Owner - Stylist

  Albana is a Master Stylist and owner of De Leonardo Salon and Spa. As an artist she sees her work as wearable art that's necessary,   useful and beautiful. Her hair designs are elegant, sophisticated, and inspiring. Her vision comes from all forms of creativity fashion,   make-up, dance, and architecture. As most artists, she prefers to let her work speak for itself.  With over 12 years experience in hair   mastery, 6 years being exclusive to AVEDA and its premises, concern for our environment, and demand for excellence.  Albana excels in   all forms of color, application, and placement.

 She has undergone all the criteria needed to be named In-Salon Coach, continuing her education by recently attending Advanced   Runway Styling in New York with Jon Raymon, followed by styling models at New York's 2016 fashion week.  In addition, she is a   respected expert, as a Skin Care Specialist and Make-up Artist. Albana has recently completed training from Aveda's New York Advanced   Academy under PureFormance Artists Lupe Voss & Geno Chapman. As it has always been her dream to own a Salon & Spa. Her passion,   energy and intensity are equaled by her devotion to the De Leonardo ideal of superb hair design and customer service. Albana is a Level   5 Master Designer at De Leonardo Where it’s ALL about You!





  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Carrie moved to Michigan to attend MSU in 1998.  In the midst of her education she found herself drawn towards Hair Design and the fashion industry. Consequently, in 2002 she enrolled in the Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing. After 11 months she graduated and was immediately hired by the Works Salon and Spa.  By constantly educating herself through advanced training and building her clientele, Carrie moved her way up to Master Stylist and In Salon Educator in 2005.  She currently holds these same positions with De Leonardo Salon and Spa. In her many travels to learn from our industries best, she has brought back current, exciting looks for our staff and guests.  She is certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System. Carrie excels with her Blonde looks, High and Low lighting techniques, and long layer Hair Design.  Her favorite industry moment was when Horst Rechel bacher (founder of Aveda), personally cut her hair.  Carrie  supports Albana’s vision of the De Leonardo ideal of superb hair design and superlative customer service. Carrie is a Level 4 Master Designer.






  Nicole has been a cosmetologist for over 8 years with a passion for Aveda products. She loves educating her guests on the benefits   of using a pure-plant based line. As a former Aveda makeup coach, she loves doing makeup as well as creative hair designs. She has   advanced training in all Aveda Concepts such as cutting, coloring and styling. She is also certified in Wella, Sebastian, Bumble and   Bumble, Jane Iredale and Murad products. Nicole has traveled to different cities for education including San Francisco, learning the latest   trends. Nicole accommodates her guests by doing everything from men’s cuts to hair color to facial waxing. Nicole supports Albana’s   vision of the De Leonardo ideal of superb hair design and superlative customer service. Nicole is a Level 5 Master Designer.








  Denise is a Master Stylist and has been in the cosmetology industry for many years. Being an educator for 20 years to then being a color coach for 10 years, Denise eventually went on to be a salon owner herself for 13 years. Although she loved the creative freedom of her own salon, she is a proud grandma and enjoys the time she can have with her grandkids while also being a stylist at De Leonardo.










  With 20 years of experience leading her to be a Level 4 Master Designer, Sima has extensive training in Aveda, J-Beverly Hills, and   TIGI allowing her to diversify her skills. Aveda has always been her passion, really integrating the natural line into all her specialties   which include; color, cutting, formal styling, facial waxing, and working with all varieties of natural curls. Having ventured off into the freelance world doing offsite weddings, commercials, stage performances, and print work, she now loves being in the salon to further serve her forever growing clientele. You can find Sima's work on Instagram and Facebook @stylesbysima.