Stylists

Alexey Kats
Owner / Stylist
Alexey Kats is the co-owner and creative director at Architeqt Salon and Gallery, located in Washington Square west in Philadelphia. Alexey has worked as a platform educator for companies such Read More
Alexey KatsOwner / Stylist

Alexey Kats is the co-owner and creative director at Architeqt Salon and Gallery, located in Washington Square west in Philadelphia.

Alexey has worked as a platform educator for companies such as Goldwell, Sahag and his own venture Fountainhead Beauty. While working on many of the city’s fashion shows he has also worked on feature films and produced and contributed to photoshoots for TV personalities, magazines, boutiques and universities. Alexey designed his own line of cutting and styling tools and educates both hairdressers and clients on hair cutting and styling. In addition to doing custom color and keratin treatments, Alexey has been perfecting his dry-cutting technique for years and considers haircutting a form of sculpture.

Though generally managing Architeqt Salon and Gallery, Alexey can also be found working at the Architeqt North location every Thursday to accommodate his Suburban clientele.

 

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@alexeykatshair

Pawel Jan Gorzelewski
Co -Owner / Stylist
Pawel Jan, the co-owner of Architeqt, began his career fourteen years ago after studying with Patti Barreault,an internationally accomplished and recognized professional while also completing a two-year apprenticeship under her Read More
Pawel Jan GorzelewskiCo -Owner / Stylist

Pawel Jan, the co-owner of Architeqt, began his career fourteen years ago after studying with Patti Barreault,an internationally accomplished and recognized professional while also completing a two-year apprenticeship under her supervision and direction at Palazzolo Salon, the preeminent salon in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. He then continued his education with the likes of Vidal Sassoon, J Beverly Hills Academy,and Kemon Academy. His unique and expert talent led him to become the Education Director in 2004 at Palazzolo Salon affording Pawel the opportunity to mentor and share his skills by developing various educational programs for fellow stylists and apprentices. He teaches a variety of classes ranging from cutting, dry cutting, color, and theory.

Pawel Jan has also studied directly under the supervision of the late John Sahag and subsequently became a member of his artistic team. He has also worked on artistic teams with J Beverly Hills and Kemon. Pawel has worked with many prestigious clients including, Carmen Marc Valvo, Nicole Miller, Derek Lam, Christian Louboutin, and Neiman Marcus. He continues his extensive education, keeping him in the forefront of the industry.

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Jessica Gonsalves
Jessica Gonsalves is Philadelphia’s leading colorist in balayage, a technique that paints color into the hair to produce a sun-kissed, natural glow. Originally a Jersey girl, Jess completed her cutting Read More
Jessica Gonsalves

Jessica Gonsalves is Philadelphia’s leading colorist in balayage, a technique that paints color into the hair to produce a sun-kissed, natural glow. Originally a Jersey girl, Jess completed her cutting training at Vidal Sassoon over seven years ago. After working for L’Oréal Professionnel the last several years, Jess recently became a L’Oréal Professionnel National Artist (one of just a handful in the world); she now tours the country teaching classes on innovative color technique every month. As a SOHO Academy Partner, she is regularly invited to teach onstage at nationally acclaimed hair conventions. In addition, Jessica has been trained professionally in the art of makeup by Mac Cosmetics and Nars. She is a senior stylist and makeup artist at Architeqt Salon and Gallery, where you can find her making up brides for their special day, rescuing damaged hair with healthy color correction, or dry cutting fresh, unique styles for each client.

Sequoya Yeagle
Sequoya knew her path involved hair styling at a young age when she began braiding everyone’s hair in her family! Graduating from Jean Madeline in 2008, she apprenticed under a Read More
Sequoya Yeagle

Sequoya knew her path involved hair styling at a young age when she began braiding everyone’s hair in her family! Graduating from Jean Madeline in 2008, she apprenticed under a master stylist before getting behind the chair. Shortly after, she decided she wanted a change of pace, and was off to the Rocky Mountains. There, she learned a great deal about natural beauty, and her desires transformed into creating natural, wearable hair. Her passion has developed not only with her love of doing color, but also with dry cutting, which has become a new element of her growing love for this industry. From bridal styling to extensions to soft color or bold, bright tones, she continues to research, learn and play through the art of hair.

Allison Condon
Graduating from Jean Madeline in 2011, Allison Condon had an idea of where she wanted her career to excel. She apprenticed top stylists Alexey Kats, Artur Kirsh and Tonia Day Read More
Allison Condon

Graduating from Jean Madeline in 2011, Allison Condon had an idea of where she wanted her career to excel. She apprenticed top stylists Alexey Kats, Artur Kirsh and Tonia Day at Studio CL. She later joined Tease Salon as a stylist, gaining experience in color and editorial work. She has continued her education with companies such as L’Oréal, Redken, and Davines. Reaching a peak in her career, she decided to branch out, becoming a part of the Architeqt team by finishing her apprenticeship in dry cutting. She has a trained eye for color, whether she’s creating dimensional blondes and brunettes or customizing Balayage for each individual.

