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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.

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Natural Curl Artist & Balayage Specialist 

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.

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I've known I wanted to be a hairstylist since i was 12 years old, but it wasn’t until i was 17, struggling with my own natural curls and went to a curl specialist, that i was inspired to become a curly hair specialist myself. i studied at Paul Mitchell, got my license and am now excited to further my education assisting for Anna. my biggest passion is educating and helping those with curls to embrace and love their natural selves. am a Rëzo certified stylist and specialize in curly cuts, blonding and vivid colors, along with occasional wedding styles. it is also very important to me to be mindful of product ingredients and to instruct others about health conscious hair products and their benefits.

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Curl Artist

Ashley comes from a curly haired family and wanted to become a curly hair specialist to embrace her natural texture. She loves seeing her client’s face light up after a curly hair transformation. Ashley enjoys working with fun loving people who are committed to learning about their natural hair texture. She loves being a stylist her clients can trust with their hair and also enjoys mega volume and bouncy curls!

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Curl Artist, Lived-In blonding specialist

Meet Meg! Meg’s journey with cosmetology started back in 2013, where she was introduced to the world of SFX (special effects makeup). From there, Meg was always practicing on herself and friends, attending classes, makeup shows, and more. In 2020, Meg enrolled into Paul Mitchell the School Reno & fell in love with doing hair more than she had anticipated. She graduated in the summer of 2021, and got her license, and worked on specializing in lived-in color.  Meg joined the Midtown Curls team in late March 2022, and has been furthering her texture knowledge by working under Anna. Meg is a Bellami certified stylist & Bella Lash artist, and in addition to being a lived-in color specialist, she also specializes in balayage, foiliage, blonding, & creative cuts. 

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Cutting Specialist 

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.