Alena moved to the U.S at the age of 17 from Russia. Her native country taught her to take pride in beauty and in maintaining it. She strode to achieve a new level of excitement and creativity in her constant goal to always be in the fashion know and on top of the latest trends. Alena found the streets of New York and the open minded New York attiude liberating. She graduated from the Carsten Institute in 2006 and has since been a team member at Salon AKS. Pulling from her arsenal of style trends along with the diverse techniques she has learned, Alena works to make each client feel chic, look younger and ultimetely to attain the best possible look for them..