YOUR BOLD NEW STYLE IS IN OUR HANDS.
Tres Benzley is driving hair, makeup and the entire fashion industry forward—from customer service to technique to execution. His norm-shattering influence has resonated on countless sets and stages from LA to New York Fashion Week. And now, Tres and the Caliber team of hair and makeup artists are bringing high fashion finesse and award-winning talent straight to you.
Caliber is his vision, our stylists are all visionaries.
“For our stylists, gifted eyes and talented hands are a bare essential. But our ongoing education and our constant push to hone new skills are what keep our team ahead of the trends. We merge it all with your personal desires to create a completely original style. One that helps you look amazing, feel great and gush with confidence.”
Tres is a hair stylist by nature, bringing precision to the design with the ability to reconstruct art. He sees color as a medium of dimension and light using techniques that create light reflection and refraction with color, hue and contrast. He believes “Color should be believable.” With nearly 25 years in the hairdressing industry, his experience includes being an educator with Farouk and Matrix, as well as bringing his expertise in foundational and contemporary cut and style designs to UNITE, NYFW and beyond.
Tres is an educator driven to make a difference. He is determined to raise the caliber and standard of this industry with his uncompromised knowledge in business strategies, design, shape and form. An art director with UNITE for almost 8 years, his passion is to deliver that feeling you experience in art, architecture, or whatever it is that inspires you. Driven by the foundational skills of education, art, and fashion, his mission is to inspire other hairdressers to stretch the creative boundaries of beauty.
As a kid I was always interested in the diversity of faces, styles and personalities. I love giving the gift of confidence by creating beautiful looks for every individual. To get to truly understand a person is a blessing. You hear some crazy stories, laugh your butt off and end up with close friends. In my chair, we’ll start from the ground up. Who are you? What interests you? Let’s get to work!
“Fashion is freedom to portray exactly who you are.”
Krysta figures she hasn’t really worked since the day she stepped through the doors of Milan Institute of Cosmetology. Krysta has been in love with the beauty industry as far back as she can remember. Growing up, her mother’s extravagant beauty regimen inspired Krysta to sneak into mom’s makeup drawers and experiment. What she loves most about styling are those “wow” moments, when a client looks into a mirror for the first time and is overjoyed with their new look.
To Krysta, fashion is an expression of individuality and authenticity. Beyond the Salon, where Tres has affectionately dubbed her “McLovan,” Krysta is a proud mommy of two little girls, Summer and Lilah. She enjoys hiking, gardening, reading poetry and a spontaneous adventures outside of town.
I enjoy finding the inspiration each time a client sits in my chair. As I continue to learn and grow in my field, I share my knowledge with my clients so they can grow in their confidence and skillset. I am always striving to be the best I can be, and I love helping clients get a confident style to do the same.
“Our mind is our temple. Our body is our tool.”
Throughout her professional career, Sam has always been in one type of customer-service position or another—it’s what makes her the happiest and most fulfilled. She decided to enroll in beauty school after years of helping her family and friends style-up for special occasions. Once enrolled, she absolutely fell in love with the art of hairdressing. According to her, “the rest is history.”
“I love each person’s unique style, as I believe everyone has their own, individual fashion. Exploring that one-of-a-kind style is what lights me up.”
With over 30 years of professional experience, Wendalynn has cemented herself as a true expert in all aspects of hair extension services. From hair weaving to thermal bonding to hair locks, Wendalynn has firsthand expertise in all the techniques necessary to add volume, length or make thinning hair look more full. Whether it be preparation for an avant-garde photoshoot, special event like Burning Man, or you simply want to add more thickness to your hair, Wendalynn’s extensions services at Caliber Hair and Makeup Studio will get you just what you need to feel confident and beautiful.
“Happy clients means happy business, and I strive to make all my clients as happy as they can be by allowing them to have their most beautiful hair with extension work.”
For Shandelle, creating mesmerizing styles is not all that being a hairstylist entails, it’s much more than that. She believes a hairstylist empowers customers to feel the best about themselves from the moment they walk in the salon. Always up to date on the latest trends in the beauty industry, Shandelle’s styles inspire trust and creativity into all her clients, allowing them to leave the salon happier and more confident in their hair and themselves.
“Hairstyling is more than creating a new look to me, it’s about letting someone’s creativity and personality shine as brightly as it can.”
Melissa “Missy” Moffett comes to Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio from the Paul Mitchell School where she learned how to channel her enthusiasm for fashion into her clients’ hair. Missy ensures her clients will leave Caliber feeling their most beautiful by creating a look that allows them to express themselves with pride. Seeing clients react to their new look and newfound confidence is what drives Missy, she simply wants to do whatever she can to make her clients feel beautiful and confident in themselves.
“The most fascinating part of working in the beauty industry is the reaction clients have when they see their full potential unlocked- making people feel beautiful is why I come to work every day.”