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Brenda

Shop Manager – Olentangy and Bridge Park

Brenda brings over 15 years of industry experience. As a District leader, she has received multiple awards for outstanding customer service and continued development of her team.  Brenda has a fun personality and loves to motivate.  In her free time she enjoys being active with her family. 

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Valencia

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Olentangy and Bridge Park

Valencia hails from the Midwest, and has spent the last decade as a national educator and platform artist for John Paul Mitchell Systems. She became a cosmetologist early in her career, but found her true calling when she discovered the art of barbering.

Offering every aspect of men’s grooming, Valencia is excited to share her craft with the Bates & Brown clientele.

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Latasha

Barber – Olentangy and Bridge Park

Latasha was born in raised in Columbus, Ohio and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2006.  She may have graduated from Ohio State School of Cosmetology over 15 years ago but she began to  fall in love with cutting men’s hair in 2012. Since learning more and more about men’s styling she began to look at as a passion.  Latasha is someone that truly makes the customer happy if she can make your day with a great cut it makes her happy! She is also lover of fashion and everything vintage so if you share her interests be sure to engage and Latasha will be eager to discuss! When not at the Barber Shop, Latasha is the mother to three beautiful teenage girls. She is excited to meet you and become your new favorite stylist.

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Josh

Barber – Olentangy

Looking for an artist that happens to be an extremely skilled Barber? Meet Josh. With nine years of fades, shaves, and all other things barber Josh will find the hairstyle that best suits your needs. Ever the student, after graduating the Hair Experts Barber School in 2012 he has continued to master his craft with continuing education classes with barbers that double his experience level. Josh enjoys delving into new interests also, mainly that of cars. Most importantly, Josh loves spending time with his family especially with his wife and two boys hiking in local parks and building forts in the backyard.

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Stacie

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Bridge Park Location

Graduating from Nationwide Beauty Academy in 1999, Stacie has lots of experience , twenty years to be exact, but loves to keep the looks of her clients updated and fresh. She cheerfully stated that her goal is to, “make you look and feel great! It isn’t just the way the cut looks but how the cut and style makes the client feel.” Stacie is a people person so when she is not perfecting her craft at work she is visiting with her friends or family. She also thoroughly enjoys watching her son tap into his competitive side while playing sports.

Stacie knows a good look when she sees it, which is probably why she has taken up photography as a hobby. Come on in and let Stacie see you through her lens of experience to give you the cut of your dreams!

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John

Barber – Olentangy Location

John is an Ohio State Barber College graduate of 1983.  He is a highly skilled and professional barber of over 30 years!  For 20 years, John owned and operated his own shop, John’s Barber Shop.  He specializes in authentic straight razor shaves and also in razor cutting.  Outside of the Barber Shop, John enjoys working on outdoor model trains, hiking and traveling!

 

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Julia

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Bridge Park Location

Coming all the way from Texas we are excited to welcome Julia from the ITS Academy. With a big move like that under her belt it is clear that Juliana loves transition, and she loves to see it in the confidence level of her clients as she completes her transformations. Her goal is to make sure you are relaxed and pampered and eager to come back. Julia is a woman of many hobbies, including cooking, staying fit, and gardening. A collector of plants she finds comfort in making her house feel like a home for her husband and two fur babies, Maya and Mr. Ollie. If you need any tips on a great IPA to try, ask Julia while you are getting your cut!

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Andrew

Barber – Dublin

Join us in welcoming Andrew Wilson. Andrew began his career in 2019 and in 2023 graduated from The Ohio state College of Barber Styling. He loves cutting hair because of the difference it can make for someone’s confidence, he especially loves using his shears and straight razor. When not giving confidence boosting haircuts, Andrew spends time with his beautiful little girl and amazing fiancé, who have supported him through everything. They both keep him going. In his spare time he enjoys playing/singing/writing music, playing video games and spending time with family and friends.

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Robi

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Olentangy

Robi is a Westerville native who obtained her Cosmetology license in 1999. After a hiatus from the industry, she is ready to help clients look and feel their best! From a shape-up to a complete style change, Robi will have you looking great in no time. She enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, and playing with her English mastiff fur baby.

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JoAnn

Barber – Bridge Park

JoAnn brings 30 years of experience to Bates and Brown and is ready to share all that knowledge with your customers. Expertly cutting since her graduation from the Hair Expert Barber School in 1990 JoAnn has seen all the trends, knows them inside and out and give you the cut you are looking for. In her spare time, she likes to spend time reading, hiking and gathering with her family and her friends.

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Abby

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Olentangy

Olentangy welcomes Abby to the team as a duel licensed barber and cosmetologist. She prides herself with staying up to date with the latest trends and styles in men’s grooming. Whether it’s a classic fade, a stylish pompadour, or a trendy beard design she is always ready to create a look that suits her client. She is ready to create a look for you that reflects your unique style. She is fun, kind, and ready for a great conversation in her chair, where you are always welcome!

 

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Alyssa

Barber – Olentangy

Taylor graduated from Ohio State School of Cosmetology in Marion, Ohio. She started her career styling women’s hair but found that she much preferred men’s cuts. It is now Taylor’s passion, and she hasn’t looked back! When not sylin’ her days away in the Barber Shop Taylor enjoys all that Delaware has to offer including kayaking, fishing, swimming, and relaxing the day away in a hammock. When she is not soaking in all the outdoors has to offer you can find her in the gym!

 

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Gabby

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Olentangy

Hailing all the way from the City of Sin, Las Vegas, Nevada Gabby is a welcome addition our Olentangy Team! Gabby graduated from Paul Mitchell, The School of Columbus, in 2020. Originally she thought she wanted to be a color specialist. She found out that her passion was more aligned in Men’s Haircare.  With three years of experience, she loves to give extra attention to detail and tailor all cuts to her client’s every need.  She also loves to educate her clients about styling, and the best products for their needs while in her chair.  In her free time, you can catch her walking around with her sweet pup Nola, practicing her crochet, or riding her motorcycle!

 

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Ayrizanna (AZ)

Barber – Olentangy

AZ graduated from Ohio State College of Barber Styling in 2017 and fell in love with tapers and fades. Since graduating, she has been diligently mastering different techniques for all hair types, and keeping up with the latest trends. She considers every head a canvas and she is the artist. She takes pride in people leaving her chair better than they came in. Outside of the shop, AZ enjoys all things outdoors, hitting the gym, trying new foods and spending time with her two amazing dogs.

 

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Taylor

Men’s Grooming Specialist – Olentangy and Bridge Park

Taylor graduated from Ohio State School of Cosmetology in Marion, Ohio. She started her career styling women’s hair but found that she much preferred men’s cuts. It is now Taylor’s passion, and she hasn’t looked back! When not sylin’ her days away in the Barber Shop Taylor enjoys all that Delaware has to offer including kayaking, fishing, swimming, and relaxing the day away in a hammock. When she is not soaking in all the outdoors has to offer you can find her in the gym!

 

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Craig

Barber – Olentangy and Bridge Park

Craig is a graduate of Barberology School of Barbering Arts and is ready to get you looking and feeling sharp. Craig aims to provide exceptional service and an experience that is both relaxing and fun at the same time. Craig is excited to be back in his home state after living in NYC and working on a luxury cruise ship for 7 years. Outside the barbershop, Craig enjoys a good workout and spending time in the sunshine by the pool.