Precision cutting, Deva Curl Trained, Dimensional Brunettes, Brazilian Blow Out certified
With a style and taste level that Alison has carefully curated through the years, she is able to combine her inherent perfectionism with a laid back esthetic. She believes strongly in the importance of ongoing education, and regularly travels to take classes through Vidal Sassoon cutting, Kevin Murph, L'Oréal Professional and Deva Curl. She spent the first year of her career as an apprentice under a very sought after Aveda master colorist and educator. She loves doing bright and bold blondes, through traditional foiling or hand painting techniques. She really enjoys building a personal relationship with her clients and getting to know them. She will always find the time to walk you through an amazing blowout and teach you all about styling your new do.
Deva Curl Trained, Men's and Women's Cuts, Coloring Curls
Jina is an enthusiastic and down to earth hairstylist. If you struggle with managing your curls, she is the stylist for you! She believes that learning is a life long process. Early in her career, Jina participated in a year-long apprenticeship under Master Stylist Cheryl DuBois. She also trained at the Bumble & Bumble University in New York, and Unite Academy in San Diego. She learned cutting techniques from Kevin Murphy's Tim McClean and She among one of the first stylist trained in Portland, for the Deva Curl cutting technique under Deva Curl's Head of Education, Cal Ellis.
As Deva Curl's mission statement says, "Ask a curly girl about her hair and she’ll tell you about her life. She’ll tell you about her childhood, her family, her friends, and the way she sees herself in the mirror." Jina has lived through the discovery of learning how to handle her own curls that she never knew she had. Now she loves to educate you on how to have beautiful and healthy curls. Stop fighting with your curls and discover their hidden beauty. One of her goals is to change the way curls are percieved and treated. "Each one has its own personality. Let them shine." Every curly out there has a life story that Jina loves to listen to understand so that she can find the curl routine that works for your lifestyle and your curls.
Online booking is not available with Jina. Please call for inquires.
Deva Curl Trained, Colorist, Women's Cuts, Brow Waxing, Facials and Makeup
Kristen is originally from Seattle. She came to Portland in 2010 to get her degree in Theatre from University of Portland. While she was here she found her passion for hair, makeup and esthetics. She earned her Makeup Artistry certification from The Art of Makeup School and graduated from the Bella Institute of Cosmetology in Tigard. Since then she has continued her education by becoming a Deva stylist as well. Not only is she a stylist and colorist, but she also loves brow waxing, facials and makeup applications. Kristen is a professional, who is easy to open up to and always finds answers for her clients needs. She loves a good stacked A-line cut or an edgy undercut. When she is not at the salon, she is a wonderful mother of two rambunctious children.
Color and Balayage specialist, Deva Curl Trained, Tape in hair Extentions, Women's Cuts
She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated with honors, from Paul Mitchell. Kyla's passion for the industry drives her to never stop learning and to continue working towards being the best at her craft. Kyla keeps up on her education to keep her one of our trendiest stylist. Her love for curly hair, and her Deva Curl training makes every curly client feel at ease. As well as her love for precise, clean cuts and rich, beautiful colors sends every client out the door feeling beautiful and confident.
Color Correction, Unique Colors, Balayage, Men's and Women's precision cuts.
Meet one of our senior stylists, Lacy!
Lacy has been behind the chair for 10 years, and with us here at Venus Allure Salon and Spa since the fall of 2017. She is an innovator who loves to bring new options to her clients so together they can create a fresh, beautiful image. Lacy loves ALL thing hair, she specializes in fashion colors and color corrections. She moved to Oregon from Alaska, where she owned Guilt Salon. Her desire to be in a more creative environment lead her to sell her salon and move to our creative, energetic city.
When she's not behind the chair making her clients feel like a million bucks, she's with her family exploring the PNW.
Darcy, a Portland native, is an experienced hair designer with more than 20 years in the industry, complimented by receiving advanced training in Beverly Hills, CA. She has developed a sharp eye for precision cutting, customized coloring, and polished styling. Darcy’s emphasis on in-depth consultations ensures that her clients receive the best hair style to fit their personality and lifestyle. Clients will always feel comfortable and cared for while in her chair, with her warm and open personality. Darcy guarantees a current and beautifully styled look when leaving the salon.
Jenny is known as the Northwest’s top hair extension specialist. After a 2-year apprenticeship in extensions, she spent over 7 years perfecting her craft and has made it a personal goal to grow and excel. Always staying on top of the latest techniques and trends, Jenny knows how to draw out each client’s unique beauty.
“I love doing hair and I am truly passionate about my chosen career. I value each and every one of my clients and I look forward to making more people feel beautiful”
Julie has always had a passion for the beauty industry and is grateful to have a career doing what she loves. Julie is now in her 14th year as a professional stylist and is excited to be at Venus Allure Salon. Julie’s offerings include creativity through the latest trends to the most sophisticated of classic looks and anything in between.
She specializes in Cutting many different hair textures, coloring, and Keratin smoothing treatments. Julie is a good listener and offers a consultation at each appointment to achieve the best style for her clients. She wants her clients to have a great salon experience, feel confident with their look and have the knowledge to style and care for their hair at home.
M’chel Bauxal-Gleason is well-respected in the entertainment industry for her uniquely beautiful and contemporary hair & makeup. She has worked with countless celebrities over the years and offers her services to film, TV and commercial productions throughout the US and around the world. M’chel also offers hair extensions, coloring & cutting to a large number of clientele in Portland, Oregon.
After 12 years of designing hair at Legends Salon in northwest Portland, Nathan decided to make the move to his new home here at Venus Allure Salon and Spa. It excites him to be in this creative, dynamic environment. The combination of the light-filled, open-aired space and up-and-coming surrounding neighborhood, makes for a most welcome change and constant source of inspiration.
Originally from Southern California, He’s found that his true home is here in the Pacific Northwest. He’s proudly been in the hair business for 14 years, and has had the privilege of being mentored by numerous nationally and internationally recognized hair artists, which led to work on photo shoots, shows and demos. “I have a strong client following which I attribute to good listening skills, personal attention, confidence and detail. You will leave my chair looking beautiful, chic, colorful, tidy, powerful and styled. My experience says you’ll be back again!”