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.
Alfred began his career in beauty at the age of 18, almost 25 years ago. He started working alongside his sister after beauty school and they have been a dynamic duo 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 ceaselessly 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 is a treasure in the Bokaos family. She brings amazing, precision cutting techniques, 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. Suzi truly is a master of her craft and her honesty and loyalty are unfounded, making her a treasure here at Bokaos Aveda Pasadena. When her bubbly personality walks into a room with her tiny puppy, Charlie, all eyes are on her.
This Native Southern Californian returned from a 5 year Fashion Industry stint in New York City where she decided to attend the Aveda Institute NYC and fell in LOVE with Hair. She is both an Aveda Certified Trainer traveling all over the country teaching as well as our in salon Aveda Color Educator. She is a regular at New York Fashion Week and has attended Vidal Sassoon training here in Santa Monica as well as Toni & Guy in London.
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.
Farrah’s love of hair started in grade school, trying new things with her own hair and eventually convincing others to let her do theirs. She trained at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles and fell in love with their products as well as their mission statement. She grew up in a very holistic and nature loving family, so being a part of Aveda and their global contributions is very important to her. However, the training at Vidal Sassoon and Tony and Guy helped to shape Farrah as a stylist. Being a stylist you never stop learning and she intends to seek out the betterment of her education through photo shoots and endless classes both in this country and abroad.
15 years ago, a punk rock/emo boy began experimenting on his own hair (as well as victimizing friends and family) after lackluster results from salons. Unable to see hair as a lucrative career, he spun his wheels as an EMT, then majored in communication and worked for a radio station. Dying for a creative outlet, friends at Sally Hershburger extended an olive branch. He quit his salary job to begin an accelerated apprenticeship program, specializing in color. He had the opportunity to work alongside renowned stylists such as Allen Edwards and assisted on Dancing with the Stars and Dior fashion shows. He became an educator for Unite and began working in Beverly Hills and Malibu where he mastered keratin bonded extensions. Today, Mitch works on-set for multiple Netflix shows, music videos, and retains celebrity clientele throughout Los Angeles. He enjoys donating his time cutting the homeless in Hollywood with stylists of Chris McMillan Salon. As a vegan for over a decade, Aveda’s environmental awareness and mission statement are second to none for Mitch. His dream is to open an animal rescue. When he isn’t working, he can be found hiking or kayaking with his dogs, bungee jumping and enjoying live; eclectic music.
This impressive artist is a Paul Mitchell graduate. Aspen fills her days with hair painting and is an incredible highlighter. She has an incredible ability to freshen up anyones locks. She also has a love of men’s grooming and will make any gentleman look his best!
Certified Make up artist from Ruby Make-up academy
Cosmo at Paul Mitchell in 2015
Cutting class at Vidal Sassoon
Aly grew up drawing and loved being creative. She was always making all kinds of yarn bracelets which taught her all the various braiding techniques she uses today to create that special look for hair. Aly loves doing make up and is a Certified Make Up artist from Ruby Make-up Academy. She received her certification from Paul Mitchell and has attendedclasses at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica.
Nicole’s creative artistic side gives her a confident eye for transforming her clients looks into something uniquely their own. With her exceptional attention to detail and passion for hair, Nicole is the go to girl for any classic look with a little bit of edge. She uses 15 years of intense training to achieve classic effortless looks. She continues to grow in this industry with ongoing education that keeps her updates on the latest trends.
Laura is a graduate from the Aveda Institute Orlando. Since graduating in 2010, she has worked in many leading Aveda Salons as a Hair Stylist in Florida, New York City, and California, and has had the opportunity to train with some of the biggest names in hairdressing. Laura has maintained her skill set and love for what she does by staying current with advanced education, she is a Certified Aveda Color Coach, and has worked NY Fashion Week. Having been in the Beauty Industry for quite some time Laura found purpose in giving back through education, she spent 4 years teaching at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles where she eventually managed as the Salon Floor Team Lead. Her passion for hair is embedded in a deep desire to have her guests leaving happier and more confident when they leave her chair.
Maria has worked in the beauty and wellness industry for close to 10 years. Finishing her education at the AVEDA Fredric’s Institute, she completed her apprentice program at a priemere AVEDA Salon+Spa in Cincinnati, Ohio and established herself with a dynamic clientele. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she became an educator at the AVEDA Institute Los Angeles, where she advanced her training and leadership skills as Education Manager for both Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs. She is an AVEDA Institute Certified Educator and Trainer, as well as an avid enthusiast for all things Wellness! Her focus is on creating beautiful hairstyles for both men and women.
Daisy’s passion for hair started very early in life,but she took her first professional step at the age of 17. After beauty school she continued to look for perfection in her field. She took as many classes as she could to be ready for any kind of work; dry cutting, curly hair cutting, men’s fades, men’s grooming, runway styling, bridal updos, 7 different extension techniques, makeup and airbrush artist, microblading, full body waxing, lash lifts and tints, and a master’s in haircolor. She also enjoys having the privilege of going to other beauty salons and teaching them hair extension and color techniques. “I really love to be blessed with the ability to be able to make someone’s day better. When someone sits in my chair they become my priority. Because your gonna wear the service that we do, and I want you to wear it with a smile”.