TEAM

Three main factors contribute to our stylist levels — the three Es: expertise, experience, and education — and begin with Level I Junior, followed by Level 2 Associate, Level 3 Senior, then Level 4 Principal and finally Level 5 Master. All of our stylists maintain their education via internal and external classes as well as via special-guest educators.

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Brooke is no longer actively styling behind the chair.
Named by Brooklyn Magazine and New York Magazine as one of New York’s top stylists, I’m still blown away that I get to do this incredible work in my own studio. After spending basically my entire life styling and cutting people’s hair in the midwest, I became officially trained at Carsten Aveda Institute shortly after I moved to New York in 2008, where I learned the fine art of French haircutting and color chemistry. In 2011, I decided to step out on my own and opened a small studio in Brooklyn. I knew that I genuinely loved the art of hairdressing, but I quickly grew to understand and appreciate the emotional connection we all have with our hair, and it’s a truth I carry with me during every appointment. Opening The Bird House has been a wonderful and thrilling adventure, and it is such an honor to have you as clients and friends. Pronouns: She/Her.

Email: brooke@birdhousenyc.com

Instagram: @birdhousebrooke

Venmo: @brookemichelejordan

BROOKE

SALON DIRECTOR
CO-FOUNDER

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Growing up, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I used to think through various businesses I could open, dreaming of being in charge. Maybe it’s the Capricorn in me, but I’ve always been bossy… So when my sister, Brooke, opened a one-chair hair studio in what was basically a closet in Carroll Gardens, I was ready to put those aspirations into practice. Together, we moved her from that little studio to our current location, and it’s been an absolute dream come true. Building this business hasn’t been easy, but it’s been so beautiful, and we’re very proud of the space & team we’ve built. It is my greatest hope that at The Bird House, you experience more than just a great haircut and color, but that you feel you’ve found your hair home. Pronouns: She/Her.

Email: nicole@birdhousenyc.com

NICOLE

BRAND DIRECTOR
CO-FOUNDER

I grew up fascinated with cosmetology and have always had a passion for hair styling especially. I always knew that this is what I would choose as a career and I feel honored to be a part of the Bird House team. My Technical training started with Aveda in 2010. As a color specialist and educator I am dedicated to staying relevant in my field through continuing education and challenging myself constantly. I am extensively trained in curly-hair cutting and hair-lightening services for all types and textures. I find my passion not only in creating beautiful hair but also in building relationships and community through my work. I’m goofy, light hearted and 100% committed to giving each and every one of my clients the best possible experience! Pronouns: She/Her.

Instagram: @ashtheresehair

Venmo: @Ashley-Fritzler

ASH

LEVEL 6—HEAD STYLIST

Over the past 15 years, I’ve come to specialize in both hair color and cutting, having graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philly. I adore formulating the perfect tones and painting lived-in balayages. And whether it’s razor cutting, sexy textured bobs, curly hair, or voluminous layers, I am obsessed with techniques that ensure these cuts are not only executed beautifully but also are done with a modern eye. I love to talk thoroughly with you about your hair hopes and needs so that I can help you achieve the version of yourself that you want to see in the mirror… and that your friends can’t stop raving about. Pronouns: She/Her.

Instagram: @kcasolastylist

Venmo: @Katie-Casola

KATIE

LEVEL 5—MASTER STYLIST

 

I have always had a passion for the arts and am a person who loves taking care of others. Hairdressing is a career that allows me to be creative while helping my guests feel like the best versions of themselves. In 2014, I graduated from the Brown Aveda Institute and practiced my craft in Cleveland for four years before making the big move to Brooklyn. I have found my niche creating natural-looking color with blonding and balayage techniques. My attention to detail helps me shape modern haircuts that fit your personality. When you’re in my chair, it’s all about you, and creating a style that makes you feel confident. Pronouns: She/Her.

Instagram: @lyssakay_

Venmo: @Alyssa-Kay-4

ALYSSA

LEVEL 4—PRINCIPAL STYLIST

I love being a hairstylist—I am truly obsessed with hair—but even more than that, I strive to be a day maker. I love getting to know my clients and helping them reach their hair goals. Behind the chair I take pride in my ability to listen to my clients and provide them with hair that fits them perfectly. My goal is to help you unleash your own inner Beyoncé! Hailing from Warren Tricomi at The Plaza Hotel as well as Cutler Salon, I’m thrilled to be a part of The Bird House team. My favorite hair-things to do are creative color, shags, redheads (loooove a good redhead!). I love doing curly cuts, too, and teaching you how to enhance your curly texture. It’s not just about the cut but also your lifestyle. In my personal life, I love making and discovering new music, meditating, and learning about new cultures. I can’t wait to meet you and join you on your hair journey! Pronouns: She/Her/They.

