Alexis   Owner | Master Stylist | Platform Artist


Owner | Master Stylist | Platform Artist

Alexis always knew she wanted to transform hair and inspire people since she was a young girl. She followed her dream and graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2007.   Alexis has worked in the beauty industry for over a decade and has worked and trained with some of the industry’s most influential hairstylists.

In 2016 Alexis' lifelong dream and vision came to reality with the opening of her salon Odyssey Hair Studio. 

Her dream does not stop there as Alexis is constantly, moving forward on the pursuit of standards and excellence in her field and personal life. With commitment to education and the passion to perfect her craft Alexis' esthetic and goal is to always create a custom look for her clients that are both flattering and easy to recreate at home. 



Top Stylist/ Master Colorist

Growing up in the industry was just the beginning for James. Not even a decade in the business, his work has been featured everywhere from local magazines to national ad campaigns. His credentials range from professional athletes to reality stars. Education and artistic freedom are his main focus.

James has trained at Academy's such as L'Oreal, Goldwell, Vidal Sassoon, & Arrojo to name a few and is also head of the color training program here at Odyssey Hair Studio. 


Aja Dunn

Senior Stylist / Master Colorist

Aja has been working in Center City as a Master Stylist for over 20 years. She has dedicated herself to continually advancing her education, developing her inspirations and excelling her skills: Aja has studied at Wella International (NYC), Redken 5th Avenue(NYC), The Salon Professional Academy, Goldwell Academy (USA) and L’Oreal Academy (Soho). Aja has an aptitude for all hair services, but is Certified in Advanced and Creative Balayage and Kerasilk Smoothing Treatments.

Aja excels in a range of services, from beautiful natural hair color to dimensional blondes and brunettes through Balayage and Highlighting Techniques. Aja is certified in Karg dry cutting appealing to all hair texture. Styling big brush set blowouts, beachy waves or looks that are pin straight, are all in her styling arsenal. Aja excels at bringing out the beauty and confidence within her clients. She believes with hair as a canvas and her love and passion for hair, the creative possibilities are endless.

Corrina Rapp




Salon Coordinator

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Jess is a graduate of Manor College and Mother of three beautiful children. Jess is the warm, welcoming face behind each friendly phone call and is there to greet every client that walks through the Salon's doors.

Jess has a unique natural talent for making everyone feel appreciated for the entirety of your visit to Odyssey Hair Studio. Jess says, "I always look forward to scheduling their next appointment!" 


Business Manager

Joey Viola

Senior Stylist / Curl Specialist

Joey’s passion is making people feel confident about themselves through style and beauty. Working at Odyssey Hair Studio allows him to make this happen. He feels very blessed and fortunate to be apart of such a rewarding career. He has been behind the chair for over 12 years delivering precision and excellence in every facet of hair.

Joey is an Advanced DevaCurl Stylist as well as a field educator. When not behind the chair, he is spreading knowledge and the tools to help other salons around the country deliver the very best they can to the curly client.

He excels in Balayage, Highlights, Color, Extensions, Cuts and Barbering, with multiple certifications to back him up. One thing that will never change is his commitment to learning the latest techniques and trends. He takes pride in his work and it is his goal to enhance every client’s experience!


Senior Stylist

Donnie's interest in hair, fashion, and beauty started when she was a child which is what drove her to pursue her passion and ultimately begin a career as a professional stylist in 2003. Her time behind the chair has given her the opportunity to become proficient in all hair types and textures especially(but not limited to) guiding curly hair and natural clients to their best look.

She's done a wide range of work in the industry for several network television personalities,Walnut Street Theatre, Media Theatre, professional athletes and is happy to continue building her client family at Odyssey. Donnie specializes in the latest haircut and coloring trends for long and short hairstyles, updos, keratin treatments, straighteners, and natural styles such as twists, coils and sets. 



Level 1 Stylist

Mollie is a Level One Stylist. Mollie was the first person to complete the Odyssey Training Program. Trained by Owner, Alexis Hoban, Mollie has been taught how to work her magic with the scissors and razor. Studying one on one with Color Instructor, Roman James Buckley, she has learned many tips and tricks of the color world. Mollie has a love for styling and makeup. Braids are her thing! She has worked with extremely talented stylists on events such as weddings and fashion shows. She is excited to share ideas and learn from each of her team members.

Sydney Nelson

New Talent

Sydney is our fresh new talent. She is currently in our Odyssey Training Program learning all the tricks and trades of Haircutting, Styling and Color. Sydney has a love for transforming people’s hair in every way possible. She is looking forward to learning more tricks and becoming the best stylist she can be.

Jon Whitman:

Top Stylist

Jon has over 10-years of experience in hairstyling. His passions are Natural looking highlights, Hair Painting (balayage), and men's hair cutting. Before joining the Odyssey family, Jon worked extensively with Aveda, as well as Redken and L'Oréal.