Eugene Choe has been a professional hair stylist for 29 years. Through expert training in Toni & GUY methodology and education in Korea & Japan, he refined his skills and specialty to precision cutting with expertise in chemical texture of all hair types; from coarse hair to fine hair, creating a shape within hairstyle to accommodate the individual. With every perm/chemical service, he methodically inspects the hair's elasticity to insure the best health of the hair during the and after the re-bonding process. He has accomplished 3 successful hair salons in the last 10 years. Mr. Choe started CNN Hair Salon in Austin, Texas. October 19, 2012, CNN Hair Team Salon was born with 6 professional hair stylists at current location (7020 Easy Wind Dr., Austin). With Choe, you can consistently meet the expectations of professionalism. He truly has an artistic eye for detail and can transform your hairstyle into perfection. He is experienced with all textures of hair and looks forward to meeting you in his chair.
Jacob Esparza has been a stylist for 12 years. A creative spirit, he channels his lifelong love of the arts through his work as a stylist. Working toward the aesthetic ideal, whether in the salon or painting and creating at home, Jacob is motivated by modernity and high fashion. Well seasoned, he has experienced the entire spectrum of hair from his many ventures as a stylist. From a background of European cutting and styling as an apprentice to his many extensive continuing education classes and working background. Jacob is always excited about the perfection of the craft. Given the blank canvas of a new client he is driven by the challenge that precision cuts and innovative color offer. Though not a native Austinite, Jacob is at home in this lively and eclectic capitol, and is invigorated by its many artistic elements. Whether it be a concert, gallery opening, or film, Jacob enjoys spending time immersing himself in other mediums. With his eye always on the future, Jacob is a visionary stylist with big aspirations grounded in true talent. He offers a wide range of color and chemical services. Book your appointment today.
With over ten years experience in the hair industry, Jinny Kim hails from the big city of Seoul, Korea. Arriving to the states in '08, she has worked in Dallas and now Austin. Jinny specializes in haircoloring, Magic Straight Perms, digital perms, Brazilian Blowout, highlighting, haircutting of both men & women with attention to detail and the patience and attentiveness for children's haircuts. Jinny has many happy repeat customers. With a flare for fashion and current trends, Jinny enjoys giving each client the utmost fashionable style.
Hairstylist since 2002. Growing up in a family business salon in Austin. Ly has confident at a young age that this was her passion. Ly specializes in ombré, highlights, cuts, extensions, waxing, Brazilian blowout. One of her favorite aspects of her profession is that it doesn't get old or feel like work to her. Ly believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele.
Hanna (Mi-Hye) Kwon is from Seoul. Korea. She started her first career in Kang Nam, Seoul, 1997. In 2009, She moved to Austin, Texas. With her 22 years hairstyling, she specializes in men & women cutting, Japanese hair style, Japanese magic striating, Wella color, and ceramic perm. Hanna is always doing her best to meet her every client's need with her big smile!
Sohee Han earned her cosmetology license in South Korea before moving to Austin to further her education and apprentice under Eugene Choe, owner of CNN Hair Team. She specializes in Japanese Magic Straight, Brazilian Blow outs, Color, and Men's hair cuts. As a result of her extensive training, Sohee is very good at determining different hair types and using the right products to keep her clients' hair in the best condition. She always tries to listen and understand the wants and concerns of her customers so they all leave with a smile.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Jin is known not only by the quality of care and attention given to her guest, but also her ability to make anyone feel comfortable and important.
Coming from a background in cosmetology, Jin graduated from multiple Beauty schools before making the switch to hair 2013 when she graduated from Aveda Institute Austin. Since then, Jin has continued her education by taking multiple advanced course through Eufora international. Most recently including “Irish Invasion” for men’s barbering courses, also she completed “Fashion, Beauty make up” course from Make Up For Ever Academy in Seoul.
Jin specialize in Balayage, Color melting, Color correction, also Hair cutting men's and women. She strives to understand each of her guests concerns in order to give them the best experience and aims to provide stunning hair that everyone will notice
Stella Chong, born in Seoul Korea and raised in the United States, graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy in NJ to start off her career as a Hair Stylist. Upon graduation, she started training in NJ/NY salons to further her experience and skills. After years of working in the NJ/NY area, she moved to Austin to start a new chapter in her hair stylist career. Her specialties are Brazilian blowouts, Japanese straightening, trendy colors, men's and women's perms.
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