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 led 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 Perfect 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!"

ROBERTA INEZ ROMERO
Hair and Makeup Artist

Bliss Salon and Spa is so excited to have our very own celebrity stylist on our team!
Roberta Inez Romero moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1991 from Italy. No, she’s not Italian, she was an Army brat! Italy sparked Roberta’s interest in the arts, and soon turned to hair and makeup.

She graduated from Olympian University of Cosmetology, and soon began working at Christian’s Hair Skin & Nails in Las Cruces. She later moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she continued her education in Redken.

Roberta was asked to work for renowned artist Kaz Amor in Los Angeles, California. And celebrity hair stylist Kim Vo, in his Beverly Hills salon as a color, extension, and style specialist. That’s where Brittney Spears became one of her main celebrity clients; she even traveled with her during her world tour in 2008.

After working with Vo for four years, she was ready to go out on her own in Hollywood. However, her roots kept calling her back to New Mexico. Roberta still travels back to LA to assist with hair and makeup on set.

KRISTINA NICHOLS
Hair and 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.

LEONARD TARTAGLIA
Licensed Massage Therapist

We are so excited to welcome Leonard to our team! He is a 12 year practicing massage therapist and is highly trained in Spa treatments.

He is proficient in Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Sports, Swedish, and Trigger Point massage. And he is knowledgeable in Cranial Sacral, Lymphatic, Pre Natal, Geriatric, and Reflexology.

HILARY SMITH
Licensed Aesthetician

Hilary is the newest member of our Bliss Team! She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Albuquerque in the top 10 percentile of her class.
She has furthered her education by becoming certified in eyelash extensions and eyelash lifts as well as Sanitas brand product knowledge.
She loves performing all facials, waxing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lash tinting and lifts as well as eyelash extensions.

Hilary's goal is to provide relaxing, worry free services with a professional but warm and inviting personality!

JULIE URIOSTE
Cosmetologist

Bliss Salon is pleased to have Julie join our team! Julie Urioste is well known in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. She is an Albuquerque native, and is insightful and well informed about hair and makeup.

Her training includes color and hair cutting classes, shows and seminars. She stays up to date on the latest styles, cuts and colors.

Her specialties include, highlights, lowlights, makeup and special occasion styles for weddings, proms and your special day!

Julie looks forward to serving all of your hair and makeup needs.