Heather Fernandes
Owner & Master Designer

 Since graduating top of her class at The American Academy of Cosmetology in 2002, Heather began educating for L'Oreal Professional.

Since then, she has become certified in cutting and styling curly hair,  keratin smoothing treatments & hair extensions.

Heather loves ALL areas of hair including dimensional color and foiling however simply loves seeing the look on her guests faces knowing they love the end result.  She continues her education so that she can keep up on the most current techniques and trends for you.

As well as being Master Designer she has been doing for 13 years and became a Reiki Master in 2010, so the time you spend in her chair, she hopes is an overall hair, mind, body and spirit experience.

"I feel beyond blessed to finally have the opportunity to open my own salon where clients can feel good Vibes from the moment they walk in to the moment they leave.  This is my dream and I'd love for you to be a part of it." 

 

Jalen

Senior Designer,
Makeup Artist, Bridal Specialist
&
Salon Manager

Jalen is an overall force in the beauty industry.  After graduating from Emmett O'Brien Technical School with her cosmetology license and honored with the "Best In Hair Theory" award, she went on to further her education and became Mac Cosmetics certified. She also had the honor of being a featured artist at this years Raw Artist CT Showcase.

For Jalen, hair and makeup are her most natural creative outlets.  She loves the community of artists that are brought together in this world of beauty and loves to watch and learn as new trends and techniques develop.  Whether her clients want something classic and simple, or entirely radical and fun, Jalen knows what to do to to have you walking out of the salon feeling beautiful....or fierce.

Jalen absolutely loves being a part of formal events such as proms and weddings , simply because of her well rounded background and being able to give you the perfect fashion forward look for your hair as well as finishing the look with camera ready makeup set to last the whole night. She will have you looking and feeling fabulous at the end of your visit. 

Alisha

Senior Designer
Hair Extension Specialist

Alisha comes to us with 12 years experience!
She did most of her training at Oxford Academy of Hair.  One thing Alisha loves about this industry is that it is always changing keeping her constantly learning and educating herself on the most current techniques.  Her number one goal is making sure she continues to be a well rounded stylist so that her clients never get bored.  Having spent most of her early years in a high volume walk in salon she is excited to be able to have more intimate one on one time with her clients.
Alisha has worked with a wide variety of high end color lines which gives her great knowledge in the area of color, one of her favorite services she offers.  Along with  coloring, Alisha specializes in both womens and mens cuts and is certified in
AQUA hair extensions.

She feels strongly in educating her clients with the information they need to follow through with their hair after they leave her chair so that they may go on LOVING it weeks after their time spent with her.  
 

Junior Designer/Fashion Color Specialist 
Airbrush Makeup Artist
Bridal Coordinator

Nic has an honest passion for helping people  feel confident, important and beautiful.  She has always wanted to work in a field where she can encourage people to embrace their inner and outer beauty! 
Nic acquired her makeup Artistry Certification through 'The Beauty Bar' in Southington, CT in 2016.  She graduated from Oxford Academy of Hair Design and received her cosmetology license in 2019. She plans to continue her education and aspires to specialize in color-corrective work.
She loves meeting new people and making their visit to Vibes Hair Lounge fun and stress free! So come on in, and we are positive you'll have  a great time with Nicc!


Nic

Cynthia

Master Designer
Bridal Stylist

After graduating from Ricci's Academy 15 years ago, Cynthia went on to getting her master colorist certification through Wella.
She draws her inspiration from each clients individual style and unique beauty.
She is a colorist who loves everything from natural balayage to corrective color to precision cuts and formal styles.
"I believe that good communication is the key to a happy client.  I pride myself in reflective listening & educating my clients about the ways of their hair and the best possible options to maintain beautiful, healthy hair."
Cynthia's favorite part of the hair industry is being a part of making someone look and FEEL fantastic!
When she is not behind the chair she enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and twin boys.
 

Jaime

Master Designer

With more than 25 years of experience
Jaime comes to us with way more than just years behind the chair.
Specializing in hiliting & creative cutting
her main goal is to find a style that suits your lifestyle.
She is a trendsetter in her own image
all while bringing her artistry, talent
and personalized attention to each guest that she sees.
Doing hair is more than just a job for Jaime,
she has spent countless hours
continuing her education
so that she can give you the exactly what you want!

 

Front Desk Reception
&
Assistant

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Carly

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Sonia