Team

MEET THE TEAM

WHO MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE

GWEN 

(She/Her)

@GWAGGS_CUTS
SENIOR STYLIST
VIDAL SASSOON TRAINED
LISCIO CERTIFIED

Working at Alchemy since its inception, Gwen is one of the original four who were present on the morning our doors opened. Gwen specializes in constructing a style uniquely individualized for each...More

Working at Alchemy since its inception, Gwen is one of the original four who were present on the morning our doors opened. Gwen specializes in constructing a style uniquely individualized for each consult. Her current obsession is everything that is modern barbering. Although she is known for above the shoulder-length styles, she is certified in Japanese straightening &Vidal Sassoon creative cuts. 

She is an advocate for classic styles with an updated urban flavor to keep things fresh. An affinity for all things art, she spends time outside of Alchemy seeking inspiration in places like nature, live performance art, galleries, and at her own desk working on art of her own. 

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JEREMIAH

@JAYJSTYLING
SENIOR STYLIST
WELLA MASTER COLOR EXPERT
DEVACUT INSPIRED
KERATIN COMPLEX CERTIFIED
EIMI CUT CRAft certified

Jeremiah joined our team in 2011. His grandmother was a hairdresser so he grew up surrounded by hair and was greatly influenced by her. After attending college ...More

Jeremiah joined our team in 2011. His grandmother was a hairdresser so he grew up surrounded by hair and was greatly influenced by her. After attending college for a little while, Jeremiah decided he wanted to pursue something that would allow him to express himself creatively.

He went to beauty school for a year and then apprenticed for a year. He worked in Georgetown for several years, where he got the opportunity to work for Wella. He is now a part of Wella's Design and education team and gets to travel to salons all over the world to teach and attend classes. His favorite projects are makeovers and he loves the instant gratification he experiences when his clients love their hair. Outside of the salon, Jeremiah enjoys art in all forms, including music, fashion, museums, and architecture. He believes in enjoying life and looking good doing it!

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NIKKI

@PAINTEDBYNIKKI
Senior Stylist
DEVACUT Inspired

Nikki has been at Alchemy since 2007 when she started at the front desk. She was inspired by the creative energy of the salon and decided to start her apprenticeship. She apprenticed for four years before becoming a stylist. She has a knack for styling and finishing, as...More

Nikki has been at Alchemy since 2007 when she started at the front desk. She was inspired by the creative energy of the salon and decided to start her apprenticeship. She apprenticed for four years before becoming a stylist. She has a knack for styling and finishing, as well as catering to curly textured hair.

Her problem solving skills give her the unique ability to figure out exactly what issues clients are experiencing with their hair so that they can come up with a solution. She pulls a lot of inspiration from the drive and energy of coworkers and other hairdressers. Her free time is spent with her 5 year old son, Niko having outdoor adventures together. Nikki was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She also loves to help people in her spare time, dedicating a lot of down time to teaching or helping the apprentices and junior stylists with any questions or projects.

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SHEREEN

@SPRITZZZZ
SENIOR STYLIST
WELLA MASTER COLOR EXPERT
REDKEN HAIRCOLOR CERTIFIED
VIDAL SASSOON TRAINED
DEVACUT INSPIRED
GREAT LENGTHS CERTIFIED
KERATIN COMPLEX CERTIFIED
EIMI CUT craft certified

Shereen has been with Alchemy since 2011. She started her career in hair in 2001 when she attended Graham Webb Academy. Extensions, highlights, and special event hair are her specialties. Her favorite...More

Shereen has been with Alchemy since 2011. She started her career in hair in 2001 when she attended Graham Webb Academy. Extensions, highlights, and special event hair are her specialties. Her favorite part of doing hair is that she gets to come to work everyday and be creative and express herself while

making people happy. When she isn't in the salon, she loves to travel and explore new places. One of her favorite charities is helping underprivileged kids by donating back-to-school supplies and Christmas presents. Shereen's positive, caring, and outgoing personality are a great contribution to the energy of the salon.

