MASTER STYLIST & OWNER
I have been dressing hair for 14 years. My journey to become a hairstylist started in Czechoslovakia where I was born. While receiving my high school education I studied graphic design and commercial arts for 4 years. Curriculum of this school become a strong foundation of my work today. Science of chemistry helped me to master hair coloring, history of arts become and endless inspiration and the geometry is an essential part of precise haircutting.
After I moved to Florida I graduated Fashion Focus Hair Academy and obtained degree in Cosmetology. At this unique private school I discovered my passion for hairdressing. I gladly accepted an offer to become a personal assistant of Mr.Richard Waintraub owner of the best salon in Sarasota. As his protege I have received training at Bumble and Bumble institute in New York city. I took an advanced classes in french haircutting technique from Frederic Fekkai, Candy Shaw and others. This cutting technique uses hair to frame the face resulting in beautiful, soft, versatile looks.
Eager to master French haircutting I went back to Europe. I become a student at L’Oreal Professional Paris Institute in Prague. Working at one of the downtown hair salon in this Bohemian city was also an amazing experience. After 6 moths I came back to Florida.
Venice is a wonderful town to raise my two children and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more than 7years I joined a team of stylist in the most popular salon in our area. We were provided with styling classes by Eufora and a color education by Schwarzkopf. Recently I finished 3 months of Cutting Loose’s advanced training academy in Sarasota where I sharpened my skills in recent hair coloring trends including Balayage together with new trends in cutting utilizing French technique.
Surrounded by the best in the our industry including Mrs. Coral Pleas -salon owner,entrepreneur of the year and my mentor I decided to open my own place. At Lenka hair salon we take pride and passion in catering to every client . Our interior has chic and elegant atmosphere designed to make you feel great. If you are allergic to average like me you will appreciate and love how we make you feel you will be amazed how we make you look.
Originally from Ohio, Jessica started her career by graduating from an Aveda Institute. She then went on to apprentice in a top Aveda Salon in Mentor, Ohio. After moving to Florida in 2000 Jessica has had 15 years of salon experience in Venice Fl. She has taken advanced training in Eufora haircutting, JKS and Schwarzkopf Color along with specializing in Hotheads Hair Extensions.
Jessica is a well presented, hardworking hairstylist with a pleasant personality and a passion for hairdressing. Her passion for hair shows in her professionalism and always staying current on the latest style and color trends. She looks forward to seeing you at Lenka Hair Salon.
Born in New Jersey, Ali graduated from SCTI in 2009 and has since added French cutting classes to her repertoire. She excels in color, color correction, percussion cutting and fades. Equally fluent in both men’s and women’s current styles. She is always looking to further her education, and never grows tired of seeing how satisfied her clients are when they see the final result in the mirror.
I am originally from Dominican Republic. I spent time in New York before settling in Florida.
After graduating from Fashion Focus Academy, I completed an extensive apprenticeship at Lenka Hair Salon and an advanced education program in French Hair cutting at Cutting Loose Salon in Sarasota. Another passion of mine is styling hair for formal events. I had the privilege to get certified with the famous Martin Parsons in up-styling and long hair design.
I feel that consultation and understanding what the guest wants is key to a great style. I pride myself in listening and communicating with each guest to achieve your needs and hair goals. I look forward to seeing you at Lenka Hair Salon.
Deborah is a top stylist in our area. With over 30 years behind the chair and a former salon owner.
Moving to Venice from PA., NJ. area, bringing her passion for hair, nature and life. Perfecting cutting and color skills by attending yearly workshops and conventions with the best Artists of our industry. Along with years in the business she is able to adapt new concepts to accomplish goals of each client.
She is a master with a pair of scissors, meticulous and precious, focused on every detail. Sessions in her chair are an experience of calmness, where you will never feel rushed.
A friendly approach will set you at ease and ready to face the new you. Deborah is starving to bring out the best in all her clients. Creating an effortless and fresh color story with the belief that “one service doesn’t fit all” whilst working with the hairs growth and curl patterns to create a natural but sophisticated look, taking in consideration lifestyle along with manageability and current trends.
Olga was born in Russia just 60 miles from Moscow. She developed an interest in cosmetology as a young girl, but a college degree was necessary in post communist Europe. She graduated from Moscow engineering institute as an honored student.
Soon after earning her degree she realized that her true passion is to work in a more creative setting and to help people look their best. Olga finished cosmetology school in Moscow in 2001 and gained experience while working in several upscale salons in Russia.
Olga’s dream was to live near the beach. In 2013, she relocated with her family to sunny Florida. She studied English language at the State College of Florida. She then completed a cosmetology program at Charlotte Technical College in 2016.
This talented stylist joined our team in 2017. With nearly 10 years of experience in the industry and receiving international training, Olga loves to match the perfect hairstyle to each individual client. She is an expert in classic cutting utilizing the French technique. Permanent waving is this stylist’s favorite technique to add body and volume after prior consultation consisting of hair diagnosis. Olga is a color specialist, who has a skilled eye for color matching. She has mastered American and French balayage, as well as blonding with foils. Her expertise can be seen in the final look, which is always presented effortless, beautiful and glossy.
