Meet The Team
Meet The Gals Behind The Chairs
Ami loved growing up in a small town about 50 miles east of Dallas, but she always knew that she wanted to experience life in the big city. Her small town work ethic certainly paid off. After training at Toni and Guy’s hair school in Carrollton, Texas, Ami immediately began working in a hot salon right in the heart of Dallas.
Client friends from back home made the drive to support Ami & provided her with countless referrals. As demand for her hair styling grew, Ami realized she she needed to focus on improving her business skills so she could build on her success. She would work with clients all day & then throw herself into researching fashion trends & hair techniques every night. Ami’s insatiable appetite for knowledge helped her to move beyond the curve in terms of color & style for her clients. By 2014, Ami was fully booked & could no longer accept new clients. Realizing it was time to expand, she took a leap of faith & set down her roots in downtown Rockwall, which was how Ami Kristin Studio was born. Making beautiful hair is the core of Ami’s vision. She wants to give clients more than a haircut, providing a fun experience that they truly look forward to.
“Every minute you spend with a client needs to be special to them.”
Ami’s goal is to exceed expectations, formulating elaborate and custom color combinations for each and every client for a perfect look make just for them.
Ali is from Midland, Texas. She’s been an artist for 6 years with 2 of those being part of the AKS team. Ali grew up in the salon where her mom was a stylist. She quickly saw her mom’s passion & love for making people feel pretty & giving them the self confidence they never had – which inspired her at a young age. She’s a sucker for a platinum blonde, but is well rounded in the industry.
- Hand Tied Extensions
What She Loves:
- Shopping ( she’s always decked out!)
- Taking the boat out
There’s NOTHING more satisfying than giving someone the hair of their dreams.
Ashley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. With cosmetologists on both sides of her family, hairdressing is in her blood. She is passionately creative & loves all forms of art. She moved from California 10 years ago after falling in love & marrying a Texan. Their family has grown to include three beautiful girls. After 9 years as a colorist & color educator at Frederic Fekkai in Dallas, she is bringing her career to the place that she calls home.
- Color, Balayage, Curly Hair, Red Heads
Favorite Fashion Item: Her YSL clutch! “it has been the best designer investment of mine so far.”
Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Guilty Pleasure: Thrifting & restoring vintage items & giving them a new purpose.
“I’m very active in theatre and the art scene. I love supporting local Dallas artists, artisans and musicians.
The newest member of the #BabeCave team! We love her bubbly personality and passion for making women beautiful and we know you will too!
A Texas girl by way of Minnesota with an impressive resume! She specializes in curly hair, but she isn’t a one trick pony! She is talented at balayage, fashion color, special event hair and makeup. She has been formally trained at Aveda, curly hair certified in New York and Redken certified.
- Curly Hair
- Fashion Color
- Special Event Hair & Makeup
ShayeLynn is from a small town in NE Texas and always dreamed of doing hair in DFW. After graduating Toni&Guy and working in a Dallas salon, she found her salon home at AKS. She loves the challenge of giving someone a new look and sharing all the tips and tricks for styling salon hair at home.
- Babylights + Lived in Color
- Braids + Event Styling