After moving from her hometown of Vicenza to the states, Aly went back to cosmetology school in California before making her way to the East Coast. Even after 20 years in the industry, her passion for trying and learning new things encourages her to continue acquiring new skills through continuing education courses on Balayage and color correction among others.
In her chair, Aly loves to educate clients on the right products and offer new ideas for styling.
The Graham Webb graduate has been doing hair since 2002 and lovingly learns new skills by continuing her education whenever and wherever she can, including through the Redken Exchange and Bumble and Bumble University.
Her passion is empowering women, especially those curly girls and redheads…because she knows the struggle.
When she is not enjoying the happy, healthy and fun staff and clients at Hudson & Fouquet, you can find Amy being a Mom and spending time with her family.
After graduating from the Temple Annapolis Paul Mitchell Partner School, Briana joined the Hudson & Fouquet apprentice program. She is particularly fond of blowouts and soft, natural looking hair and loves working with long hair.
If you’re looking to add bounce to your current do, Briana offers a great tip: When it comes to blowouts, women should not always blow dry with their part. It makes it hard to get volume. Blow dry straight up!
When she’s not at Hudson & Fouquet, you will find Briana enjoying a good book and spending time with friends and family.
The Hudson & Fouquet stylist, who hails from St. Mary’s, Georgia, may have originally been inspired by the creativity and art of hairdressing but the science behind color really drew her in. “Color can really change a look, even if it’s subtle,” explains the Paul Mitchell School graduate, who now loves helping her clients assess the right color as well as the ideal cut to flatter and compliment different face shapes and sizes.
With five years of experience, including continuing education through GK Keratin Class, Redken ‘Color and Know Why and Balayage classes, and curly cutting courses, Calysta loves using her education and experience to creatively help her help clients achieve that special look.
Eilish, a Temple Annapolis graduate, loves everything about hair—cutting, styling, and color. She is a big fan of detail work that allows her to creatively fashion the best look for her clients. With Balayage, she can construct a very natural, sun-kissed look and with highlighting, she can create subtle or drastic lights, depending on the client’s wishes.
In her chair, Eilish likes to chat about the length and texture of hair, suggest the right products for your hair type, and offer tips as she blow dries and styles so that you can achieve that style at home. For blondes concerned that their color is too brassy, she’ll advise you to try a purple shampoo to neutralize unwanted, harsh yellow tones and maintain cool blonde tones.
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, you’ll find Eilish somewhere near the water, surrounded by people she loves and having a good time.
Love that chicness you achieve just after your cut but need a tutorial on accomplishing that same look at home? Ask Elena Gwynn! For the past few years, the Temple Annapolis Paul Mitchell Partner School graduate has been honing her knack for helping clients attain a great look at home.
“I love to make every client feel great when he or she looks in the mirror and I really enjoy bringing out clients’ natural beauty and the features that flatter them the most,” explains the Upper Marlboro resident who works with low-maintenance dos as well as shapes and cuts that need more in-salon attention. While her current faves are color services, blondes, highlights, and Balayage, she is partial to finding just the right ways to create dimension that flatters personal style.
When you’re in her chair, Elena is likely to mention her favorite trick for hydrating and repairing hair: leave a good conditioner on during a relaxing Sunday or a day off!
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, Elena winds down by listening to her favorite bands and snacking!
Emily Hosse is a keen observer. She knows firsthand that customizing haircutting and styling to face shape can make a world of difference.
The Pasadena resident also loves blonding, highlights and Balayage, skills she honed during her time at the Temple Annapolis and ensuing apprenticeship program at Hudson & Fouquet.
In her hair, Emily will tell you: Don’t wash your hair every day! If you have a question about the right amount of wash, ask her. She’ll assess your hair type and oiliness of the scalp and make personalized recommendations. She’ll also suggest a good at-home weekly treatment.
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, you’ll find Emily watching makeup and hair tutorials so she can practice them, listening to music, playing her guitar, and enjoying hikes and walks.
If you’re up for big changes with cuts and colors, count her in! “I love creating looks based on your lifestyle, whether you get your hair done four times a year or monthly. I can create a look to make it happen!”
