Our Team

Bringing inner and outer beauty together as one

Carmen Joe
Master Stylist/Owner

Carmen has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry and has studied under Vidal Sassoon and Frederick Fekkai, among others. Carmen has lead her team to provide hair, nail and spa services for Miss America, Project Runway and Isleta Ronald McDonald Charity Benefit, as well as styling models for Sandia Casino, Tanoan and Andaluz Bridal Shows. Her work and business have been featured in the Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque: The Magazine and The Wedding Guide.

MARY COPPLER
Cosmetologist

Mary has wowed the beauty industry for over 27 years, specializing in eyelash extensions, nails, hair coloring and cutting. She graduated from DeWolff’s Academy and continues her education via annual industry classes. Mary’s outgoing personality and dedication to getting her clients just the right look makes her a team treasure!

​ August 2, 1963 - September 8, 2013 We love and miss you!​​

CRISSY BALDONADO
Hair Artist

This vivacious, one of a kind artist can't help but bring a smile to her clients' faces. Crissy is a master stylist who specializes in trendy cuts and elegant updos. A gorgeous woman, full of personality, she is sure to turn any drab do into a masterpiece. Crissy is sure to light up the salon every time she is here!

ANDREW MADVIN
Colorist/Hair Artist

Andrew comes to us with 25+ years of experience and skill and is also a Schwarzkopf Professional Ask Expert and National Educator.

He is armed with a plethora of training in beautiful color and specializes in blonding, cuts, Brazilian Blowouts, Split End Treatments and Fibreplex with fiber bond technology treatments.

Andrew is constantly keeping an eye out for the latest trends, so if you want vibrant color or a precision cut, Andrew is your hair artist!​​

JANETH GOMEZ
Nail Artist

This Rocky Mountain Angel comes to us from Denver, Colorado. A graduate of Regency Beauty Institute, she has 7 years of practice under her belt. Her passion shines through her services- she is an immediate client favorite!

Janeth specializes in natural nails, gel nails, hard gel and of course, nail art. Her attention to detail sets her apart from the rest- she loves to thrill clients with quality services and healthy nail maintenance.

A passionate perfectionist- Janeth's pedicures have been referred to as
​"The Cadillac of Pedicures!"​​

ANGELIQUE ROMERO-MONTOYA
Aesthetician/Makeup Artist

Angelique has been a licensed aesthetician and make-up artist for over 9 years. She started doing make-up as a child and has been the go to girl for make overs ever since. After college, Angelique attended the National Aesthetics Institute in Phoenix, AZ and graduated in 2003. She has continued her education by attending Make-up Artistry School as well as taking classes on speed waxing, brazilian bikini, and even got certified in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She has worked along side celebrity make-up artist Mary Beth York in Scottsdale and Roberta Romero in Beverly Hills. Angelique is our "Wax Queen" and offers a full range of skin and body treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and eyelash tinting, perming, and extentions.

"I love making people feel good about themselves and helping them look the best they can!"

Patricia Leiding
Licensed Massage Therapist

Patricia's healing hands will have you feeling fantastic! Bliss clients have been raving about our newest massage therapist and we're proud to have her!

Ryan Valdez
Master Barber/Hair Stylist/Massage Therapist

Ryan graduated from Santa Fe School of Massage in 2012, specializing in sports massage.
He also studied modern clipper cuts at Albuquerque Barber College. He specializes in vibrant color. He has been with Bliss since 2013

Rosalie Valdez
Nail Artist/CND Master Sculptor

Rose began her career as a self proclaimed "nail enthusiast" by creating nail art videos for Instagram and YouTube through the alias of "HappilyEveRose". She brings all the latest nail trends to our clients, but also appreciates the classic nude or red. Her priority during every service is to educate and maintain the health and integrity of the natural nail.

Rose is a certified CND Master Sculptor, so if you want long natural looking nails, she can sculpt them for you out of hard gel. If you prefer having your own natural nails, she loves working with gel polish!

Keona Placencio
Hair Artist

Keona loves being behind the chair. She graduated from Callas Beauty School and while there attended as many extra classes as she could.

She enjoys furthering her education and keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. She loves getting to know her clients, just as much as she enjoys getting them dolled up. Understanding her client's personality and lifestyle helps to create the best look for each individual.

Along with cutting and coloring hair, she is also certified in hair extensions, Brazilian Blowouts, waxing, up-dos and make-up!
Two things that are most rewarding to Keona in the Industry are making people look and feel good about themselves. She enjoys a good challenge whether it's a great haircut or a fabulous hair color makeover. 

Kristina Nichols
Hair Artist/ Makeup Artist

Kristina has two years of experience in the industry. She received her education from the Paul Mitchell school in Springfield, Missouri, where she got to experience hands-on classes with some of the beauty industry's finest contemporary artists, including Gina Atkinson and Robert Jones. She then worked in a Paul Mitchell focus salon, before moving to New Mexico and joining the Bliss family. She specialized in cutting in school, and has since honed in on her balayage and styling skills. Her number one goal behind the chair is listening to her clients and doing all she can to produce the results they desire, while keeping their hair healthy and beautiful.