Over the last 15 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 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.
Katya Rodionova graduated from The Lab, a Paul Mitchel School in 2010. After gaining experience in a Princeton based salon, Katya joined the Architeqt team in 2012 where she finished her apprenticeship for Dry cutting and advanced color techniques. Katya loves education and continues going to workshops as often as she can. She has had further training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and she took part in various workshops for Goldwell and L’Oreal Color where she attained her Balayage certification. To become an expert at styling hair, Katya went to Paris to learn classic styling and attended extension seminars for Hotheads & Donna Bella. Katya loves all things fashion and is inspired to project her vision through her craft. Her philosophy is to make her clients look beautiful by creating hairstyles that enhance their natural features. She specializes in bridal and evening styling.
Jon Christopher started his career in 1991 working for 2 of Rittenhouse Square’s finest Salon’s (Estetica& Giovanni &Pileggi) before opening his own award winning salon on 12th & Walnut which he ran for over 5 years.
Continuing education is a big part of Jon Christopher’s career,he attended both Vidal Sassoon & Wella Academies in London and observed hair techniques in high end salons while in Paris, Berlin & Bucharest. His inquisitive nature and desire to learn and share has helped propel his career. Most recently being hired by international hair color company KAO/Goldwell as a GTA (Goldwell Technical Advisor).Goldwell is one of the world’s leading hair color companies which keeps Jon Christopher on the cutting edge of all new developments in trends and technologies.
Jon Christopher joined the Architeqt team in Spring of 2015 where he specializes in hair cutting, color and editorial styling.
Sith is currently in the apprentive program at Architeqt North where she is learning the Dry cutting Method and Balayage techniques.
Jennalyn started in the Beauty Industry at the age of 16 as an Assistant at a Salon and Spa in her hometown of Bucks County, PA. She graduated from Levittown Beauty Academy in 2009. After 3 years of apprentice work and education in Redken Color and Babe and Hotheads Hair Extensions, she relocated to a Fishtown salon. Working there for 3 years and excelling in Vivid colors, she knew she wanted more! Jennalyn joined the Architeqt Team in the Fall of 2016, where she finished the Apprentice Program to learn Balayage Techniques and our signature Dry Cutting Method.