After graduating from the Temple Annapolis Paul Mitchell Partner School and America’s Beauty School, she learned to blend her fashion and color sense into creating great looks for clients. She is a big fan of Balayage, a low-maintenance service that creates natural dimension in the hair and gets better with each service. And, she loves colors. She has fun blending colors and creating color changes, like making blondes pink.
In her chair, Gabriella will offer tips on detoxing your hair once a week to remove product and mineral buildup. Hint: it’ll make your blowout last longer.
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, you will find Gabriella shopping if she isn’t napping, eating, or attending a concert.
Jessica can talk about the latest trends as well as classic styles. She enjoys finding great hues through Balayage and dimensional color but styling remains her favorite service. “It is the last step for a client’s hair and pulls everything together,” she explains, “You see your finished work and how pretty or handsome your client looks and feels.”
As you leave the salon, Jessica may remind you to take into consideration how you take care of your hair. She believes in protecting and caring for this investment and is happy to make recommendations for maintaining those tresses.
She excitedly continues taking classes on cutting techniques and color technique and is delighted to be an industry that will forever grow.
Outside of Hudson and Fouquet, Jessica enjoys nice days on the beach and heading downtown to grab food with friends.
Maryland blondes are among the many Hudson & Fouquet clients happy that Jessie Dean left Georgia for the Free State.
After six years in the trade, the master cosmetologist and stylist still wholeheartedly embraces ongoing learning because, she says, “Life is too short for boring hair. Take chances and try new things!” The certified organic colorist’s passion to help clients branch out has been behind some of her extensive continued training with Aveda, Pulp Riot, Matrix, Kerastase, Kevin Murphy, Redken, Schwarzkopf, Welta, and others.
Since Jessie enjoys “creating multidimensional blondes and experimenting with new Balayage techniques,” she develops unique formulas so that no two clients ever leave with exactly the same color. My goal is always to maintain the maximum integrity of the hair, she explains. On that note, when you’re in her chair, expect Jessie to remind you to be patient when working towards hair goals, especially if you’re blonde. “Happy hair is healthy hair and products are your friends. Salon quality products will protect your investment in salon quality color.”
When she’s not devising perfect color, Jessie loves creating styles with texture for all hair types. She has experience with formal styles for weddings and editorial shoots.
Clearly, Jessie enthusiastically relishes her work and her clients at Hudson & Fouquet. “I put the utmost value in my client relationships because I know without loyal, happy, fulfilled clients, I would have no career at all,” she says, “I’ve had to continue to learn and to grow as a stylist and bring the best of the industry to everyone in my chair. I will always provide a judgment-free environment.”
The AVEDA Institute Washington D.C. and Hudson & Fouquet Protégé Program graduate loves making people feel good about themselves and their hair. Her favorite service is highlighting because she enjoys creating dimension and different shades of blonde. And, she knows how to help pick a skin-complimenting tone for hair to really make features pop. Her areas of expertise also include Balayage techniques as well as men’s haircuts and long haircuts.
When she’s not happily creating at Hudson & Fouquet, you can find Kennedi enjoying time with friends and spending time at her farm.
Taking client’s hair from lackluster and lifeless to sun-kissed and smooth is one of Kyra Smith’s gifts. The experienced stylist uses “a girl’s two favorite Bs – Balayage and Brazilian Blowout,” to offer “instant gratification.”Certified in multiple specialties, including Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Complex, Hot Heads Extensions, and Kevin Murphy Balayage, Kyra also has considerable experience in updos. Past experience includes styling hair for models in the Canadian Embassy Fashion Show.In her chair, Kyra is happy to offer advice, including fabulous blow drying tips. “Let your hair cool before taking it off the brush,” the Ohio native cheerfully explains, “Usually people speed it along, but allowing your hair time to cool will allow you to maintain the style longer.”
When she’s not surrounded by the talented team at Hudson & Fouquet and enjoying making clients happy, Laurel loves to be outside, in the gym, and visiting her family in North Carolina.
