Hang (Founder)

Hang has been exposed to the salon world since she was 14 years old at a family’s salon. What was known as a hobby turned quickly into a passionate career path. As valedictorian of her cosmetology class in 2005, her studies did not stop there. Hang immediately continued further education in New York for make-up artist certification, arching a path into bridal and special events for hair and make-up. This led her back in Philadelphia to earn her Esthetic license, concentrating in the spa department. After spending years working at a prestigious salon, Hang decided to get her instructor license. Her final certification that Hang took on was microblading, which is her new profound service.

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After 7 years as an educator at a reputable cosmetology school in Philadelphia, of which she earned all her licenses, Hang was determined to branch off and focus on her own salon in 2016, resulting in the debut of Pretoria Salon & Spa. With all of her qualifications, she became the jack of all trades. Hang stands behind the chair daily with hair clients, performs many spa services, catering to bridal hair/makeup, and nails, of which she finds very nostalgic. Hang persists to educate her team, focusing on her salon’s mission and delivers quality work and experience on a daily basis.

Jesse (Coordinator, Make-Up Artist)

Creative, versatile, multi-talented and beauty guru, Jesse brings passion and personality to his work. 

Jesse is a natural when it comes to hair and makeup. He has always been hands-on in the beauty world for as long as he can remember. 

Jesse took a leap into his passion in 2009 when he attended a prestigious cosmetology school in Philadelphia. After graduation, Jesse freelanced to focus on mastering his techniques in detail. Over a decade later, he decided to take a more administrative approach in the salon world, leading clients, services and managing the flow of the salon.

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In 2022, after the resurrection of a heavy flood that put Pretoria Salon & Spa down, Jesse made the newly renovated Pretoria Salon & Spa as one of his homes. His vibrant energy and desire to be the best in what he does is what makes the experience at Pretoria so unique. Jesse’s skills for styling and makeup go above and beyond. Clients love him in every aspect from Salon Coordinator to Stylist.

Without a doubt, whether Jesse is at his front desk or behind the chair, he is truly gifted in his talent in all things hair, beauty and personality. 

Jenn (Hair Stylist, Manicurist)

Jennifer has 10+ years salon experience. She started working in her family nail salon when she was 13 years old. Working at the salon exposed her to the beauty industry, and she quickly pursued her interest in different makeup techniques and other skills as a hobby. Her hobby that helped glamorizing her friends and family quickly turned her into a freelance bridal and a special event hair and make-up artist.

After 15 years of freelance as a side gig, Jennifer decided to take a full dive into the beauty industry which she has always loved. In 2021, Jennifer enrolled into a reputable school and earned her cosmetology license the same year. This move opened up the doors for her to be able to pursue more of what the beauty industry has to offer.

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Jennifer joined the Pretoria family in March 2022, and has found her new passion as a color specialist while still offering her master skills in nails, special event hair, and make-up.

More Bio's Coming Soon!

  • Sophie (Esthetician)
  • Jamie (Stylist, Colorist)
  • Dang (Stylist, Colorist, Make-up Artist)
  • Michelle (Stylist, Colorist)
  • Jelena (Stylist, Colorist, Make-up Artist, Dreads Specialist)

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