Brianne Wise
Brianne graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and started her apprenticeship with Architeqt in the fall of 2014. Learning Alexey’s dry cutting method, Bree trained under Brittiany and Jessica in Read More
Brianne Wise

Brianne graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and started her apprenticeship with Architeqt in the fall of 2014. Learning Alexey’s dry cutting method, Bree trained under Brittiany and Jessica in color techniques. Since completing her apprenticeship, Bree has been certified in Hot Head extension and is in the process of completing her certification for Balayage through L’Oreal Professionnel where she is mastering French highlighting techniques. Photoshoots and editorial work are Brianne’s next focus.

Nicholas DeMaio
Nicholas DeMaio graduated from Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design in 2010 and sharpened his skills at HairWorks in his native city, Wilmington, DE. After gaining experience behind the chair, Nicholas Read More
Nicholas DeMaio

Nicholas DeMaio graduated from Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design in 2010 and sharpened his skills at HairWorks in his native city, Wilmington, DE. After gaining experience behind the chair, Nicholas moved to Philadelphia and joined the team at Architeqt where he was educated in dry cutting and advanced coloring techniques. Nicholas has a strong eye for men’s cutting and styling and enjoys hair color that is inspired by music, art, and pop culture. Nicholas’ philosophy for hairdressing is focused on making each client see their full potential through his lighthearted nature and encouraging personality.

Alba Karabina
Alba Joined the Architeqt team in 2016 where she underwent an apprenticeship with Alexey. Before her time at Architeqt, Alba gained styling experience at DryBar after she graduated Jean Madeline Read More
Alba Karabina

Alba Joined the Architeqt team in 2016 where she underwent an apprenticeship with Alexey. Before her time at Architeqt, Alba gained styling experience at DryBar after she graduated Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2015.

Alba’s desire to be in the hair industry started in her late teens. While her dream was hard to achieve in her native Albania, it took her almost 5,000 miles and 10 years to make it happen. Before her journey to be a hairstylist, Alba finished university with a degree in Graphic Design which trained her eye to see shape and color. Soon after starting at Architeqt, Alba became certified in various extension methods and developed a passion for dry cutting while also furthering her education in various cutting and coloring techniques.

Crystal
Crystal, a Washington State native came to Philly in 2013. She attended and graduated from the Beauty Institute of Schwarzkopf in March of 2016 , and started her apprenticeship with Read More
Crystal

Crystal, a Washington State native came to Philly in 2013. She attended and graduated from the Beauty Institute of Schwarzkopf in March of 2016 , and started her apprenticeship with Architeqt in April. With a great passion for color, she was excited to be able to expand her knowledge working under stylists like Jessica, Sequoya, and Allison. Her love for dry-cutting was also brought to life apprenticing under owner Alexey Kats. Crystal is one to think outside of the box, and is always open to trying new things. Her passion for this career comes from the ability to express one’s creativity, and thrives off of making others feel confident and beautiful. In addition to being a stylist, Crystal also is a makeup artist, and certified in eyelash extensions, Hot Heads and BABE hair extensions.

LB
Stylist, Colorist
LB graduated from Jean Madeline in the spring of 2008. Being a Philadelphia native she new she didn’t want to stray from her beloved city so she started her career Read More
LBStylist, Colorist

LB graduated from Jean Madeline in the spring of 2008. Being a Philadelphia native she new she didn’t want to stray from her beloved city so she started her career in the heart of center city and has been here ever since. She quickly realized her passion for color and has spent her 9 plus years in the industry continuously furthering her education with leading companies such as L’Oréal, Redken, Arrojo and 901. LB’s main objective when clients leave her chair is for them to feel the best version of themselves. Whether that means a major color overhaul or something just soft and subtle to accent their natural beauty, she will work with you to get you exactly where you want to be, and she’ll never say no to a blonde!

Valerie
Valerie grew up in Alaska, where she graduated cosmetology school in 2008. Shortly after, her adventurous nature took her south to Portland, OR where she started working and later managing Read More
Valerie

Valerie grew up in Alaska, where she graduated cosmetology school in 2008. Shortly after, her adventurous nature took her south to Portland, OR where she started working and later managing a local barber shop. After 6 years, she left to pursue her passion for hair color and cutting with one of Portland’s top salons, where she advanced her talents with a very loyal client base. Throughout her career, Valerie has earned many opportunities to improve her skills by attending classes and events held by the industries top professionals, including Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, R+Co, and Bumble & Bumble. She recently relocated to Philadelphia to begin her next adventure, and looks forward to continuing to refine her craft. 

 


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