Nancy Montes

Senior Artist – Atelier Salon

Great at men’s haircuts and multi-cultural hair!

Joined Atelier February 2004
San Jose City College
Special training or certification: 
redCHOCOLATE, straight edge razor class at Aveda Advanced Academy in NY
San Jose
Why I decided to become a stylist: 
I became interested in becoming a hair stylist when I went to college. Growing up, I could not find anyone to work with my hair texture and that made me determined to figure out how to style my own hair. While living in the dorms, I found that I enjoyed styling my friends hair and that is when I found my passion!
My favorite thing about work: 
Being able to put my creative mind to use.
What makes me a great stylist: 
I take the time to understand what my clients are looking for and try to connect. Also, I keep up with trends by taking classes throughout the year.
What do you want clients to know about me? 
I was the first Atelier employee to hit the 10 year mark, back in 2014!   
My Specialty: 
If I had to choose, I’d say Thermal straightening, Keratin complex, and working with curly hair.
What quote or mantra do you strive to live by? 
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and do so with passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou