Angela Stewart

Creative Director & Master Stylist

Shu Art Of Hair Ambassador

As Creative Director here at Liquid, Angela Stewart strategizes the creative direction of all in- salon education for the team.  A proven master of her craft, Angela was promoted to this position in November 2015 as a result of her performance and commitment to excellence since joining the Liquid team in 2005. 


Angela's passion for hair was undeniably due to working and training under her Grandfather at his salon as a young student.  Education and training is a priority for Angela, who has trained at the most prestigious academies in Rome, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Miami. With over 15 years of experience, she is an expert in hair color and received her L'oreal Professionnel Balayage Certification in 2016  after successfully completing all of the requirements in the National Advanced Training Program. Additionally, Angela attended a 5 Day Advanced Cutting & Color class series at the L'oreal Soho Academy in New York to teach the latest techniques back to the team.  


With a discerning eye for fashion, she seamlessly balances trendy and classic looks for her wide range of clients. She customizes every client's look by hand painting Balayage highlights that create more natural dimension and depth. Her versatility is most eminent in her cutting techniques- from textured pixie cuts to long layered cuts, every style is executed flawlessly. Angela’s finish work encompasses couture styling, bridal updos and customized hair extensions to give her clients a photo shoot ready look.  She has branded herself with her “frizz-free” blowdries and thermal styling for all hair types. For an ultra smooth look, she offers the Keratin or Brazilian treatment as a solution.


Since joining the Liquid team in 2005, her trademark styling techniques have created a buzz with a standard wait list for new clients.  She  assists in training and grooming new talent in the Advanced In-Salon Education Program. In a nutshell, Angela is fierce force to be reckoned with behind the chair.




With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Besa Chandler is an expert in her field.  Besa inherited her natural talent in hair artistry from her family who are veterans of the business.  She often describes cutting and coloring hair as "second nature" to her and can't imagine not doing something she loves so much.  Besa rejoined the Liquid team in 2014.


Her personal style is a blend of trendy and classic, attributes that are very prominent in her work.  Besa has trained extensively throughout her career at the best hair institutes in the country: Toni & Guy, American Crew, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble & Bumble and the L'oreal Soho Academy.  She specializes in all aspects of hair color- ombre, balayage, dimensional color and highlights.  She is an expert at color correcting.  From blending grey hair for a natural low maintenance color change or bleaching and toning brassy blondes to blending bands of different colors due to uneven re-growth. 


Besa pays close attention to detail and prides herself in delivering flawless finished styles to compliment every haircut and color service.  For the ultimate sleek finish, she recommends the Keratin Treatment or Brazilian Blowdry to her clients.  She believes that luxury haircare compliments a luxury lifestyle...a motto that her clientele reflects. 



Besa Bardha Chandler

Master Stylist & Colorist


Daniel Soller

Master Stylist & Colorist



Daniel Soller is at the top of his game.  With over 30 years of experience, this former Salon Owner excels as a Platform Artist, Educator and Master Stylist.  He continuously trains with Artists from around the globe, including Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, Sebastian International, and Toni and Guy. Daniel joined the Liquid team in 2012.


As well as working behind the chair, Daniel has taught advanced classes to stylists from around the country, as well as training his legacy of assistants; many of whom have gone on to great success of their own.

As styles change and progress, he leads the charge, continually guiding clients in the new directions of hair.  And though his true passion is cutting, his expertise in color truly defines his work.  He brings the most beautiful hues to his clients with his signature blonde on blonde techniques, amazing reds, and rich iridescent brunettes.  From ombre’s to tone on tone, the color will accent and bring out the best in the haircut, style and skin tones.


Daniel makes sure every client leaves with an ’edge’ or ‘statement’ through color, cut or a combination of both.  His perfectionism brings a polish and style to all of his looks.  His work has graced the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Detroit Monthly and Passion, as well as multiple hairstyle books, posters, and magazines.  He has also appeared in special segments on CBS, NBC, ABC, and WKBD.


Darren James

Master Stylist & Colorist



Darren James joined the Liquid team in 2021, bringing 30 years of experience in the hair industry.  His passion is to use his talent to bring out the best in every client. He believes that by “making the outside beautiful, the inner beauty and good feelings of an individual are released.”

As a longtime member of Americoif of Detroit, Darren has spent countless hours training and learning from top artists in the industry such as Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchel, Vivienne Mackinder, Candy Shaw, Michael Cole & Aveda. His personal esthetic is clean, modern & classic with an edge. This is reflected in his work and technique behind the chair. Over the years he has cultivated a very loyal clientele and he always looks forward to collaborating with new clients.  


