FOUNDER, GLAMMED TO GO
As the founder of GLAMMED TO GO, a new mobile beauty service that takes the essence of convenience to the next level, Jimenez and his team of stylists deliver professional hair and makeup services across many locations, working on-site at events, fashion shows, and even the comfort of individuals’ homes.
An award-winning stylist, Jimenez has more than 12 years of experience in the industry, frequently collaborating with leading brands including Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, PUMA, Reebok, and Macy’s to support national advertising campaigns and fashion shows. His creations have also hit the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, Boston Fashion Week, and Miami Bikini Swim Week. Likewise, several competitions such as Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, and Miss Miami have called on Jimenez to style their finalists.
Jimenez’s work has also graced the pages of Forbes, New York Times, Seventeen, Boston Magazine, and LA Times to name a few.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Yojanse is an avid traveler and draws his inspiration from various cultures.
MEET KIESHA GALLOWAY
DIRECTOR, TRENDS & EDUCATION
As the Director of Trends & Education, Keisha travels across the country, training the Glam Fam on the latest hair techniques and emerging trends, drawing inspiration from worldwide beauty expos, the catwalk and beauty innovators.
MY BEAUTY STORY
I've always been attracted to the glamorous things in life ever since I was a teenager. The pure art of beautifying a woman and making her feel gorgeous gave me a sense of satisfaction. After attending hair school, I began working in salons in Boston, and finally made my way to the fabulous Newbury Street. Once I got here, I met so many talented and passionate people that were just like me!
I began to study them and continue my education. I've traveled around the world – all in the name of HAIR! The hair industry is constantly evolving, which inspires me to learn more. I'm passionate about taking runway looks and bringing them to the everyday client. And I love blending fashion trends with hair trends. Making my clients smile is the greatest reward I could ever receive. It's just priceless.
BEAUTY MUST HAVE
For me, beauty starts with a solid foundation, including clean, healthy hair. From there, you can build any hairstyle or cut that you desire. My must-have product is my favorite Oribe Dry Texture Spray, perfect to create tousled, sexy hair or a sky-high beehive! It's also great to revive a blowout on the second day!
WORDS TO LIVE BY
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel
MEET KAI LOPES
DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY HAIR & WEAVING TECHNIQUES
There are few stylists who can claim such an unconventional background as Kai, one of the brightest, rising stars of today’s beauty industry. Kai remains committed to creating the ultimate customer experience to keep her Glammed to Go “stars” happy. She acknowledges the true science of hair, respects her client’s time and offers a personalized touch.
A master stylist, Kai has been the artistic talent behind some of Boston’s most iconic events and editorial features, including Improper Bostonian, Boston Fashion week, Adidas Athletics Fashion Show, New Balance Designer Show, and countless charitable fashion shows like “Go Red to the Home for Little Wanderers.”
MY BEAUTY STORY
Born and raised in the Boston area, I initially prepared for a career in medicine at Atlanta’s prestigious Spelman College. Amidst the hustle and bustle of pre-med life, I transformed my love for styling my own hair into a steady business of doing blow-dries for fellow students right out of my dorm room.
Ten years later, I am thankful to have mastered a wide range of skills, from colors and cuts, to relaxers, dreadlocks and natural styles, to weaves and extensions. My approach to the craft remains simple: hairstyle is a means of self-expression, culture, personal style and the times. I believe that preparation and versatility of style should never compromise the overall health of the hair and scalp. I pride myself on establishing a deep, personal connection with each of my clients.
Although I dream of one day owning my own salon and applying my styling skills to the coiffures of illustrious celebrities, I look forward to welcoming clients to enjoy the Glammed to Go experience. Once you enter this realm, there is no turning back!
BEAUTY MUST HAVE
As a stylist, I have so many must-haves - I love to have options. My first is my marcel curling iron. It’s the first iron ever created to smooth and curl hair by Madam C.J. Walker, a pioneer in the hair industry. I’m determined to stay invested in the history of my industry and never forget its beginning.
My bone comb is also a must-have; it can get through any type of hair smoothly. It helps to navigate, part, and prepare for the next step.
And the blow dryer, of course, is another essential. When styling hair, hot and cold temperatures play an important role in manipulating the hair to do what EVER you need it to do! Yes!
WORDS TO LIVE BY
My favorite saying that I tag in my text messages is, “Never too tired to succeed!” Only the most successful sacrifice the things we think we need the most, such as food and sleep, to achieve the highest goals and stay successful! The sacrifice is only momentary -- whether minutes, days, a year or more -- it’s worth the goal you are trying to achieve. The pain it takes to sacrifice always has an end!
I am a master of ethnic hair, but it does not stop there! My other specialties include cutting and coloring all hair. I’m also a weaving and extension queen!
MEET ROSALBA VENTURA
MY BEAUTY STORY.....
I started my journey in the makeup industry nine years ago. At first, I wanted to learn for my personal knowledge - I wanted to learn how to play with color, how to change my features and how to transform myself. After discovering my passion through exploration, I decided to make a career in beauty.
Throughout the journey, I have worked with prestigious brands, including Chanel, Lancôme, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent – to name a few. Today, my passion is working with women and men to make them feel beautiful, inside and out. I enjoy the ever-changing industry and the trends the tricks, but overall, the power to change how people feel.
BEAUTY MUST HAVES....
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
Never underestimate the power of lipstick!