Jordan Yanatos is the owner of Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge and The Creative Collective Artist Studios in Schenectady, NY.
After completing her bachelors degree at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, Jordan went on to continue her education with Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady in 2011. After working independently for 3 years, Jordan opened up Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge in Scotia, NY in 2015. In 2018, Jordan founded the first salon style artist studios in the region, The Creative Collective, in downtown Schenectady. The Mermaid Lounge was moved from Scotia into the new artist studios where it exists to this day.
Jordan has worked as an educator and platform artist for many professional companies including Pravana, The Wet Brush, Kenra, Brazilian Bond Builder, Pink Pewter, Donna Bella, Dream Catchers Hair Extensions, Guy Tang Color, Chi and is a member of the Behind The Chair BTC Team.
In addition to being passionate about educating on stages across the country, Jordan loves mentoring local high school and cosmetology school students, as well as assisting local businesses with marketing and content creation to better grow their brand.
Jordan does not take on new clients at this time. Please refer to Instagram and Facebook announcements to pay attention to when the client list reopens. Jordan is thrilled to work with such an amazing team that she is happy to refer you to!
Hey there, beautiful! My name is Marissa and I’d love to be your new stylist. :)
I didn’t have the traditional “omg I wanna be a hairstylist!” feeling for my entire life like many of my peers did, but I’ve always been very artistically inclined and had an eye for design. Growing up in the MySpace era, I always admired the bright colors, unique patterns, and wild shapes found in the hair styles I saw on the scene queens of the era. Naturally I followed the scene/emo teenager to hair school pipeline and graduated from Regency Beauty Institute in 2010! In my 13 years behind the chair I’ve had some absolutely incredible experiences including being selected to work on NYFW, receiving a top 3 finalist nomination in Modern Salon’s first ever IndiePro Awards, being a two time top 100 finalist in Behind the Chair’s One Shot awards, and of course working at Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge for the last 5 years! I also work as an educator and artist for Pulp Riot, so you can always be assured that I am up to date on the latest and greatest in what’s happening in hair color.
Creative/vivid coloring is my greatest passion, and I absolutely love any clients who will put their trust in me and let me create something vibrant and fun just for them! I never like to replicate the exact same look on anyone twice, and believe everyone deserves to have a look that is just as unique and beautiful as they are!
When I’m not slinging hair at the salon with my besties you can find me taking dance classes at Troy Dance Factory, cooking a crazy meal or planning a trip with my boyfriend, snuggling with my ragdoll cat Dave, and talking about how much I love my home state of Minnesota.
I am currently accepting new creative/vivid color clients only at this time (if you are unsure what this means, please check out my instagram to view my work). Email me at email@example.com to book! Keep an eye on my instagram @mermaidhairmarissa for model calls and other booking opportunities. I can’t wait to have you in my chair
Hi! My name is Liv and I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist behind the chair for 7 years now. I’ve always known I had a passion for doing hair, so I enrolled in the cosmetology program at HFM Boces at 15 years old, graduated, and was a licensed hairstylist working in the salon by time I was 17! I’ve had the pleasure of working at Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge for over 2 years now and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. My services include a little bit of everything, but my heart lies with vivids/creative color, extensions, and anything alternative or out of the ordinary. I am proud to have had my color work featured in Beauty Launchpad magazine and I’m also a 3 time creative color finalist for the Behind the Chair One Shot awards.
As a lesbian woman, I pride myself in being a safe space and providing an inclusive environment for anyone and everyone. I love being able to be the bridge to someone feeling and looking like their truest self. My clients are more than just customers to me; they’re my friends!
When I’m not busy making people beautiful, I enjoy getting tattooed, going swing dancing, traveling, hanging out with my partner and 4 cats, and going thrifting or antiquing!
I am currently accepting new clients! Please DM @vividlyliv or text 518-460-5330 for booking inquiries.
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My name is Paul Yanatos and I am a Master Barber at Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge and part of the Creative Collective Studios. I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady and have 4+ years experience behind the chair, and focus on traditional barbering services. I have also been a part of the hair world before starting Barbering School when I assisted my wife, Jordan, in opening not only our first salon but also the Creative Collective. I am inspired daily by my wife and daughter to be the best version of myself and also in the work I perform. Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family, our dog and occasionally at the ice rink. I’m passionate about hockey and love to talk sports with my clients!
Hey besties! My name is Jake and I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for 2 years. I’m a Paul Mitchell graduate and am currently a stylist here at the Mermaid Lounge. I dabble in a little bit of everything, however, I specialize in vivids, color corrections, and shag hair cuts.
While I’m not at work, you can catch me streaming on Twitch, painting, or being a dog dad. Being a proud gay man, I’m always accepting new walks of life to come sit in my chair and relax in a comfortable environment while I give you the transformation of a lifetime. Want to come hang out with your first mermaid? Book an appointment with me on Instagram @jaykeofalltradez or book online on Booksy! jaykeofalltradez.booksy.com
Hey, my name’s Cory and I’m a stylist/master barber. Yeah - a double threat!
I’ve always been in love with anything artistic; painting, making jewelry, and cooking. When I finally made my way to hair styling as an apprentice barber, I knew I’d found the career of my dreams. I guess you could say it was my defining moment. I became a master barber and have been styling for 10 years. I then found my way to Paul Mitchell The School in Schenectady where I continued my hair journey.
When I’m not creating the slickest fades and designs in my client’s hair, I enjoy cooking with my girlfriend and shopping. My mental and physical health and wellness are super important to me and I spend plenty of time in the gym as a way to keep both in balance.
I now “work” at Pinup Jordan's Mermaid Lounge; it doesn’t feel like work to me, it’s my biggest passion. I’m accepting new clients for anything from cuts, to designs, to vivids. Let me help you find your style and make your hair dreams come true! Give me a follow on instagram @theneonsloth and shoot me a message to book an appointment.
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