STMNT Ambassadors

The talent behind the talent, these barbers have trained under the skillful hand of STMNT creators to learn the latest in barbering trends.

STMNT Ambassadors

The talent behind the talent, these barbers have trained under the skillful hand of STMNT creators to learn the latest in barbering trends.

KELLY BILEDDO STMNT BRAND AMBASSADOR BARBER

Kelly Bileddo launched her career more than 17 years ago as a 19-year-old single mom; she is keenly aware of the need to balance passion for the craft with business savvy. Kelly’s career and business changed dramatically after graduating from barbering school in 2015, bringing droves of male clients into her already successful business and clientele.

 

Kelly has always had an intuitive creativity when it came to haircutting, but this skill really blossomed with her new barbering talents. “There’s something about a men’s cut that’s more complicated and intricate. The way that I see men’s hair is different than a woman’s. It has helped me to excel in creating the perfect haircut for a gentleman.”

 

Her salon, Salon Antebellum in St. Louis, has experienced exponential growth since its opening in 2012, earning accolades along the way. Today, Kelly’s salon is a million-dollar business and employs over 20 stylists. Kelly also gives back to the industry by taking students straight from cosmetology school and mentoring their careers. Salon Antebellum has also been named “Best in Bridal” and “Top Ten Hair Salons in St. Louis”. 

 

Kelly’s passion and talents have made her life-long dreams come to life. She has performed and taught on stages around the world, worked backstage on NY Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, and behind the scenes on Real Housewives.“As I see it, learning, opportunities and experiences are a continuous part of life. We never stop learning and should never be closed to new experiences. You never know what life has in store for you.”

@KellyBileddo

THIS IS MY STMNT

When you change the way you see things, everything around you will change; Emotionally spiritually and physically. Beauty is my statement.

@JoshPerezHair

THIS IS MY STMNT

I love being able to travel and educate others. I hope to convey to other stylists that dedication to your chosen field allows for a greater experience.

JOSH PEREZ STMNT BRAND AMBASSADOR BARBER

Josh Perez has been an educator and stage artist in the beauty industry since 2011. His attention to detail and mastery in his profession has established him as a member of the STMNT Grooming Goods Education Team, allowing him to show his skills in cutting and barbering. "I never thought I would be doing what I love and getting paid for it. When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to delivering the best experience for each client every single time."

 

As a stage artist, Josh has traveled the world educating and performing in front of audiences at trade shows, media events and trainings.  Josh specializes in razor cutting, scissor cutting, and clipper cutting.  His passion for the barbering craft is evident and continues to drive him forward.

 

Even after 14 years in the industry, Josh continues to evolve as an artist, believing you should never turn down a new opportunity - no matter how challenging it might seem at the start. This commitment to advancement is what led him to open his own barber shop in 2020.  Josh Perez Hair Studio in Escondido CA is a testament to his dedication to artistry and the client experience.  Giving back to the community is also something at the forefront of Josh’s philosophy.  He donates his time and talent to Streets of Hope, giving free haircuts to the homeless in San Diego, CA.