Breea likes to help her clients define their sense of style, she believes in helping them celebrate their own individuality; creating the haircut and color to complete their look. Breea has worked with a range of top stylists, cleverly absorbing the best from each salon, resulting in meticulous cut hair. Working as a colorist side by side with Lenka, she mastered french and american balayage technique, rootshadowing, babylights, chunky highlights and all aspects of dimensional coloring.
Breea is extremely passionate about her work; she prides herself in creating the perfect look for all of her guests.
As a student Kipten excelled in men’s haircuts, winning awards in 2 barbering competition.
At the encouragement of his aunt, our Master stylist Jessica Cady, Kipten made some bold moves when starting his career. After choosing an untraditional high school path at vocational cosmetology program he bravely relocated himself from Vermilion Ohio to Venice Florida.
Kipten joined our team in Jun 2019 as a junior stylist and retrained under the careful eye of Lenka herself to learn her signature techniques. His incredible talent and phenomenal sense for detail promoted him very soon into the position of Lenka’s personal colorist. Working with a clientele with the highest expectation he had to deliver the best quality of services. Kipten uses exclusively only French haircutting technique, he mastered French and American Balayage while still bringing that natural affinity for men’s styles to the salon.
Kipten is very empathetic, his ability to get into clients’ mind helps him to understand their vision, hair goals and limitations. He is very visual and loves working with pictures to ensure him and his client are on the “same page” after thorough consultation.
SALON COORDINATOR/MASTER COLORIST
Hey There, I’m Arielle
I have been a color specialist at Lenka Hair Salon since October 2021.
My hard work and dedication to this amazing salon has given me the opportunity to be promoted to Salon Coordinator. I have been working one on one with Lenka as her personal colorist since I started and I have gained so much knowledge and expertise on coloring. I am very well educated in the color lines : Paul Mitchell, Pulp Riot, Redken and now Goldwell. I have been a licensed stylist since 2019. My passion is doing color! From Fantasy colors to everything in between.
I love education and continuing my growth as a Colorist here at Lenka’s. Education is very important to me and I love keeping up with the Newest Color Lines, Trends, and Techniques to bring to you all the best of the best and to educate our Lenka Team on what is new and trendy. I am currently certified in Master Balayage with Candy Shaw, and Brazilian Blowout. I love getting to know clients and giving them exactly what they’re looking for with keeping the integrity of the hair at its perfect state. I love being surrounded with amazing talent and a team that works great together. I’m very honored to be working here and working one on one with you all, our stylists, and support staff.
My past work experience has included Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons in Orlando where my passion for the beauty industry started. I started off as a Spa Receptionist and worked my way to Salon/ Spa Coordinator where I assisted with all of our guests’ needs, as well as our staff. Hospitality and living in Orlando most of my life gave me the passion to do what I love to do most Beauty and Guest satisfaction.
I am dedicated to making your experience at Lenka Hair Salon everything you deserve : Perfect!
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
Hi I’m Carolyn,
I am currently the Front Desk Receptionist here at Lenka Hair Salon.
A recent transplant from New Hampshire, I moved to Port Charlotte with my husband in April 2021. I have been an administrative assistant for a manufacturing company in NH for 7 years and front desk associate for a lake resort for 7 years. My passion is theater both on and off stage. I look forward to my employment here at Lenka Hair Salon and enjoy being part of this amazing “FAMILY”
I hope to bring a smile to all of our clients’ faces as soon as they walk through our door and leave a lasting impression with you all! I am dedicated to making our clients get the appointment times they are wanting and working with you one on one to make your experience at Lenka Hair Salon enjoyable.
My name is Jada. I’m from this beautiful paradise we call Venice, Florida. I graduated cosmetology school in July of 2021. I’ve worked at Lenka hair salon as a Protege for 8 amazing months, where my dreams of becoming a hair stylist are coming true. I recently became certified in Brazilian blowout, and I am also certified in Candy Shaw – Master Balayage class.I’m passionate about self care and loving ourselves for who we are and I hope to help so many beautiful people love themselves a little more.
My goal as a future stylist is to not just create beauty but to remember to love yourself too!. At Lenka Hair Salon I am surrounded by the best stylists/ artists in the area and I am very grateful to be working one on one with Master Stylist’s Lenka & Mercedes. I plan to educate myself with the best classes in this industry and to build my portfolio.
I am very passionate about curly hair. I want to give you the best knowledge on all the products that will work best for you!
Mariah was born and raised in Florida so she knows how to keep your hair looking great in this hot, humid environment.
Mariah developed an obsession for hair at an early age that has led her to this fun, exciting and fulfilling career. She has gathered knowledge and experience as Lenka’s personal assistant- protege and later her colorist.
Mariah mastered advanced French haircutting training and is certified in this precise method of shaping hair. She takes great pride in the ability to create customized looks that
enhance the unique features and personality of everyone that sits in her chair. Specializing in a wide range of color application and balayage techniques, Mariah uses the salon’s myriad
resources to effortlessly create the leading-edge looks her high-fashion clientele demands.