Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Yelena earned her degree in Psychology…only to realize that her true calling was to become a hair stylist.
She decided to move to New York City to pursue her dream, and soon began working on fashion, celebrity, editorial and runway projects. Under the mentoring of Bob Recine, Yelena honed her skills and developed a passion for the bridal and editorial aspects of styling. She’s assisted and worked with countless brides, their parties, celebrity stylists, and industry A-listers such as Lady Gaga, Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Chrissy Teigen. She has also worked behind-the-scenes at the MET Gala, on Rachael Ray and Good Morning America.
Yelena’s editorial work allows her to keep her finger on the pulse of the industry’s latest trends and techniques. She draws inspiration from all aspects of her life, whether it’s urban or exotic, street or haute couture. Yelena understands that how she interprets and processes all those influences is what turns her work into art. She brings this insight and artistry to the chair, while working closely with each client to create a customized look that complements their lifestyle, face shape and hair type. Her styles range from technically precise bobs to sexy long layers and edgy short haircuts.
Yelena joined the Marie Robinson Salon in 2017.
Call 212-358-7780 to book a hair appointment with her at the Marie Robinson Salon in New York, or 786-409-4186 for an appointment in Miami.