Instagram: @ heirbruja_

Venmo: @Lolamerkhair_

LOLA

LEVEL 4—PRINCIPAL STYLIST


 

 

In high school, I was always coloring my friends hair at home, so when I turned 16, enrolling in cosmetology school was all but inevitable. I’m always eager to learn more, so after beauty school, I took advanced classes with Redken and Bumble & Bumble in NYC, and Vidal Sassoon in Toronto and London. Eventually, I moved to NYC and took positions with Arrojo, Ion Studio, and Aveda as a hairstylist and educator. In these roles, I had the pleasure of not only working at top salons but also doing NYFW, photo shoots, and traveling the country to share the latest trends and techniques. These experiences were invaluable to me, but made me realize what I love most is simply connecting with people and working in a salon doing hair! From edgy pixie cuts, to whimsical beachy hair, to a classic sharp bob, I’m extremely versatile in my skill set and just want to bring out the best version of you. Pronouns: She/Her.

 

Instagram: @alexandraefst

Venmo: @AlexEfstratiou

ALEX

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

 

I have been in the hair world for over 20 years and have experience in many aspects of it: as an educator, a stylist behind the chair, a platform artist with Rusk, and as a salon owner. Opening two salons in Brooklyn gave me incredible insight into the industry and in myself, and what I realized over time was that focusing my attention on my craft and my clients was what I loved most. The relationships that I build with my clients is my favorite thing about hairdressing and I’m so happy to be focusing my energy on it. I love cutting curls, creating dimension and brightness in natural hair color, formulating natural reds and cutting hair in a way that grows in effortlessly. When I’m not in the salon, I am usually enjoying my two kids at playgrounds across Brooklyn and sewing when I can. Pronouns: She/Her.

 

Instagram: @karabrowninghair

Venmo: @karalynnbrowning

KARA

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

 
I’ve always enjoyed playing with hair, starting with my dolls and graduating to copying magazine looks on my friends. Now, a few decades later, I’ve experienced many facets of the beauty industry from runways (I’ve done Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung, among others) to education and even the research and development behind products. I pride myself in being master certified in color, cutting, and styling and have extensive experience working with all textures of hair. I am passionate about this craft and am truly committed to listening to my clients and making a difference in their lives. My favorite part of what I do is seeing how uplifted my clients are when they leave the salon. I love watching them stare at themselves in every mirror they walk by, with a confident spark in their eyes and a new pep in their step. I can’t wait to meet you, too, and help you achieve the hair that will give you that same spark.

Instagram: @miccatt

Venmo: @miccatt2

Michele

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

 

My love for hair began in early high school, where I styled hair for school plays and my did friends’ hair for prom. I enrolled in beauty school a month after graduation, and have been in love with coloring and styling hair ever since. I am obsessed with always taking my craft to the next level, which is why I have taken many high-end courses and worked directly under top educators. Since moving to New York, my passion has evolved into lived-in and dimensional blondes. I also love big transformations. But over all I strive to make every client who sits in my chair happy. In my free time, I love traveling (when it’s not a pandemic!) and tasting new foods. Pronous: She/her.

Instagram:@mariyadoesmyhair

Venmo: @Mariya-Nosovitskaya

MARIYA

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

 

I’ve always known I wanted to be in a creative field, but after a haircut I got when I was in high school, I realized exactly what I what I wanted to do. After that cut I felt so cool and knew I wanted to give that same feeling to other people. Soon, I was enrolled at Arrojo cosmetology school and then began my career at the Arrojo salon before joining the Bird House team. I love creating textured lived-in shaped with flowing seamless layers, strong curly shapes, and edgy shorter styles. And I love doing bright color pops and rich natural reds! My favorite thing to do with clients is creating new looks they thought they could never pull off. Whether it be a small transformation like adding some layers, or a big one like a total color change, seeing my clients’ happiness and confidence after a service is why I’m here! Hope to see you in my chair soon, trying new fun things together! Pronouns: She/They.

