Stylist and Brow Expert
Having had a love and passion for art as a child, going into the beauty industry was a natural progression for Kristen. She has been in the industry for 7 years. Not only does she have experience with hair, she also spent 5 years working as a certified makeup artist / business manager for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Whether its working on models during New York's fashion week, at QVC, or transforming brides and their bridal parties for weddings, Kristen loves bringing out each of her client's natural beauty and helping them feel empowered to be their most confident. Kristen continues to further her education so she remains on top of industry trends.
"I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser."
Matthew, with his constantly developing eye, has over 30 years in the industry. From the Mayfair Academy in London to the best studios in NYC -- Bumble and Bumble, Nick Arrojo from TLC's What Not To Wear, Wella NYC, to name a few -- Matthew has trained with some of the most prominent hairdressing professionals in the world. This devotion to training allowed him to develop into a true master stylist and leader -- one who embodies an eye for detail, maintains high standards, wields a precision razor, and performs outstanding scissor work. He has a knack for proportion and symmetry to balance each individual face shape and is lauded for his honesty with clients.
Matthew goes above and beyond to pair your cut with the perfect hair color. His astute color expertise includes highlights, balayage, foilyage, and double process techniques. His authentic hair color mastery ranges from Icelandic Blondes to Celtic Reds - and every shade in between.
Matthew's work has been featured in magazines including DuJour Magazine, Modern Salon, Celebrity Hair Styles, Passion Magazine, Short Hairstyles, and Lehigh Valley Style. He also has Lead Hairstylist movie credit in 2009's "In Search Of". A presence during multiple seasons of NYC Fashion Week, Matthew has styled top models back stage for such notable designers as Diane Von Furstenberg, Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Ann Taylor, and Form.
and Brow Expert
When you hear the word “perfectionist”, a few people may pop into your head. What that term is used at Carlee and Company, one person comes to mind; Andrea Martinez. Andrea has always demonstrated an impeccable work ethic and positive attitude. From graduating top of her class at Metro Beauty Academy, to her threading, cuts, and colors, Andrea has shown an immeasurable amount of skill and talent. She is a Keratin Specialist and our in-house make-up artist. No matter what the occasion, Andrea will help you choose your perfect look! Additionally, Andrea assists Carlee, the owner, with daily salon operations.
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Jasmine is a 2019 Empire Beauty School graduate as well as an Empire Student ambassador. While attending Empire, she won many beauty competitions and was chosen as student of the month for always being the first student to lend a helping hand.
Jasmine has heart for helping others succeed and is always eager to learn. With a love for fashion and beauty, she has now taken that passion into making others feel their best and most beautiful!
As the owner of Carlee and Company Salon, Carlee has assembled a friendly and dedicated team to create the perfect atmosphere for her business. Carlee has over 25 years of experience and there isn't anything she can't do! Carlee's expertise spans all genres in the field but her true enthusiasm is with coloring and cutting. She has been educated by some of the top stylists and educators in the business. She has put a tremendous effort in helping to develop the skill of her staff of professionals. Carlee has a drive for excellence that she instills in her team of educated and talented stylists and assistants. Her motto in life is.... "Living the dream!"
Keila is one of our resident brow experts and hair stylists. She was trained in New York for threading and is transforming brows in the Lehigh Valley one client at a time. Given her years of experience, Keila can help you grow and shape your brows to perfection. In addition to her brow expertise, Keila is a certified Lasio Keratin specialist who cuts, colors, and styles hair with acute attention to detail. She stays up to date on the current trends in balayage and highlighting and is known for fantastic blow-outs. Ask any of her clients and they will tell you they feel like a super model after a blow-out.
Front Desk Coordinator
As a licensed esthetician and former cosmetics manager for high-end beauty brands, Jennifer brings a treasure trove of knowledge to her role as front desk coordinator.
Her customer-focused background combined with her office technology/management experience and boundless energy ensures that our clients receive the best experience before their appointments and while visiting the salon. Although you'll see her behind the front desk, she is also the behind-the-scenes wizardess that keeps our busy staff and the entire salon running smoothly.
Peyton graduated from Metro Beauty Academy in 2017. She enjoys coloring and cutting hair and she specializes in braiding and up-dos.
Peyton has always had an artistic flair and she cannot wait to follow in her mother's footsteps.
Yemme is a 2019 Empire School graduate who enjoys connecting with clients while providing the ultimate salon experience. The Relaxation Package, featuring an immersive scalp massage, is just one example of how Yemme goes above and beyond for client services.
Hair braiding is another area of expertise in Yemme's toolbox. She also enjoys pampering clients with luxurious keratin treatments and is certified in the newest treatment, S4TEC, as well as Lasio and Keratin Complex.
Yemme continues to further her education and works diligently to keep up with all the current trends.
Leah has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for her whole adult life. She has been licensed since 1999 and has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including precision haircuts, special occasion hair, and keratin smoothing treatments. However, her field of concentration is with color and color correction. Leah is certified in a wide range of color and product lines.
Leah believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide an excellent service to her clientele. She specializes in cutting edge color techniques, foil highlights and lowlights, balayage, color correction, grey reduction, special occasion hair, haircuts, and Lasio and Coppola keratin smoothing treatments. She stays updated on the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want. Leah places high value in the satisfaction of all her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting their hair...and she strives for unlimited creativity.
Kelly is one of our highly talented master stylists and one of the original team members of Carlee and Company Salon. She has worked and trained under many of the top professionals in the hair industry since she started doing hair in 1999. She has worked with a wide array of product lines.
Kelly has used her experience as a former salon manager and lead stylist to perfect her craft and motivate her peers. She is a creative and devoted stylist who is not afraid to introduce her clients to fun new styles and colors. Kelly creates beautiful redheads and has an eye for selecting the right shade on the right skin tone.
She has been an integral part of the growth of the salon and continues to challenge herself with new techniques and training.