Beauty Partner – Mantra’s Hair Salon
I’m thrilled to feature this guest blog post from Jocelyn DeChenne, the new owner of Mantra’s Hair salon that is connected to the Mendocino Beauty studio. Our services complement one another and we now offer a full suite of services.
Beauty Partner – Jocelyn DeChenne, owner Mantra’s Hair Salon
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of “creating transformation” (cf. spiritual transformation).1 Their use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra.
Jocelyn DeChenne, owner Mantra's Hair Salon
It has always been my dream to own a salon in the Mendocino Village. The moment I embarked on my new life here on the coast I have felt enveloped by my community as well as my fellow women (and men!) in the beauty industry. Almost immediately I crossed paths with Amy Wall, my dear friend and constant inspiration. Since 2006 I have been blessed to work alongside her doing bridal hair and makeup for women from all over the world on the weekends, while building a name and clientele for myself in hair cutting during the week. All the paths I have been down since I rooted on the coast have led me to be able to launch my newest path, Mantras!
My passion for fashion started as soon as I was old enough to play with Tinkerbelle nail polish and lip glosses. From there it blossomed into intrigue in everything from vintage styles to urban funk. I have had the privilege to come from a corporate background early on in my profession. I started out with Toni&Guy Hairdressing, working my way up from an Assistant to an Art Director, Educator and Platform Artist. My intense training has covered everything from multi-cultural styling to prestigious customer service. My European training has focused me in the direction of specialization, meaning I only perform cutting and styling services. Toni&Guy was originated in Europe, adopting the career style of cut & color specialists as opposed to cosmotologists. I work synergistically with Mantra’s stylist, Marianella Brey, who performs traditional color services, along with Balayage and Brazilian Keratin treatments.
Our philosophy here at Mantras is to provide positive affirmations for the hair and spirit while setting intentions to assist in helping our clients become the best versions of themselves they can possibly be. Careful attention to detail is taken to provide the utmost service while prescribing take-home hair care we are passionate about. We are enthusiastic about community events and love to create and elevate local fashion and style. We hope to create a salon where clients can feel safe and confident in their artists, while allowing us to support them in the transition of their personal image.
~Jocelyn DeChenne, mendomantras.com