 

Instagram: @g_illianhunt

Venmo: @Gillian-Hunt-1

GILLIAN

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

 

Growing up with thick, curly hair, all I ever knew was how to tame it and wasn’t taught to embrace it. My mom would let me get it blown out and straightened professionally once a year and let me tell you it was truly the most incredible feeling! A feeling that eventually inspired me to learn how to style hair so I could help others feel as amazing as that little girl. After getting my BA in Theater, I furthered my education by attending Arrojo Cosmetology. Soon after, I was offered the opportunity to be Brooke’s apprentice for a year and am now behind the chair full time. I love doing crisp bobs, bright blondes, and fiery red heads, among so much else. My ultimate goal as a hairdresser is to make my clients, regardless of hair textures or type, feel as radiant as that tiny kid who got to feel like a queen for a day. Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram:@nadahair_

Venmo: @nadashehata

NADA

LEVEL I—JUNIOR STYLIST

I always knew I wanted to be in a field where I’m socializing and constantly meeting new people. But figuring out my place in the world more specifically was difficult, until one day I woke up and decided to attend cosmetology school at Aveda NYC. It was a bit of an impulsive decision, but the best decision I ever made! Making people feel like the best version of themselves is a dream come true—a dream I didn’t even realize I had! I love working with curly hair, creative colors, and creating a perfectly finished look. In my free time I am a devoted plant mom, and I love to experience outdoor life with my two pups. Despite growing up in this busy city, I like to live a really chill and laid back life.
Pronouns: She/Her.

Instagram:@everythingbyana

Venmo: @AnaMGerman

ANA

LEVEL I—JUNIOR STYLIST

After moving to New York from California to pursue my passion for hair and fashion, I attended Aveda Institute in Manhattan. I have always been artistic and love working with my hands, so hairdressing is a perfect fit. I love helping people feel their best and I truly care for my clients’ well-being. Given that’ I’m a Californian at heart, it’s no surprise that I love creating blondes and creative colors. I love the ocean, I listen to a lot of different genres of music, and occasionally pick up the guitar. I’m looking forward to continuing to broaden my skills at The Bird House and I can’t wait to see you in my chair! Pronouns: She/Her.

Instagram: @karenevestylist

Venmo: @karenevevexo

KAREN

LEVEL 1—JUNIOR STYLIST

 

I began my career in the dorm room I shared with my best friend while studying fashion at a small art school in California. Soon after, I attended beauty school in NYC, and never looked back. I love making my clients feel beautiful and at ease. My work with brides, celebrities, actors, editors and corporate clientele has been photographed on red carpets, appeared on tv, and in films. I’ve worked on countless models for photo shoots, runway shows, lookbooks, and videos.

Visit my website, carirduprey.com.

CARI

EVENTS STYLIST

TEAM

Three main factors contribute to stylist titles—the three Es: expertise, experience, and education.

Junior stylists are freshly out of assistant programs and are new to working on the floor, which is why their prices are discounted. The next level is Associate, followed by Senior, then Principal and finally Master. All of our stylists maintain their education via internal and external classes as well as via special-guest educators.

 

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BROOKE

SALON DIRECTOR
CO-FOUNDER

Email: brooke@birdhousenyc.com

Instagram: @birdhousebrooke

Venmo: @brookemichelejordan

Brooke is no longer actively styling behind the chair.
Named by Brooklyn Magazine and New York Magazine as one of New York’s top stylists, I’m still blown away that I get to do this incredible work in my own studio. After spending basically my entire life styling and cutting people’s hair in the midwest, I became officially trained at Carsten Aveda Institute shortly after I moved to New York in 2008, where I learned the fine art of French haircutting and color chemistry. In 2011, I decided to step out on my own and opened a small studio in Brooklyn. I knew that I genuinely loved the art of hairdressing, but I quickly grew to understand and appreciate the emotional connection we all have with our hair, and it’s a truth I carry with me during every appointment. Opening The Bird House has been a wonderful and thrilling adventure, and it is such an honor to have you as clients and friends. Pronouns: She/Her. 

NICCI

BRAND DIRECTOR
CO-FOUNDER

Email: nicole@birdhousenyc.com

Growing up, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I used to think through various businesses I could open, dreaming of being in charge. Maybe it’s the Capricorn in me, but I’ve always been bossy… So when my sister, Brooke, opened a one-chair hair studio in what was basically a closet in Carroll Gardens, I was ready to put those aspirations into practice. Together, we moved her from that little studio to our current location, and it’s been an absolute dream come true. Building this business hasn’t been easy, but it’s been so beautiful, and we’re very proud of the space & team we’ve built. It is my greatest hope that at The Bird House, you experience more than just a great haircut and color, but that you feel you’ve found your hair home. Pronouns: She/Her.

ASH

LEVEL 6—HEAD STYLIST

Instagram: @ashtheresehair

Venmo: @Ashley-Fritzler

I grew up fascinated with cosmetology and have always had a passion for hair styling especially. I always knew that this is what I would choose as a career and I feel honored to be a part of the Bird House team. My Technical training started with Aveda in 2010. As a color specialist and educator I am dedicated to staying relevant in my field through continuing education and challenging myself constantly. I am extensively trained in curly-hair cutting and hair-lightening services for all types and textures. I find my passion not only in creating beautiful hair but also in building relationships and community through my work. I’m goofy, light hearted and 100% committed to giving each and every one of my clients the best possible experience! Pronouns: She/Her.

