Union Market Styling Team

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Amy Putens


After working along side London’s top hair stylists, Antoinette Beenders and Bruno Elorriooroz, Amy has returned back to her roots in DC! Her fourteen years in the hair industry has provided a wealth of knowledge and experience. After her time spent in the UK, Amy joined the Davines Education team which allowed her the opportunity to travel and find new inspiration at every turn. While Amy has an extreme liking for men’s grooming she is equally as enchanted by the beautiful, bouncy and transformable locks of women. As a stylist at the Studio, Amy is looking to elevate her career by becoming involved in more editorial and event styling along with embracing all forms of education to enhance her portfolio and clients needs.


Max Charnley


Having grown up with eight siblings, Max Charnley discovered his passion for hair as a young boy creating ‘unique’ hairstyles for his three sisters. While pursuing a degree in illustration and graphic design at VCU, Max launched his professional hair career as an apprentice at Mango Salon shadowing Bumble & Bumble, Aveda, and Vidal Sassoon educators. After three years working behind the chair at Mango Salon, Max searched for an opportunity to take his career to the next level. In October 2014, Max moved to DC and joined the Ian McCabe Studio team. His amazing talents as a stylist coupled with his strong attention to detail and hair artistry make him a unique asset to the studio.


Ashleah Thornton

Colorist and Stylist

Ashleah comes from a long line of barbers on her father's side and despite previous careers in writing and design, hair is ingrained in her DNA. Born in Georgia and raised in Maryland, Ashleah possesses Southern charm with an East Coast fashion sense. She believes the idea of "good hair" and "bad hair" is a myth, and hair is her canvas to paint, carve, and twirl upon. She enjoys the collaborative process with clients and exudes a quiet focus when bringing that vision to fruition. Ashleah worked as a Network Educator at Bumble & Bumble, trained at Vidal Sassoon, and was the first apprentice at the famed D.C. salon Immortal Beloved. It was while training with hairpainting pioneers Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti from Whittemore House in New York City that Ashleah learned about Ian McCabe. Upon connecting, Ashleah instantly fell in love with Ian's meticulous hair design and unique culture. A firm believer in fearlessness, she challenges herself outside of work through education and editorial pursuits.


Tim Felton


Tim Felton joins Ian McCabe Studio’s Union Market styling team with more than 20 years of experience, bringing his own unapologetic artistry of grit and style to the chair. Tapping his out-of-the-box techniques and detail-oriented eye, the Graham Webb graduate has mastered cuts that take clients from day-to-day to old Hollywood glamour, classic vintage charm or a little bit of edge. Tim has had the opportunity to work with renowned hair brands including Toni&Guy. When he’s not at the salon, Tim is a lifelong musician and drummer of a local rock band, and currently resides in Northern Virginia.