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Meet Our Talented Team

Here are some of the friendly faces you'll see at our salon!

  • Rachel


    Rachel is a level 2 stylist with 3 years of experience behind the chair. She has taken multiple balayage and hair painting classes with some of the top artists in the industry. She has also received additional education with Donna Bella hair extensions and Keratin Complex treatments. Rachel specializes in balayage and blonding treatments.

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  • Samantha
    Licensed Cosmetologist, Manager, Associate Trainer


    Samantha graduated from the Rudy and Kelly partner Paul Mitchell School in 2008. She is a Level 4 stylist with almost 10 years behind the chair here at Rudy and Kelly Mt. Pleasant. She attended the Redken Exchange in NYC and participated in their Color and Know Why Workshop in 2014. She has also attended multiple hair shows up and down the east coast, receiving education from various Redken platform educators. She also offers the Keratin Complex Smoothing System.

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  • Mandi


    Mandi is a Level 3 stylist and has been in the industry for over 9 years. She completed cosmetology school at Rudy and Kelly Academy in 2009. The years following she has completed multiple certifications to refine her cosmetology skills. 

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  • Kaitlyn


    Kaitlyn is a first year stylist, but has been working for the company for 3 years. She started working front desk and soon entered into the associate program mentoring under Samantha Buchanan. Kaitlyn received her cosmetology license early 2017 after passing her state boards and graduating from Virginia Beach Beauty & Barber Academy. Kaitlyn enjoys fashion colors, balayage, and barbering. She also specializes in makeup and plans to venture into special FX makeup in the near future. Kaitlyn has taken various classes to continue her education and has been Pureology certified. To follow more of Kaitlyn’s work find her on her Instagram: @hack_it_off and her Facebook: Hack_it_off Hair Page

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  • Bea


    I graduated from Rudy and Kelly Academy, a Paul Mitchell partner school. But, my journey in this industry started when I apprenticed at a salon in Spain. I have been doing hair for over 4 years now, and at this salon for 3. I enjoy all different hair services, from simple haircuts, formal styles, to perms highlights, balayages and color corrections, I can also install tape-in extensions. I have, and continue, to attend classes to better my craft to better serve my clients. My priority is to make you feel special when you are sitting at my chair by devoting my time to you and your hair needs. Follow me on Instagram @bayahairpage

  • Rebecca


    Rebecca is a licensed cosmetologist with twelve years’ experience. She graduated from the Rudy & Kelly Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2006, and has been employed through Rudy & Kelly ever since. She is currently a level 4 stylist and has attended many classes as well as numerous hair shows to continue her education over the course of her career.

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  • Alexis

    Alexis graduated from the cosmetology program at the Virginia Beach Tech Center. She is currently furthering her education while pursuing a career in cosmetology. Alexis plans on becoming an entrepreneur after obtaining her degree in Business Administration. She specializes in hair cutting, keratin treatments, and thermal services. To view some of her work, you can follow her Instagram page:

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  • Keri-Ann
    Front Desk Coordinator
    Front desk support and resident Young Living essential oil educator, Keri Schultz can get you scheduled for your next hair transformation and can also help get you started on the way to supporting your family’s wellness.
  • Alicia
    Front Desk Coordinator
    Alicia Perez was born in Okinawa, Japan in august of 1992. I am one of 4 girls in my family. I have two older sisters and a twin sister. I graduated high school in 2010 and ventured into teaching dance. I have been a dancer for 22 years and that’s where is free my love for hair and make up. I got married in 2015 and have a son. I am currently in cosmetology school @ the Rudy and Kelly Academy. I finally found what I love to do after many trial and errors in different degree areas and love putting a smile on someone’s face. Hair and makeup is my passion, so let me help you fell beautiful!!
  • Emily
    Front Desk Coordinator
    Emily has been a salon coordinator at Rudy and Kelly since January of 2017. She is currently taking classes at Tidewater Community College and is aspiring to become a Radiologist. She moved to the Chesapeake area from Richmond a few years ago. She is in the salon week nights and some weekends. Emily is a very energetic and enthusiastic person who makes it her priority to ensure each client is taken care of and leaves happy.
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  • Taylor


    Taylor is a graduate of Rudy & Kelly Academy, a Paul
    Mitchell Partner School. She has a strong passion for the beauty industry &
    anything artistic. She most enjoys wedding/special event styling & makeup,
    color services, & blonding. She is bubbly, upbeat, & committed to
    always furthering her education.

    Fun fact: She’s a Lone Star State native

  • Briana


    Briana graduated from Rudy andKelly Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School and plans to continue hereducation through classes and hair shows. Her favorite services include formalstyles, makeup applications and balayage. Briana plans to get into the bridal industry in the near future.

  • Cheyenne

    Cheyenne graduated back in 2012 from the Chesapeake Center
    for Science and Technology. She specializes in crazy colors, blonding, as well
    as correction services. In addition to her 6 years of being licensed, she has another
    6 years of research, product knowledge, and personal experience with hair. Her
    favorite part of the day is seeing the smile the client gives after they see
    the work of art she has created for them.

    Fun fact: She has been doing hair since the age of 12.

  • Bailey
    Front Desk Coordinator

    coming soon

  • Kristin


    Kristin graduated from The Rudy & Kelly Academy, A Paul
    Mitchell Partner School. She is excited to become certified in Donna Bella Hair
    extensions by the end of the year. She has a passion for bridal hairstyles and
    color. Kristin is in the salon Wednesday’s through Saturday’s, and is fun and
    energetic. Come see Kristin for your next hair transformation!!

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