KATIE

LEVEL 5—MASTER STYLIST

Instagram: @kcasolastylist

Venmo: @Katie-Casola

Over the past 15 years, I’ve come to specialize in both hair color and cutting, having graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philly. I adore formulating the perfect tones and painting lived-in balayages. And whether it’s razor cutting, sexy textured bobs, curly hair, or voluminous layers, I am obsessed with techniques that ensure these cuts are not only executed beautifully but also are done with a modern eye. I love to talk thoroughly with you about your hair hopes and needs so that I can help you achieve the version of yourself that you want to see in the mirror… and that your friends can’t stop raving about. Pronouns: She/Her.

ALYSSA

LEVEL 4—PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Instagram: @lyssakay_

Venmo: @Alyssa-Kay-4

I have always had a passion for the arts and am a person who loves taking care of others. Hairdressing is a career that allows me to be creative while helping my guests feel like the best versions of themselves. In 2014, I graduated from the Brown Aveda Institute and practiced my craft in Cleveland for four years before making the big move to Brooklyn. I have found my niche creating natural-looking color with blonding and balayage techniques. My attention to detail helps me shape modern haircuts that fit your personality. When you’re in my chair, it’s all about you, and creating a style that makes you feel confident. Pronouns: She/Her.

LOLA

LEVEL 4—PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Instagram: @ heirbruja_

Venmo: @Lolamerkhair_

I love being a hairstylist—I am truly obsessed with hair—but even more than that, I strive to be a day maker. I love getting to know my clients and helping them reach their hair goals. Behind the chair I take pride in my ability to listen to my clients and provide them with hair that fits them perfectly. My goal is to help you unleash your own inner Beyoncé! Hailing from Warren Tricomi at The Plaza Hotel as well as Cutler Salon, I’m thrilled to be a part of The Bird House team. My favorite hair-things to do are creative color, shags, redheads (loooove a good redhead!). I love doing curly cuts, too, and teaching you how to enhance your curly texture. It’s not just about the cut but also your lifestyle. In my personal life, I love making and discovering new music, meditating, and learning about new cultures. I can’t wait to meet you and join you on your hair journey! Pronouns: She/Her/They.

KALI

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @simplybeautyk

Venmo: @Kaliah-Bracero

Even before graduating from the Paul Mitchell Academy in 2014, I have always had a passion for doing hair and helping people feel refreshed and beautiful. I am an introvert, which gives me a great sensitivity to what it means to feel comfortable in someone’s care, and that is my main priority for all my clients: that you feel heard and comfortable and most importantly that you know that your hair is in trustworthy hands. I specialize in all hair textures. As a naturally curly-haired girl, I understand just how important a good cut matters with natural textures. I also love cuts that are so low maintenance you can simply wash and walk out the door feeling beautiful with nothing more than an air dry. I enjoy art and painting as a hobby, so I love doing color services, too, whether it be a subtle pop or full-on blonde. And of course I love doing creative color work too. It brings me so much joy to help my clients look and feel like their best selves, and I can’t wait to see you in my chair! Pronouns: She/Her.

ALEX

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @alexandraefst

Venmo: @AlexEfstratiou

In high school, I was always coloring my friends hair at home, so when I turned 16, enrolling in cosmetology school was all but inevitable. I’m always eager to learn more, so after beauty school, I took advanced classes with Redken and Bumble & Bumble in NYC, and Vidal Sassoon in Toronto and London. Eventually, I moved to NYC and took positions with Arrojo, Ion Studio, and Aveda as a hairstylist and educator. In these roles, I had the pleasure of not only working at top salons but also doing NYFW, photo shoots, and traveling the country to share the latest trends and techniques. These experiences were invaluable to me, but made me realize what I love most is simply connecting with people and working in a salon doing hair! From edgy pixie cuts, to whimsical beachy hair, to a classic sharp bob, I’m extremely versatile in my skill set and just want to bring out the best version of you. Pronouns: She/Her.

