Angelique has been a licensed aesthetician and make-up artist for over 9 years. She started doing make-up as a child and has been the go to girl for make overs ever since. After college, Angelique attended the National Aesthetics Institute in Phoenix, AZ and graduated in 2003. She has continued her education by attending Make-up Artistry School as well as taking classes on speed waxing, brazilian bikini, and even got certified in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She has worked along side celebrity make-up artist Mary Beth York in Scottsdale and Roberta Romero in Beverly Hills. Angelique is our "Wax Queen" and offers a full range of skin and body treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and eyelash tinting, perming, and extentions.
"I love making people feel good about themselves and helping them look the best they can!"
ANGELIQUE ROMERO-MONTOYA - Aesthetician/Make-up Artist
Raquel is committed to assisting her clients as they discover how to renew their Natural Body Balance and has been providing healing body therapy since 1997. She is a graduate of The Body Therapy Center; the Academy of Sound Arts & Science and the Crystal Mountain School, where she mastered Accupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Massage and Swedish Massage.
“I enjoy therapeutic massage work immensely because it grounds me and gives me a sense of well-being and peace. When I give a massage, I incorporate all the various techniques I’ve learned during my training into one session. I give laser sessions that last for thirty minutes and massage sessions from sixty to ninety minutes. My mission is to provide my clients with a very relaxing, nurturing, trusting and healing environment. When your body is relaxed, it can heal itself!”
RAQUEL FONTES - Massage Therapist
With over a decade in the beauty industry, Audrey brings a wealth of skill and knowledge to our team. Starting as an AVEDA salon manager in 2002, she graduated from the Anderson Business School in 2003. With a passion for all things skin and body, she graduated at the top of her class from the NM AVEDA Institute in 2004 on a full scholarship. She was the go-to educator for her salon group, giving classes on aromatherapy, topical essential oil use, make-up, Ayurvedic skin diagnosis and full spectrum product knowledge. Audrey is a Master European Waxer and provides a wide range of other spa services with a special focus on chemical peels, body treatments, eyelash perming and extensions.
AUDREY HARPER - Aesthetician/Make-up Artist
Leticia received a degree in Cosmetology from CNM with a focus in hair artistry. She is specialized in precision haircuts as well as amazing hair color. If you want a fabulous blowout she is your girl. She is also an excellent mens stylist. Leticia also specializes in bridal hair and make-up. She stays on top of the trends by taking hands on classes with the best in the industry.
LETICIA TUTTLE - Cosmetologist
Mary has wowed the beauty industry for over 27 years, specializing in eyelash extensions, nails, hair coloring and cutting. She graduated from DeWolff’s Academy and continues her education via annual industry classes. Mary’s outgoing personality and dedication to getting her clients just the right look makes her a team treasure!
August 2, 1963 - September 8, 2013 We love and miss you!
MARY COPPLER - Cosmetologist
Anna graduated from CNM with a degree in Cosmetology, specializing in hair artistry. Anna’s creative, fresh style is continuously growing. She keeps her pulse on the latest trends and techniques by taking hands-on classes with the best in the industry. She is properly educated in corrective color and maintaining the health of your hair. Anna will be sure to take the time to teach you how to achieve your style and the importance of proper haircare. She always make sure you are completely satisfied with your Bliss experience.
ANNA GONZALES - Cosmetologist
Born into the industry with her mother being a stylist, Andrea has always had an edgy and artistic touch. In 2004 she graduated from TVI with an Associates Degree in cosmetology which she then took to AVEDA, where she spent the next several years honing her craft. With over 7 years experience, Andrea comes to us as an AVEDA Cutting Coach who excels in color correction and has a strong passion for texture, relaxers and the latest Japanese and Brazilian straightening treatments.
ANDREA CHAVEZ - Hair Artist
Carmen has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry and has studied under Vidal Sassoon and Frederick Fekkai, among others. Carmen has lead her team to provide hair, nail and spa services for Miss America, Project Runway and Isleta Ronald McDonald Charity Benefit, as well as styling models for Sandia Casino, Tanoan and Andaluz Bridal Shows. Her work and business have been featured in the Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque: The Magazine and The Wedding Guide.
CARMEN JOE - Master Stylist/Owner
Monica's professionalism hails from her twelve years of experience in the industry. Making clients feel regal and at ease is her forte. Her expertise lies in party planning, especially when it comes to bridal clientele. She thrives on making every client feel special. She has mastered the art of making work fun while maintaining the utmost professional attitude.
If her purple hair hasn't clued you in, she is one of a kind and a blessing to the Bliss Team!
MONICA LIPIZ-VALLEJOS - Operations Manager
RYAN VALDEZ - Massage Therapist
Ryan studied the art of massage at Santa Fe School of Massage where he learned natural healing massage modalaties. He has been in practice for almost 5 years, perfecting his technique and using his energy to heal others through massage.
He specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Maternity Massage, Body Scrubs and Wraps.
Albert has been in the beauty profession for quite some time, making him extremely passionate about his work and clientele. His specialties range from color to cut to exquisite blowouts, and absolutely adores every service he offers to his clients. His number one priority is to make his clients look and feel beautiful and appreciated when they leave the salon. Yes, making people feel and look gorgeous is what he does best.
ALBERT VALENZUELA - Hair Artist
Compares himself to "Jack Tripper" (from Three's Company) and "Mork" (from Mork & Mindy), Danny's good nature and relaxed approach to hair relaxes clients.
With over 12 years experience as a hair stylist, he takes his clients very seriously- specializing in cuts and color, he is often found on his days off attending hair classes and workshops, or running on trails in the mountains. (He considers himself not only an ultra stylists, but an ultra runner!
Having recently returned from a three day class at Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, he is excited and eager to please!
KATIE MELENDEZ- Cosmetologist/Nail Technician
Our very own Hostess with the Mostess! Frankie is a wonderfully amazing asset to the Bliss Family. Her ginger hair paired with her witty personality is enough to make you smile with your heart! She is our social media guru and our go to girl for all things tech. Currently enrolled full-time at UNM, this snappy gal is majoring in psychology with a strong focus in forensic psychology. If school and work wasn't enough, Frankie is also raising her Pug, Spanky. She manages balancing all of her responsibilities with grace and ease and makes each day at work a Blissful experience.
A graduate of Elan Academy, she is a licensed nail tech and cosmetologist, but makeup truly holds her heart. She is a makeover connoisseur and loves total transformations! She can customize any service- trendy cuts, fun color, and makeup for ANY occasion! She always welcomes men's cuts as well! Truly a jack of all trades, Katie loves doing shellac manicures and beautiful nail art. Katie loves being part of the Bliss family, and we love having this bubbly girl here!
FRANKIE IRWIN - Guest Relations Expert
DANNY MESSEX- Hair Artist
ANDREW MADVIN- Colorist/Hair Artist/Master Barber
Andrew comes to us with 25+ years of experience and skill. Not only a master barber with training in unique trends such as british wave shaving, he has had advanced barber training through Eufora.
Andrew also has a plethora of training in beautiful color. He has been an educator of OYA and Schwarzkopf and has been professionally educated in Goldwell.
A life long student and professional, Andrew attended the Sassoon Academy this February. Andrew is constantly keeping an eye out for the latest trends, so if you want ecstatic color or a precision cut, Andrew is your hair artist!
CRISSY BALDONADO - Hair Artist
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