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Meet The Team Members

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Ruby Devine

Owner/Stylist/International Educator

Ruby Devine has been in the beauty industry since 2000. Some of Ruby's most notable and recent accomplishments include traveling internationally representing herself as an independent educator and now representing one of the industry's leading color lines.

 

Now as the proud owner of The LABoratory, she leads her team of stylists daily to help bring the ultimate beauty services and experiences to the DMV area.

 

The LABoratory is considered an "all around" service salon. We take on clients ranging from ages 4-84. Ruby Devine and her team specialize in dynamic color services such as blonding, balayage, and fashion color.

Josselyn Silva

Level 3 Stylist

Josselyn Silva is a DMV native raised in Arlington VA. She has been a part of the beauty industry since 2014. She is passionate, creative and focused! She loves blonding, balayage, and a variety of fashion color techniques as well as the challenges of corrective color.  She especially loves  when hair looks natural and seamless all the while looking effortlessly "lived in". The other part that is so dear to her is the opportunity to make connections with clients. Being able to bring their desires to fruition is her real joy. The creative freedom, challenge and the fact that there is always room for improvement is the other parts she enjoys so much about this dynamic industry.

As a member of the team at The LAB, she gets to explore all of these facets and grow daily ensuring that her daily work is fulfilling and rewarding not only to her, but to all of her loving an loyal clients. 

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Alexis Olerta

Level 3 stylist , operations manager and in house education coordinator

Alexis Hall has been in the beauty industry almost all of her life. First assisting as a little girl in her grandmothers salon, her love for hair and salon relationships grew.

A native of VA from Springfield, Alexis has been working in the industry since 2015. Within those years she's already traveled the world helping put on shows with product lines like Antidot pro, Malibu C and Pulp Riot.

She really enjoys creating colorful fashion colors and dimensional blondes. Her favorite thing about working at The LAB is being around such creative and talented people that she can bounce ideas off of. 

Sofia Alzerreca

Level 1 Stylist 

Sofia is a DMV native who's been in the hair industry since 2016. She knew as soon as soon as she finished high school that she wanted to go into cosmetology. Sofia found home within the industry and has been loving and learning every step of the way. Her passions include haircutting and color ranging from traditional color works to transformative blonding, balayage and fashion colors. She especially loves creating a personalized journey for any of your hair goals, in color, health, and ideal cut for the cherry on top of your new look.

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Heather Rutherford

Level 1 Stylist

Heather Rutherford, originally from Connecticut, made the move from San Diego to the DMV in December2023. With a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art earned in 2012, she then transitioned into the hair industry, graduating from Toni and Guy in 2018 with a license in Cosmetology. Known for her expertise in crafting dimensional, lived-in looks, Heather finds fulfillment in building long lasting connections with her clients through her artistry and personalized approach to beauty. When Heather is not in the salon, you can find her in her studio working on stained glass, or out enjoying a hike with her husband James and their dog Lilo.

April Fernandez

Itern Stylist

April is a DMV native raised in Arlington, VA. New to the beauty industry since 2019. A Paul Mitchell the school Alumni, on her way to pursuing her career to be a stylist at The LABoratory. One of her biggest achievements was succeeding with her cosmetology program through the trials of the pandemic. She has a passion for art and creativity. Her inspiration to become a hairstylist came from her artistic and creative side. She loves to draw, paint, and do a lot of artsy things so she believed to show that side of her through doing hair. Though the canvas may be different she would still be able to express that side of her which she is very passionate about. 

April is always eager to learn and gain as much knowledge on the hair/ beauty industry where she can advance in her career. She loves to make people feel and look their best and embrace their beauty. Making personal connections with clients is one of the traits she loves and believes to be important. She would love to become a color specialist and educator in the future and is actively working towards that goal. 

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Lauren Ibanez

Intern Stylist

Lauren Ibanez is a DMV native born and raised in Fairfax VA. She has been part of the beauty industry since 2018 working her first job as a shampoo tech. This is where her love of the beauty industry started. She has a passion for color and making our clients feel beautiful. Now an Intern stylist at The LAB, she's continuing her journey of learning and building her clientele.

Kristy Vasquez

Intern Stylist

Bio Coming Soon

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Sonya Keefer

Assistant & Operating Coordinator

Sonya Keefer has a passion for helping people and has been working in the industry for three years. Currently serving as an Assistant and salon coordinator, she is dedicated the care of the salon and our clients. Sonya's friendly and approachable nature allows her to connect with clients, and her love for movies adds a delightful touch to appointments. Committed to making every client feel beautiful inside and out, she creates a comfortable and enjoyable experience while providing support and laughter. Sonya's ultimate goal is to leave a positive impact on our clients' day, enhancing their confidence and well-being.

