Arlene Paden

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Arlene strives to continually push herself in her career and grow as a stylist. She first became passionate about hair when she was in high school and loved when she had the opportunity to style for her friends and family. Her professional background includes training from the Aveda Institute Columbus, Arrojo New York, Vidal Sasson Toronto, Vidal Sassoon Chicago, Davines North America as well as the Akada program.

The minute she walked through the doors at Akada, she never wanted to leave. The salon culture and the commitment to education were among the top reasons Arlene decided to work at Akada.

She is well rounded with all hair types but is passionate about working with textured and curly hair. She keeps her work fresh and creative by attending classes, getting inspiration from coworkers, and teaching in-salon classes. Her communication skills help her to assess what will work best for each client individually as she wants everyone to leave her chair confident that they will be able to recreate their style and love their look every day. Arlene’s consistency, timeliness and willingness to try new things are just a few of the many reasons her regular clients keep coming back time and time again.

  • go-to wardrobe staple

  • Oxford shoes
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  • secret styling tips

  • Comb through product after applying for even distribution  and longevity to styling
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  • product pick

  • Curly Building Serum

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  • hair inspiration source

  • My clients

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  • instagram

  • @arlenepaden_hair

Phillip Elie