Darren specializes in precision cutting, coloring & highlights.  He takes tremendous pride in his work and looks forward to writing the next chapter of career here at Liquid. 



Dennis Lajiness

Master Stylist & Colorist



For those that are fashion savvy, love attention to detail and one stop shopping, Dennis Lajiness is the go to professional.  He joined the Liquid team in 2005 bringing  his keen sense of fashion and attention to detail.


A 30 year veteran in the fashion industry with a thirst for the latest and greatest, this leader can give you a total look from head to toe. Working 22 years for a major fashion industry retailer and then as a make-up artist and hair stylist for such heavy hitters as Yves Saint Laurent, Caroline Herrera, and Shisedo, this educated standout is well rounded. With his personalized service, vast experience, and keen eye, Dennis can create a look for you that is not only fashion forward and timeless, but also lifestyle appropriate.  


Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and trained by Primier International Toronto as well as Vidal Sassoon in California, Dennis has combined his vast fashion background with his unsurpassed technical skills in cutting, coloring and makeup to produce an unsurpassable combination. 





Jamie Kopich, the glam fashionista. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, she has always been passionate about fashion, beauty and hair.  


You may have heard one of Jamie's clients raving about her amazing blowdries, as she has branded herself with her "Jamie Blowouts".  She will give you a long lasting glamorous style that can last for days. She also specializes in women's and men's cuts, colors, dimensional highlighting, the au natural balyage, and extensions that nobody would ever guess you had.  She stays in tune with the latest trends and red carpet styles; seamlessly blending it with classic looks for her  very elite clientele. 


Not only does Jamie love to travel but she also loves visiting the leading fashion  cities such as New York, LA, Chicago, and Miami, learning the latest and hottest trends. Jamie is never content and is always trying to be and do better than she did the day before. You will not know her as being shy but quite the opposite, Jamie's outgoing personality and great talent will have you coming back for more.  

Since joining the Liquid team in 2007, Jamie has created quite the following within the Birmingham/Bloomfield area.




Jamie Kopich

Master Stylist & Colorist




Linda Villaire became a hair stylist to combine her creativity and passion for beauty to create a fulfilling career. With over 17 years in the industry, Linda joined the Liquid Salon team in 2005.


She started her career training under one of the top Tony and Guy educators and has completed the entire Tony and Guy hair cutting  education program. Hair that is classic and soft to the touch is her specialty as well as educating her clients to duplicate their look at home. Linda has extensive training in the L'oreal color line, including the new revolutionary line, Inoa. Linda excels in cutting edge color techniques, including highlights, lowlights and gray coverage.


In 2017, Linda traveled to the L'oreal Soho Academy in NYC to attend the Balayage Methods Class to learn the latest techniques in achieving natural, "hand painted" highlights.  Additionally, She has mastered the smooth frizz free hair by offering both the Japanese Yuko hair straightening as well as the keratin. She also takes great pride in her women and men's cutting techniques.


Her signature "scissor over comb" men's haircut is sought after by the dapperest of business men. It lives up to the name-"The Linda Cut" and can be seen on television every day. Linda is committed to furthering her artistic techniques by attending classes to stay current on the latest trends to keep her clients looking beautiful.


Linda Petros-Villaire

Master Stylist & Colorist




Philip Movius, master stylist, has trained in NYC, London, and Tokyo, at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy Academies and everywhere in between.  He joined the Liquid team in 2007 bringing his expertise and originality.

He loves to 'sign' his work by marrying the color to the haircut through painting in' points-of-light'. This shows movement and will play up your features for the maximum effect.

Philip is a wonderful mix of technician,  combined with an eye for both high fashion and street beat.

He is a voracious reader of international style blogs, drinks in hands-on education,  joining webinars and loves to travel.  He cuts with a vision, so that it looks great today and in the 'grow out'.

Philip loves making each client look and feel their best through careful listening, and advising. Savvy stylists know that today, hairstyles are 50% of any look, so he individually prescribes the exact Kerastase and Shu Uemura products so you can replicate the style at home. 


'ONLY GOODS' is his motto.



Philip Movius

Master Stylist & Colorist



Zena Betti's artistic vision, creativity, passionate personality and ever changing style is what sets her apart. Zena joined the Liquid team in 2012 bringing over 15 years of experience in the industry. This Master Stylist still approaches each day as if it were her first. Her energy and passion for her work is what drives her to stay on top of her game.  Her trademark Blonde Techniques have made her one of the most sought after for Highlights, Balayage and her custom "root lifts" in the area. She believes, "each client is a walking billboard of my 'work of art'."


