The BH Hair Studio team offers a supreme wealth of knowledge and expertise with over 70 years of combined experience to deliver a high caliber and exceptional personal service. They are fortunate to have established a tight knit family friendly environment that includes close relationships with generations of clients and their family members.
Mo Elkurdi – Founder & Senior Creative Director
Mo started working for Toni & Guy/TIGI in the early 90’s. He worked his way up to be the National Creative Director for the company. He traveled with the Artistic Team throughout the US and Canada to teach courses, seminars, and hair shows. In 1999, he became a Partner/Owner in Toni & Guy located in The Woodlands. In 2002, he opened the second location, Toni & Guy in Memorial City in Houston. He continued to lead and train the Toni & Guy Artistic Team in Houston. With his strong work ethic, dedication, and knowledge of how to build a team, his two salons with Toni & Guy were very successful. It was an incredible journey and wonderful learning experience throughout his 18 years with the company. In 2009, he decided to branch out on his own and start a new chapter. He opened BH Hair Studio in Cinco Ranch. He firmly believes that education is the back bone of every industry, as well as having the passion and ability to touch people’s lives through meeting their hair needs. “Inspiring and believing in the young, talented staff to unlock their creativity is priceless.” says Mo.
Jessica Strong - Salon Director/Senior Technical Creative Director VI/TIGI Educator
Jessica joined the BH Team in March 2010 . She is the leading, top colourist as a result of the quality of her work, combined with over 23 years of experience and education. She oversees the technical training program at BH Hair Studio. She is a TIGI Educator and a part of the TIGI Collective Team. She travels to share her expertise with other salons. She started with Toni & Guy at Memorial City and was there for 8 years where she was the educator and director for the department; as well as the assistant manager. Education and teaching is her passion. She loves sharing her knowledge and experiences with up and coming colour technicians. She is recharged every time she attends and teaches classes in the surrounding area. To stay up to date with colour trends, she attends classes at the TIGI Academy in NYC and Learning Lab in Dallas, TX.
Brooke Cavanagh - Salon Director/Technical Director V
Brooke started her career in the hair industry over 10 years ago. She joined BH Hair Studio in February 2014 and with her previous experience in the corporate world and attention to details, she was promoted to Assistant Salon Director in September 2017. Motivated by her children and husband, she wanted to show them that she could be a mom and still have a successful career. She holds a dual license as an operator and Cosmetology educator. She attends classes at the TIGI Academy in NYC and Learning Lab in Dallas, TX to stay on point with fashion and colour trends. She is always thinking of how she can use new ways to make clients feel more beautiful. She is bubbly, energetic, outgoing and always excited to see her clients, knowing that she is going to make a positive impact on their day. She specializes in blonding techniques including global lightening and balayage. She feels that if she can turn a client’s bad day into a great day or even a great day into an amazing day, then her job is done.
Laura Boyce – Creative Director IV
Laura is one edgy momma! Laura started with Toni & Guy Town & Country straight out of high school and made her way to the Educational Team. As an Artistic Team Member, she sharpened her creative talents while working multiple hair and fashion shows. She also worked at Toni & Guy Memorial City prior to her joining the BH Family in October 2013. With over 25 years of experience, she has a positive, go getter attitude to tackle any busy day in the studio. She specializes in the most elegant to complex updos. She is in high demand from her ever growing list of loyal devotees. With her charismatic personality and boundless energy, she feels like when you love what you do, it shows in your work. She enjoys the opportunity to continue sharpening her craft at the TIGI Academy in NYC and Learning Lab in Dallas, TX, to keep her skills and clients up to date.
Shae Walker - Art Director III
A rising star, Shae has been with BH Hair Studio since June 2017 and has quickly built a remarkable clientele list. She is a graduate from the Miller Career Center’s Cosmetology program and has currently completed her Advance Educational Program at BH Hair Studio in June 2023. She is hilarious, fun, and everyone who sits in her chair loves her. She strives for perfection in each client service performed. She is available for Cuts, Bubbles and Blowout, Chemical Style Out and Specialty Style Out services. She is passionate about making people feel beautiful in their own skin. Her dream is to become a salon owner and it motivates her to learn everything she can about the industry. She is definitely one to watch!
Amanda Torres - Art Director II
Amanda is a graduate from Paul Mitchell the School in Houston. She joined the BH team in June 2019 and is an ambitious, hard working individual. She began her Advanced Education Training program with cutting and styling at BH Hair Studio and recently completed it in June 2023. She is extremely creative, gifted with makeup, and keeping up with the latest trends. She loves waking up every day knowing that she gets to make other people feel good about themselves. She is motivated by each smile she brings to her clients and the excitement that her changes bring to their lives. Her dream one day is to be a hair and make up artist in the film and television industry.
