Owner, Master Stylist
Andrea Battista, 37, born and raised in Rome, Italy, where I attended one of the top hairdressing and make-up academies.
Shortly after starting the hairdressing career i moved to London where i further my training at Toni & Guy. After moving back to Italy, I joined one of the leading companies for L’Oreal education, who ended up moving me to their Miami location in 2006. Following my editorial passion, I joined the New York based company “Cutler” in 2008, where I played a leading and supporting role under Rodney Cutler In NY Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week and numerous publications.
Finally in 2012 i decided to partner up with a friend and co-worker, Mario Silvestri (@literallymario) and build something that challenged “salon standards”, Junior & Hatter @juniorandhattercreating. Our salon is a home-like space that doubles as a live music performance venue and monthly stand up comedy shows. The design is ever-changing and improving. Today we have 2 main rooms:
One being the salon, and the second one being a barbershop. In addition we have our own product line, a tattoo shop and skin spa inside.
Known for my many passions, you can also find me building cars, motorcycles,furnitures and anything needed for the salon.
I am also a part owner of a radio station www.wynwoodradio.com where i hosted a morning show myself called “morning wood”.
Today I spend most of my time training our Associates, recruiting/coaching the most talented stylists, working as a master stylist/colorist, co-managing Junior & Hatter, and traveling as a Matrix master educator, learning and striving to be better every day.
As far as my time off work i try to spend it riding my motorcycle, with all of my awesome friends and my amazing wife and daughter.
Owner, Master Stylist
Mario believes that success in both art and business is a natural consequence of clear intention. His intentions in co-developing Junior & Hatter were influenced by lackluster experiences working in other salons. For Mario, life is about adventure, about distorting tradition; it’s about knowing the rules so you can push them to new artistic ends. As a stylist he is fascinated with angles and shapes, and it is exactly this affinity that is at the foundation of J & H’s philosophy: it is a salon that constantly challenges convention.
``After 15 years behind the chair, I've learned that what inspires me is creating a unique look for my guests through a thorough consultation, individualized color formulation and highlight application, & helping them to release their style with a fresh cut. I love being trusted with the privilege of creating new looks for guests stepping out of their comfort zone. Everyone has a different story, and for every story - a different hair need, and I'm here to fulfill it.``
Arlene is an well rounded stylist who's passion shows through her work. She enjoys creating beautiful dimensional color with her multiple hair painting techniques.
``Puerto Rican hairstylist, I been in the industry since 2000.
Love to create my cuts based on the need of the client using different techniques - specialized in textured modern cuts, bangs , pixies, shags , bobs, layers, & modern mullets. Effortless cuts.
To me doing hair is like creating a personalized sculpture on every head.``
``Originally from NYC Jenique has over 25 years experience in the Beauty Industry. Having worked for both Frederic Fekkai and John Frida in Manhattan she is trained in the classic French style of hairdressing and as a session stylist for Bryan Bantry has created unique styles on countless photo shoots. Jenique enjoys creating classic cuts with a modern edge and is particularly adept at sculpting and crafting short styles which make her your go to girl for that pixie you have been thinking about!``
``Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I'm new to the Miami area. I have been pursing my hair career for 8 years now. I have always had a passion working with people and making them feel beautiful. I specialize in creating gorgeous, multidimensional color and blondes.``
Kristina has been in the hair industry for 2 1/2 years. Her attention to detail can be seen in her creative extension placement & braided looks. She takes that same spark and applies it to her hair painting & fantasy colors. She loves to add that feminine softness to her haircuts and styles. She’s your girl for those modern looks with a boho twist!
``At 11 years old, when I was gifted my first mannequin head, through teenage years where I spent my days and nights coloring my own hair crazy colors, to now living my dream career. I’ll grant your hair wishes with a transformation of your dreams. Color correction, fantasy color, balayage... you name it! With an attention to detail, and knowledge, anything is possible. Fabulous, healthy hair, and your confidence is what I aim for!``