When creating a unique look, she takes into consideration the client's hair texture, features, skin tone and lifestyle. Her precision haircuts range between cutting edge and classic; all with a camera ready finish. The end result is a custom tailored look that compliments the client's individuality and style.


Continuous education is a priority, and she believes in investing in herself and her business by attending quarterly advanced Cutting and Coloring classes and seminars with world renowned leaders in the industry. Certified as a GK Keratin Treatment Specialist, she maintains the integrity and health of the hair while ensuring smooth, frizz-free results her clients will be glad they invested in. 


She attributes her very loyal clientele to the honest, open communication she has with them.  Notably, she enjoys the total transformation process and her clients trust her unconditionally to advise and guide them. Confident in her skill and vision, she is not afraid to suggest change. She approaches every appointment with the love, respect and pampering she believes every client deserves. Whether it's a total new look or simply an updated version, Zena is the go-to professional who delivers an ultimate beauty experience for every client in her chair.


Zena Betti

Master Stylist & Colorist

Kerastase Ambassador





As a hairstylist Kristen Jalaba has had an undying passion for the hair industry for her entire life. She loves to take the time to consult with her clients to customize their service based on their unique personality and lifestyle. 


With over 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Kristen joined the Liquid Salon team in 2006.


She specializes in color, highlights, balayage, cutting and Keratin straightening treatments. She is extensively trained in L'Oreal products, including the revolutionary Inoa color line.  Kristen excels in giving an amazing frizz free Keratin treatment that she personalizes for any hair type.  She is Lasio Certified so you can trust that your hair will be smooth with the right amount of body for easy to maintain hair. Her clients keep flocking back--unable to live without the smooth shiny results.


Kristen is focused on continuing education and product knowledge. Kristen will keep up with the newest trends and promises to take the time to understand each client's individual needs. 

Kristen Jalaba

Senior Stylist & Colorist

Elliot Washburn

Senior Stylist & Colorist



Elliot Washburn is truly a perfectionist and takes the time to tailor every haircut and color to each individual client's needs.  Elliot joined the Liquid team in 2013.  


He trained under the direct tutelage of Master Stylists at some of the best salons in the Metro Detroit areas, as well as under one of the founding educators of the Paul Mitchell Academy.  He has continued his education in taking classes from Paul Mitchell, American Crew and L'oreal Professionnel.  His niche is creating modern yet functional looks that are both fashionable and wearable. He likes to finish his work with his signature "round brush set" blowout for long lasting wear.  He specializes in highlights and balayage techniques to enhance the natural tones of the hair. In 2017 he became L'Oreal Certified in Color after a 6 day hands on training course at their Academy.  In 2018 he took a Mens Cutting & Barbering Techniques class to further specialize in all types of  men's haircutting. 


Another specialty service he offers is the revolutionary Keratin Treatment to tame and smooth hair for a picture perfect finish. He has a discerning eye for fashion that allows him to advise his clients on what style best suits their image.  A true perfectionist, Elliot will perfect your new cut and color to enhance your natural beauty.





Angel Wagner joined the Liquid team in 2013 and trained extensively under her mentor Master Stylist Philip Movius. Angel has always had an interest in hair and can remember filling her free time as a child braiding, cutting and styling her little sisters and dolls hair.  


Graduating at the top of her class from Douglas J Aveda Institute, Angel continues to hone her craft by continuing her education. She traveled to Chicago  and Cleveland in 2014 and 2015 to attend Color & Balayage classes taught by world renown artists such as Cindy Shaw and Beth Minardi.  Angel has also attended Balayage classes at Liquid taught by celebrity Colorists Min Kim, Eva Scrivo and Jonnie Terech. In 2017 she became L'Oreal Certified in Color after a 6 day hands on training course at their Academy.  


In addition, Angel is certified in Donna Bella Hair Extensions as well as the revolutionary Hand-tied Extensions. and Seamless Tape-In Extensions. Editorial styling is also a strong area of focus for her as she excels in beautiful bridal hair, updos, braiding, curling and picture perfect blowouts. She tames and styles any and all hair types


Angel also specializes in facial and body waxing. Her commitment and enthusiasm to education  is noteworthy and evident  in her work behind the chair. 





Angel Wagner

Senior Stylist & Colorist