JENAE YELINA NYC
A Professional Hair Artist
"My mission is to create innovative and life changing experiences that harness the energy of the Natural Hair Movement and showcase the best brands and education for modern men and women! There is nothing more rare nor more beautiful, than you being your best self!
With my love for the art of hair and my passion for creating my own trends, I’m proud to represent styles that are fresh, original, and timeless."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
Jenae Yelina, a Hudson Valley native and subsequent resident of NYC for 20 years, grew up in a hair salon. She received her training and worked from the most prestigious metropolitan salons and worldwide, where she acquired myriad cutting and color methods. Jenae loves both modern and classic cutting. For years she has traveled, working side by side next to the industry's greatest. She has mastered and infuses many different cutting styles into her work; Sassoon, Pittini, the French and British techniques, Razor Cutting, Deva/Ouidad/Oribe/Rezo curl cutting methods, Sahag Dry Cutting, Dry Cut Sculpting methods and most importantly her natural artistic "eye" for design. Jenae can confidently shear through wet and dry hair, point and custom cut, slice, chip, slide, shear-over-comb and do it all with the greatest of ease. Ultimately, she embraced her signature style, "The French Cutting" method, usable for all hair types, especially her plethora of Curly Hair clientele. Jenae's particular cutting style presents revolutionary haircutting that makes use of the hair to frame the face while taking into account the shape of the client’s head. The haircut is sculpted in direct correlation to the individual’s bone structure and is more freestyle in nature, with the finishing cutwork performed after the hair is dried to emphasize movement and texture. This method utilizes the hair to highlight features instead of covering them up. The haircut results into wash and wear hair that contains various different looks in all the styles.
As an artist, Jenae craves an array of distinct premium color options while painting hair; Wella, Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Joico, Pulp Riot, advanced Balayage and Airtouch highlighting techniques. Those are just a few among her palette while creating a hair color masterpiece.
Furthering her education throughout her career led her to live and work all over Europe, Central America and Dubai. She then ventured and mastered the art of Hair Extensions and Wigs in India, then on to learning hair wrapping and braiding in Brazil. What makes Jenae stand out in this industry is her passion, education, her ability to change, her loyal clientele, her dedication on building genuine relationships and her skill as a versatile stylist for cutting and color. She uses her talents and styling platform as a way to help a whole demographic of women and men to have the confidence they need in their every day lives.
Jenae is 15+ years certified and uses Bellami and Great Lengths Hair Extensions, offering top quality 100% human hair and services. As a specialist, she will help you select the appropriate hair for your individual needs, whether it's wig, bonded/tape-in/clip-on extensions. She also offers custom cutting, coloring and styling (for both hair extensions and wigs) and free hair consultations.
Jenae's high end work has been featured on the runways of NY Fashion Week, NYC Burlesque circuits, Fashion Shows, Broadway, TV/Film, Photoshoots for Royalty, Musicians, IMG/Ford/Clique Models, magazines, Editorial, Modern Salon, Hairdo USA and an ongoing arrangement of A-List and everyday clientele. Making sure all of her clients leave feeling and looking their absolute best, her skill level, professionalism and fastidious attention to detail has clients flocking to her chair.
Her artistic abilities will enhance your natural beauty and make you fall in love with your hair again. Her mission is to inspire individuality through diversity and enhance professional excellence taught by leaders of the Beauty Industry. Her endless connections rooted in the industry makes her unstoppable and her gypsy soul will always pursue traveling to continue strengthening her craft for the love and art of hair. On-site, as well as in-salon services are available and Jenae is for hire anywhere in the world!
"After trying dozens of stylists in the region over the past 25 years, I feel very fortunate to have come upon the talents of Jenae Yelina. She honed her skills as a sought after stylist in NYC and has decided to make her home in the Hudson Valley. Jenae seems to have a genuine love for styling hair and the confidence and dexterity with which she wields her tools is astounding and impressive. I’m always amazed at the way she coaxes texture and shapes out my straight hair. Over the past year that I’ve been seeing her my confidence has increased because of the great cuts she has given me and you can’t put a price on that! Jenae really takes the time to do it right and her cuts are well worth the money."
"This girl is one of the best in the city! So incredibly talented! A true artist! She transformed me, not only with a stylish cut, but I went back for golden balayage natural highlights. I've received so many compliments. Thanks for helping me to love my hair! Upstate NY is very lucky to have her around, take advantage of that!!!"
"We're loving Jenae's use of hair extensions to create gorgeous bridal styles."
"Obviously the best in the business, she’s not just an artist, but a MAGICIAN! #girlknowshair"
"Very cool cuts by my former protégé and friend, Jenae... Now doing her own thing in New Paltz, NY... Bravo!!! In my 41 years of experience... I've trained many stylists/colorists... that are doing amazingly well in their careers... this is very gratifying to see... Jenae is an awesome talent!!!"
"With our wedding fast approaching my fiance was beginning to worry that there wasn't anyone who could take her hair to the next level. I had witnessed what talent Jenae had in past photos, and recommended that Brigit set up an appointment. They hit it off and the results left my eyes googly and my jaw unhinged. THANK YOU!!!"
"Jenae is an amazing stylist. She has a deep rooted understanding of hair and the industry. Combined with her passion and fearless badassery, she is the best in helping you achieve whatever hair goals you might be dreaming of."
"I am so thrilled with the cut I received from Jenae! It was a great experience! I felt very welcomed and totally comfortable from start to finish! 15 out of 10! Take all the stars!! You’re going to love it here!"
"I just got the equivalent of a decade of therapy by trusting Jenae to cut most of my almost waist length hair off... I look years younger too! We are so lucky to have her artistry in New Paltz. Do yourself a favor; book a cut, trust the process, and let go of who you once were."
"Nobody better!!! Jenae is the curly hair connoisseur you've been searching for!"
"So in love! Smiles all around!"
124 Main St
New Paltz, Ulster County 12561