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Payton Hicks

Founder of The PH Bar

Hi! My name is Payton and I am so happy you are here! I opened The PH Bar in 2021 with a dream of creating beautiful hair in a comfy cozy space. I have been in the hair industry for seven years in ABQ and specialize in lived in blondes, dimensional brunettes, and hair extensions. I have a passion for healthy hair and educating my clients on at home care. I love sharing all the tips and tricks I've learned behind the chair to help clients look and feel their best in-between appointments. I have been certified with Invisible Bead Extensions for over three years and I am working on my Masters Certification. I have a passion for education and love learning.  

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Maritza VIgil


Hi I'm Maritza,

I'm 29 years old and I have been working behind the chair for 9 years. I specialize in bright blondes, rich brunettes, custom haircuts,  and I am certified with Invisible Bead Extensions. Educating my guests on how we can achieve their hair goals is my top priority because I know it can be overwhelming to portray everything you are envisioning for your hair. I carve out a specific time in every appointment to make sure we are able to meet your hair goals in our consultation. 

Outside of the salon I enjoy continuing my education, spending time with my husband, going on walks in the botanical garden, and being with our  families. 

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Klarissa Gallegos


I love the world of GLAM. I was raised behind the chair watching my mom craft transformations. I eventually started sweeping hair, wiping down chairs. learning blowouts and this grew a love of my own for hair. I enrolled in cosmetology school in Albuquerque in 2016. Since then I have expanded my craft behind the chair.  I started my journey at The PH Bar in December of 2021. I have a passion for blonding and balayage and I am a certified sparkler. My  favourite thing about the hair industry is the ability to grow, educate myself further, and take on new creations. I can't wait to see how my craft grows in the years ahead!

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Morgan Wilson

Lash Technician / Makeup Artist

I have been a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist for six years in Albuquerque and I have been a certified eyelash technician for four years. I realised makeup was my passion at a young age. I was always the friend that wanted to do everyone's makeup for special events. I have a huge passion for bridal makeup and I love being able to be apart of someone's special day forever.  My love for makeup quickly branched into doing eyelash extensions which has become my specialty. I love making clients feel more confident and cut down their morning beauty routine. It is my top priority to ensure all my lashes are applied as safe as possible so you can continue wearing them in the years to come. Each set of lashes is just as unique as the client wearing them!

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