owner, master stylist, curl specialist, extension specialist, master colorist
With twenty years of experience, Julia Hartman was raised in Kent County, Maryland. After graduating high school, Julie studied cosmetology at Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design of Newark, Delaware. Upon completion, she took a position at Hair We Are of Chestertown doing hair, skin and nail care. After starting a family, Julie relocated and worked in both Wisconsin and Tennessee before returning to Maryland. Once she returned, she worked as a brand specialist for Aveda Hair Care in addition to MAC Cosmetics’ professional division. After making the decision that it was time to return to her work behind the chair, Julie started Salon Atelier with friend and fellow Aveda brand specialist Cindy Newsome. Julie is trained in the Flamboyage technique of highlighting, exclusive to Davines stylists. As a DevaCurl Nationally Certified Curly Stylist, Julie has received extensive training in the art of cutting and sculpting curly hair and has an in depth understanding of the structure of textured hair and the unique needs of curly haired clients. Julie has received hands on cutting and styling training from Kevin Murphy education director Tim Abney and master stylist Ali Batista as well as hands on training from Eufora global educator Julie Cross and Eufora business education from CEO Don Bewley and Director of Business Education Joanne Magana.
owner, master stylist, master colorist
Also with previous ties to Aveda, Cindy has over 30 years of experience in the salon and spa industry. A champion of education, Cindy was given the opportunity early in her career to train under Rusk founder and creator Irvine Rusk who gifted her a pair of his own shears after being impressed by her work and potential. After graduating from the Annapolis Beauty Academy, Cindy opened and later sold a salon of her own in Chestertown. Wishing to explore other opportunities in the industry and went on to work in the successful Samuel’s salon and dayspa of Galena, MD. She traveled the country as an educator and platform artist for various companies and won a multitude of awards for her work with color and was featured as a session stylist for several publications including Modern Salon. With her success, she opened Primary Colours of Chestertown which she operated for many years. Taking time off to care for her family, she later returned to the industry to work in several local salons including The Salon At Chestertown before remarrying and choosing to open Salon Atelier on Kent Island with her friend and business partner Julia. Cindy has received hands on cutting and styling training from Kevin Murphy education director Tim Abney and master stylist Ali Batista as well as hands on training from Eufora global educator Julie Cross and Eufora business education from CEO Don Bewley and Director of Business Education Joanne Magana. She holds various certifications in the industry including the Flamboyage technique of color application that is exclusive to Davines salons.
creative director, salon director
A child of the beauty industry, Marshal acts as the creative director and salon coordinator for Atelier. With a background in graphic design and marketing, and experience in merchandising for luxury lifestyle brands, Marshal brings an aesthetic eye to the salon as well as managing and coordinating all in-salon education. He handles all of the salon marketing as well as keeping a tight quality control on the brand image. Marshal also acts as the client experience liaison, ensuring that each client leaves the salon with the best experience imaginable and all of their needs met. He keeps a control on our product lines, ensuring that our staff is well educated on each product and that Atelier only carries the best products in the industry. As an extension of his position, Marshal coordinates and takes part in all of the education for Salon Atelier including salon business education by Eufora CEO Don Bewley and hands on education from Kevin Murphy education director Tim Abney.
senior stylist, colorist, lash specialist
A graduate of the prestigious Graham Webb Academy of Arlington, Virginia, Sydney grew up in the Kent Island community. After finishing her education, she worked in local salons creating a reputation for herself and building a considerable clientele before starting her family. After an extended maternity leave, Sydney became anxious to return to the beauty industry. After exploring her options locally, Sydney began to look for openings at salons in the Annapolis area in an attempt to become a part of a high end salon. Ultimately deciding that the distance was too far to travel with a young child, she turned down several offers and began exploring her options locally again when she found that Atelier had opened in her time away from the industry. She has quickly become a key member of the Atelier team and regularly seeks to advance her education through training and industry events. Sydney was the first member of the Atelier styling team outside of ownership to receive the noteworthy promotion to Senior Stylist and she takes her title very seriously assisting in the mentoring of young stylists and shampoo technicians alike. Sydney has received hands on training from Kevin Murphy education director Tim Abney and master stylist Ali Batista as well as hands on training from Eufora global educator Julie Cross and Eufora business education from CEO Don Bewley and is certified in the Flamboyage technique of color application that is a cornerstone of Davines color salons.
senior stylist, colorist, makeup artist
Another graduate of the noteworthy Graham Webb Academy of Virginia, Ashley began her career at Swan Cove Salon Spa of Stevensville where she served as a stylist and colorist for three years. After being offered a position at the up and coming Lehman Larue Salon in Chester, Ashley became a key member of their styling team as Lehman Larue laid ground work to become the successful salon it was until its ultimate closure. After several years spent at Lehman Larue, Ashley chose to return to Swan Cove at the behest of her clients who longed for the spa services that they were unable to obtain at Lehman Larue. Ashley worked again at Swan Cove for an additional five years before choosing to seek another salon and spa to become a part of; one that offered a slightly more elevated experience for her clients who received spa services. She ultimately found her new home with Salon Atelier. Ashley joined the Atelier team and has brought her established list of clients with her who have quickly become accustomed to the ‘Atelier Experience’ they didn’t know they were missing before. Since joining the Atelier team, Ashley has become skilled at the Davines Flamboyage technique of applying color, an offering exclusive to Davines salons, and has received in depth salon training from Eufora CEO Don Bewley.
stylist, colorist, nail designer
Another graduate of the Graham Webb Academy of Arlington, Virginia Evelyn is the older sister of Sr. Stylist Sydney Youell. A native of Kent Island, Evelyn spent time after graduation from Graham Webb working as a stylist in colorist in Miami, Florida before returning to Maryland. Once settled again, Evelyn took a position at Emidio Vincenzo’s Escape salon and spa in Severna Park as a stylist, colorist and nail designer. After spending a number of years making the drive and battling traffic, Evelyn decided to make a change and relocate her career closer to home. After hearing from Sydney about the experience that she has had as a member of the Atelier team, Evelyn chose to join us. She brings a plethora of knowledge and experience and is a welcome addition to our team.
stylist, colorist, extensions specialist, makeup artist
Jessica began her career in the salon industry at the age of 16 when she began working as an assistant. Finding her passion for beauty, Jessica pursued an education through the Maryland Beauty Academy of Baltimore. After graduation, Jessica worked in the BelAir market for seven years at two notable salons before relocating to Kansas to accept a teaching position at the prestigious Bellus Academy. As an educator, she used the Sassoon-adapted STAR precision cutting curriculum to instruct students as well as teaching advanced color theory. Upon returning home to Maryland Jessica took a position with About Faces Salon & Spa in Annapolis before settling on the Eastern Shore and joining the Atelier team. Jessica’s work spans multiple mediums including directing the styling for Kansas Fashion Week and working as a stylist and makeup artist for the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders and playmakers. In addition to attending regular industry events both locally and in New York and Las Vegas, Jessica holds several certifications including extension application and advanced color techniques, both of which she specializes in. Jessica is a welcome member of our team and brings as much home-state pride as she does talent and skill.
director of spa services, senior makeup artist, extension specialsit, event stylist
The daughter of a stylist herself, Samantha grew up in the beauty industry. After building a business for herself in high school doing prom and event makeup, Samantha went on to receive training with MAC cosmetics and Sephora brands. She joined the Atelier team as lead makeup artist and nail designer when the salon opened in December, and has been a pivotal member of the team since. She was recently promoted to senior nail designer and has the reputation of being the most advanced technician in the area specializing in gel polish and modern designs. Samantha is a key member of our bridal and events team, doing both makeup and hair styling. She holds certifications in Keratin Complex smoothing and Dreamcatcher Extensions among other brands and pursues continual education in the industry.
assistant, event stylist
Hardly a newcomer to the beauty industry, Sabrina spent her infancy in the salon atmosphere. From childhood her passion for hair, makeup and nails were obvious and when the time came for her to seek employment there was no other option than to work in a salon. Sabrina has worked with us as a nail designer, assistant and event stylist since she joined our team in December of 2012 and splits her time between salon hours and school hours. Her drive and passion are second to none and her desire to give the guests the best experience possible is ever apparent.
lead massage therapist
Hailing from Severna Park, Katrina brings over 16 years of experience in the massage industry. As well as holding her massage license, Katrina also holds a degree in Biology and is currently seeking further education in the field of Gerontology from UMUC. Katrina has worked extensively in the medical massage industry, holding positions in plastic surgeon offices and wellness centers alike. Katrina recently relocated to Centreville in order to be closer to family, and subsequently joined our team as our lead massage therapist. She has created a considerable reputation for herself as a skilled and professional therapist in her short time in the area.