty in all things in nature, which normally leads him to some pretty awesome road trips!
Words that he lives by: The past is history, then future’s a mystery and today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present!
With the debut of Iris Studio in 2004, owner Lisa Brenneman possessed the talent, insight and passion to offer unparalleled beauty services to her clients. Her 20 years of experience in both hair and make-up garnered the attention of several notable publications such as PaperCity, 002, and Houston Modern Luxury Magazine as being one of the top salons in Houston for color specialists.
Iris Studio soon became synonymous with bold, vibrant coloring and highlights as well as gorgeous and personalized styling to enhance her client’s natural beauty. Lisa’s expert flair for hair color to accentuate one’s best features and skin tone has earned her a loyal following. She specializes in advanced techniques including balayage, and her three-color highlight technique ombre as well as special Keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts. Her clients have come to depend on her unique ability to channel her fashion-forward brand of creativity into looks that satisfy career, special occasion and every-day hair. Lisa is known as an artist and inventive trendsetter. She’s an excellent listener, attentive to each individual’s needs, and her work is defined by versatility and meticulous attention to detail.
Initially Lisa worked as a make-up artist, which afforded the opportunity to reside in Paris where her cosmetology work was featured in various editorial features. In 1996 Hallmark Films contacted Lisa to assist with makeup for the movie Harvest of Fire , starring Patty Duke and Lolita Davidovich. This launched Lisa’s career into the special effects industry. Her skill in cosmetics fostered the desire to expand into hair styling. A native Texan, Lisa trained at La James International College in Iowa before relocating to Houston in 1998. She earned a position at top salon Etienne’s with renowned stylist Stephen Lejeune. From Etienne’s, Lisa moved to other salons with strong reputations for excellent service in the River Oaks/Tanglewood/Memorial/Galleria area such as Tova’s, Uptown Park Salon, Attitudes Paris with David Edery, Tony Dadoun Salon, and Jaime’s located at Sage and Hidalgo.
Lisa benefited greatly from her mentors, and in 2004 opened I r i s S t u d i o on Bammel Lane. The centralized location and her loyal clientele helped build the salon into the success it is today. Shortly after opening her salon, Ambush Makeover featured Iris Studio for the Houston segment of their show.
Iris Studio proudly offers exclusive lines of products such as Kevin Murphy, L'Oreal and PaiShau! Having tested every product at the salon, Lisa has the credibility and knowledge to recommend products for healthy hair and to accentuate a client’s best features. Only ammonia-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free products are used in the salon, and Lisa uses Inoa, a world-class coloring system, for highlights and base color.
Lisa has donated her services and products to charitable events such as The Heart Ball and Boys and Girls Harbor Lights at the Houstonian and other charities in an effort to give back to the community.
To further enhance her clients' experience, Lisa has modified her salon to include a boutique clothing and accessory store, creating a "one-stop-shop" where her clients can pick from a vast selection of fashionable clothing and accessories that will complement their new look.