Beauty Collective

Color Pins Curls loves to connect with amazing professionals in the industry to get their take on many topics. This group is a beauty collective ofcarefully chosen top professionals that teach and share their specialty knowledge with the world. Let’s let them introduce themselves!


Meet the CPC Beauty Collective Ladies & their businesses:


Jessica Baird. Lash Extension Expert, Hairstyle Obsessed, Not-So Secret Keeper of the Beauty World

Specializing in: All things eyelash extensions, event hairstyling & makeup, beauty industry retail, client education and beauty industry researcher.

I have been in the beauty industry since 2011. Starting in the tanning salon world with spray tanning in Fenton, Michigan. I graduated from Brighton Cosmetology school with my Cosmetology license. Learning the industry with hair, skin and nails kept me busy for most of my career. Working in a few salons in Hartland & Brighton, Michigan, I had the chance to work and learn the industry from other great professionals. While learning a lot about running business; what and what not to do. I took crazy amounts of education in the forms of: on site brand and technique classes, online webinars, other professional one on one training, hair show education,expanding my knowledge in many industry areas in any way I could get the information. In 2016 I began diving into lashes after knowing a few experienced lash ladies. So in 2017 I was certified with NovaLash and continued my training to be American Volume training with Sophia Navarro. In 2018 I transitioned into mastering eyelash extension services, event hairstyling and makeup as well as focusing on my blog to share information from industry professionals with clients to understand ideas like : certifications, sanitation and finding the best products. I currently own CPC in 3D studio in Brighton, Michigan focusing on providing the top quality services in the area while offering in demand lash and hair retail products, while I run Color Pins Curls: Lash & Beauty Blog on my off hours.

Alana Cogo. Medical Skincare Guru

Specializing in: Microblading, Microblading with Shading, Full Shade or Ombré Eyebrows, Scalp Pigmentation, Micro-needling, Pigment Removal, Dermaplaning, PCA, TCA, and Chemical Peels, Hydrafacial, and Plasma Skin Rejuvenation.

I have been a licensed Para-medical Aesthetician for 17 years. I graduated from Brighton Cosmetology school with an Esthetician license. Shortly after, I trained and was certified as a Paramedical Aesthetician specializing in microdermabrasion and chemical peels in Florida. I furthered my experience going to work with a ENT specialist performing medical peels and other aesthetic services. In 2016, I trained and became certified as a Microblading Technician through Brow Design in Texas. I opened my own studio, 3D Brow Artistry performing many Microblading and Micro-needling procedures. Later in 2016, I trained with an Australian company called Deluxe Brows and became master certified in micro-shading, and Ombré brows. I decided to branch out in 2017, and certified in scalp pigmentation, pigment removal, and areola pigmentations in Ottawa, Canada. Wanting to expand my knowledge even more, I trained to learn advanced techniques in areola pigmentation in California. In 2018, I wanted to expand my company into more medical skin care procedures, and started Restore Skincare. I flew to Toronto and trained with Plasma Pen Pro and learned Plasma Skin Rejuvenation procedures. Shortly after my certification I still desired to learn more about the plasma procedures and brought the  Plaxpot Plasma Machine (FDA Certified and insured in the US) to Brighton, Michigan and trained with advanced esthetics. I have currently been trained and certified through Hydrafacial, PCA Skin and perform a large variety of high-end medical facials, peels. I also offer multiple medical grade skin care lines for retail to clients with growth factors.” 3D Brow Artistry & Restore Skincare site.

Ann Deater. Hair Encyclopedia Nerd

Specializing in: Schwarzkopf color, MalibuC treatments & products, Olaplex, transitional and dimensional hair chemical services, color corrective services and styling.

I have been a licensed Cosmetologist for 15 years. I graduated from the Brighton Institute of Cosmetology in 2003. My hair journey began as an assistant. My training included the Toni&Guy foundation cutting system, and Aveda, Matrix & Koleston Perfect Color training. I then started my hair stylist journey & I trained and became certified in the Pivot Point cutting system. I took my my first educational class for MalibuC during this time period too, my love for the brand was immediate! I stayed at the walk-in salon before I took my knowledge and experiences to Florida. I took in many classes with top industry professionals including: Robert Cromeans, Sam Villa, Beth Minardi & Claudia Salyer from Schwarzkopf. After returning to Michigan I continued my education with Sunlights Balayage, Peter Coppola Keratin, MalibuC, Schwarzkopf Red Revolution, Schwarzkopf Color Correction, Schwarzkopf Grey Coverage, Keratin Complex Smoothing, Schwarzkopf Absolutes, Pivot Point refresher, NuFree Wax, Schwarzkopf Vivance & Olaplex to name a few. I finally went on to open my own salon suite in Brighton in 2018. My salon is called Dharma Salon. My clients allow me to use my experience and knowledge to perform their hair needs while staying on top of all hair industry has to offer!

Lindsay Martin. Queen of Hair Consultations & Techniques

Specializing in: business, Bumble & Bumble products, blonding techniques like highlighting & cutting.

I’ve been licensed for since 2013. I attended Brighton Institute of Cosmetology and am currently enrolled at Schoolcraft community college to obtain a degree in cosmetology management tans business administration. My biggest influences that introduced my love for the beauty industry is my Aunt Wendy and cousin Klea who are hairstylists as well. My aunt did my hair all throughout my teen years and my cousin Kle owns a salon where in was assisted my first year in the salon life. They’ve helped guide me with many questions I’ve had throughout my hair journey.

The amount of continued education I’ve taken is insane but some specialty classes I have attended include: Lisalovesbalayage boot camp, Bumble & Bumble University- The Bb. Cut: Foundation, Summit- Grow your business, Summit- social media by Tim Fisk and L’Oréal- balayage & beyond by Brandon Curtis. My roles at The Parlor are inventory management, salon operations and in the future I’m excited that I will be helping plan community events the salon will participate in! My mentor Liberty is a wonderful person that has been the best at leading me along with the amazing team that inspires me every day!! I’m grateful for my clients that have been with me since the beginning and their love and support push my drive to keep growing!! My social media is lindsaymartin.stylist and my salon information can be found on theparlorhairsalon.net.”