Russell Johnson


Russell grew up in Southwest Louisiana and graduated from Demmons School of Beauty in 1996, and moved to Baton Rouge in 1998. With over 20 years of experience in the hair industry, Russell has truly honed his skills as a master stylist. He has worked on television sets, editorial photo shoots, fashion and runway shows and countless bridal events. He has a keen ability to shape hair and he is known for his precise coloring, effortless styling and calm demeanor. He has worked as a mentor, trainer and manager in all of his previous salons. The most obvious testaments to his talent are his devoted clients and he is skilled at accentuating their best features.
He had the vision of opening his own salon which would provide a strong foundation in education for stylists and also create a relaxed environment for guests to have a holistic experience for their hair service. In 2010, Russell, along with his wife Kacey, opened the doors to Artizen Salon. It has been a rewarding and learning experience and he is extremely proud of the success that the salon has had so far and he is grateful for his staff and loyal clientele.

Bobby Johnson

Senior Stylist

Bobby, a Louisiana native, has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has been with Artizen since it opened in 2010. He began his education at the Metroplex Beauty School in central Texas and finished at Demmons School of Beauty in Lake Charles. Bobby feels that continuing education is a vital element in the perfecting of skills and in remaining current and on the cutting edge of beauty trends. He has participated in numerous hands-on workshops which included Aveda Pure Form and Aveda Technical Texture. He also was instructed by the Vidal Sassoon team based in Orlando and attended a training class conducted by Candy Shaw, the “Balay Lama” of Atlanta.
Bobby was previously an educator for the Aveda Institute in Baton Rouge and he is now the Lead Educator for Artizen Salon. He is also an incredible makeup artist and for four years, he prepared clients for photo shoots across the United States. Bobby has many specialties, but clients have said that he is the best at blonde coloring, precise color application and face contouring.

Lauren Denoux


Lauren Denoux grew up in Prairieville, Louisiana, and graduated from Vanguard College of Cosmetology, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2012. She joined Artizen in 2014 and her clients appreciate her soft spoken nature and sweet demeanor. Lauren often experiments with the dry cutting technique and enjoys coloring and highlighting the most.
It is a special bond that she gets to experience when a client is in her chair and she is able to help transform their look and make them feel confident!

Haley Pirello


Haley, a native of Baton Rouge, attended Aveda Institute and joined Artizen Salon in 2016. Her passion comes from being able to express herself through makeup, hair and color. She chose to be a stylist to make a difference in her clients’ lives and she feels joy by putting a smile on their faces.
She intends to continue growing as an artist and hone her skills. She loves perfecting her craft by attending continued education, and trying all of the latest techniques.
Haley specializes in mens’ cuts and styling, and she also enjoys womens’ cuts and highlighting. She is committed to creating the perfect blowout every time and her clients appreciate her efforts in teaching them how to replicate the style on their own. Making her clients look and feel their best is her number one priority.

Haylie Doran


Haylie was born and raised right outside of New Orleans. She attended Aveda Institute and joined Artizen Salon in 2018. We are excited to have her as part of the team as she adds a new dimension to our services. She executes precise razor and shear cutting techniques and is known to experiment with bright colors.
Haylie has interned and been mentored by very successful stylists in the area. She is in love with this industry and keeps up to date with the latest styles and trends. Haylie has always been one to really express herself through her hair and she adores helping others do the same. She is an artist by nature and hair is her favorite medium. She enjoys transforming her clients and taking them anywhere with the style, whether it is a color and cut on the edgy side or just a subtle or classic change.

Heather Normand


Heather is from Metairie, Louisiana and joined Artizen Salon in 2018. She graduated from Aveda Institute of Baton Rouge in 2016. She has worked as a hair stylist and makeup artist since then and is motivated to learn and grow in her career. Heather enjoys blonding, balayage, fantasy colors and makeup.

Cathy Tran

Salon Coordinator

Cathy is our Salon Coordinator and often the first person guests see at the salon. Cathy grew up in New Orleans and later moved to Baton Rouge. She graduated from Aveda Institute in 2010 and joined Artizen Salon in 2012. Since she is a licensed stylist, she is a tremendous asset as she can go above and beyond to help the flow of the salon in addition to her management role.
Cathy is known for her friendly demeanor, genuine laugh and superior customer service. She has an innate ability to connect with our staff & clients and can always bring a smile to their faces. It is her goal to ensure that everyone who visits Artizen Salon has had a positive experience and that we have exceeded their expectations.