Alexis Westrick Master Desiger

Oxford Dictionary describes a Master as…… mas·ter

1. a skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity


1. acquire complete knowledge or skill in (an accomplishment, technique, or art) learn, become proficient in, know inside out…..

1. having or showing very great skill or proficiency

At J. Clay Salon we define a Master by many


Here it’s an honor to be a Master Designer. It’s an honor to work with them and it’s an honor to have one as your personal designer…. No matter their role, they give their all.

They truly have mastered their craft, honed their skills in all aspects of hairdressing, as well as in the art of people skills. They possess exemplary talent, natural ability and total dedication to perfection. I love seeing the Masters interact with each other and the staff as well because they are a unit that works together, laughs together, supports each other unfailingly, encourages each other always and flat out love what they do.

Master Designers act as role models daily but they actually do mentor the other Designers that start off as assistants, move to Junior Designers and up….. Eager potential talent flocks to J. Clay Salon wanting a chance to work with the best, to learn from the best and to strive to be the best. It’s what we do, it’s what we love and we do it all for you….. our valued guest.


Alexis Westrick!!!!!!


In her words….

I have known that I’ve wanted to be a hair stylist since I was seven. Growing up I rarely would get the opportunity to go to a ‘real’ salon. Remembering how much that experience meant to me and how fascinated I was by the whole process drives me still, every day, to gift that feeling to my guests, that feeling of beauty and being full of possibilities… I mean a great salon experience can make you feel like you can conquer the world. It amazes me still that in such a short time someone was able to completely change the way I saw myself and I love giving that gift to others.

Working at J. Clay Salon for over 10 years now also reminds me, every single day, that I made the right decision to be a stylist and that I am in the right place to do that to my fullest… I love what I do, I love where I work and I love all the guests I see every day. I’m so grateful!

When I first started my career I was in awe of what the people around me could create and accomplish, I’ve learned from the best and now I am honored to be among them as a Master Designer. Those same designers that are still around me every day since we are such a tight group of people and Jennifer is truly a boss who supports you in every way, every day. This creates the kind of environment I thrive in because I am always learning from them and now I am passing that on as I help train newer stylists. Full circle… it’s amazing!

The in-salon education that is offered is exceptional and I was so inspired by several designers that are educators that I became an educator myself with Framesi. Through them I feel my gifts and talents blossomed even more and I am proud to bring that level of expertise to my guests. I will never stop continuing to educate myself, and now I feel like I learn even more through the process of training others in the salon.

I believe in what I do. I give people confidence and open their eyes to new possibilities that they had not imagined. I get to be creative everyday. I am also someone that loves to travel, my favorite places are in Europe, mostly Italy, now my favorite thing when I am traveling is to take in what I have seen, the sights, the sounds, the beauty, the hairstyles of people all around the world and bring it back here to the person in my chair.

Being a goal oriented person, when I first started my career it was my goal to master it within ten years and I am not ashamed to say I am proud of myself. I hope I am an example to others that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to and follow through on. Live your dreams… I am and I am so very happy that you are a part of it, thank you!

~~~ Alexis Westrick

In the words of her peers…

Alexis’ promotion to master designer is more than well deserved. Her work ethic is astounding and her dedication to her clients and her craft, which is shown through her extensive education and longevity of career, make her stand out amongst the vast talent that she works with on a daily basis. Standing out in a crowd of such talent is a feat in and of itself and she shines through with ease. When you book with Alexis you know you are getting someone who is not only creative and artistic but detail oriented and precise in her work. She embodies every aspect of what a master designer is at J Clay Salon.

~~ Justin Walters, Designer Level III

Alexis is top-notch, simply stated. When I think of her, what comes to mind is how she pours herself so whole-heartedly into everything she sets out to do. Every move she makes is well thought out and carefully planned. From personal to professional, if she has her eyes focused on a target she’s sure to hit it. It is a pleasure to work with someone who is so driven and dedicated to her craft. She is a quiet force though , and if you take the time to notice you’ll be truly amazed. Everything she has ever achieved has been done with grace and humility, as if she achieves it effortlessly, but that is just how graceful she is at doing all things, because I know how hard she works. Congratulations, Alexis your Master promotion is well deserved!! ~~ Adrienne Smallwood, Master Designer

Alexis is one of the most put together people that I know. She is always prepared and ready for whatever task is at hand. She is a lighthearted, happy person. With that being said, she doesn’t take her craft lightly. I started working at J. Clay a little over a year ago and Alexis continues to amaze me with how she constantly strives for perfection and achieves it. Once Alexis has put her mind to something, she will stop at nothing to reach her goal. Whether that be creating a beautiful ombre, becoming a Framesi Style Educator, or being a wonderful wife and loving mother to her two children. Alexis does all with grace and ease. There isn’t one person I can think of who is more deserving of this promotion. Congratulations Alexis!

~~ Tori Fleming, Guest Relations Manager


From our owner…

I am so very proud of Alexis. I’m grateful for her every single day. I know I can consistently count on her giving every guest her 100% full attention and expertise, on creating gorgeous hair and bringing happiness to her guests. She brings even more to it for me though… As an owner and manager of over 20+ people, often managing peoples moods and emotions is what I do… Alexis NEVER brings personal stuff to work, she’s there every day treating everyone with respect, dignity and grace. I’m in awe of her ability to remain professional at all times… even I can learn form her in that department and I am honored to. Thank you Alexis for all of the years of hard work that you have given and I look forward to all of the years to come… to be able to support you in any way I can in order for you to keep reaching your goals and living your dreams. You are a blessing and a joy! Congratulations Master Designer!!
~~Jennifer Clay