"The secret to success is good leadership and good leadership is about striving to make the surrounding environment and the lives of your team better."
Gina is very proud to be the owner and a hairstylist at Bliss Salon & Spa. "One of the most wonderful things about my career is sharing an experience with each client during their visit and making their day a little brighter and more beautiful." She feels that building her staff through a mix of apprenticeship and experienced stylists is one of the best approaches to a successful team. Continuing education is key to keeping up with the trends and sets you apart as an individual stylist. Gina LOVES attending classes to learn the latest styling and coloring techniques to be able to bring her education back to offer to her clients and her team. Gina believes that client consultation is paramount to achieving complete satisfaction. She is on the cutting edge of style technique and has most recently been awarded "Best Hairstylist of 2018 from Berlin to Ocean City" by The Metropolitan Magazine. She invites you to come and let her or a talented member of her staff immerse you in total Bliss.
"Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."
In the years Michelle has been licensed she has continued her education and has been certified by many esteemed beauty academies including: Graham Webb, Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell, Brazilian Blowout, Goldwell, SoCap, Tigi and Scruples. Originally from Baltimore, her career started with Carl's Salon in Cross Keys. There she trained under Wilmar Sic, accomplished chemist and colorist. This began her passion for chemical processes that produce beautiful change. It also inspired her desire to learn. She has attended classes with Vidal Sassoon, Kim Vo, Nick Arrojo, and Anthony Barmer of Wahl to name a few. Her training has included highlighting, color, balayage & ombre coloring techniques, custom perms, straightening, Brazilian Blowouts, and hair extensions. Come see Michelle and let her help you find the perfect cut and color for you.
"Did you know that there are more trees on the planet then there are stars in the galaxy? Now you do. You're welcome."
Elisa has began in the salon industry as a Cosmetology Apprentice and has progressed to become a Senior Cosmetologist. In her career she has worked in metropolitan areas such as Northern Virginia & Philadelphia but for the last 7 years she has been working here at Bliss in her home town. Education is very important to her and she loves to be up to date on the latest trends and techniques. Some of her favorite things to do are blowouts, color correction, razor cuts and balayage color placement. She is an expert at random trivial knowledge, feel free to test her proficiency on your next visit.
"Your hair is part of your wardrobe, its something that you wear everyday, so it should be like that favorite piece of clothing that you never want to take off!"
Cassie became a member of the Bliss team in October of 2017 and is a precision cutting stylist. She possesses true artistic vision and shows impeccable attention to every detail Working with clients to achieve their individualized style is her passion. She specializes in all types of color techniques including: balayage, fantasy color placement and highlighting. Cassie is also certified in Brazilian Blowout Smoothing System, So.Cap and Cinderella Extensions, Scruples Training for Tomorrow, Barbering techniques and Balayage Color Placement. Cassie graduated from The Delmarva Beauty Academy and she loves continuing her education. She is creative, fun,and passionate about the art of hair fashion.
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."
Beatriz is her full name but she prefers to go by Betty. Betty is a youthful trend-setter, celebrated for her unique styles, and vibrant colors. She attended beauty school in Texas, and soon after graduating she moved to Maryland to follow her heart and to pursue her dream. She likes to think of herself as a women of many talents, she specializes in techniques in all fields of the beauty industry including: Signature facials, eyelash extensions, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, facial and full body waxing, customized airbrush makeup and tanning application, hair color, styling & cutting, manicures and pedicures. What she loves about her career is meeting new people everyday and everyone has a different story and wants a different look and she gets to help them accomplish it. No matter what service she provides, her ultimate goal is for her clients to leave with a smile on their face and feeling pleased with her work.
"I am rewarded each day with every client I work with using my skills to help them look and feel their best."
Cynthia enjoys her opportunity to apply her experience, education, and love of this profession to all of her clients and co-workers. She was born and raised in Ellicot City, MD and moved to the beach in 2002. She always wanted to live at the beach and she is very happy to be here. She has continued her education and has attended professional academies from TiGi in New York City to Scruples in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has certifications in Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Systems, Sexy Hair, Graham Webb, Cinderella Hair, Deva Curl, Goldwell, Redken, Gigi, Satin Smooth and Wahl. She attends as many classes and shows as she can so she can offer her clients the latest and most innovative techniques in the beauty industry.
"Even the strongest of men enjoy a good manicure and pedicure"
Linda's first employer, Maggie Whittington Steimen saw potential in her and gave her a chance at stardom in the beauty industry over 32 year ago. She specializes in nail enhancements such as fiberglass nails & IBD Gel Nails. Her amazing attention to detail and strive for perfection will ensure you leave loving her work. Over the years in her career she has established a loyal, beautiful and loving clientele that has followed her to join us here at Bliss.
