Salon Owner, Organic Educator, and Stylist
The noblest art is making others happy.
Meet Anna, the founder of Midtown Curls and known as "the curl coach." Anna is a Certified Advanced Deva Curl Specialist, who has a passion for all kinds of natural hair textures. She loves using organic hair care products to ensure the healthiest hair for all her guests. Anna, an Innersense Organic Beauty salon and stylist educator, is also apart of the International Curly Hair Artistry group and is constantly adding to her hair education. Hair coloring is another strength of hers, as she thoroughly enjoys the artistic approach in color. Anything from balayage, baby lights, grey coverage, color melting, you name it, she does it! Anna is very knowledgeable on organic hair care and teaches all of her guests how they can become a master of their own hair.
Meet Julie! She was born in Los Ángeles, California but raised in Reno, Nevada since 2008. Julie is a third-generation stylist who continues to grow her love for the beauty industry. She found her passion for both hair and makeup early on in her teen years. Glamming up her friends for Prom to even doing after-school waxing services brought her even more interested in wanting to grow and make a living doing this craft forever! She also had her first curly cut experience here at Midtown Curls while she was attending UNR which is where her love for natural hair sparked. At that time with the support of her loved ones she decided to take the leap of faith and enroll in Cosmetology school. Once she graduated in 2020 she reached out to Anna about being mentored into becoming a Curly hair specialist.
She joined the Midtown Curls team with our mentorship program under Anna Palotai in December of 2020. She continues to be Anna’s assistant where she can continue her education through the salon while also venturing out and continuing training in curly hair education. Julie is trained in custom dry cuts, curl-by-curl, balayage, and hand-painted curls. Julies goal is to enhance your natural beauty while always keeping your hairs health and integrity in mind. Julie is knowledgeable in organic hair care and loves to share her knowledge with her clients so they too can become confident in their natural beauty.
LETICIA (TISH) BURKE
The noblest art is making others happy.
Leticia, AKA Tish, has been an independent Stylist for the past six years. She joined the Midtown Curls team with our mentorship program under Anna Palotai in June 2020, wanting to boost her training into curly hair types as well as using Organic hair care products. As a professional colorist she understands the importance of being up to date on hair trends and new technology of hair color. She prides herself on using ultra-low ammonia, hair color for optimum scalp comfort, hair health and longevity of your hair color investment.
She also loves styling! Everyday wear hairstyles and special occasion styles such as weddings and proms. Her work has been featured in Tahoe Unveiled, a local publication for Lake Tahoe weddings. Tish see's any hair type of clients be it curly, wavy or straight. Her strength and goal is Your beauty.
Meet Jasmine, she attended cosmetology school and found her passion for hair in her frustration with her own curls. She tried everything to fix her frizzy mane and to help others with the same frustrations. Jasmine furthered her education in curls and healthy hair after contacting Anna to start her own curl journey. She is trained in the curl-by-curl dry cut method and enjoys doing makeup and up-dos for special events. She is continuing her education in color and loves doing balayage while keeping in mind the health of your hair. Jasmine's goal is to give you a style that will accentuate your beauty and build confidence while keeping it easy for a busy schedule
Meet Alicia, she discovered her love for hair design while working the front desk at a salon in Sacramento. After seeing how happy the clients were after their service she was hooked and begn her training at Paul Mitchell. Alicia continued training in Wella color, Bumble and Bumble cutting and styling and also with Vidal Sassoon cutting workshops and classes. Connecting the beauty in nature to her craft has helped influence her aesthetic. She specializes in healthy and natural looking hair with an emphasis in styling, shades and tones of summer. While she loves doing hair, her passion is making people feel beautiful by creating a hairstyle that will fit her clients’ lifestyle and enhance their look all together.
With over fifteen years of experience, Winter’s passion is to create haircolor, tones and organic cuts that accentuate the natural beauty within her guests of all genders, utilizing Eco-Friendly/Cruelty-Free products. Babylights, “Lived-in” balayage, and grey blending are her favored artistic applications. Nourishing hair health and maintaining the structural integrity are the foundations of her craft. Winter participates in continuing education, holds certifications in multiple hair color lines,and most recently became a Rëzo Technique certified stylist .
I’m Allie! I grew up constantly struggling alongside my mother to work with my hair. Cue Paul Mitchell, where I attended beauty school and also met my desire to wear my hair the way it naturally grows. I, too received my first curly lesson here, at Midtown Curls. I continued my education in working with naturally curly/wavy hair after I received my license and have landed back where my journey started. I especially love working with extra curly girls, as I can whole heartedly relate to them as well. I enjoy working with demi and semi permanent color to maintain hair health. It is important to me to use health conscious hair products, be mindful of product ingredients, and the effects.
Talia Doignon is a proud Tahoe native; born in Truckee and raised in Kings Beach. At the age of eighteen, she spread her wings and left the peace and quiet of Lake Tahoe to venture into the wild world of Southern California. After studying and acquiring her cosmetology license from Fullerton College in 2002, she headed for Hollywood. There, she worked in West Hollywood for the next ten years. Within those years, in addition to working in busy and popular salons, she did T.V. set work, runway shows, and other events. She returned to the Reno/Tahoe area in 2011, while continuing freelance work in Los Angeles.
Talia has worked for esteemed companies such as the Ritz Carlton and Dry Bar. She is an accomplished hair stylist with years of experience under her belt. Additionally, she has mastered the art of Threading- a Middle Eastern technique used to shape eyebrows and remove undesired facial hair. Talia is also a well accomplished braider, able to braid designs of all kinds. She specializes in custom hair cutting and loves to work with all hair types. Highlights, balayage and creative colors are included in her long list of talents. She sees herself as a true artist and is passionate about bringing beauty to the world.
With six years in the industry and 5+ different extension certifications; Breanna specializes in Hand-tied Hair Extensions, custom color and personalized haircuts. Breanna has continued her education each year by taking classes that will specifically enhance her skills to benefit each clients needs and wants! She has joined Midtown Curls for this reason, to enhance her knowledge in curly hair and be able to offer Luxury Hair Extensions for all hair types. Being able to embrace your natural texture is just a start but falling in love with your hair is the Ultimate goal, whether that’s filling in what you already have or adding in the extra length for the mermaid hair you always dreamed of. Come meet Breanna today for your revolutionary hair transformation!