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.
Trisha is the most genuine happy person you will ever meet. Her Midwestern attitude will make anyone’s day instantly better. 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 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 almost a decade 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 creates beautiful length and fullness with individual, beaded extensions.
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.
Lerer is spontaneous and independent. She left her home in Taiwan at age 14 to pursue art and fashion. Growing up with her photographer father, and her mom and aunt in fashion and makeup, art come naturally to her. She graduated from Paul Mitchell and trained in Goldwell, Aquage, and LivingProof. She fell in love with Aveda and now finds it to be her home. Makeup is in her soul, faces are like canvases and she sees beauty in everyone.
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.
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!
Tatiana has been doing hair since she was 17 years old. Her god mom inspired and pushed her to go to beauty school. 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.
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.