We believe that how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror can change your outlook on life. At La Bella Hair Studio, our highly trained stylists create a personalized experience for you in a relaxing, yet upbeat environment. It is our priority to provide you with the tools to live, look, and feel beautiful every day!

We are currently hiring stylists at La Bella Hair Studio! We’re looking for somebody who is hard-working, upbeat, and passionate to join our team at La Bella Hair Studio. If you are a licensed cosmetologist and interested in working at La Bella please send your resume and cover letter to We look forward to meeting you!




Jessica Menz-Crenshaw: Owner & Master Stylist

Jessie completed an apprenticeship program in Richmond and went on to become the program educator at one of the top salons in the Richmond area. She also has spent time training in such places as Italy, Florida, New York, and California.

She opened La Bella Hair Studio in March 2006 and has gone on to become very involved in the community and in fund raising for such causes as Veronica’s Voice Fund and Locks of Love. In 2011, Jessie was named one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40.”


Eric Michael Steward: Master Stylist & Education Director

Eric Michael’s extensive career in hairdressing includes editorial styling for magazines, commercials, fashion shows as well as being voted a best stylist in the Richmond Style Weekly “2011 Best and Worst” Issue. He has traveled the world as a Master Colorist educator while also leading the education department at a top salon in Richmond.

Eric Michael has an advanced education in cutting and color services with the world famous Vidal Sassoon Academy in New York, NY. He has also studied under Bumble and Bumble, Nick Arojo, and The Doves. Eric Michael’s expertise in hair care, meticulous technical skills and unparalleled client service make him a fantastic addition to our team!


Shanti Lynn: Executive Stylist & Artistic Director

Shanti decided to follow her passion of hairstyling when she began cosmetology school in 2005. After a year of school she continued her education through an apprenticeship. She gained a vast knowledge through hands on experience and went on to obtain her instructor license. She then began mentoring and educating students.

Shanti has expanded her knowledge through many local classes and studied in New York. She has attended a wide range of product classes including Bumble and Bumble and Wella. She specializes in the dry cutting technique, has a passion for color and a love for doing up-dos for any occasion.


Liz Andrews: Executive Stylist

Liz grew up with an innate love for the salon and beauty industry. She has been a business owner herself for the past nine years in the fan of Richmond, VA. Fun, energetic, and outgoing with a great sense of humor she is looking forward to this next chapter in her career! She has a passion for building unique relationships with clients to give a more personalized and catered experience. Liz specializes in perming and smoothing treatments as well.


Ashley Duverney: Senior Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!


April Menz-May: Senior Stylist

I believe that the true mark of a great hairdresser is to not just “create”, but to be able to “recreate” amazing work and to teach my clients how to recreate their look at home. With over 25 years of experience, I have been a color educator for an international color line as well as a platform artist. I have kept my education updated and fresh throughout the years. I am excited to join the La Bella Team at the end of June!



Brittany Hough: Stylist

Brittany’s love for hair began when she was just a little girl getting her hair done for a dance recital. As she grew up, that love never changed. She started working at the front desk at many local salons in the Richmond area. After learning about the business aspect of the salon industry she decided to make the transition into pursuing her passion as a Hair Stylist attending cosmetology school in 2014. It was one of the best decisions of her life because she was able to start doing what she truly enjoys. She loves to be challenged with the seasons of change and learning. Always asking detailed questions and seeking out educational opportunities she can provide clients with the best service standards possible. She has a passion for the beauty industry and continually strives to be the best at what she does so she can help others be their best!


Ryann Browning: Apprentice

From a young age, Ryann took interest in the experience of working in a hair salon. Passionate about education and the process of learning new skills and techniques, she came to La Bella in summer 2016. She has a gift of forming personal relationships with clients while giving them a unique experience and style catered to their lifestyle. She wants everyone who sits in her chair to be inspired by her work and to feel confidently beautiful when they leave the salon.



Erin Rose: Salon Manager

Erin worked as an Aesthetician in Delaware doing permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, and skincare before moving to Richmond in January 2016. After discovering her love for the business side of the beauty industry, she has been managing for the past four years. She looks forward to helping you with appointments or any other needs or questions you may have!

Want to join our team? Send us an email with your resume to today