Aleksey grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and spent a lot of time doing many outdoor activities after being adopted from Russia as a baby. He has had a passion for hair since he was able to hold a barbie doll in his hand. At the age of 14, he found a local salon that encouraged his love of hair and gave him opportunities to learn. He spent hours experimenting at home with hair color and styling for friends and family and even created styles for local theater productions. He talked his way into Vidal Sassoon Academy at 16 and moved to Santa Monica alone to pursue his dream. After graduating, he reached out to Chris McMillan from the Chris McMillan Salon and volunteered there, assisting Chris in the salon along with on set jobs. He also furthered his knowledge by working with various other stylists and colorists at the salon. One of these colorists was Justin Anderson and Aleksey became one of his assistants for the next 3 years. He worked at DpHue House with Justin coloring hair for many A-list celebrities along with You Tubers and Influencers. Aleksey specializes in color with one of his specialties being natural, sun-kissed blondes, after learning from the best, Justin Anderson. He has a great eye for color and is a true hair artist. He enjoys cutting men and women’s hair along with doing extensions.