While Mary's official title is cosmetologist, the Orlo staff is convinced she's a part time mermaid. When asked what Mary would like new guests to know about her, she laughed and said, "I'm older than I look. I've been in the industry for a long time." Over 10 years in the beauty industry and 6+ of them working with Aveda, Mary has furthered her education with Aveda classes ranging from advanced hair color to advance curly hair cutting with Aveda platform artist, Jon Reyman. Mary has recently been working towards becoming an Aveda Certified Color Educator and is fueled by her peers and her ability to be creative everyday. She strives to create natural multi-dimensional color for her clients. The first one to try new things, you can catch Mary a self-described amateur foodie and Niskayuna native, exploring new local restaurants.
When asked 'what is something you want new guests to know about you?' Megan replied, "I go with the flow." With a calming persona and always sporting a cute pair of shoes, Megan credits her co-workers and nature as her sources of inspiration; which is only fitting for someone who is always sharing stories of their adventures in hiking and camping. Her latest project has been refurbishing her new camper. With 7+ years in the industry, Megan has been loving the natural beachy balayage trend and has been influenced by her experiences and education with Aveda. Her favorite Aveda products include Pure Abundance Style Prep, Brilliant Damage Control, and Smooth Infusion Styling Creme.
It's impossible to spend any amount of time with Kari without laughing. When asked what her favorite hair trend is she said, "Mullets!" and after a lot of laughter, "Just kidding. I don't have a favorite. I love everything." While she may not have a favorite trend, after 7+ years in the industry Kari has developed a genuine passion for haircutting and fantastic attention to detail, she not only works with clients to find a cut to best suit them, but ensures that they leave the salon with the proper knowledge and tools to style their hair at home. As far as her favorite products? Kari is a big fan of Aveda's Shampure Dry Shampoo, Be Curly Enhancer, and Confixor. Not only is Kari's laughter undeniably contagious, but so is her caring nature. Kari is a very proud dog mom to two equally energetic rescue dogs, Dustin and Duke.
If Katy could be any animal what would she be? A butterfly. As for her favorite season? Fall. It's all about transformation. Katy has been in the industry for 5+ years and embraces the fluidity of trends by providing her clients with beautiful transformations. Whether it's a new color or a big cut, she takes pride in being a good listener knowing the key to a successful salon visit is communication. No transformation is complete without quality products. Katy's favorites include Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, Dry Remedy Oil, and Damage Remedy Daily Leave-In. "I've used other products and color lines in the past and I'm so glad to work with products that 'just work.' Everything does what it claims to do and makes your hair feel great."
The first to greet you with a smile, to Christine family is everything--including her work family. "I'm caring, loving, and outgoing. I love spending time with the people I love!" She's inspired by her children and fellow stylist and has now been a part of the Studio Orlo family for over 4 years. Her favorite days at the salon are spent making her clients look and feel beautiful while listening to Beyonce (or Rhianna!) on the radio. She especially loves highlighting, a passion that has been fueled by taking advanced foiling classes as well as additional business and cutting classes. In the few moments she's not working, she's most likely to be found with her family playing with her dog, Stella, or hiding away at Express. Her favorite Aveda products include Volumizing Tonic, Phomollient, and Dry Remedy Oil.
There's not a day that goes by that Courtney isn't wearing her personal staple--a bold lipstick. She began her career in cosmetology after leaving the book industry and also has a background in fine arts that inspires her to create custom make-up and hairstyles for her clients. You can often find her cozying up with her small dog and her hedgehog. Her favorite Aveda products include Stress-Fix Composition Oil, Tulasara Wedding Masque, and Noursh-mint Lip Color in the shade "Poppy." With a fierce love of education and the beauty industry, Courtney someday hopes to become a cosmetology educator herself.
Chelsey made her way into the beauty industry after years of dance instructing and performing. Empowering people has been the connecting thread between dance and beauty. Chelsey especially loves the artistry and structure behind haircutting and was drawn to Aveda's commitment to continuing education for their stylists. Her favorite Aveda products include Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, Volumizing Tonic, and Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil. In the midst of her creative endeavors, Chelsey likes to relax by white water kayaking in the summer and skiing/snowboarding in winter.
A jack-of-all trades, Angela juggles managing her family owned salon, creating pottery, and collecting stamps in her passport, while also working at the Orlo School of Cosmetology in Albany. Her creative and adventurous mindset is the perfect mixture for encouraging stylists to explore the many aspects of the beauty industry. Angela is notorious for her extensive knowledge of Aveda products and for having an Instagram account full of beautiful homemade meals. Her favorite Aveda products include Suncare Hair and Bodywash, Blue Oil Composition Oil, and Brilliant shampoo.