Queen Anne Team
Rachel, Master Stylist, Queen Anne
With over six years of Aveda experience, Rachel believes in working with all of her guest's natural hair to achieve a current and easy to maintain style. Her specialties include above the shoulder haircuts, addressing overly dense hair, and achieving natural looking highlights.
Favorite Aveda product: Control Force hairspray.
Luis, Elite Stylist, Queen Anne
Luis has been a licensed cosmetologist for 22 years. He earned his cosmetology degree in Barcelona, Spain and underwent more training in Milano, Italy. Working with AVEDA has given him many great opportunities to learn and grow as a stylist. Luis believes it is important to become a polished craftsman and share your knowledge with others. “Doing hair is not brain surgery, but it's a great way to bring a smile to a person's face”.
He likes hair to be simple, neat, and superbly styled. His work doesn't end with the last stroke of the brush or comb either; Luis makes sure to educate his clients on how to maintain healthy hair as well as the hairstyle at home.
Favorite Aveda products: Pure Abundance Style Prep, Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, and he love, love, loves Control Force.
Leslie, Salon Manager, Master Stylist, Queen Anne
Leslie began her career in 2008 at the Aveda Institute in Portland, Oregon and is happy to be back in the Northwest after taking her passion to Hawaii for the last 4 years. While in Hawaii she specialized in cutting and spent her time advancing her skills with all different types and textures of hair, from coarse and thick, to fine and curly. While she stays deeply rooted in haircare, she has also been given the opportunity to expand her creativity while being the lead makeup artist and manager at the Queen Anne location.
Favorite Aveda product: Air Control
Dru, Elite Stylist, Queen Anne
Dru has been working with Aveda since 2007. While furthering his education in cutting and styling, Dru decided to pursue opportunities outside of working behind the chair. In just a few short years Dru has had the chance to work with elite stylists from all over the world and work on many photoshoots with peers in the industry. Dru's work has been published in many magazines world wide including: Modern Salon, American Salon, Behind the Chair, and Salon International. Dru has achieved one of his biggest dreams of becoming an Aveda Cutting Purefessional.
Alexandra, Signature Stylist, Queen Anne
Having parents in the hair industry has allowed Alexandra to use and work with Aveda products for over 20 years. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to Seattle in order to attend the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, and then continued her education through the Gary Manuel Advanced Training Program.
Alexandra enjoys working with all hair types and is great with balayage, highlights, and fun vibrant colors! She is passionate about the world of beauty and enjoys doing makeup, waxing, and making people feel good about themselves!
Alida, Master Stylist, Queen Anne
Alida became a professional cosmetologist in 2010, graduating from the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute. She has traveled overseas to attend advanced courses at the Aveda Academy in London.
Alida has a background in both the Arts and cosmetology, and feels strongly that being an artist makes her a better cosmetologist.
Textured haircuts and balayage coloring techniques (painting on the hair) are a few of Alida's favorite services, though she has experience with a wide range of styles.
The most important thing to Alida is to connect with her guests and listen to their needs in order to create a look that will be the best fit their lifestyle. She also aims to create a fun experience while in her chair.
Eric, Guest Relations, Queen Anne
Eric is currently training at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on Capitol Hill in Seattle, expecting to be a licensed cosmotologist by the end of 2017. He is originally from Florida where he worked as a commercial photographer for 10 years before trading in his camera for a Navy uniform. After six years and as many missions, he decided his heart wanted to do something creative again and play a part in making peoples’ day better. What better place to do that than at Chroma?
Come see Eric behind the desk in Queen Anne if you need help finding the right products, make an appointment for services, or even if you’d just like to sip some tea and hang out.
Favorite Aveda Product: Control Paste, my favorite for those short hairstyles to give nice definition.
Alannah, Signature Stylist, Queen Anne
Alannah graduated from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in 2016, and comes from a long line of cosmetologists. She was previously working on the Queen Anne Hill as an optician, but decided to pursue her passion for hair and has returned to the hill! She believes that life isn't always perfect, but your hair can be.
She specializes in "second day/lived in hair" and obsesses over the perfect balayage blend.
Favorite Aveda Product: Control Paste. She considers this her secret weapon for styling.