Our team

meet the team

Anna Papa

Owner & Executive Stylist

As far back as my memory goes, I was obsessed with hair. I taught myself to French braid in the lunch line in elementary school. In high school and college my friends let me highlight and color their hair.

I attended Texas State University and graduated with my BBA in Management. My course study accidentally prepared me for my role today. After two years in corporate America, I made the leap to cosmetology school and I never looked back.

Living in Las Vegas at the time, I was fortunate to train under several incredible stylists. In the fall of 2010, Anthony and I relocated to my hometown and began to build our life here. On January 4, 2011, I began work at a salon called Tanglz Salon and Spa. By some stroke of luck, I had the opportunity to purchase the salon business in 2011. I spent the next 4 years building my personal business and in 2016, began to really create the brand you know today.

Tanglz Color Studio was born and I have been fortunate to mentor and lead an amazing, diverse, ever changing group of stylists. It is paramount to me our values live in education, kindness, and inclusivity. Everyone is welcome.

Behind the chair, I specialize in blondes, corrective colors and Natural Beaded Rows extensions. When I’m not doing hair, you can find me training with my team, volunteering in my beloved community or spending time with my husband Anthony and our five year old Luca and shih tzu Cooper.

 

TERESA PULIDO

Certified Barber & Color Specialist

Teresa’s love of hair began in the 10th grade when she started using her sisters as human mannequins. What started as a hobby became a passion and she graduated from Lamar state college in 2017. Always up for a challenge Teresa enrolled in barbering school in January 2020. She is eager to bring her new set of skills to new and existing clients alike. Teresa specializes in color transformations and men’s cuts. Outside of the salon you will often find her on the soccer field as the star goalie!! 

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JEWEL WIGGINS

Extensions & Blondes Specialist

I specialize in blondes and hand tied extensions here at Tanglz. I got married when I was 17 years old to my high school sweetheart. We had our first son when I was 18. By the time I was 25 we had 3 boys! They are my most favorite part of life! After the youngest had been in school for a few years I decided that being a stay at home mom was no longer for me. January 2017 I enrolled in cosmetology school and have been behind the chair ever since! I absolutely love this industry and love that I never stop getting to learn new things! I love getting to meet new women and help them feel good about themselves everyday. I love the people I have met in the industry who have taken me under their wing and given me the opportunity to learn from their many years of knowledge. I truly belive that this was the career I was meant to do and I am truly blessed to be able to say that I love going to work everyday.

SHAE McCLONEY

Natural Hair Specialist

Hello my name is Oleshea McCloney, but you may know me as Shae. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Paul for 28 years and we have 2 beautiful kids. My hair career began at the age of 10 with my very first client, my little sister! After that, I continued to do all of my friends and family’s hair until my husband recommended I go to cosmetology school. I graduated cosmetology school in 2004 and have enjoyed doing hair ever since.

My specialties include natural hair care and sew-ins with a leave out. My time here at Tanglz Color Studio has allowed me to enhance my craft and has been an enjoyable place to work. I thank God for the opportunity to use my gifts as a blessing to my guests.

LAURA HERNANDEZ

Color & Cutting Specialist

As far back as I can remember I always dreamed of being a hairstylist. I was always finding trends to try on my own hair, such as getting my hair braided or curled, playing in my mom’s makeup, and definitely play nail sets! I’ve learned so many things life has to offer and I am grateful for all my lessons in the industry. Tanglz Color Studio has been my salon home since February and I have never ever been so excited to work in thus industry 6 years later. I’m proud to be a part of the Tanglz Color Studio family.

I specialize in “brondes” and luscious blow outs. Yes, your girl loves her round brush!

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RAINEY KNOX

Guest Experience Manager

As a History major at Lamar University, I never expected to end up at a salon, but I’m so glad I did. It’s been a really rewarding experience having the opportunity to work with such a talented team of women. In my free time you can catch me watching Daria or hitting the roller rink. But in between skate sessions I’ll be looking forward to seeing you at Tanglz!

 

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