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The Village Girls

Kathy Kleczewski
I became a licensed cosmetologist in 1973. I attended Chesapeake Technical  Center  my last three years of high school and pass the state board exam for my cosmetology license the same year I graduated from Oscar Smith high school in 1973.
I always had a passion for styling hair even as a small child all my dolls had long hair so I could cut and style them. My first job was a shampoo girl in downtown Norfolk for Joseph and Fran Russo in their Norfolk salon as well as in their Virginia Beach shop. They were both educators ,  and I would travel with them as their hair model. I then moved to Newport News and worked in Mercury Mall for Ruth Staples house of Beauty . Three years later I met and married Sam Bailey ,We had a daughter Stacy. After being a at home mom for six months I went  back to work for Glen West at Prime Cut. I became a single-parent and decided to buy a house and move my business there. This worked out extremely well for Stacy and I till I remarried Frank Kleczewski in 1995. Frank help me remodel and  open VillageStyllist in November 1999.
I now work with a fabulous team of stylist who are like family to me and make going to work a pleasure and fun every day. I am certified by Framesi in coloring and perming hair extensions by So-Cap and Percision cutting by Nexus , I also do acrylic nails , facial waxing  and special occasion styles. I especially like working with long hair. So give me a call I’d love to take care of you!
Irene Craddock

I was born and educated in the United Kingdom.  After finishing school, I attended a two year course at Stow College of Hairdressing, now called Central College Glasgow, Scotland.  My Certification is provided through The City and Guilds of London Institute. I worked and served a five year apprenticeship which included two years in a hair salon.

While serving my apprenticeship, I gained a firsthand professional, education in the technique of precision hair styling while using clippers and sheers.  My early education in the precise detail of mixing color worked to my advantage.  My skill with clippers and sheers combined with the science behind today’s hair coloring and highlighting techniques makes me a highly trained professional.

In 1984 received my certificate from the board members of cosmetology in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I enjoy attending today’s latest hair shows and learning more about my profession.  Including today’s interest in the use Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.  In taking on this new process, I have increased the interest of my client base and improved my overall abilities.

In my professional years in this industry, my clients are my business.  I am flexible with what works for my client.  I have been blessed with the trust and loyalty of my clients and their family.

I welcome any new clients wishing to change from your old stylist, a previous client who wants to come back, or you are new to this area, why not try me once, I’ll work with you, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be back!

Respectfully,

Irene

Monte Putney
My name is Monte Putney I knew in the first grade that I was going to grow up and work in a salon making clients feel happy and beautiful. I have been doing hair for 30 years.

I am a licensed educational instructor, certified by pivot point, certified by Framesi in color correction, certified in hair extensions, and I promote healthy strong hair with protein and moisture treatments. I do manicures and pedicures as well. I specialize in color correction, keratin hair, and thermal hair straightening.

I love working with the Village Stylist team, we are a family and we always take care of each others clients if we are unable to get to them. I love spending time with my family. I thank God for  my Blessings every day

Kathy Reid- Wetzler

Hay Everybody,

This is Kathy L. Reid- Wetzler, formally from Hilton Hair & Body Shoppe. Been doing hair pretty much all my life; but didn’t receive my professional license until 1992 in Richmond, Va. I specialize in colors (yes even greens, blues, and yes, purples). Specialty perms, relaxers, curls, updo’s and above all … Haircut$!!!!!

I use a variety of products depending on my customers needs. Some specialty products consist of Paul Mitchell, Joico, L’Oreal, and yes, American Crew for men.

Police Officers, Firemen, and the men and women that protect our country in the Military get their discount. My customers have been my family for years, not only in my home, but in theirs; including hospitals, nursing homes, and unfortunately, in their resting place.

I have worked for Mastercuts (New Market North); to the peaceful place on the earth-Giorgio’s (Poquoson). Life has taken me through many voyages, and taught me many things and introduced me to many people. I’ve worked and supervised for Supercuts, then helped open a very special shop dear to my heart, called Starcuts (Big Bethel Rd).

Life changes, and so do people. After Hilton, I found a place where peace and harmony is not just for customers, but all the girls that work here!!! Yes, we are the VILLAGE GIRLS, and we work at VILLAGE STYLIST and we LOVE OUR CUSTOMER5!!!!!

So come and visit us, and become part of our family.