Empire Staff



Artistic Director/Owner

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Becky Johnson presents to you her artistic vision “Empire”.  Becky is an artistic creator of 20+ years in the industry.  She has had international, advanced, master and executive training from some of the top ten world renowned artists and educators. Becky has also mentored stylists and educated all over the United States as a platform […]

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Stylist

Hair and makeup artist, Kristie Hartunian Gowan, originally from Jackson, TN, graduated cosmetology here in Memphis at the Beauty Institute in 2008. Although Kristie has only been a hair artist for 7 years and a makeup artist for 12, it has been her passion from a very young age. Kristie’s work has been featured in […]

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Stylist

Dara Garbuzinski has been waving her magic wand over heads in Memphians for 20 years. Her skills in cutting and coloring are classic, yet innovative. Dara has a passion for all things vintage! Her love for Pin Up has influenced hair styling and makeup application and promoted great proficiency while working with bridal parties. Trained […]

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Stylist

Becca Pruitt graduated from Paul Mitchell School of Memphis. She joined the Empire team in October of 2013. She progressively grew under the apprenticeship of owner, Becky J. and graduating to stylist quickly. She is very passionate about color, new trends, as well as refining skills in men’s haircuts. Most of all she is always […]

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Stylist

Meet Jeni Sanders – she is originally from Memphis but developed her professional skills in San Diego by studying & graduating from the prestigious Paul Mitchell The School in 2007 and further refining her skills at the nationally acclaimed salon – Gila Rut. While her speciality is coloring; since her graduation, she has been mastering […]

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