KARA

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @karabrowninghair

Venmo: @karalynnbrowning

I have been in the hair world for over 20 years and have experience in many aspects of it: as an educator, a stylist behind the chair, a platform artist with Rusk, and as a salon owner. Opening two salons in Brooklyn gave me incredible insight into the industry and in myself, and what I realized over time was that focusing my attention on my craft and my clients was what I loved most. The relationships that I build with my clients is my favorite thing about hairdressing and I’m so happy to be focusing my energy on it. I love cutting curls, creating dimension and brightness in natural hair color, formulating natural reds and cutting hair in a way that grows in effortlessly. When I’m not in the salon, I am usually enjoying my two kids at playgrounds across Brooklyn and sewing when I can. Pronouns: She/Her.

MICHELE

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @miccatt

Venmo: @miccatt2

I’ve always enjoyed playing with hair, starting with my dolls and graduating to copying magazine looks on my friends. Now, a few decades later, I’ve experienced many facets of the beauty industry from runways (I’ve done Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung, among others) to education and even the research and development behind products. I pride myself in being master certified in color, cutting, and styling and have extensive experience working with all textures of hair. I am passionate about this craft and am truly committed to listening to my clients and making a difference in their lives. My favorite part of what I do is seeing how uplifted my clients are when they leave the salon. I love watching them stare at themselves in every mirror they walk by, with a confident spark in their eyes and a new pep in their step. I can’t wait to meet you, too, and help you achieve the hair that will give you that same spark. Pronouns: She/her

MARIYA

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @mariyadoesmyhair

Venmo: @Mariya-Nosovitskaya

My love for hair began in early high school, where I styled hair for school plays and my did friends’ hair for prom. I enrolled in beauty school a month after graduation, and have been in love with coloring and styling hair ever since. I am obsessed with always taking my craft to the next level, which is why I have taken many high-end courses and worked directly under top educators. Since moving to New York, my passion has evolved into lived-in and dimensional blondes. I also love big transformations. But over all I strive to make every client who sits in my chair happy. In my free time, I love traveling (when it’s not a pandemic!) and tasting new foods. Pronouns: She/her.

GILLIAN

LEVEL 3—SENIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @g_illianhunt

Venmo: @Gillian-Hunt-1

I’ve always known I wanted to be in a creative field, but after a haircut I got when I was in high school, I realized exactly what I what I wanted to do. After that cut I felt so cool and knew I wanted to give that same feeling to other people. Soon, I was enrolled at Arrojo cosmetology school and then began my career at the Arrojo salon before joining the Bird House team. I love creating textured lived-in shaped with flowing seamless layers, strong curly shapes, and edgy shorter styles. And I love doing bright color pops and rich natural reds! My favorite thing to do with clients is creating new looks they thought they could never pull off. Whether it be a small transformation like adding some layers, or a big one like a total color change, seeing my clients’ happiness and confidence after a service is why I’m here! Hope to see you in my chair soon, trying new fun things together! Pronouns: She/They.

NADA

LEVEL I—JUNIOR STYLIST

Instagram: @nada_she

Venmo: @nadashehata

Growing up with thick, curly hair, all I ever knew was how to tame it and wasn’t taught to embrace it. My mom would let me get it blown out and straightened professionally once a year and let me tell you it was truly the most incredible feeling! A feeling that eventually inspired me to learn how to style hair so I could help others feel as amazing as that little girl. After getting my BA in Theater, I furthered my education by attending Arrojo Cosmetology. Soon after, I was offered the opportunity to be Brooke’s apprentice for a year and am now behind the chair full time. I love doing crisp bobs, bright blondes, and fiery red heads, among so much else. My ultimate goal as a hairdresser is to make my clients, regardless of hair textures or type, feel as radiant as that tiny kid who got to feel like a queen for a day. Pronouns: She/Her

ANA

LEVEL I—JUNIOR STYLIST

Instagram:@everythingbyana

Venmo: @AnaMGerman

I always knew I wanted to be in a field where I’m socializing and constantly meeting new people. But figuring out my place in the world more specifically was difficult, until one day I woke up and decided to attend cosmetology school at Aveda NYC. It was a bit of an impulsive decision, but the best decision I ever made! Making people feel like the best version of themselves is a dream come true—a dream I didn’t even realize I had! I love working with curly hair, creative colors, and creating a perfectly finished look. In my free time I am a devoted plant mom, and I love to experience outdoor life with my two pups. Despite growing up in this busy city, I like to live a really chill and laid back life.
Pronouns: She/Her.

CARI

SENIOR EVENTS STYLIST

I began my career in the dorm room I shared with my best friend while studying fashion at a small art school in California. Soon after, I attended beauty school in NYC, and never looked back. I love making my clients feel beautiful and at ease. My work with brides, celebrities, actors, editors and corporate clientele has been photographed on red carpets, appeared on tv, and in films. I’ve worked on countless models for photo shoots, runway shows, lookbooks, and videos.

Visit my website, carirduprey.com.