Stylists

Alexey Kats
Co-Owner / Stylist
Over the last 20 years of his career, Alexey has worked in most areas of the industry. From Platform work, movies and photoshoots to runway shows and in salon education. Read More
Alexey KatsCo-Owner / Stylist

Over the last 20 years of his career, Alexey has worked in most areas of the industry. From Platform work, movies and photoshoots to runway shows and in salon education. After learning the dry cut method in the early 2000’s from John Sahag, Alexey saw a gap in quality tools for dry cutters so he decided to create his own line of scissors, haircutting capes and heat tools. Developing his own approach to the dry cut and sharing his methods through workshops, he believes that teaching makes one learn the craft better. Alexey has worked in some of the finest salons in the Philadelphia area and in 2012 decided to open his own Architeqt Salon and Gallery. The idea behind Architeqt North was to bring good hair to the Logan square and Fairmount neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Specializing in dry-cutting, balayage and editorial styling, Alexey can be found at Architeqt North on Thursdays and at Architeqt Salon and Gallery the rest of the week.

Pawel Gorzelewski
Co-owner, Stylist and Manager
Pawel is the co-owner of Architeqt Salons. His beginnings in hair styling originate in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he studied with world-renowned stylist Patti Barreault. After completing a two-year apprenticeship Read More
Pawel GorzelewskiCo-owner, Stylist and Manager

Pawel is the co-owner of Architeqt Salons. His beginnings in hair styling originate in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he studied with world-renowned stylist Patti Barreault. After completing a two-year apprenticeship with Barreault, Pawel continued his education with a multitude of industry leaders including J Beverly Hills, Vidal Sassoon, and Kemon Academy. He then became recognized as a true hair artist, stylist, and industry expert, which afforded him a position as Education Director at Palazzolo Salon in 2004. This specific experience allowed Pawel to share his unique techniques and skills by mentoring fellow stylists and apprentices. His courses ranged from dry cutting to color and theory.

Pawel Jan was also fortunate enough to have studied with industry innovator, the late John Sahag, and subsequently become a member of his education team. He has gone on to work with a multitude of artistic teams, including Kemon and J Beverly Hills. Pawel has also worked with a repoirtoire of prestigious clients through Neiman Marcus’ fashion events including Derek Lam, Christian Louboutin and Carmen Marc Valvo, . Today, Pawel is still as eager to continue his education and lengthen his list of accomplishments, which indubitably keeps him at the forefront of the industry.

Kristina Fomina
Stylist, Colorist, Bridal Specialist
Kristina knew hair was her passion at a very young age. She moved to the US from Ukraine to follow her dreams in becoming a hairstylist. Kristina graduated from Jean Read More
Kristina FominaStylist, Colorist, Bridal Specialist

Kristina knew hair was her passion at a very young age. She moved to the US from Ukraine to follow her dreams in becoming a hairstylist. Kristina graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2016. During her training she apprenticed under Katya Rodionova where she developed a passion for weddings. She loves to create a natural, flowy and textured up styling.

In 2019 Kristina joined Architeqt’s team where she apprenticed under Pawel and Alba Karabina … getting advanced training in dry cutting and coloring techniques.

 

 

 

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Leo Vartas
Stylist, Colorist
  Leonid Vartas, originally from Belarus joined Architeqt’s team in 2020 with 15 years of hairstyling experience. Before coming to the US, Leo worked with famous fashion magazines such as Read More
Leo VartasStylist, Colorist

 

Leonid Vartas, originally from Belarus joined Architeqt’s team in 2020 with 15 years of hairstyling experience.

Before coming to the US, Leo worked with famous fashion magazines such as Vogue Paris, Marie Claire Spain, Elle Russia, L’OFFICIEL Russia, Cosmopolitan Russia and Hello Russia. He Organized shows at fashion weeks in Europe and Russia while also working as a brand ambassador/educator for the Moroccan-oil Russia team.

“I really love art and beauty in any form. Many people tell me that I have a heightened sense of beauty. I Hope it’s true”

In 2013 Leo completed additional training from the Vidal Sassoon School of Hairdressing in London. In 2017 he trained at the MOROCCANOIL academy in Barcelona and in 2020 completing an expedited apprenticeship in dry-cutting  under Alexey, he is now a stylist on the Architeqt team.

Leo is also in love with art, his favorite artists are impressionists such as Kandinsky, Degas, Monet, Matisse and Soutine. Leonid is inspired by their works all his hairdressing life.

And thanks to them, Leo chose Philadelphia to practice his inspiration.

 

 

 

 

Sith Phongsouvanh
Colorist, Stylist
From a young age, Sith always had a passion for the arts. It was in High School she discovered her own talent and honed her skills through mixed media. Being Read More
Sith PhongsouvanhColorist, Stylist

From a young age, Sith always had a passion for the arts. It was in High School she discovered her own talent and honed her skills through mixed media. Being heavily influenced by a family friend’s salon during her teenage years, Sith developed her craft. Sith graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in April 2016 and took a coveted position with Architeqt as an apprentice. Sith apprenticed directly under Pawel Jan. As an apprentice she received the continuing education necessary to shape and mold her into the stylist she is today. Sith has perfected Balayage techniques and Architeqt’s signature dry cutting methods.

Her passion and creativity is a strong force behind the Architeqt North team. Sith’s dedication to making all her clients feel and look great is the perfect representation of this industry.

Sunny Chan
Stylist, Colorist
Sunny grew up in the Beauty Industry, working with her parents to develop her barbering and men’s haircutting skills. She graduated from the Belle Institute in 2015 and worked at Read More
Sunny ChanStylist, Colorist

Sunny grew up in the Beauty Industry, working with her parents to develop her barbering and men’s haircutting skills. She graduated from the Belle Institute in 2015 and worked at her parents’ salon for 3 years before joining the apprenticeship program at Architeqt in Fall of 2017. She apprenticed directly under Pawel Jan and received the continuing education necessary to hone her haircutting and coloring skills to mold her into the stylist she is today. Sunny is a very focused and articulate stylist who pays attention to every detail while engaging everyone with a disposition that matches her name.