Many of us on the Estilo team, have worked together for many years. As a result, it’s possible to feel the camaraderie when you walk through the door. What we mainly have in common is how seriously we take our craft and it shows in the work we produce and the customer service you receive. You may feel as if you are walking through the door of a salon located in a much larger city, but what you will find is a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere inside. We are passionate hair stylists who care about what we do, We look forward to seeing you soon!
At Estilo, our staff has an average of 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. We keep ourselves educated and up-to-date on the latest techniques, trends and technology so that we can bring it to you, the client. We treat our profession like art that we are constantly perfecting. Our ongoing training has taken us around the world and gives us constant exposure to our profession outside our local area. Many of us teach classes and seminars for students and licensed professionals and we find that when we teach, we learn more about what we do. Education gives us the tools to design and tailor an individual look for you.
As the owner of Estilo and a full-time stylist behind the chair, Lavonne leads a busy professional life. As a haircutting specialist, she was the Artistic Director for Toni and Guy for 15 years and trained the hairdressers in cutting techniques for their 2 Portland locations. She currently trains apprentices in Estilo’s in-house training program for cutting and styling. One of her biggest achievements in her career was winning the TIGI Hairdresser of the Year award and traveling to London to do a photo shoot with Anthony Mascolo, Global Creative Director for TIGI. She finds inspiration from fashion magazines, professional publications, beauty blogs and the incredible team at Estilo. Her signature look for clients? Classic geometric cuts with a modern twist and her passion…. short hair! The thing that motivates her most about her career? Whether it be business or artistry, there is always something new to learn. When not in the salon, you’ll find Lavonne at a golf course, the gym, going to movies, shopping or being outdoors, hiking, skiing or white water rafting.
Melisa says she is the “pamperer of all things fingers and toes”. Her favorite nail mantra is “Glitter is always an option.” “On-trend” nails colors are her specialty and she loves to add a glittery “bling” nail to put her signature on her work. She finds her creative ideas in professional magazines and websites, but she says her clients are the ones who inspire her the most. Melisa is a contemporary girl with a punk edge but being a mom and hanging out with her 3 kids is her favorite thing to do when she’s not making us sparkle!
Monica brings many talents to Estilo, such as being a skilled esthetician, a specialist in Jane Iredale cosmetics and doing permanent make-up. Her favorite motto is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote “The love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” She certainly is an artist! Her personal style is stick to the basics but spice it up to enhance a woman’s natural beauty. Pinterest, fashion blogs and magazines provide her with inspiration. Monica is a native of Vancouver and you would find her outdoors spending time with her family and chasing after her 1 year old daughter. She also enjoys shopping and trying out new restaurants with friends.
Kimberly does everything having to do with hair but color is her passion! She not only performs beautiful color on her clients, she also is an TIGI Copyright Colour educator who shares her knowledge of hair color formulation and technique to both salon professionals across the country and to our apprentices at Estilo. A true artist, her inspirations come from fashion and fabrics to food and flowers. Coming from a hairdressing family, her mother taught her good work ethics, to be personable and to truly care about her clients and their needs. When she’s not at work, Kimberly is a professed “home body” and likes hanging out with her 6 kids. Her favorite hair mantra is “Don’t cry…I’ll fix it!” so if you have a color that needs some TLC, Kimberly is your stylist. By the way, she also cuts and styles hair really well too!
Bailey is the newest member of our Estilo family and currently enrolled in our haircutting and styling apprentice program. If you were to ask her what her specialty is, she would say balayage, corrective color and men’s clipper cuts…especially fades! Her work is inspired from a multitude of areas from social media apps to nature. Classic or trendy, she aspires to create and customize looks for her clients that bring out their inner beauty and enhance their daily lives. Balance is important to her and she achieves it by seeking out new adventures with family and friends, writing, swimming and meditation. She is working towards becoming an educator herself and sharing her passion with others. Watch out for Bailey…she is a bright and rising star in the hairdressing industry!
Adriana is one of the most important members of our team at Estilo. She is the first person who will greet you when you walk into the reception area or the voice on the other end of the phone when you make an appointment. She is our customer service specialist at the front desk and does the job of several people, always with a smile. She is an absolutely indispensable member of our team and we would be lost without her!
Estilo is a full service hair salon based in Vancouver, WA. The word Estilo is Spanish for “style”, and our team of talented and experienced beauty professionals are ready to consult with you to discover your unique style. We are passionate about what we do and we look forward to seeing you! read more >>