Mia Martinez – Technical Creative Director IV
Mia started with Toni & Guy Memorial City in 2005 and made her way up to be a part of the Educational Team. She has been with the BH Family since the beginning in January 2010 as the leading colour technician. She has over 16 years in experience and education. She became BH Hair Studio’s primary colour educator but took a short break to help out more with her young family and find a better work-life balance. She is working towards becoming a TIGI Educator again as part of the TIGI Collective Program. She is so grateful with all of the new opportunities at BH Hair Studio, as she loves her clients that she has established and they love her! Mia practices what she preaches and is always impeccably dressed with hair and makeup on point. She has the ability to transform her clients the way they strive to see themselves. She has a very friendly, kind, and likable persona. She attends classes at the TIGI Academy in NYC and Learning Lab in Dallas, TX, to stay up on colour trends.
Michelle Perkins – Technical Director III
Michelle is a graduate from the Miller Career Center’s Cosmetology program. She joined BH Hair Studio in February 2015 and completed the Colour Education program in November 2017. She makes education a priority and remains diligent to fine tune her craft through continuous training. She has a calmness and peace about her that make clients feel comfortable and completely relaxed in her chair. To stay up to date with the latest colour trends, she has attended classes at the TIGI Academy in NYC and Learning Lab in Dallas, TX She is highly motivated to keep up with the latest colour trends, build her clientele and to be successful for her son.
D Castillo - Assistant/Designer
Diana also known as “D” joined the BH Team in March 2020 as a front desk specialist. With 6 years of exceptional customer service experience, she has a strong background on creative problem solving and communication. She is passionately dedicated to making each and every client feel at home as soon as they arrive with her big, welcoming smile. “ D “ is highly motivated to do her best every day and going above and beyond to make sure all clients needs are always met in a genuine and friendly way. She is excited to be on her BH journey as a member of the team and finished cosmetology school to pursue a career in the beauty industry. D is currently in training at BH Hair Studio for the Classic Cutting and Styling Program. D is available for Bubbles & Blowouts and chemical style outs. She is a true testament to what can happen when combining BH education with a strong work ethic. Outside of work, she loves to be outdoors and going for runs with her fur baby, Rocky.
Ellie Bueno - Assistant/Designer
The BH Team is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth into the BH family. She prefers her nickname "Ellie" and joined in October 2020 as an Assistant/Designer. She attended Houston Community College for her cosmetology license and Associate Degree of applied science. She is in the process of completing the Classic Cutting and Styling Program at BH Hair Studio. She is very excited to learn and grow as a member of the team, and can't wait to get out on the floor and express her creativity through her work! She is kind and helpful with an infectious laugh that puts everyone around her at ease and in a joyful mood. She is in the process of completing her first level of training to be a cutting specialist. Ellie is available for Bubbles & Blowouts and chemical style outs. On her free time she enjoys working out, spending time with her family, friends, and taking her dog Sookie for long walks.
Sophia Shott - Assistant/Technician
Feel the great vibe at BH Hair Studio! Our newest assistant, Sophie freshly graduated from Miller Career and Technology Center with her Cosmetology license in May 2023. She brings a team player attitude, an outgoing personality, and a commitment to excellent customer service. She's eager to start her Educational Training Program and brings a positive energy to the salon. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Gia De La Cruz - Assistant/Technician
Gia Bella (or preferably called Gia) is a young and fresh addition to the BH team, just graduating from Miller Career and Technology Center in 2023 with her Cosmetology license. She’s been passionate about cosmetology since she was influenced by her mother, a cosmetologist since 1990, at an early age encouraging her to prioritize client satisfaction and become a star. From watching her mother care for her clients to cutting and coloring extra mannequins as a young girl, these moments have contributed to her commitment to the craft. She came to BH Hair Studio to gain hands-on experience and learn from professionals. Although she’s currently an assistant at BH, through years of watching her mother work with hair coloring, she has found an interest towards the specialty as well, focusing her future career as a colorist. Gia is grateful for the opportunity to be starting off her career in such a welcoming, educational environment. She's currently going to HCC to further her education and expand her knowledge of running a business. Gia aspires to eventually open up a salon with her mom and offer a wide variety of services and stand out in the beauty industry.
Cassandra Bermudez - Director of First Impressions
Welcome to BH Hair Studio, where you'll be sure to receive an inviting receptionist, Cassie with a friendly smile that greets you at the door. She has been with the company since 2021 and is a key member of the team. She is a pro at multitasking and handling all incoming and outgoing calls. From scheduling and confirming your appointment to helping you pick perfect retail products, our receptionist will make sure that your experience is enjoyable from start to finish.