About Us

Armando's is an employee staffed salon that operates as a team driven organization. Operating as a single entity helps to provide every client with a consistent, high quality experience. Before booking their first client every new stylist must complete an additional six months of in-house training after successfully completing a cosmetology program and passing NM State Board exam.



Jill Caskie - Level 4 Stylist

Jill began working at Armando's Salon 14 years ago. As the proud owner today, she strives to provide a salon culture of teamwork and growth to ensure an outstanding guest experience. She is currently New Mexico's State Captain with the PBA (Professional Beauty Association) and So-Cap's educational advisor.

She begins each day "ready to make the world more beautiful". Jill's devoted clientele appreciate the personal touch she uses to create great hair for each individual.

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Emily Pino - Level 2 Stylist

Emily's RED hot passion for beauty shines through her outgoing personality. She is certified in Lash Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, and Hair Extensions.

Emily loves helping her clients reach their personal goals. Her commitment to continuing education helps every client stay fresh and up to date with the latest trends & techniques.

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Marissa Ramirez - Level 3 Stylist

Marissa joined the Armando's team in 2018. As a growing and creative stylist, she enjoys helping her clients achieve their desired personal look through extensive product knowledge and continuing education.

Marissa is certified in Lash Extensions, Brazilian Blowouts, and Hair Extensions.

She developed her precision cutting techniques with a certification from Hattori Hanzo EDU


Delmy Mendez - Level 3 Stylist

Delmy speaks English, Spanish, and HAIR!

She loves creating dimensional colors and is willing to tackle any color correction.

Board certified in both Cosmetology and Barbering, Delmy is a master at men's cuts.
Certified in Lash Extensions, Brazilian Blowouts, Brow Laminating (perms), and Hair Extensions; Delmy also offers brow & lash tinting.


Desiree Pineda - Intern Stylist in training

Desiree joined the Armando's team in May of 2021.

A recent graduate of Aveda Institute. She is currently in training to provide all the services Armando's has to offer. Clients may schedule with Desiree starting October 1st.


Danika Smith - Salon Lead Coordinator

Danika will likely chat with you on the phone and greet you at the door with a smile.

A full time coordinator Danika is attending cosmetology school part time and is looking forward to becoming an Armando's stylist.


Kayla Smith - Salon Coordinator

Kayla a long time friend of Armando's and our newest team member.