Here at AK Lounge, we have a passion for hair and permanent cosmetics and want to make your visit with us as exciting as possible. From the welcoming atmosphere to the excellent service , there’s plenty to love about our team. After all, our success is made possible through their commitment to our clients. With that in mind, here’s a spotlight on the talented artists that make us shine:
Owner | Educator | Stylist
National Educator, 2017 Winner of Best Salon in San Antonio, 2015 BTC One Shot Competition, Master Brazilian Blowout Stylist, Brand Ambassador and National Elite Team Member for Donna Bella Hair Extensions. These are just a sample of the many titles Ashley Rocks holds. An expert colorist with over a decade of experience, Ashley is a hair aficionado who’s been shaking up the beauty industry while building a world class salon in San Antonio. Throughout her career, she’s had the opportunity to work side by side with some amazing artists including Guy Tang as well as lead educational classes and workshops with The Goonies among others. All of these have helped foster her passion for transforming her clients’ hair into amazing works of art. From fashion colors and Brazilian blowouts to balayage and hair extensions, there is nothing Ashley Rocks can’t master!
I am very passionate about the beauty industry and all that I do. Being a hairstylist, though, means a lot more to me than just going to work every day. Being able to style and color hair that people can love and enjoy is my true passion. Whether your hair is big, curly, wavy, or straight, my fun and affordable product line provides gorgeous hair that is both sexy and healthy. I always deliver a professional experience to all of my clients with a look to match it.
The key to a successful appointment is clear communication. My main goal is to make sure that my clients and I understand exactly what their needs and expectations are when they walk through the door. To guarantee longer-lasting results, I always ask my clients what kind of style products they have at home, how much time they spend and whether they are willing to go through the procedures necessary to maintain their look. By doing this, I can ensure that my clients will always look their best, even outside of the salon! – Ashley
Owner | Permanent Cosmetics Expert & Educator | Tattoo Artist
Kenny Rocks is a renowned permanent makeup artist and educator with more than 12 years of experience. Having been featured in various expos and shows and a traveling artist educating with The Goonies, he knows how to deliver that expert degree of professionalism to each and every client that walks through the door. Recently, Kenny was asked by a local San Antonio news station to provide an interview on his pain-free microblading technique and shed some light on the procedure itself due to his array of knowledge in the field. Kenny is constantly researching and developing cutting edge techniques and equipment to produce stunning results for clients who want to boost their confidence with cosmetic tattooing or enhance their personality with custom ink. If you are looking for the best permanent cosmetics and tattoo artist in the field, you’ve found him.
What separates me from others is that I spare no expense when completing a procedure for a client. This is why I strive to keep up with industry demands by using all of the newest and most effective products. Keeping the workplace clean for my clients is also extremely important. Following all sanitary precautions with my equipment and staying up to date with all health codes guarantees a safe and healthy space for everyone.
When it comes to my ethics in the workplace, I am very passionate about helping women who have had or currently have cancer. I am very fortunate that I get to use my skills to help these brave individuals who have dealt with this hardship. It certainly makes everything worth it!
All my art is custom hand-drawn. I work with any and every client to learn their individual needs and wishes. I am a professional and will, therefore, always give you a professional experience no matter what you are looking to get done during your appointment.
Whether you are looking for a cosmetic procedure or custom tattoo, I guarantee amazing results! – Kenny