With her background as a Nordstrom’s employee and an esthetics license, Lillian also enjoys hand painting and customizing color and style for each client. “I love seeing a happy client’s reaction.
I want everyone to look in the mirror and see beautiful hair that they are proud of and feel good about,” she says.
When she’s not at Hudson and Fouquet, you will find Lillian with her friends, and likely on the water, boating, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Although she hails from New Jersey, Marbella Hernandez has found home in Annapolis.
The Temple Annapolis Paul Mitchell Partner School grad happily joined Hudson & Fouquet to offer her expertise in helping clients manage hair cuts, color and style. After continuing education through certifications in keratin complex smoothing treatments and hair extensions (tape-ins), a current favorite is keratin complex smoothing that eliminates frizz and cuts down blow dry time making hair easier to manage. She also loves perfecting highlighting and blonding as well as other color and finds gratification in helping clients look their very best.
In her chair, Marbella will likely remind you to always use a heat protectant in your hair. It adds moisture and forms a protective barrier on the hair.
At age 16, Mariah Dove started in hair as a shampoo girl and then completed her two-year Maryland state apprenticeship under Amy Shaw. She became a certified Amika Braiding Master in 2017 (and if you don’t know about this styling trend, ask her)! This year, she received her Brazilian Blowout certification.
When pressed, Mariah couldn’t decide which service was her favorite—she loves bobs, coloring (especially creative and color corrections), updos, and formal styling. However, her goal is clear: “I will always be honest and realistic with my clients to ensure the integrity of the hair is preserved and that you always leave feeling beautiful.”
When you’re in her chair, Mariah will remind you that regular haircuts and good products make hair happy and healthy!
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, you will find Mariah where the music is…unless she is hiking and petting as many dogs as she can.
The friendly and artistic stylist always wants her clients to leave with amazing hair and feel great, whether she is helping them create a whole new look or freshening what they already have. She loves cutting all types of hair, especially curly hair, something with which she has personal experience! When you sit in her chair, she wants to talk about hair, making sure clients are happy with all aspects of their style and color but aren’t afraid to make changes or ask for fun advice.
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, look for Megan outside! She loves outdoor activities, especially when she’s accompanied by her child and family.
The 2009 Graham Webb Academy graduate loves providing foil and Balayage services to ensure her fair-haired clients are never overlooked. But, don’t despair if your hair is darker. As a brunette herself, Melanie also loves hiking up natural hues to add dimension and warmth. “Often brunettes are too red or orange; I can fix that!” says Melanie, who has attended Behind The Chair shows and completed Arrojo Hair Painting and Tracey Cunningham Color classes in New York City because she loves corrective color! “Transformations of a color correction make my soul smile.”
Melanie fell in love with doing hair during cosmetology school. “It makes me really happy to make people feel beautiful.”
Before you sit in her chair, Melanie suggests you find a picture to bring with you.
The creative and talented stylist considers himself “mainly a colorist and hair cutter,” and loves all color, although he may be best known for his blondes, from extreme to natural that doesn’t look “rooty” at all.
To ensure that he is clear on his clients’ wishes, PT suggests bringing in a photo. If you don’t have one, PT may whip out his phone to show you photos. “Communication is the biggest thing and we need to make sure we are on the same page so that I can create exactly what you want,” he says, noting that sometimes what one person thinks is blonde is really white blonde. “I’m never unhappy with clients’ needs,” he explains, “And, if we need to make a change, I have no problem correcting anything I’ve done.”
Outside of H&F, if PT isn’t busy hanging with his wife and kids, you’ll likely find him in downtown Annapolis or perhaps playing music with Matt, the two were in a band together for 20 years and still enjoy performing together.
The Chester native completed school through The Temple: A Paul Mitchell school and worked at a Marriotsville salon before joining Hudson & Fouquet.
In her chair, Taylor will definitely remind you to always make time for treatment on your ends. “It is important to get that moisture back in there!”
Outside of Hudson & Fouquet, you will find Taylor hanging out with friends and family, doing weddings on site or somewhere on the water.