Balise Salon is comprised of several incredibly talented independent contractors all in one location. Contact any of our Master Stylists for all your haircare needs.
Leah Whitaker Bain
Ten plus years ago as she was graduating from high school Leah’s passion for the hair care industry was already encompassing her world. “I love it! Every aspect of it from styles, new trends, sharing life experiences between the client and myself as well as the fun, relaxed environment I create to ensure my client and co-workers are comfortable!
Upon graduation from one of Plano’s schools this native Texan aligned with a couple of well known salons – Salon Dazz and Color Studio both of which are known in the Plano area. Through her experience, Leah developed her speciality of high lights, color, short styles and cuts as well as utilizing her creative talent for “special ocacasion” styles which often entail full “up-dos” as well as partial. However, when asked what is her favorite she would have to say “Color! While I love everything about doing hair, I absolutely love color!”
Her business skills have also developed with her exposure to many other businesses – developing a website, working as a business analyst as well as owning her own business pertaining to a specialized refreezable gel pack used in the pharmaceutical as well as medical industries which she sold.
She and her husband moved for a while to Albuquerque, New Mexico, but recently moved back to McKinney. Being in the hair industry is a dream come true for Leah, “I get to work with people, do something I absolutely love and get paid for it!” You have already seen some of Leah’s work here in McKinney!
Give her a call and schedule your time with her!
Cathy graduated and obtained her license in 1996, from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. She positioned herself in Sherman, Texas, for several years, moving to McKinney to join Balise Hair Salon when it was established in 2003. Her skills are continuously honed by attending Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy shows and continuing education programs. While she has many passions pertaining to the hair industry including highlighting and coloring, her true passion is working with finer textured hair of longer lengths.
Angie is from Allen, Texas and graduated from Allen High School in 1989. Upon graduation, she moved to Virginia to attend a vocational apprenticeship cosmetology school obtaining her degree in 1990. Angie then returned to Allen to start her career in Plano. After ten prosperous years, she then made the choice to make Mckinney her home. Angie specializes in highlights, color, cutting, and facial waxing. She has a magnetic personality and loves to make her clients laugh. With her great charm, she enjoys making them feel beautiful as well. She maintains continuing education through Toni & Guy among others in color and cutting classes. The happiness in her day is the outcome of the service provided in color and cutting. She is excited to be back working at Balise Salon again and they are glad she is back!
Before starting SkinSolutions, Tiffany spent sixteen years working in the cosmetology field for a variety of day spas and hotels, ranging from Senica Dreams Day Spa in Estes Park, Colorado to Spa Botanica at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Frisco, Texas.
At Balise Salon, Tiffany specializes in anti-aging treatments, chemical peels, and therapeutic facials. She is also trained and certified in microdermabrasion, advanced exfoliation techniques, and micro-current “non-surgical face lift”.
In striving to provide the best treatments possible, Tiffany believes in taking time to listen and understand each client’s particular needs. Her primary concern is to cultivate a professional environment where each client feels comfortable, receives focused attention, and is given exceptional customer service.
Tiffany’s success is based on her creativity, many years of experience and technical skill. Her continuing education in cutting edge skin care and products gives her the ability to understand, and interpret her client’s needs.
Tiffany lives in Melissa, Texas with her husband, Kyle, and their four fur babies. When Tiffany is not working, she likes to paint, cook, and spend time with friends and family. Call Tiffany today for all your skincare needs.
Kei graduated top of her class from Paul Mitchell in 2014. She has lived in Tokyo, Japan and worked for Smashbox Cosmetics which led to her becoming a makeup artist. Since graduating cosmetology school she has kept herself busy with continuing education classes to keep her abreast of the latest techniques and products in the beauty industry. Although it was hard to choose between hair and makeup, her first love was hair. She is knowledgeable in cutting, color, and loves special occasion updos. Her skills have allowed her to work in television and photography within DFW. Please contact her for all you beauty needs.
Connie graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Provo, Utah. She is currently licensed in two states and has over 15 years of experience. She has also had the opportunity to attend and participate in multiple hair shows, both on and off the stage. She enjoys learning new techniques and looks forward to helping you with your hair needs. Please call her today to book your time with her!