Team

Lenka Barta

Master Stylist
Owner

I have been dressing hair for 14 years. My journey to become a hairstylist started in Czechoslovakia where I was born. While receiving my high school education I studied graphic design and commercial arts for 4 years. Curriculum of this school become a strong foundation of my work today. Science of chemistry helped me to master hair coloring, history of arts become and endless inspiration and the geometry is an essential part of precise haircutting.

After I moved to Florida I graduated Fashion Focus Hair Academy and obtained degree in Cosmetology. At this unique private school I discovered my passion for hairdressing. I gladly accepted an offer to become a personal assistant of Mr.Richard Waintraub owner of the best salon in Sarasota. As his protege I have received training at Bumble and Bumble institute in New York city. I took an advanced classes in french haircutting technique from Frederic Fekkai, Candy Shaw and others. This cutting technique uses hair to frame the face resulting in beautiful, soft, versatile looks.

Eager to master French haircutting I went back to Europe. I become a student at L’Oreal Professional Paris Institute in Prague. Working at one of the downtown hair salon in this Bohemian city was also an amazing experience. After 6 moths I came back to Florida.

Venice is a wonderful town to raise my two children and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more than 7years I joined a team of stylist in the most popular salon in our area. We were provided with styling classes by Eufora and a color education by Schwarzkopf. Recently I finished 3 months of Cutting Loose’s advanced training academy in Sarasota where I sharpened my skills in recent hair coloring trends including Balayage together with new trends in cutting utilizing French technique.

Surrounded by the best in the our industry including Mrs. Coral Pleas -salon owner,entrepreneur of the year and my mentor I decided to open my own place. At Lenka hair salon we take pride and passion in catering to every client . Our interior has chic and elegant atmosphere designed to make you feel great. If you are allergic to average like me you will appreciate and love how we make you feel you will be amazed how we make you look.

Jessica Cady

Master Stylist
Master Colorist

Originally from Ohio, Jessica started her career by graduating from an Aveda Institute. She then went on to apprentice in a top Aveda Salon in Mentor, Ohio. After moving to Florida in 2000 Jessica has had 15 years of salon experience in Venice Fl. She has taken advanced training in Eufora haircutting, JKS and Schwarzkopf Color along with specializing in Hotheads Hair Extensions.

Jessica is a well presented, hardworking hairstylist with a pleasant personality and a passion for hairdressing. Her passion for hair shows in her professionalism and always staying current on the latest style and color trends. She looks forward to seeing you at Lenka Hair Salon.

Ali McManamy

Designer Stylist
Master Colorist

Born in New Jersey, Ali graduated from SCTI in 2009 and has since added French cutting classes to her repertoire. She excels in color, color correction, percussion cutting and fades. Equally fluent in both men’s and women’s current styles. She is always looking to further her education, and never grows tired of seeing how satisfied her clients are when they see the final result in the mirror.

Mercedes Fraser

Master Stylist
Color Specialist

I am originally from Dominican Republic. I spent time in New York before settling in Florida.

After graduating from Fashion Focus Academy, I completed an extensive apprenticeship at Lenka Hair Salon and an advanced education program in French Hair cutting at Cutting Loose Salon in Sarasota. Another passion of mine is styling hair for formal events. I had the privilege to get certified with the famous Martin Parsons in up-styling and long hair design.

I feel that consultation and understanding what the guest wants is key to a great style. I pride myself in listening and communicating with each guest to achieve your needs and hair goals. I look forward to seeing you at Lenka Hair Salon.

Deborah Buehrer

Senior Stylist
Master Colorist

Deborah is a master with a pair of scissors. Her friendly approach makes you instantly feel at ease and ready to embrace the “new you”. Deborah encourages clients to work with their curls, showing them how to achieve a natural, but sophisticated look.

Olga Nozdracheva

Stylist
Master Colorist

Olga was born in Russia just 60 miles from Moscow. She developed an interest in cosmetology as a young girl, but a college degree was necessary in post communist Europe. She graduated from Moscow engineering institute as an honored student.

Soon after earning her degree she realized that her true passion is to work in a more creative setting and to help people look their best. Olga finished cosmetology school in Moscow in 2001 and gained experience while working in several upscale salons in Russia.

Olga’s dream was to live near the beach. In 2013, she relocated with her family to sunny Florida. She studied English language at the State College of Florida. She then completed a cosmetology program at Charlotte Technical College in 2016.

This talented stylist joined our team in 2017. With nearly 10 years of experience in the industry and receiving international training, Olga loves to match the perfect hairstyle to each individual client. She is an expert in classic cutting utilizing the French technique. Permanent waving is this stylist’s favorite technique to add body and volume after prior consultation consisting of hair diagnosis. Olga is a color specialist, who has a skilled eye for color matching. She has mastered American and French balayage, as well as blonding with foils. Her expertise can be seen in the final look, which is always presented effortless, beautiful and glossy.

Breea Kincer

Stylist
Master Colorist

Breea likes to help her clients define their sense of style, she believes in helping them celebrate their own individuality; creating the haircut and color to complete their look. Breea has worked with a range of top stylists, cleverly absorbing the best from each salon, resulting in meticulous cut hair. Working as a colorist side by side with Lenka, she mastered french and american balayage technique, rootshadowing, babylights, chunky highlights and all aspects of dimensional coloring.

Breea is extremely passionate about her work; she prides herself in creating the perfect look for all of her guests.

Kipten Paden

Stylist
Colorist

As a student Kipten excelled in men’s haircuts, winning awards in 2 barbering competition.

At the encouragement of his aunt, our Master stylist Jessica Cady, Kipten made some bold moves when starting his career. After choosing an untraditional high school path at vocational cosmetology program he bravely relocated himself from Vermilion Ohio to Venice Florida.

Kipten joined our team in Jun 2019 as a junior stylist and retrained under the careful eye of Lenka herself to learn her signature techniques. His incredible talent and phenomenal sense for detail promoted him very soon into the position of Lenka’s personal colorist. Working with a clientele with the highest expectation he had to deliver the best quality of services. Kipten uses exclusively only French haircutting technique, he mastered French and American Balayage while still bringing that natural affinity for men’s styles to the salon.

Kipten is very empathetic, his ability to get into clients’ mind helps him to understand their vision, hair goals and limitations. He is very visual and loves working with pictures to ensure him and his client are on the “same page” after thorough consultation.

Chelsea Catania

Master Colorist

Brazilian/Keratin Specialist
Salon Manager

Chelsea is our master colorist. After 9 years in the industry, Chelsea has lost none of her passion for coloring. She is committed to making sure that every client is 100% ​satisfied with their hair by the time they leave the chair and pays great attention to the finest details. Chelsea also specializes in straightening and smoothing treatments; she can transform even the most challenging hair. Her favorite products are Brazilian and Keratin treatment to help our clients eliminate frizz in humid Florida weather. Chelsea gets pleasure from seeing her clients face when she has transformed their look and has the versatility to work with all hair types.

Chelsea brought with her a wealth of knowledge and passion to ensure all of our clients enjoy their experience in the salon from the moment they walk through the door, therefore she also earned position of Salon Manager.

Kayla Baker

Assistant Manager

Kayla is a Florida native and was born in Sarasota, FL. She graduated from Venice High School and completed her Associates of Science in Natural Health where she studied Massage Therapy and Skin Care and is licensed for both in the state of FL. She brings her 11 years of experience from the salon and spa industry where she will use her skills in customer service care and bring her magic touch to assist in the flow of the salon to run smoothly and efficiently.