Meet the Stylists
Every stylist at JLS Hair Design is friendly, experienced and educated. They have graduated from the best hairdressing schools in New England and are extensively trained and certified. JLS hair specialists are required to continue their training and education so they can stay on top of the latest trends in the industry. So everyone that steps into JLS Hair Design is in professional, qualified hands and leaves looking like they belong in Hollywood! So what are you waiting for, book your appointment today! Contact one of the stylists at 401-231-8888.
Jessica Lee Pray
Master Stylist, Proprietor, Color Specialist, Educator
Jessica Pray’s love for the beauty industry has inspired her to grow and educate her staff. Her main focus is to ensure all of JLS’s clients are 100% satisfied. Whether it’s coloring, cutting or styling, her heart is behind every service, process and customer wish. It all began for Jessica over 20 years ago at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational High School. During school she was very dedicated and hard-working; so much so that her talents and ambitions exceeded well beyond her years.
Since graduating, Jessica has worked for several top salons in RI, gaining the trust of her loyal clientele. She then decided it was time to follow her dreams and open her own salon. JLS Hair Design opened its doors early in 2010 and is a growing success. Jessica continues to work hard and will always strive to be one of the best hair specialists in the state.
Salon Manager, Nail and Hair Specialist
Leah has been in the industry for 20 years. Leah graduated from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in January of 2017. She loves what she does and continues to learn the latest techniques in the hair & nail industry. Whether you enjoy manicures, shellac, acrylic nails or to relax and get a pedicure, Leah has a great eye for detail and will give you her full attention to make sure your nails look perfect every time. Leah is also certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing treatment, Brazilian blowout and Hot heads Hair extensions.
Hair & Make Up Artist
Kim has had an immense love and passion for the beauty industry since she was a little girl. She took a step towards her dream over 8 years ago at the School of Paul Mitchell. Kim has been part of the JLS team for over 5 years and works as an independent hairstylist and makeup artist. Kim continues to grow and further her education in the beauty industry by taking master classes in hair and makeup to keep up with all the latest techniques and trends! She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, Babe Hair Extensions, Ultimate Face Makeup, as well as furthering her makeup classes with Live Glam Pro, MAC Cosmetics and Mario Dedivanovic Beauty! Kim takes great pride in the work of art she performs on every client that sits in her chair. To Kim, her clients are like walking billboards with her name on it, and if they look and feel great about themselves then she has achieved her goal
Hair & Make Up Specialist & Eyelash Technician
Susan Duarte has always had an immense passion for styling and hair dressing and after graduating from Tony & Guy she was a natural fit here at JLS Hair Design. Susan is and has been obsessed with education ever since she joined the field. She has studied with the best and learned many of their secrets. Susan has been continuing her education at places such as Color Miami, Redkin Symposium Vegas, Dan Dumengio Men’s cuts, and Artego Rome Academy among many, many others. She adores all the remarkable experiences of which she has been able to take part.
Susan views every experience as a learning experience, creating inspiration and passion for an exciting career. Her passion is to make her clientele feel beautiful and special, whether it is a makeover story or just everyday beauty regimen. “Being in the beauty industry allows us to make a powerful impact in our clients life, there is nothing better than making them feel wonderful about themselves. I love growing with my clients, from watching them get engaged, to getting married and having kids. Being chosen to be part of someones life is a gift and honor.” Susan is certified in eyelash extensions, makeup artistry, Brazilian blowouts, keratin treatments, Hair Treats hair extensions, and SoCap hair extensions.
Hair Specialist & Educator
Kelly Crosby is a creative and talented hairstylist who graduated from Paul Mitchell Beauty Academy and received many awards and certificates throughout her education in the elite “Phase Two” program. She is also a licensed manicurist and certified makeup artist. She constantly challenges herself to learn new trends and techniques to stay up-to-date in the industry. Kelly continually seeks out advanced certifications and training opportunities and learns a great deal from her talented co-workers. Kelly is certified in Keratin and Brazlian Blowouts. She really takes the time to listen to her clients and has an “eager to please” personality making her a very flexible and capable hair stylist. Kelly takes great pride in her work and her service to each and every client.
Alana graduated from Toni and Guy Academy in 2017. She is a stylist and loves to make people walking billboards. She is hard working, determined, and was so eager to join this JLS team. She continues to strive and learn more and more everyday. Alana loves and specializes in balayage and ombré but is always open to do whatever to make her client happy.
Kristin has been in the industry for over 12 years. Hair and beauty has always been her passion. After completing training at the Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology, she mastered a wide range of hair techniques. Kristin believes in continual education and strives to expand her knowledge for her clientele. She specializes in cutting edge color techniques, color corrections, foil highlights, keratin complex treatments, vibrant color, fashion and modern cuts, blowouts, as well as, special occasion hair. She stays updated on all the latest trends and places high value on listening and understanding her clients needs.
David Martin is a graduate of Toni & Guy hairdressing academy. Upon graduating he was a hands on associate for Jessica Pray the owner of Jls Hair Design for about a year. His true passion in life is hair. Whether it is coloring, cutting or styling his whole heart is behind every service and customer wish. He takes great pride in the work he performs on every client that sits in his chair. A client is like a walking billboard with his name on it and if they look and feel great about themselves then he feels he has achieved his ultimate goal.
Staying on top of current trends and new methods is very important to David, as he believes that continuous education is the key to success. David is trained in TIGI cutting and color techniques and is certified in several smoothing treatments such as the Keratin Complex treatment as well as the Brazilian Blow out. He is also educated in Keratin Color, Men’s clipper cutting, Oligo Professional Products, Halo Couture extensions & several tape in extensions.
Lexie is our attentive receptionist who provides great customer service in making your experience at our salon memorable.
Senior Hairstylist & Salon Educator
Diane Almeida, senior stylist and salon educator, graduated from Costin’s Beauty Academy in 2003, being one of the top of her class. She has not stopped continuing her education by taking classes year round, abling to keep up with the current trends. Diane loves what she does and it shows through her work, creativity, and expressiveness. Her first priority is keeping the integrity of her clients hair. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, Coppola Keratin Complex, and HotHead Extensions.
Stylist & Hair Extension Educator
Brittany’s education began in 2010 at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy in Cranston, Rhode Island. She continues to grow as a stylist, with ongoing education in all of the latest trends. Certified in many different services, Brittany specializes in Hot Heads Hair extensions, in which she is a New England certified educator. Other specialties include smoothing treatments, and bridal makeup. No matter what her clients needs may be, Brittany prides herself in delivering constant gratification.
Eyebrow Technician - Bitchin' Brows
Emily Pariseau is a Rhode Island based brow specialist! Just this year she transitioned to be an independent stylist starting her own business called Bitchin Brows! Here she specializes in the art of symmetry leaving all of her clients with the most flattering look for each person’s individual needs! She has been doing brows for four years so if it comes to waxing, tweezing tinting needs, she aims to please! To book your appointment please visit www.styleseat.com/BitchinBrows or please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren is a 2016 Toni and Guy graduate and has been working with us at JLS since June 2016. She is very passionate about the beauty industry. She continues her education in the beauty industry to stay up current trends and techniques.
Lauren is certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments, Brazilian Blowout and Hot Heads Extensions, and enjoys color and cutting her clients hair to make them feel beautiful.
I have been working behind the chair for 12 years. I specialize in retexturizing services and highlighting, but love everything in between. When I’m not at the salon, I am spending time with my son and our family and friends. My Instagram handle is @amanda_withthegoodhair.
Kristin "Kitty" Dunbar
Stylist / Makeup Specialist / Spray Tan Artist
Lindsay is one of the receptionists at JLS. She is a junior at Rhode Island College majoring in Justice Studies and is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon.