Meet the team!
JOhn | Social media director & microblading artist
Star sign: Cancer
What item would you never leave the house without: Fenty Gloss Bomb!
Who inspires you and why: My mom, her kindness & optimism changes lives just like I want to do!
I am totally addicted to: Trap music... jk Whataburger
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: Sneaker
How do you take your coffee: Pumpkin Spic Latte’- Judge Me!
Favorite roadtrip snack: Hot Chips!
Favorite thing to do in Austin: Shop at The Domain, & Explore Downtown w/ friends.
Any pets: My purrrfect Cat, Gabbi!
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: The DRAMA! People always ask me how my lashes are so long. Lol!
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: It’s the vibe! We have lots of fun all together! When I come into the studio I don’t think of it as work, I think I’m going to have a great day with friends making people feel beautiful!!
Who am I? I’m just your average guy that’s addicted to highlighter, lashes & lipgloss! Born & raised in Corpus Christie, Texas I started my journey of wanting more than just the simple small city life. After I came out with my boyfriend as gay I left home to pursue my new life, being just myself, no more hiding. I started socializing more, making new friends & eventually sparked an interest in makeup! With this new passion I was able to work as a MUA for Sephora for 2 years! From there I became interested in all forms of cosmetics, & of course started wearing lash extensions! I am ADDICTED!!! I love being social w/ everyone & cosmetics so of course I took a job where I get to talk to talk to all my clients about the things I love most!
Yoli | Stylist Manager
Star sign: Sagittarius
What item would you never leave the house without: Kat Von D- Lolita Liquid Lipstick.
Who inspires you and why: Lash Artists on Instagram.
I am totally addicted to: Summer Moon’s Chai Latte w/ Horchata
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: Converse, because I am pretty chill & relaxed.
How do you take your coffee or tea: Lots of Cinnamon Vanilla Creamer.
Favorite roadtrip snack: Chile & Lime Chicharonnes
Favorite thing to do in Austin: SXSW, Pecan Street Festival.
Any pets: Calico named Tiger Lilly- She goes by Lilli Girl or Pinta
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: Wake up & Go! Effortless morning routines & always looking FAB when I work-out.
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: The staff is family! We have a unique team, who are lots of fun, who are awesome!
I am born and raised here in the GREAT land of ATX! I attended McCallum High School as well as my dad, sisters, nieces and my own son! I was in the medical field for about 17 years when I was hit with a blessing in disguise and had the opportunity to attend beauty school at Central Texas Beauty College... which brings me to this very rewarding career!
Paloma | Lash Stylist
Star sign: Aquarius
What item would you never leave the house without: Phone & Charger
Who inspires you and why: Women that love to learn, grow and motivate each
I am totally addicted to: Traveling
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: YSL pump
How do you take your coffee: Black
Favorite roadtrip snack: Chile Lime Corn Nuts
Favorite thing to do in Austin: Have fun!
Any pets: No :(
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: Not having to wear
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: The positive women! The women that I work with can work together, and learn from each other. It can be difficult to find that in our industry and community.
Hi, my name is Paloma (no I don’t have a nickname). I grew up in both Texas and Washington state. I am the youngest of 4. I think I’m great at everything, but I am still humble about it. I have my Associates from ACC and a certified Aesthetician from Avenue Five. I am obsessed w/ skin care and skin care products. Having sensitive skin helps me understand and communicate better with people who are having unmanageable skin issues. Skin is your largest organ and you’re unique so it’s important to educate and treat your according to its type. I started lashing in 2013 at Avenue Five and realized it could be a fast enough environment for me to be entertained. I love lashing and its made me meet friends and great coworkers. It’s nice to have a team that’s positive and works as a community.
Thanks for reading, P.
Saima | Lash & Brow Artist
Star sign: Aries
What item would you never leave the house without: Besides my phone, duh, the lipstick I’m wearing.
Who inspires you and why: My babies!! They encourage me to be a better me!!
I am totally addicted to: The smell of fresh Rosemary.
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: Vans sneaker, because they go well with everything, are super reliable & hella cute!
How do you take your coffee: LOTS of cream, No sugar!