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BRITTNEY

@BRITTPAINTSS
LEAD STYLIST
DEVACUT INSPIRED

Brittney loves building relationships with each client to uncover their most beautiful self. Her journey started with the Alchemy Guest Services team in 2013 and it was then she realized her passion for styling hair! After training at Graham Webb Academy,
 she continued building her foundation and technique through the Apprentice Bridging program here at Alchemy Salon. Now, she is a cutting edge Le...More

Brittney loves building relationships with each client to uncover their most beautiful self. Her journey started with the Alchemy Guest Services team in 2013 and it was then she realized her passion for styling hair! After training at Graham Webb Academy,  she continued building her foundation and technique through the Apprentice Bridging program here at Alchemy Salon. Now, she is a cutting edge Lead Stylist who loves creative projects including creative color, balayage, and fun blonde hair! When she's not at the salon, she is outdoors enjoying hiking and reading.

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Johannie

@FORTHEFLAIRFORHAIR
LEAD STYLIST
WELLA MASTER COLOR EXPERT
GREAT LENGTHS CERTIFIED

Johannie is a very well-rounded and talented stylist with a tremendous amount of experience. From working with celebrities like Eva Longoria and in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Brides, Johannie has been noted as a remarkable stylist in the industry. She honors her guests and believes creating personal connections with them is an essential component of the service. Johannie ...More

Johannie is a very well-rounded and talented stylist with a tremendous amount of experience. From working with celebrities like Eva Longoria and in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Brides, Johannie has been noted as a remarkable stylist in the industry. She honors her guests and believes creating personal connections with them is an essential component of the service. Johannie loves connecting to her peers and clients. An achievement she is proud of is her Master Color Expert Certification, which has made her expertise in color professionally recognized. Johannie has been a stylist for 15 years and continues to elevate and progress her education.  Johannie grew up between Brooklyn, New York and Silver Spring, Maryland, where she currently resides. In her time outside of the salon, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as they are an important factors in her life. She also enjoys volunteering at DC Central Kitchen since hunger is an issue she is passionate about. Johannie’s love for learning extends to her hobbies and she appreciates visiting museums, libraries, and gyms. Johannie would like to be commemorated as a “Haitian - American woman who made an impact in her industry by elevating others”.

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LEAH

@HAIRTO.DYEFOR
LEAD STYLIST

Leah’s passion for the arts has allowed her to pursue creativity in hair. From drawing, painting, and sculpting, to balayage, highlights, and precision haircuts. Leah has found true expression through...More

Leah’s passion for the arts has allowed her to pursue creativity in hair. From drawing, painting, and sculpting, to balayage, highlights, and precision haircuts. Leah has found true expression through creativity. She takes her time with clients to give them exactly what they ask for and what she professionally recommends.  Leah loves to cut hair, particularly bobs and very long layered hair and finds that she excels in blonding services such as balayage and highlighting. Her passions are spirituality, self love, and growth. It thrills her to make people feel beautiful and good about themselves while finding true joy in creating pretty, wearable hair. Outside of Alchemy, Leah spends time with her closest friends, her beloved dog, and can usually be found at home painting. She genuinely cares for people and it is translated in how good they look and feel.

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DESIREA

@DEZINHAIRLAND
LEAD STYLIST
DEVACUT INSPIRED

Desirea has been playing with hair since her teens. Finally following her heart, she loves her career behind the chair; there is nowhere else she would rather be. Staying inspired ...More

Desirea has been playing with hair since her teens. Finally following her heart, she loves her career behind the chair; there is nowhere else she would rather be. Staying inspired and informed, she loves taking classes. Color excites her from naturals to unique fashion colors. She loves anything artsy, weird, and eccentric. Both of her grandfathers were barbers, so it is in her blood.

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ALVINA

@HAIR_BY_VINA
LEAD STYLIST
VIDAL SASSOON EXPERT COLORIST
DEVACUT INSPIRED
KERATIN COMPLEX CERTIFIED

Alvina is a color specialist who enjoys making people feel good. Her favorite part of ea...More

Alvina is a color specialist who enjoys making people feel good. Her favorite part of each interaction is making an impact and witnessing a transformation. Not just with looks but helping to boost self confidence and self esteem. She trained at Bennett beauty and barber in DC & Graham Webb. She then pursued advanced training at Vidal Sassoon Academy and remained there for 11 years as a stylist and educator. When she's not having fun coloring Blondes and Reds, she's doing yoga, hanging with her kids and enjoying nature outdoors. Her ultimate goal is to move to South Africa and open a salon and wellness center for women.

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