Fearless leader. Heading into her 15th year as a hairdresser, it was just time for her to form her own, handpicked team with a long history. Name another hairstylist in Buffalo that is as well rounded as this gal, it'll be tough. She's trained with best at Bumble&Bumble University, and even Oribe himself. She was also featured on VH1's 'Transform Me' where she had the opportunity to team up with Laverne Cox and perform a makeover on a wonderful fellow Buffalonian. Erin's worked NY Fashion Week, been published in various publications, and is a go-to for bands coming through the area. Building this brand and elevating her team is Erin's biggest goal for the future--so get ready Buffalo. owner.
crown - grace moser
After more than a decade in the industry, Grace has decided that she wants to give up hair cutting and really hone in on her skills and specialize in color (which is cool with us since she's already a master). She loves doing beautiful, natural colors, though you know she can rock out any goodDYEyoung fantasy hue as well. In her downtime, you'll most likely find her next door at the doggy day care crying over golden retrievers, or road tripping with her pals to see their favourite bands. Hopefully down the line we'll find her adding "goodDYEyoung brand ambassador" to her resume.
crown - chelsey merrill
Also known as "Ches", Chelsey is 5 years in to this industry and shows no signs of slowing down, despite also having a few spinal surgeries under her belt. She loves doing a nice balayage followed by a bangin' blowout, but is truly inspired by edgy/weird/out of the box haircuts. Ches has had various trainings with brands like Oribe and Bumble&Bumble, has had her hair and makeup work published in print by Auxiliary Magazine, and has also been posted on American Salon's social media platforms. Named as a 2016 Taste Maker in Buffalo Spree, her dream is to never stop learning, and to take her talents around the country, doing hair and makeup for a touring band.
crown - sarah hickey
What can we say- Sarah is definitely our resident bombshell. She specializes in highlighting, upstyles & men's hair. Sarah is always ready and willing to participate in any education that will enhance her skill set. When she's not in the salon, you'll most likely find her hanging out with her husband and kids in the great outdoors, or dancing. You may even catch her at a Sabres game or two. While Sarah calls Buffalo home, she dreams of styling for the runway at NY Fashion Week (and she absolutely will someday).
crown - frankie calire
Frankie graduated Cosmetology school in 2016, and was the perfect addition to the crew. When he's not busy during the day-to-day hands-on apprenticing, he's probably workin on his fitness. With his passion for education on fabulous hair, we can all envision him styling the Victoria's Secret Angels runway show in the future. He is quickly becoming an extension and color pro. We're so excited to continue shaping Frankie's skills, with the ultimate goal of giving him his own chair in 2017!
crown - julia jasiczek
Julia recently joined the team as a way to re-enter the craft! After years behind the chair, she became a full-time Mom. She had been following what we were creating + reached out to us at the perfect time. Her amazing style + musical tastes reaffirmed she's riding our wavelength. With years of skills under her belt + the drive to keep learning, we love seeing her back in the game.
crown - elise puckhaber
Elise makes everything at crown possible. From reserving appointments to making sure we're stocked with all the supplies we need, she's always there for all of us. She has years of experience running the show, as well as the rare benefit of having completed Cosmetology school. The crown crew is very lucky to have found our perfect match when it comes to experience and standards. Our team is sure to grow, thanks to this lady!
crown - kristine koch
Kristine is our part time shop coordinator whom we adore. We would absolutely love to have her more often, but she also has an esthetics career which is her true passion. She loves all waxing, especially brows, and if she can get her hands on yours— she will. Chances are when she’s at crown, we’ll have to have some 80’s music peppered into the days playlist to keep her happy (which we are more than fine with), + she’ll also be keeping our 20-something guys on their toes, if you catch our drift. In the future, Kristine hopes to start oncology esthetics + provide specific services to both cancer patients and survivors. Until then, crown is lucky to have her. Kristine practices at Buffalo Gal Organics.
crown - courtney aslanidis
A California native, Courtney comes from years of cosmetic experience. She studied beauty + special effects at Elegance International Makeup School in Hollywood, CA, under well known artists Daran Holt + George Schminky- both of whom were on SyFy's "Face Off". She is a certified makeup artist, and has also worked with giants MAC + Bare Minerals. This background led her to specialties in fashion print work & small design house look books.
Now expanding her skills to offer eyelash extensions, she's a perfect addition to the crown team. Whether you are looking for some fullness or color in your lashes, she'll take care of that. Special event + bridal makeup? No problem. Where ever we can at crown, we strive to utilize vegan + cruelty-free products. This is immensely important to Courtney, so she's proud to offer vegan lashes in addition to our multiple vegan hair care lines. You can also find her mastering the art of microblading brows at Arboreal Ink.
crown - katie mann
Katie Mann is a licensed esthetician with nearly 8 years of experience in the industry. Originally starting as a freelance makeup artist with work that spans print, advertising, film, and bridal, her skillset is as diverse as her tastes. Inspired as a child first by color then by movies + music, Katie prides herself as a dreamer - imagination is key.
Her "confidence first" approach ensures that each individual she works with feels their absolute best with and without makeup. Ultimately, Katie's goal is to take the intimidation out of the beauty industry one face at a time.
crown - monster
Monster is our sweet little greeter. Most days, she's at the shop, getting all the cuddles + making everyone relax. Little Monstie came to live with Erin in 2006, but this old lady still acts like a puppy. After she leaves the shop, she regularly visits a long term care facility to spread some puggy smooches, then goes home to pig out after a long day. This image of her is one of her faves, because she knows Luke Copping will always make you look good! We're all so happy that our home at 500 Seneca is dog-friendly!
crown - bogan
"The term bogan (/ˈboʊɡən/) is a derogatory Australian + New Zealand slang word used to describe a person whose speech, clothing, attitude + behaviour exemplify values considered unrefined or unsophisticated."
...but really, he is our lovable lil shop scoundrel. Bogan came from Cincinnati, Ohio to live with Grace + Jeff in June 2017. He's got his cat siblings Lily + Jack to keep him company when he's not greeting all of our guests. Well on his way to becoming a certified therapy dog, he's getting all the snuggles + socialization right here in crown. His perfect coat has been a hair color inspiration. Keep up with his adventures on Instagram by searching #boganthegolden.