With over 30 years of extensive experience in the beauty industry, Hasblady comes from a long line of hairdressers- her mother, aunt and brother all share her deep love of great hair.
She relocated to the US from Bogota, Colombia in 1982 and quickly opened her extremely successful salon, Renaissance Hair Studio, at 21 years old. In 2002, she expanded by opening a second salon, Bokaos Aveda Pasadena- the recipient of immediate rave reviews- and eventually a third location followed in Glendale in 2008. In 2009, she moved all three businesses to one, beautiful loft-esque location in the heart of Old Town Pasadena.
Hasblady’s education has been ceaseless; she has always continued to learn and expand her knowledge with advanced training from the likes of Vidal Sassoon in London, Toni and Guy in Chicago, Arrojo in New York, Fekkai in Los Angeles and Carsten Wilms. She is also currently actively pursuing education in bridal make up artistry and airbrush techniques with make up giant MAC Cosmetics.
She has worked with many celebrity clients for print and television projects, and has a special love for the styling, extensions and updos that feed her creative soul. An expert bridal stylist, Hasblady is renowned for her delicate and feminine updos and styling.
Over 20 years ago Alfred began his career in beauty at the age of 18 after losing a bet to his hairdresser mother. He started working alongside his sister after beauty school and they have been a dynamic team ever since.He has expansive education with Aveda, Sassoon in London, Arrojo in New York, Toni and Guy and Carsten Wilms. With a vast clientele, Alfred is in high demand and his clients always leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Hope began her career at Moro Beauty College and continued her education with a internship at Allen Edwards Salon. She has ceaseless continued to grow in this industry, with more advanced training from the likes of Martin Parsons, Bumble and Bumble University in New York, The Vidal Sassoon Academy, and Aveda. She recently joined the Bokaos family and brings a precision cutting technique, flawless blowdrys, smooth keratin treatments, beautiful color and the best scalp massage in town.
Suzi hasn’t aged in 25 years: she is our resident vampire. Suzie is the sweetest, most thoughtful person on the planet. BUT, she will do anything for a piece of cheese and an exquisite glass of wine. She has been Has’ neighbor and coworker for as long as they can both remember. Her honesty and loyalty are unfounded and she is a true talent, making her a treasure here at Bokaos Aveda Pasadena. When her bubbly personality walks into a room with her tiny puppy, Boo, all eyes are on her. She is amazing and we love her!!
Trisha is the most genuine happy person you will ever meet. Her Midwestern attitude will make anyone’s day instantly better. We dare you to come in feeling blue, she will kick your bad day to the curb. She is the quickest highlighter at Bokaos and does amazing extensions. It’s no wonder she is sought after months in advance but she will make room for as many new guests that she can accommodate. She is a rare gem and we are so lucky to have her as part of the Master Stylist Team.
Vivianna joined our family 6 years ago and has trained extensively with our founder Hasblady, the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Aveda, Goldwell, and Arrojo. Shapes and geometry speak to her, leading to a deep seated love of cutting and barbering. Her cuts are her sculpture, she loves to mold and create the look her clients love. She weaves beautiful dimensional color and has a special fondness for blondes. An expert in extensions, she created beautiful length and fullness with individual, beaded extensions.
This Native Southern Californian has recently returned from her 5 year Fashion Industry stint in New York City. She decided to attend the Aveda Institute NYC and fell in LOVE with Hair. This fast talking, quirky girl fits in nicely at Bokaos. She’s our in salon Aveda Color Educator, as well as a regular at New York Fashion Week. She’s attended Vidal Sassoon training here in Santa Monica as well as Toni & Guy in London. Fun Fact about Anna: She loves Disneyland and would love to live in The Haunted Mansion with Mickey Mouse.
Jan Marie is a skincare genius with over 9 years experience with Aveda. She has trained with Eminence, Dermalogica, Skinceuticals, but keeps coming back to Aveda because of her love of their holistic approach and environmentally conscious mission. Waxing and skincare are equally important to her and she is known for her painless waxing technique. She is a pint size dynamo with a dynamic personality that will charm you instantly.
Lerer is spontaneous and independent who left home from Taiwan at age 14 to pursue in arts and fashion on her own. Moving to Chicago then Dallas Texas, and now in Southern California. She never stops chasing her dreams and meeting her goals in life. Growing up with her father being a professional photographer, mom and aunt in fashion and makeup industry, arts come naturally to her. She graduated from Paul Mitchell 2012 and trained in Goldwell, Aquage, and LivingProof. She first fell in love with Aveda products and now finds it’s her home. Makeup is her soul, faces are like canvases and she sees beauty in everyone. She fell in love with hair doing balayage and ombré. Giving layer cuts is you’re not ready don’t tell her to do big hair because she will! Oh and did I tell you she loves animals? Ask her about her pet Diamond she will melt!
My love of hair started in grade school, trying new things with my own hair and eventually convincing others to let me do theirs. My passion began with color, specifically highlighting, being a blonde myself. After five years in the field I’ve found cutting to be a specialty of mine. I trained at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles and fell in love with their product as well as their mission statement. I grew up with a very holistic and nature loving upbringing so to be apart of Aveda and contribute in giving back to the parts of the world which Aveda helps thrive is very important to me. However, the training at Vidal Sassoon and Tony and Guy are helping to shape me as a stylist as well. Traveling is one of the greatest influences on my life so far, and I’ve found there’s much to learn about many things, hair included from people out of your own country and comfort zone. Being a stylist you never stop learning and I intend to seek out the betterment of my education through photo shoots and endless classes both in the country and abroad.
What can I say, other than this impressive artist is a Paul Mitchell graduate. She’s a happy human! Bokaos Aveda is super exited she’s joined us as a Junior Stylist. We could not be luckier to have her.
Tatiana has been doing hair since she was 17 years old. Her god mom inspired and pushed her to go to beauty school. She loves to do anything and everything that has to do with make up and hair, and is always up for a new challenge. Her strongest skill is make up, because with make up, anything is possible. It’s like painting a picture for the first time. We always need color because color makes everything come to life. When choosing this career she did know what to expect, but when you truly do what you love, you never work a day in your life.