Owner/Director of Design Education, Redken Artist, Level Four A Stylist
Joe Chesbro has always been an artist. It was in 1998 that he realized that hair is just another medium to create art. He and his wife Anne opened Image Empire Salon in 1999 with great sucess. In 2000 Joe became an educator for Redken 5th Avenue NYC and is a Certified Design Artist traveling around the country sharing his knowledge of hair cutting and inspiring stylists from around the world in salons and from stages at educational hair shows. He set his sites on Corn Hill in Rochester and opened Platinum Salon in 2015 attracting a team of amazing hairdressers to join him.
Joe’s career as a stylist has afforded him many opportunities including tours with Allure magazine, having his work published in Rochester Magazine, interviews with Insider Magazine where he was featured as a trend spotter, working as a stylist and image consultant on movie sets, styling hair for Rochester’s Fashion Week, and attending numerous international trainings.
As Platinum Salon’s Director of Design Education and a cutting educator for Redken’s International team, Joe is continuing his desire to educate and inspire. It has always been his belief that his growth as a stylist is accelerated by pushing himself to help others develop their own skills. It has also been his philosophy that in order to be a great educator, he must be a great stylist to his clients first.
Owner, Director of Color Education, Redken Artist, Level Four A Stylist
Anne is co-owner of Platinum Salon and a Color Certified Redken Artist. She followed her passion into the industry in 1993 and was an instant success. Anne opened her first salon Image Empire with her husband Joe in 1999. She began to work for Redken 5th Avenue NYC in 2000 as an educator specializing in color. Her job with Redken gave her the opportunity to travel all over the country to share her knowledge and inspire stylists from around the world. Anne also does editorial work and has had her work published in several magazines. Her experience and knowledge has made her one of the most sought after stylists in Rochester. Getting an appointment with Anne may take a while but we guarantee she is worth the wait!
Team Leader / Level Four Stylist
Megan’s knowledge of hairdressing is extensive. Always needing to know the “why” behind all that she puts forth, she devours information to master her craft. This knowledge is apparent in her work behind the chair. Her execution is flawless and her results always on point. Known in the salon as “The Queen of Balayage Highlights”, she proves this every time she reveals another beautiful “after” picture on her Instagram page. Megan earned her Redken Hair Colorist certification in December of 2018, as well as being a certified Master Babe Extensions Stylist. Book with her in advance as she has become one of our most sought after talents.
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Level Two Stylist
From early on, Amanda has always been very artistically inclined and quick to excel at new teachings. She found that concentrating on art throughout most of her education helped her develop her unique and personal expression, which contributes to her wonderful personality and confidence behind the chair here at PLATINUM.
Amanda completed her training at Continental School of Beauty, and she left the program with incredibly high regards from all of her instructors. While completing her training at Continental, Amanda also found her new home here with us and quickly settled into the role of Salon Coordinator, eager to soak up all of the knowledge her new teammates had to share. Since promoting to a Level One Stylist, she has shown that her natural talent and innate eye for detail are guaranteed to take her career to great places. Amanda is a certified Master Babe Extension Stylist, and our go-to girl for makeup application.
Front Desk Coordinator
With Rhiannon’s passion for the beauty industry, she was a great fit for our Salon Coordinator position. Not only is she the new smiling face that will greet you in the Salon, you will also see her keeping up our social media with her professional photography skills. We also welcomed her makeup skills acquired from graduating the Masters Program at Makeup Designery NYC and she will offer travel makeup services through the salon. Eager to build a name for herself in the industry, Rhiannon is driven by making people look and feel their best with the use and knowledge of all things beauty!
Level Two Stylist
Antonia Carufe found her love for the beauty industry in 2015 at Champlain Valley Educational Services cosmetology school in the Adirondacks. Nia always found herself doing hair, makeup and waxing brows for the people she surrounded herself with and loved how everyone felt amazing afterwards! When Nia isn’t behind the chair she loves spending time with friends, canoeing, playing card games all while blasting music on full volume and singing! Nia wants to be your one stop shop for any beauty service; extensions, bridal hair and any event makeup, and we can’t forget about the brows. Nia is a rising star and is already in high demand, so don’t wait to secure a spot with her to make all your hair dreams come true!