Artists

Reuben Kroiz, Master Stylist/Colorist
I am very excited to be part of the team at Alpha Studio as a founder and as a Stylist.  Jointly with Jill Sell, we have created an environment for our Artists and Guests to come together in a relaxed yet professional space to create great looks that fit with your vision.  I personally see my job as a Stylist as a collaborative art.  I take time to conduct a thorough consultation with my guest that promotes an understanding of their expectations, and allows us to create a vision of the cut and color that will best compliment his or her lifestyle.  I am also very proud to be a partner with Aveda, a company that puts the environment first when developing its products, and has led the industry for over 30 years to produce environmentally sustainable products with the highest quality standards.  Aveda is also one of the top education and fashion forward companies in the Beauty industry. This allows me to continually build on my understanding and ability as a Stylist and has provided me with amazing educational and career opportunities such as advanced classes with industry heavyweights in New York, Berlin, and Milan, to participation in New York Fashion Week.
Colleen Carter, Master Stylist/Colorist
The Art of Beauty is a unique vision consisting of health, wellness, and a passion for ones comfort.  By educating our Guests here at Alpha, we can accomplish the vision together.  I truly enjoy deciphering any hair issues my Guests present to me.  Think: Long Division for Hair.  There are also those days when the simplest task makes everything work a little easier.  Maybe it’s a reshaping of the bangs, or the discovery of a hair product that makes life that much better.  The Art of Hair is not exact.  It’s a wonderful individual journey that will take its twists and turns throughout your life.   Consider me the passenger that knows how to read the map.
Barbara Johnson, Master Stylist/Colorist
I had already been in the salon industry for eleven years when I joined Alpha Studio in June of 2011, and in 2005 I was awarded “Best Stylist,” by City Paper (Baltimore).  I enjoy collaborating with my guests to create a look to fit their lifestyle that makes them feel comfortable, confident and satisfied.  I specialize in precision haircuts based on a Classic style with an updated edge.   At Alpha, I am surrounded by talented stylists who foster my own creativity, which makes me strive to be the best I can be.  The commitment of Aveda to continuing education and to protecting and giving back to the environment, is an extension of my personal beliefs and makes me a proud member of the Alpha team.  I embrace new challenges and look forward to meeting you.
Molly Onken, Advanced Stylist/Colorist…..Bio coming soon!
 Heather Malchow, Advanced Stylist/Colorist
My journey began at the Aveda Institute Columbus in Ohio.  Upon getting licensed I moved myself and my cat to Baltimore further expanding our horizons.  I am proud to be a  member of the Alpha Studio team and always look forward to enhancing my knowledge in all areas of cosmetology.  While in my hands, I want you to experience the relaxation and wellness Aveda techniques and aromas provide. With a scalp and shoulder ritual before your shampoo or hand ritual preformed while you wait for color to process.  Each ritual is performed using essential oils blended specifically to promote a feeling of calm and healing.  I have always admired the natural beauty in others and in our environment. My goal is to enhance and protect your natural beauty through the use of design, color, and product recommendations based on your specific needs.  I look forward to meeting each new guest and discovering how I can exceed their expectations.