Favorite road trip snack: Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
Favorite thing to do in Austin: Town Lake or Muller Park with my kiddos
Any pets: Bowie the pup & Floyd the cat
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: I feel so FOXY all the time! It’s so easy to just wake-up and go!
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: Our team is so great! I love being around motivated and like-minded individuals. We never stop cheering for each other and always learn & teach new ideas!
Hello, friends! My name is Saima and I was born and raised here in Austin, TX! I like bike rides, succulents, and rainy days. I have a husband that makes me laugh with endless jokes, a daughter that makes me proud with her intelligence, and a son- he makes me melt with the amount of sweetness and cuddles he can hold in his tiny body. We have a little pup named Bowie, and a super chill kitty named Floyd... So, I’d say we’re pretty picture perfect. I love music [pets names for reference ;) ] and above most, cooking! With good jams and good ingredients, the possibilities are endless!
I am a licensed Esthetician and Certified in Lash Extensions (twice) and Microblading. I think my favorite thing about lashes and brows is that they CAN be perfect. I am definitely a perfectionist when it comes to my work and the end result. I strive to deliver my best and never stop improving on my skills. The most satisfying thing for me is being able to make someone feel more beautiful in their own skin.
Fun Facts:: I’ve had 13 piercings at once, 8 tattoos, and have seen Deftones live in concert twice. Yes, I’m kind of amazing.
Brooke Shae’ | Front Desk Coordinator & Marketing guru
Star sign: Capricorn
What item would you never leave the house without: Diff Sunglasses
Who inspires you and why: GIRL BOSSES, because #GIRLPOWER!
I am totally addicted to: Being goal oriented!
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: Black Stiletto, because I am confident, chic, and can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.
How do you take your coffee: Pumpkin Pie Spice & Vanilla Coconut-Milk Creamer.
Favorite road trip snack: Sunflower seeds & White-chocolate cover Pretzels
Favorite thing to do in Austin: Sailing on Lake Travis, Exploring Downtown, and taste-testing new restaurants, oh and of course all the live music!
Any pets: Yes, 2 dogs (Kendall & Kalvin) and 2 Cats (Noodles & Spazzie).
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: Looking like a million bucks at all hours of the day!
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: Fun co-workers & AWESOME clients!
Hey guys, I’m Brooke! Originally an East Coast gal, I moved to ATX with my hubby almost 4 years ago. We decided that a change of scenery would be nice from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC. I bet you’re thinking, umm... Austin is pretty hustle bustle, but trust me when I say it’s a slower pace of life for us. This past year I finished my Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture from The Art Institute, and I am now running a small E-Design Business, and Lifestyle Blog from home. On top of all that I am pursuing my Masters degree from SCAD University Online- what’s life without a little challenge right? So I bet you’re wondering what landed me here at Dolce Blu?! I am so glad you asked..., about 6 months ago I started getting my lashes done here at the studio, and just kinda fell In love with not only the lash stylists work and creativity, but the energy and good vibes this place has! Since my Interior Design business was just getting started, and trying to brand myself, build a website and network as much as possible I thought what better opportunity to meet new people and bide my time while still learning how-to run and create my own business. A couple of days and an interview later I was part of the Dolce Blu Crew! It has been rewarding and so much fun to be part of this team, and I have truly made life-long friends with the people I work with at the studio.
Nicole | Lash Stylist
Star sign: Leo
What item would you never leave the house without: Chapstick.
Who inspires you and why: Other lash stylists who are successful that I can learn from & share their journey for others.
I am totally addicted to: Shopping at Ross!
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why: A wedge. Still cute & feminine but very comfy!
How do you take your coffee: Peppermint White Mocha!
Favorite road trip snack: Bugles & M&M’s
Favorite thing to do in Austin: Lazying at lake.
Any pets: A dog, 2 cats & 2 rats.
What is your favorite thing about wearing eyelash extensions: I look decent when working out.
What makes Dolce Blu a unique place to work: The people you get to meet.
I am originally from California and grew up in Long Beach. I’ve spent 12 years in Texas now and I wouldn’t go back. Two years ago, I earned my cosmetology license from Central Texas Beauty College & jumped right into lashes! When I am not lashing, I spend my days with my husband and take dance classes. I also spend time singing in a 90’s cover band in Austin!