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.
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.
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.
LB graduated from Jean Madeline in the spring of 2008. Being a Philadelphia native she new she didn’t want to stray from her beloved city so she started her career in the heart of center city and has been here ever since. She quickly realized her passion for color and has spent her 9 plus years in the industry continuously furthering her education with leading companies such as L’Oréal, Redken, Arrojo and 901. LB’s main objective when clients leave her chair is for them to feel the best version of themselves. Whether that means a major color overhaul or something just soft and subtle to accent their natural beauty, she will work with you to get you exactly where you want to be, and she’ll never say no to a blonde!
Alba Joined the Architeqt team in 2016 where she underwent an apprenticeship with Alexey. Before her time at Architeqt, Alba gained styling experience at DryBar after she graduated Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2015.
Alba’s desire to be in the hair industry started in her late teens. While her dream was hard to achieve in her native Albania, it took her almost 5,000 miles and 10 years to make it happen. Before her journey to be a hairstylist, Alba finished university with a degree in Graphic Design which trained her eye to see shape and color. Soon after starting at Architeqt, Alba became certified in various extension methods and developed a passion for dry cutting while also furthering her education in various cutting and coloring techniques.
Valerie grew up in Alaska, where she graduated cosmetology school in 2008. Shortly after, her adventurous nature took her south to Portland, OR where she started working and later managing a local barber shop. After 6 years, she left to pursue her passion for hair color and cutting with one of Portland’s top salons, where she advanced her talents with a very loyal client base. Throughout her career, Valerie has earned many opportunities to improve her skills by attending classes and events held by the industries top professionals, including Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, R+Co, and Bumble & Bumble. She recently relocated to Philadelphia to begin her next adventure and looks forward to continuing to refine her craft.