Maria Knight

Maria Knight

Master Stylist/Owner

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Maria Knight started her career with Strands in 2002 where she had in-depth hands on education.

Her lifelong passion for the art of hair design quickly led to the pursuit of her own salon.

“My technique leans towards the soft and natural, but I also enjoy putting an edgy spin on a classy look. I stay current on the latest cut and color trends. I absolutely love my job. Your hair is an accessory and should reflect your attitude, your style, and above all;  elicit self confidence.”I offer free style lessons to all of my clients. You should be able to achieve the look you walk out of the Salon with. Fabulous hair means nothing if you can’t recreate it!

Together, we’ll come up with your perfect style. I’m here to help you love your hair!

DJ Wilke

DJ Wilke

Level 3 Stylist/ operations Manager

DJ began his journey in the beauty industry in 2014. He quickly felt his passion for hairdressing.
His career officially began at Paul Mitchell the School in Overland Park Kansas. Since moving back to Saint Louis last year, he has perfected his skills and techniques by working along side of Master Stylist Maria Knight.
He enjoys working with his client to find their ideal style. like to do men’s cuts, love educating Clients what will work for them.

 

Jessica Kolios

Jessica Kolios

Level 2 Stylist / Manager

After completing school at the grabber school of hair design, jessicA joined our associate program. a’vant-garde and Fashion Colors are just a few of Jessica’s passions. For her your hair is not just a service, but also the driving force of our creative and artistic expression. She has worked on several bridal teams and is skilled in updos. Being Keratin complex certified she is able to provide you with the best smoothing experience.

“Life is not about money or material things, It’s about touching people’s lives.”

Alyssa Murray

Alyssa Murray

Level 1 stylist

For Alyssa, hair is a passion. A passion that began as a young child inspired by her mom, a professional cosmetologist. She knew wat she wanted to do from an early age and began watching and learning from her mom’s side. Alyssa prides herself on makeing her clients feel renewed and refreshed. She always listens to her clients needs and wants by putting together an individual style tht will not only flatter, bt inspire confidence.

ALyssa has been in the industry for over seven years now and takes pride in her career by continuing educaton and staying current on the latest styles and trends. She is very talented with in all aspects of cosmetology and she cant wait to further her education at Modesta Salons.

Teresa Rose

Teresa Rose

Associate Stylist

Teresa has been a professional artist for over 19 years, in the form of film work and painting on all mediums. She dabbled in hair for many years before deciding a become a professional hairstylist before graduating beauty school in 2020 with honors. Teresa is passionate about this industry and absolutely loves helping people to become the living art that they are. She’s proud to be the winner of the Olaplex scholarship in 2020 for her creative holographic hair by design.

After noticing her potential, Jessica reached out to her on our behalf and we’ve never looked back. She’s in love with fashion colors, blonding, and makeup. We’re all so excited to officially start her associate program under our owner and master stylist, Maria. We can’t wait to see her climb the levels and see where this career will take her.

“Helping someone express themselves, feel comfortable in their own skin, and most importantly love themselves is the greatest feeling in the world. Modesta feels more like I’m joining a family then a job. Which is exactly what a new stylist entering the field needs.” Teresa