Beauty for Life. Lluminaire Salon offers signature hair shaping, coloring and styling to enhance individual beauty and style.
Currently accepting applications for all positions. Please contact us by phone at 410-583-1500 or send your resume to [email protected]
“As I approach 40 years in the beauty industry, I have much for which to be thankful. Each day, I am blessed to have the privilege of adding to the beauty of life by using the art of hair design as a vehicle to help inspire the self-esteem of others. And every day I am grateful for the mentors and teachers who have invested in my career and who have allowed me to learn and grow from their wisdom and experience.
Having spent more than three decades practicing this wonderful craft, it is now my desire to share my knowledge and expertise with others to help them participate in and advance the mission – Beauty for Life!”
Dean Krapf is co-owner of Lluminaire Salon. A graduate of Marc’s School of Hair Design, he received training in precision hair cutting and razor cutting from Giuseppe Castellano in Baltimore. He twice completed coursework with Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, California, and also trained with Vidal Sassoon in Atlanta. Having completed continuing education work with Trevor Sorbie Signature Sessions and Vivian Mackinder’s “The Art of Hairdressing,” both in New York, Dean is also a four-time participant in the John Paul Mitchell Global Forum in Las Vegas.
Dean received extensive training at L’Oréal Professional Academy in New York. He twice completed training in “Fundamentals of Color” with Nancy Braun, under whom he also trained in balayage and corrective color techniques. Dean’s training at L’Oréal also includes “Discovering Your Inner Artist” with Carlo Novoa and Yureesh Hooker and “Colorful Hair” with Christy Cosgrove. In addition, Dean attended “Tru Beauty – Pioneers of Painting,” led by Ian McCabe and Christine Silverman in Southampton, Pennsylvania. He received his certification in Keratin Smoothing Systems at Lluminaire Salon.
Also an accomplished make-up artist, Dean studied make-up artistry at Von Lee International School of Aesthetics Inc. in Pikesville. He completed training for Hair in Film in Los Angeles and is a member of Local 798 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), hair department. He also is trained in Sherri Renée Hair Couture for Parisian Hair Enhancements.
A member of T.H.E. Artist Agency in Washington, D.C., for 30 years, Dean has performed hair and make-up work for hundreds of editorial and celebrity photoshoots. His work has appeared in numerous local, regional, national, and international publications, including Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Modern Salon, American Salon, Washingtonian Magazine, Washingtonian Bride and Groom, Washingtonian Working Mother, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Style Magazine, GL Magazine, and Virginia Life Magazine.
“I am fortunate to have had 40 years in an industry that changes daily and that I can still make a difference and have an impact. The most significant component to meeting the needs of my guests is to listen and to understand their story, the rest just happens …”
Mario Rentuma is co-owner of Lluminaire Salon. Born and raised in Annapolis, he began his hairstyling career in 1983 at Giuseppe’s Hair Studio in Parkville, where he spent 21 years under the leadership and guidance of Giuseppe Castellano.
In October 2004, Mario partnered with fellow stylist Dean Krapf to launch Lluminaire Salon in Towson.
A senior cosmetologist and strong advocate of continuing professional education, Mario has trained numerous times with the Vidal Sassoon Academy, the Paul Mitchell Associates Program and the L’Oréal Academy for Color, focusing on color foundation, color correction and balayage. His training at L’Oréal also includes “Discovering Your Inner Artist” with Carlo Novoa and Yureesh Hooker.
Specializing in razor cutting, Mario also is trained in Sherri Renée Hair Couture for Parisian Hair Enhancements and is certified in Keratin Smoothing Systems.
In 2002, Mario became part of Local 798 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), hair department. His work in film and for HBO includes The Wire, The Visiting, National Treasure 2 and Jackie. His list of celebrity clients has included Daniel Craig, Ed Harris, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
“My love for the beauty industry started in my youth. I always loved the art of hair and make-up and getting myself ready for special events. Then I started doing hair and makeup for friends and family for their events. It brings me joy to help others feel good about themselves by using the skills that I’ve developed through professional education.”
Athena is a graduate of Robert Paul Academy. She received additional training in precision hair cutting at Vidal Sassoon Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. Athena is certified in the use of Keratin Complex hair smoothing systems as well as being certified in Olaplex conditioning systems. Also, Athena is an accomplished artist in bridal hair styling and make-up application.
“I’ve always had a passion for nurturing and caring for others. I love connecting with my clients and building client relationships. I love to be creative and to help each client feel their most beautiful and authentic self.”
Jazmyne is a graduate of Robert Paul Academy. She attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in women’s hair shaping. She has certifications in Olaplex conditioning systems as well as Xtreme lashes applications.
“I joined Lluminaire Salon as a shampoo assistant. My responsibilities included salon sanitation and cleanliness, as well as assisting stylists with client services. I am a graduate of George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, where I studied cosmetology. As a daughter of a makeup artist, I’ve always been captivated by the fashion and beauty industry. Witnessing my mother’s career, I realized I share the gift of empowering individuals through their physical appearance. As a stylist, I strive to help my clients love who they see in the mirror.”
Ava has furthered her professional education by attending in-salon classes at Lluminaire Salon and classes at the Power of Age Expo and the International Beauty Shows in New York City.