The Koi Team

Gena Sands

Owner

Gena began her career in 2003, through out the years she has acquired a healthy clientele. Gena's success is due to her ability to keep up with the latest trends and styles and apply them appropriately to a clients specific needs and desires. She takes pride in her coloring techniques using the  world renowned Redken Color line. Gena has mastered many hair cutting techniques and gained a wealth of knowledge from professional classes and acadamies. Additionally, Gena is well versed in highlighting and balayage techniques. As a Master Stylist and Owner at Koi Hair Salon she strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all Koi guests!   

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Sean A. Sands

Owner

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Becky Sinclair

Becky Sinclair Cauthen is a master stylist who uses over 12yrs of experience and training from all over the country. Becky is a natural born hair stylist. With the love for fluid and beautifully blended cuts and coloring. She has attended many Redken advanced training classes and uses that knowledge to perfect her clients desired look. Becky consistently takes time to personally get to know her clients through their lifestyles, occupations, physical appearance, and personal preference and hair choices. She is proud to represent our team here at Koi Hair Salon.

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Joshua Kelley

Joshua, has been styling hair since 2008. A local to Eastern Carolina, Joshua was born and raised in Jacksonville. His love of a carefree, shoreside lifestyle is reflected in his work. He enjoys working with and enhancing the natural texture and color of hair, but also likes more avant garde cutting and coloring. Corrective color and ombre hilighting are some of his favorite services to perform, but he also excels in permanent waving, straightening treatments, and other texturizing services. His repertoire ranges from young, trendy looks to more polished and professional styles.

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Nina Mahlum

You’re sure to fall in love with Nina’s sweet and loving personality. Being an innovator, she loves to bring new options to her clients, so together they can creative a beautiful, fresh image. A stickler for detail, Nina is committed to helping you achieve your dream hair. She is highly trained in techniques such as Balayage, Color melts, Ombre, Baby-lights, etc.

Although Nina enjoys many aspects of the industry, Nina specializes in the “50 shades of Blonde” with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends. She also offers a variety of hair treatments that can be custom blended upon your needs.

The happiness of her clients and the faith they instill in her, is the best part about Nina’s career.

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Chrissy Sinclair

Chrissy Sinclair specializes in Color, Highlights, Balayage, Ombré, Precision Cuts, Mens cuts, Keratin treatments, Extensions(tape-ins and sew-ins), Xtreme Lash Extensions. She attended Cape Fear Community College, Wella Classes, Kerastase Classes, Unite Classes, Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions Classes.

Chrissy is a great listener and the most humble person you will meet. She loves working at Koi and working with all her great clients. Her amazing fun personality is quite unforgettable and inspiring to others.

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Rikya Taylor

Rikya taylor is a celebrity hair stylist • salon proprietor • mom to two beautiful girls. Originally from compton. California. But residing in atlanta. Georgia. Rikya has revolutionized the natural hair care industry with her creative eye and unparalleled talent. Her specialities include extensions and natural hair care maintenance.
Some of her celebrity clientele include but is not limited to: kelly rowland. Rosalind brewer. Anika noni rose. Shirley caesar. Martha munizzi. Dorinda clark cole. Le'andria johnson. Toni braxton. Tamar braxton. Keyshia cole. & kandi burress.

Stacy Robles Moore

With a passion for hair and all things beauty, Stacy started her exciting hairdssing career in 2002. She trained with Toni & Guy as color specialist and found her niche in color correction, blondes, dimensional color and highlighting. With continued education, Stacy earned the title, Extension Specialist, Extension Educator and is also certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing. She offers extension service in sewn in wefts, tape-ins, keratin fusion bonds and beaded individuals. Keeping up with current treands and techniques also added Balayage and Ombre to her list. Her passion shows through with each personalized service and her goal is to enhance what is already beautiful within each and every client.

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Abby Jarmen

Abby is a Master Stylist at our salon. Her full bio is coming soon!

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Haley Kassell

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Sarah Jones

Sarah a.k.a. Ministylist, has been a hair stylist since 2007, and has traveled with her military family, earning 3 cosmetology state licenses along the way. Throughout her career she has invested in classes with some of the biggest names in the industry (Sam Villa, Nick Arrojo, Larissa Love, Sarai Speer, Maria Booth) making her education a priority so she can deliver the best to her clients. This mini sized stylist has a whole-lotta personality and she enjoys talking with her clients so they can have a good time along with fabulous hair. Sarah specializes in hair color, color correction, balayage techniques, and highlighting techniques. She has a special love for curly hair and isn’t scared to take on the thickest curliest hair you’ve got. Whether you’re looking for a complete overhaul or just a little enhancing, Sarah has got you covered!

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Brie Anderson

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George Whitehead

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Sarah Conrad

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Matthew Willis

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