OUR TEAM


Janne Barickman

Stylist | Salon Owner

I fell in love with the cosmetology industry over a decade ago and took my first job at a salon in 2006. I graduated from Urban Academy in 2008 specializing in hair and makeup. I moved to Dallas, Texas in 2008 and assisted a master colorist until late 2009. I then started on my own in early 2010 back in Albuquerque and bounced around at a couple salons until July of 2012, when I decided to pursue my dream of traveling for six months. I came back to Albuquerque in January of 2013 when I started to really focus on building my career and settling into a groove. After gaining knowledge and experience at a few other salons, myself along with a friend and colleague decided it was time to pursue our own vision and opened Alt Salon in January 2015. In January 2016, I became the sole owner of Alt Salon and have never been happier! We have an amazing staff and team that is made up of very talented and unique individuals, without whom ALT would not be where it is today. Thank you for all the continuous support over the years, and I look forward to many more!

 

Diana Chaparro • @djchaparro9

Stylist

Hello world! I graduated cosmetology school from Aveda Institute of New Mexico in February 2014. Ever since I was a little girl I can remember how much I loved getting my hair done. I would tell whomever was doing my hair that I was going to become a stylist. Years later, here I stand. Behind the chair, creating art, relationships, giving a listening ear, and most importantly making people feel beautiful. My goal is to make everyone that sits in my chair to feel and exude confidence. Who would think that a simple cut or color can do that! I love to bring out the inner beauty in everyone. I have been an apprentice at two salons while also doing hair. I learned a lot of things in both salons, especially what I want and don't want in a work environment. Now, I remain at Alt Salon, owned by Janne Barickman. The atmosphere in our salon is nothing but happy vibes. Whether you come to me or my fellow teammates, I can assure that you will experience a great, fun time with us!                  

Jocelyn Lopez@jocyjoc

Stylist | Makeup Artist

My dream since I was a little girl was to be a stylist. Growing up with five sisters made it easy for me to practice cutting, coloring and styling hair. I obtained my cosmetology license from the Aveda Institute of New Mexico in 2014. After graduating I moved to Califorinia, where I had the opportunity to work on projects with HBO, NBC and former Destiny’s Child member, Farrah Franklin. I moved back to Albuquerque in August of 2015, aspiring to bring a beachy vibe to my work in New Mexico. I am certified, and specialize in, the French hand painting technique known as balayage. I am inspired by creating sun-kissed hair that looks natural and effortless. 

Erin Sanchez@hair_in505

Stylist

I am a proud stylist at ALT Salon. I enjoy getting to know every client who sits in my chair, while making them feel good about themselves. Something that I feel is important in the ever changing cosmetology industry is learning new techniques and styles by taking classes. This education allows me to be the best that I can be for my present and future clients. The best part of my job is that I have teammates that are all very supportive and friendly which creates an awesome work environment. Come in and let me help you love your hair!

Samantha Lopez • @sam.the.hair.doctor

Stylist | Makeup Artist

I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I went to school for art and painting at The Central New Mexico Community College. After finishing my degree, I started cosmetology at Toni & Guy. My experience includes fashion shows and special FX events. I specialize in fun vibrant hair colors, but also love to do natural colors. My favorite L’ANZA products are from the Keratin Healing Line, all of which add moisture and protein back into the hair, while also protecting it from heat damage.

Chelsea LaMendola • @lamendola_glam

Nail Technician | Stylist | Makeup Artist

Hey everyone, my name is Chelsea LaMendola born and raised here in Rio Rancho, NM. I come from a huge Italian family (5 girls and 3 boys) which has definitely played a big part of why I ended up in this industry and as a Cosmetologist. I have always practiced hair and makeup on my sisters and on the girls from my rugby team in high school without ever thinking that I'd end up in a salon. Little did I know my passion was for makeup, nails, and hair. Makeup is my go-to but I love being diverse and doing all. I went to Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy full time after high school and as soon as I graduated ended up here at Alt Salon. I am so very blessed for finding this amazing salon with such an amazing group of girls. It truly feels like home and I cannot wait to see where the future takes me! 

Diana Lopez • @dianamskincare

Esthetician

Diana Lopez was introduced to esthetics through her older sisters. Growing up as a young teen, she always had troublesome skin. She was amazed at the powerful support the right skin care products gave to her and her skin. She decided to attend Tony & Guy Hair Academy to become a skin care specialist.

Lindsey Jarosz

Salon Coordinator

My name is Lindsey, while I have no professional background in beauty and hair, I’ve always had a love for it! Growing up I had older cousins who became professionals within cosmetology which is what really jump started my passion! Watching them be involved in the beauty industry and being their model to practice on led me to have the knowledge and connection I do have with hair and makeup. While my ultimate goal is to pursue a career within the sports world, Alt Salon has given me the opportunity to work within the beauty world as I’m working towards my degree. I very much enjoy being around an environment where we can help others feel good and pretty about themselves and I love being able to bring out my girly side by working around all the fun that comes with a salon!