Creative Director, Renee Rockefeller, has overcame the odds of the Hair Industry and worked her way to the top. Renee started her career at Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School in Staten Island, NY, where she studied cosmetology. She worked in Midtown, Manhattan at age 17, where she perfected her signature babylight, balayage techniques, color corrections and blonding.
At age 23, Renee opened her first salon in Orlando, FL where she worked for 2 years before moving back to New York. In 2009, Renee became a Paul Mitchell educator at the Academy NYC: A Paul Mitchell Partner School where she enlightened students with Paul Mitchell speciality color and cutting techniques. She also has been featured in Modern Salon Magazine, as well as the book “Going Gray, Looking Great: The Modern Woman’s Guide to Unfading Glory.”
As an Educator, Hairdresser, Artist, Mentor and Salon Owner, Renee encourages fellow hairdressers to follow their passion and constantly seek fresh inspiration. Renee has dedicated herself to give each and everyone of her clients the perfect look and will not rest until they are in love with their hair.
At 18, Serena began her career at The Academy NYC: A Paul Mitchell Partner School after getting her high school diploma. Ever since she was a child, she has always expressed her creativity through art and fashion. At age 17, Serena used her talents at Party Bliss LLC, where she designed decor for events, interiors, and taught private painting classes. She also brings these skills to Rockefeller‘s Haute Spot, where she not only styles hair but instructs our in-salon painting classes. Her favorite part about what she does is being able to use her artistic ability to empower and make people feel beautiful. Serena is recognized for her vivids and natural hair painting techniques. After seeing Serena, you will leave with beautifully sunkissed locks. Over the past 3 years at Rockefeller’s Haute Spot, Serena’s career has grown fast as her ambition. Be sure to come and see her whether it’s at the chair or at our painting classes!
At 18 years old, Jess had entered the industry with the same love and ambition she has had since she was 15. At a young age, Jess had developed a passion for art and self expression, which came so naturally for her. Her talents quickly evolved, making her want to use her creativity to help others express themselves. Jess has had prestigious training over the years with companies such as Brazilian Professionals, IBS (International Beauty Show) and Paramount Beauty. Being the natural artist she is, Jess is known for her vivid colors. She strives to have you feeling brand new and confident as ever with lively, bold, beautiful hair. Head over to her Instagram @styledbystarfire to check out some of her amazing masterpieces!
Destiny entered the beauty industry at age 17 after graduating high school. She always knew she was meant to do hair, so she immediately enrolled into The Academy NYC: A Paul Mitchell Partner School. Destiny‘s unique style and ambition stems from her love of art. Her favorite thing to do was always mixing acrylics. The therapeutic technique was rewarding because of the beautiful color creations. Destiny is recognized for her dimensional vivids, trendy haircuts and beautiful makeup skills. She has had training with companies such as Lasio, Keratin Complex and Paul Mitchell. Furthermore, she has had hands on backstage training at New York Fashion Week, where she perfected editorial, unique styles in both hair and makeup. After seeing Destiny, you will leave with cascading dimensional colors and a gorgeous, polished finish.