MyQueen Ross

Assistant

MyQueen is a Paul Mitchell the school alumni . MyQueen got her certificates in honors for color, cutting, and texture while she attended Paul Mitchell. She has a passion for all things fashion and beauty. She is on the journey to continuing her education and experience while working along side everyone at The LAB.

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Sarah Fox

Assistant

Sarah is currently completing her cosmetology program at Paul Mitchell while also learning advanced techniques and education working at The LAB. She loves all things music and can be seen styling hair at festivals. She is growing her skills and clientele already even before graduating school.  

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Ashley Wells

Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

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Anyia Castro

Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

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Our Services

Quality Services for Dashing Results

Please Note: all services are subject to change based off the length, density, and difficulty of the desired end result.
***A 48 hour notice is required to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will result in a charge equal to half the amount of the starting price of scheduled appointment. 
***All services are a la carte, meaning chemical and conditioning services do not include blowout/styled finishes.
***Please disclose if length, density or texture may require extra time to complete service.
*** Please do not bring companions or children to a service if they're not receiving a service. Any additional guest that arrive without an appointment will be asked to wait outside of studio, or your service will be rescheduled for a later date and be subject to our late cancel charge. NO EXCEPTIONS!

All Services Available at the LAB

(Please see individual stylist's menu for details on service options and pricing)

Gloss/Toner

stand alone service

This is perfect to add shine or tone out unwanted hues typically for blondes and balayage, but also great to add richness and shine to any color canvas

 

T-zone color retouch

Retouching the first inch or less of new growth around the front of the hairline and down your part line to give you more time in between your color services. (Think “T” shaped subsection of hair)

     

Root retouch

Coloring from scalp to one inch or less out covering only new growth

      

Full color

One shade of color applied from scalp to ends of hair

    

Full Bleach (blonde/platinum)

**Consultation Required

This is for our full blonde or "bleach and tone" clients. 

     

Bleach retouch

**Consult required

This is for all full blonde retouches ( retouching only the first inch or less of new growth). This is for clients with not more than 4-6 weeks of new growth. More than that is considered a "color correction"

      

"Money piece" 

This is a perfect "in between" service for all of our dynamic blondes and balayage clients. This is to give that pop of lightness back around the face.

"Halo highlight"

Perfect for those looking for a little Devine Intervention. This highlight service sits between a "money piece" service and a "partial highlight" in terms of coverage and is ideal for in between balayage or babylight service.     

Partial highlight/lowlight

Traditional partial foil highlight or lowlight placement. Outlining the whole hairline and the "mohawk" section

Full highlight/lowlight

A full head of foiled highlights or lowlights to add dimension to the hair

Partial balayage or balayage retouch

Hand painted highlights within the interior or the hair from the bottom of the crown and up to the front hairline 

     

Full balayage

A full head of hand painted highlights. Balayage is designed to give not more than 2-4 levels of lift and a gradient highlighted effect.

Partial Babylight

perfect for those in-between full baby light or to break up the new growth on a balayage but maintain optimum blonde tone

     

Full babylight

Full head of tightly weaved foiled highlights to give the ultimate blonde with minimum dimension.

      

"The Full Monty" Babylights/balayage/highlight/shadow root and tone

**Consult required

This is blonding service uses 4 different techniques all wrapped up in one to create the most optimal blonde with slight dimension (Think Pinterest bonding)

Fashion color

**Consult required

Fashion color appointments apply to those who want any color of the rainbow that doesn't occur naturally in hair color. This does NOT include color corrective fashion color (going from one side of the color wheel to the other) or those wanting silver, grey or pastels (those requiring blonding of more than 4 levels lighter would be categorized as "corrective color") . 

***NOTE: Fashion color MUST be done on pre lightened ("bleached") hair. Price increase for intricate placement or multiple color melting

 

Fashion color touchup

**Consult required

Fashion color touch up appointments apply to those who want any color not occurring in natural hair colors. Wanting to just reapply over what is already existing canvas and within  the same color family, etc. Pinks-purples, blues-greens, oranges-reds. This service does NOT include relightening your new growth

Underlights

Fashion color that lives in the interior of the hair making it concealable and convertible. 

A term and technique created by Ruby Devine herself.

Color Correction

consultation required

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