Get to Know the Talented Team



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Alaina Basco

Charlotte born and raised!

I graduated from the Aveda Institute, Charlotte, in 2020 and chose Dolce Lusso as my salon home, where I then completed a training program through Dolce Lusso. I officially became licensed in 2020.

I specialize in highlighting and fashion colors but love anything hair color related!

Certified in Keratin Treatments

Aveda’s Phomollient is my tried and true, favorite styling product!

My grandmother and great grandmother both were hairstylists and I loved growing up in the world of hair and it most definitely fueled my passion for what I do!

Alessandra Igleheart

Education and experience:
Graduated from Aveda institute Chapel Hill November 2009. Received awards including Beacon 2009, competing against cosmetology school students across the United States and she was one of the 100 students chosen. She attended NAHA (North American Hair Awards) in Las Vegas and also won makeup artist at the Aveda institute to compete for the Edwin Neil Full Potential Student Competition.

Specialties: Hair coloring and cutting.

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Ashlei Bradway

Education & Experience
Ashlei started her hair journey in 2001 and has been with Aveda since 2003. Certified Aveda color educator, certified in many types of hair extensions.

Specialties: hair color and hair extensions

Favorite Aveda Product:Speed of Light and Dry Shampoo (hard to choose just 1!)

Hannah Binene

Education + Years of Experience

I attended the Aveda Institute Charlotte for 1 year and received 1 year in salon training through Dolce Lusso. I have been licensed cosmetologist since 2014. I continue my education to stay up-to-date with current styles.


I specialize in Color, Cuts, Extensions, Keratin treatments, & Special occasion styles.
Favorite Aveda Product: My favorite Aveda Product has to be the Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. It adds a daily dose of protein to damaged hair while also protecting the hair from future heat damage.

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Hannah Desio

I graduated from the Aveda Institute Charlotte in 2016, and then completed an Eight month training program through Dolce Lusso. I have also been apart of Dolce Lusso’s hair and makeup team for the Carolina Panthers TopCat cheerleaders for 2 seasons. My work has also been featured on Charlotte’s very own WCCB News.

Specialties: I specialize in Aveda makeup, but also enjoy Updos and styling as well as balayage!

Certified Bellami Hair Extension Professional

Favorite Aveda Product: My favorite Aveda product(s) is a solid tie between the Be Curly Curl Enhancer, because it provides moisture and controls frizz while adding shine without weighing the hair down whether you’re wearing your natural curl or rocking a sleek blowout, and the Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in the shade Raspberry Tea. It is the perfect Neutral for any hair color, eye color, and skin tone.

Olivia Pope

I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Charlotte at the top of my class, and from Dolce’s protégé program. I am certified in extensions and keratin treatments. I love both color and cutting, and using both to create a look customized for each guest in my chair. I do have a special love for highlighting. Hair is a science and an art, and I truly appreciate both aspects fully. I love giving people a good experience, creating a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, and taking care of each person in my chair all while using my creativity and skill.

Before I went to cosmetology school, I graduated from UNCC with a degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Russian. I am a detail oriented person, and it is my personal mission to do the best job that I can in everything that I do.

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Patricia Hopkins

Aveda Institute 2019-2020

Specialties: Highlights & Balayage

Favorite Aveda Product: Invati Thickening Foam & Control Paste

Favorite Hair Trend: I love a sharp bob, balayage with money pieces, and color blocking!

Summer Carpenter

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Tyqi Neslon

I attended Empire beauty school in 2017 and received me license in 2018
My specialties are balayage natural hair blow outs and fashion colors.
My favorite product is the Nutriplenish Oil because it smells great and leaves the hair soft and shiny!
Fun fact about me is that I love too cook!