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Our Team


Jean Claude


Owner, Master Stylist and Colorist.

Jean Claude is known as the genius of hair color. Transforming shades to the perfect blonde to the richest brunette or correcting a difficult color, he is the stylist to be seen. His use of foils, highlights, balayage, or his technique with Ombre color will return your hair to the beautiful, healthy, and natural look of any season. He believes "A good hair color should go with a woman's complexion and eye color."Jean Claude began his career in France with the prestigious Haute Coiffure Franchise under the tutelage of world-renown stylist Jacques Dessange, Maniatis, and Alexandre de Paris. He continued his training at Pivot Point relocating to Georgetown, where he quickly became a master colorist and one of the most requested hairstylists in Washington, DC.Jean Claude creates the perfect hairstyle for events from photo shoots to fashion shows to high-profile events or for that special wedding day. He has traveled coast-to-coast for his clients to make sure their hair is perfect for their special event.Jean Claude resides in Georgetown and continues to push the boundaries of his professional creativity with his love for travel and his entrepreneurship projects.




Owner,Master Stylist and Colorist.

If you came and sat on my chair, I’d know what color you need be before you even speak. Color is just in my nature. It’s like painting, just as cutting hair is like sculpting.

And those are all skills I’ve developed throughout my career.  I’ve owned two Washington-DC-based salons, including Oxygen in historic Georgetown and more recently Pure Aveda in the heart of Dupont Circle. I have also styled hair for major events such as New York Fashion Week and Swimsuit Fashion Week in South Beach. And given my proximity to the center of political power, I’m a favorite stylist for trendsetters such as cosmetics guru Bobbi Brown, Forbes magazine’s “America’s 100 Most Innovative Women Leaders” Jenny Town with 38 North, former Washington Capital Chris Simon and news correspondents such as Politico’s Meredith McGraw, CNN’s Arlette Saenz, and Dateline’s Stephanie Ramos. 

I actually began my career as a painter and sculptor in the 1990s after obtaining a bachelor’s degree at the Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, DC. After several years selling my collections, I found myself drawn to the concept of hair design.  

In 2000, I obtained my cosmetology license from Graham Webb International, considered at the time to be the nation’s premiere hair school, and then, less than a year later, I earned a certificate in blonde hair coloring from the prestigious London England Professional Aveda Institute.

This experience is also enhanced by ease in connecting with people. As soon as they come and sit in my chair, they feel like I’m their confident, and indeed I am, for my regular clients have all become my friends. 




Master Colorist and Stylist.

Our highly skilled and energetic Master Stylist Elle comes to us with over 15 years of experience.  Creativity and communication are her most strong characteristics.  She is thorough with consultations to produce a truly unique design to suit her guests. 

Elle is trained in New York Aveda and Vidal Sassoon.  She went on to be one of Aveda's top color and cutting educators.  Her work has been featured on the runways of NewYork and Philadelphia Fashion Weeks, including countless editorial photoshoots.

She loves working with all hair types and texture and is equally adept at men's, women's, and gender neutral/androgynous styles.  Her talent with creating natural sun-kissed balayage, sculpting curly hair, voluminous blowouts, chic short haircuts, mind-blowing intense fashion colors, and her ability to incorporate color with natural gray/white hair to manage easy to maintain style.

Elle loves working in a salon setting and getting to connect with a diversity of people.  Her clients remain loyal to her and always look forward to their next fun appointment!




Master Colorist &Stylist

Brandon was born to be in the hair industry. His sense of style coincides perfectly with his hair styling skills. Reviews speak for themselves; “excellent!” He is a master in Color, specialty haircuts and luxurious blow outs. He’s advanced cutting techniques include curly haircuts. He perfectly utilizes his tools and products to create beautiful curly cuts and styles. Not limited to his exceptional knowledge of color, he produces exactly what his clients had envisioned when they take a seat in his chair. Be ready to be wowed!




Master Colorist and Stylist.

Claudia stands out as one of Georgetown's sought-after stylists and colorists, boasting extensive expertise with over 20 years in the field. Constantly enhancing her skills, she travels nationally and internationally for advanced training, recently returning from Paris. Claudia prioritizes open and comprehensive consultations to achieve the ideal cut and color, considering factors like face shape, eye and skin tone, and lifestyle. Renowned for her patience and proficiency, she tackles even the most challenging corrective color work. Specializing in all things blonde, Claudia, a brunette herself, takes joy in assisting brunettes in achieving their perfect blonde look. Additionally, she excels in men's cuts, refining her skills with celebrity barber Vaughn Acord in Florida.




Master Colorist and Stylist.

Paul Riley honed his cutting and coloring skills over the last 20 years at some of the best salons in Washington DC. He has built a widely diverse clientele that includes local and national media personalities and political figures. Paul also Specializes in Keratin Complex smoothing treatments. 


Natasha Love


 Master Stylist.

From Portland, Oregon to Washington, DC Natasha has touched the tresses of many for over 12 years. She began her professional career training at the Paul Mitchell School and graduated at the top of her class to be offered a position at the institute. She then became a blowout expert at the first DryBar location in Washington, DC in Georgetown and was later recognized in Glamour magazine. As a natural hair enthusiast, she knows what it takes to keep kinks, curls, and waves healthy, protected and thriving while satisfying her trendy clientele. With a passion for color, Natasha trained with L’Oreal Professionals and enhanced her coloring techniques, applications, and knowledge to become a skilled colorist. Amid a diverse portfolio that ranges from sun kissed naturals, peacock hues to the iciest blondes, Natasha can execute your healthy hair desires and color vision.


Dimitri Ferrer


 Master Stylist/Colorist.

Dimitri is an award winning and highly experienced stylist. He graduated from Toni & Guy Academy, and ever since has built a reputation in the District. Dimitri is an artistic hair designer and was featured in the 2003 Allure magazines as an expert colorist of DC. In the 2017 November issue of Vogue, Dimitri was the hair stylist for senator Kristen Gillibrand.


France Latremoliere


Make-Up Artist.

French trained esthetician, makeup artist with more than 25 years of experience Client include politicians, Anchors, Reporters, Actors, moms , brides . Ability to understand the need of the client and work with them to achieve what they want , dependable and details oriented.




Make-Up Artist.

European trained cosmetician, make-up artist and stylist, with more than 20 years of experience. Clients include the nation’s top politicians; film and television personalities; TV news reporters, anchors and guests; entertainers, and high- profile private clients, wedding party and formal affair attendees, and professional photography subjects. Professional skin care and makeup application instructor. Independent Consultant for internationally known European cosmetic company. Skilled in spa services. Strong interpersonal skills, engaging personality, dependable, and detail oriented. Ability to understand each client’s unique needs and deal positively with wide-ranging personalities.





With many years of experience in the beauty salon, I will ensure that each and every visit will be very memorable at Kiss.

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