"My greatest joy is when I see my clients leave the salon happy. That's why I love my career so much knowing that I can make someone feel and look amazing."
Jenny came to Bliss at 16 years old as a graduate of the cosmetology program at the technical highschool. She has refined her techniques by learning from more experienced stylists helping her along her career path. Jenny merges stylish sophistication with youthful vitality to produce a trend-setting creation every time. She is a Pravana certified balayage colorist and also specializes in up-styles and makeup applications which can spice up special occasions or enhance your individual style. She keeps away from the ordinary approach for a customized style that brings out the best in any individual. Jenny is a "jack of all trades" and is knowledgeable in providing her clients services in all aspects of the beauty industry including: nails, waxing, airbrush tanning, makeup applications, and personalized hair styling and coloring techniques. Weddings, proms, and special occasions are excellent times to call Jenny for that elegant up-style, customized make-up, or for something a little funky and different to dazzle the crowd.
"One of the best compliments I can receive is my client leaving with a smile on their face"
Shelly is outgoing, funny, generous & always willing to lend an ear. With a career as a stylist and a mom it has given her the best of both worlds. As a stylist it has allowed her to focus on making her clients feel beautiful and time to be a hands on mom. She loves to travel to hair shows to learn new techniques to keep up to date on all of the latest styles and trends. She is always continuing her education through many academies including Graham Webb, and Scruples and has attended many classes in highlighting, coloring, balayage, & classic cutting. Shelly is certified in both Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex Smoothing Systems. Brazilian Blowouts has given her clients an amazing positive transformation. It leaves your hair smoother, shinier, healthier and easier for you to manage at home. There is no need to worry about the fog rolling in, no more frizzy hair, it will stay in tact.
"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
Malorie has an equal love for color and cutting alike. She is an expert in the art of precision cutting and a master of detail. She trained at Graham Webb Academy in Washington D.C. and continues to take advanced education classes. She quotes "Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world. Everyone is an unique individual having different hair, head, and face shapes." She firmly believes that great hair creations should be a collaboration between artist & client. Using her creativity and understanding of colors, chemical process, movement and light, along with skin tone, eye color and lifestyle allows for endless possibilities. Her goal is to ensure you can style your hair with ease after a visit in her chair. Her sharp eye for elegance guarantees timeless, classy, and modern results.
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mary has been in the Ocean City cosmetology-salon business since 1989. She has a loyal clientele and loves performing luxurious manicures and pedicures for her clients. Mary is well known in Ocean City for her excellence in nail service. She thoroughly enjoys providing nail services in all aspects of this industry from spa pedicures to shellac manicures. She is always ready to have fun and laugh with her clients, making each and every appointment a new experience. The relationships she has built with her clients and co workers through the years are unforgettable.
"I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism makes life more fun."
Barb is passionate about helping people find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stresses of life...and relief from the pains that show up in their bodies because of that stress. Her bodywork style is nurturing and holistic. She specializes in Theraputic massage and bodywork including trigger point therapy, reflexology, pre-natel massage and customized facial treatments. She studied in Delaware and practices continuing education each year. Barb has been a licensed and certified massage therapist and Esthetician since 2000. She is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. She is also certified in canine massage.
"True beauty is when someone radiates that they love themselves."
Molly's passion for hair started at a young age when her babysitter taught her how to braid hair. Ever since then she has always been in love with anything that lets her create. She graduated hair school from GST Boces in Elmira, New York and is always continuing her education in order to keep up on the latest techniques, trends and styles. Molly enjoys giving her clients new and exciting looks and makes sure to listen to her clients wants and needs each time they come into the salon. If you are looking for a new style, or a stylist who takes pride in their work, we invite you to visit her for hair styling & cutting, natural nail and facial waxing services.
"My definition of beauty is happiness. I believe that when you are happy it shines through and makes you a more attractive beautiful person."
- Bianca Balti
Kelly graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 2000 with a degree in Theraputic Massage. She is well diversified having worked along side of chiropractors as well as in the spa industry. Kelly is certified in every modality of massage that she practices including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Bamboo Massage, and several others. She carefully plans out each massage in accordance with the clients needs and requests, personalizing the experience for every individual.
"Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty."
Carlie's attention to detail will ensure that you are taken care of from the moment you call to schedule your appointment until you walk out the door looking and feeling fabulous. She is skilled in many talents including the art of photography, marketing, and her ambition to gain fresh knowledge is unmatched. Apprenticing under one of Bliss' award-winning, Senior Cosmetologists, Carlie shows leading-edge potential in her future craft. Her smile is captivating as she engages with clients in the salon as she possesses a gift of making you feel as if you were at home with her outgoing & sociable personality. She is always looking forward to meeting new people as she learns from all of her experiences. Carlie boasts artistic views in different aspects as she grows into her approaching career as a Cosmetologist.
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