Editorial / Commercial Stylist – Educator
Moving to St Petersburg after working with John Sahag @ his Madison Ave salon in NYC Albie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his new clients in his new adopted town. “I came to St Pete because it felt right. Crossing the bridge home from Tampa Airport, it always feels like i’m going from Kansas to OZ. Its a great town with lots of potential.”
In his 35+ years in the hair and fashion industry Albie has worked in over 35 country’s Throughout South America, From one end of Canada to the other All of Mexico the UK and Europe Every country in southeast Asia and more. “One of the most memorable Experience’s for me was in Bangkok Thailand. I did a fashion show working with some of Thailand’s most notable hairdressers, Models and TV personality’s for the Prime Minister and his wife. It was an experience I will never forget.” If that’s not enough! Albie has had the pleasure and honor of being one of the few American hairdresser’s to be invited to work at the very Prestige Alternative Hair Show In London England. Not once but twice to raise money for Leukemia Research. To his knowledge he is the only hairdresser in Tampa bay to have done so.
It has always been one of Albie’s passions to continue to help children in need when ever necessary. Albie is also personal friends and has worked side by side with some of the Hair industry’s most accomplished artists. With this accusation he has an in-depth knowledge of any haircutting method be it wet or dry.
Albie has lived and worked in the Fashion Capitals of the United States New York, Boston, Los Angels,Atlanta and Miami. To this day he continue’s to travel to each one of these city’s to take care of his “Special” clients as well as going to Columbia SC, Charleston SC Savannah GA and Detroit Mi. on a 8 week basis. Always coming back to his home in St Petersburg to share with his clients that he loves so much. It is his wish that with his world wide experience’s and knowledge under his belt that you will allow him or his hand picked staff to give a true VLVT experience.
Color & Cut Artist
Moving to St. Petersburg a couple of years ago from Grand Rapids MI, Brooke has made her mark at VLVT Salon specializing in color corrections. Her lived in color technique is perfect for any head of hair to get a sunkissed look. Cutting relaxed hair styles with a lot of texture and being trained in extensions application and maintenance sets her apart from the crowd. Being licensed for 7 years Brooke has shown expertise of a true professional.
Extensions, Color & Cut
A Florida Native growing up in Madeira Beach Tyler knew he wanted to do as a child it was his calling from a young age And he became an expert in his field.
His special talents include blonding hair in all techniques as well as a wide range of your
complete color needs.
Being certified in extensions has expanded his knowledge on giving you hair that you never thought you could have, combine that with his color and cutting skills he has developed his own style.
Vanessa is one of our veteran stylist at VLVT Salon. She is born and raised in Florida and brings that Floridian Flare when meeting her. Vanessa’s background in education is strong, Vanessa wants nothing more than to make her clients feel comfortable and to know that you will get an honest consultation when achieving client’s hair color goals. She suggests healthy hair over unhappy hair. Here at VLVT Salon, Vanessa has had the opportunity to educate with the Alter Ego brand, traveled to Italy to train with some of the most brilliant Italian stylist in the industry and toured the laboratory where the products are made. Her focus is on specializing in their color line. Vanessa is great with dimensional coloring, Brunettes and Blonde highlighting. Need a color correction? Vanessa is your girl. She will bring your hair back to life in the safest way possible. With her 7 years of experience, you won’t be disappointed in your service with Vanessa. Book now, she is only here on Saturdays!
As a self proclaimed Star Trek Nerd (Trekkie) Ann has in her 27 years as a hairdresser worked with and attended classes with some of the best known hairdressers in the industry.
Graduating from Loraines Academy in St Petersburg in 1991 she has always had an obsession and Passion for the science and Technogy behind the products she uses which in turn helps her produce quality results .
Her guys , color and finishing worker both Men and Woman have always been focused on the health and integrity of the hair.
She also has a Love for Extension and Dreadlocks application and as you can see , Ann has a lot of fun in her personal life as well as work
Whitney rules the front desk makes your appointments and pours your wine.
As a recent transplant artist from the Punk warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn we at VLVT love the Bohemian, Artistic, New York flair she brings to the salon.
When she isn't at the salon she is busy painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, screen printing etc. Her recent project has been "darktarotclothing," drawing a slightly darker different version of tarot cards and printing them onto vintage clothes, tote bags, aprons, and patches mixing a floral Sunday dress with a patch of skeletons.
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