James brings 17 years of beauty industry experience to the team at Azure. He graduated from a high end cosmetology school, and has been using Aveda for years. Post graduation, James has been passionate about pursing further knowledge in haircutting classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, and all things Aveda. He specializes in Haircutting, Color, and is certified in Karatin Smoothing Treatments. His promise to his guests are to make them feel relaxed during their service, and happy after.
Melissa is an accomplished hair stylist specializing in customized hair color, haircuts, and hair extensions for men and women. Whether you’re looking for something soft and subtle or something bold and edgy, Melissa has your back! Melissa started her hair journey in Orlando Florida where she graduated from the Aveda Institute and worked at a high-end Aveda salon for 3 years. After moving back to NW Ohio, Melissa decided to focus her career on what she loves most: transformation. "What I love most about being a Stylist is that on a daily basis I get to learn, create, and transform. Which, is essentially what I embody my personal life around as well. Change and growth in every area is paramount." In her free time she is always on a quest to better herself and her surroundings in a positive way so and inspire others to do the same.
Growing up with a family in the beauty industry sparked Sydney's passion early on. She's been with Aveda for over 5 years and absolutely loves it. She loves making people feel beautiful using healthy, environmental conscious products. Her specialty is hair cutting and sculpting. Before a haircut she looks at the whole picture, she looks at the shape of the head, the texture of the hair, the maintenance the guest is willing to do, all to make sure the guest leaves with the proper style and tools to recreate it at home. She is a huge believer in continuing her education, and is ready to try new things!
After graduating from cosmetology school, Kevin has been in the beauty industry for 18 years. He loves everything about doing hair, especially making people happy and stunning. When you sit in his chair, he will establish trust and confidence so you’re certain he'll be able to achieve exactly what you want. He is an artist, and his passion for beauty shines through the work he creates, always with a sense of fun and energy. In his free time, he loves to travel around the world on an ever growing mission to see beauty everywhere. Kevin specializes in corrective color, highlighting and cutting.
Kim has been working in the industry for over 15 years. She enjoys doing all kinds of hair services, but especially has a passion for haircuts and colors. She can give you a style that will make you look fabulous! Having grown up in Paris, she speaks French fluently and loves French style and fashion. She is creative, fun, and highly artistic, always keeping up with current hair cutting and styling trends. She builds great relationships with all of her clients and strives to provide the best service to each and every one.
Priya comes from a beautiful Island in the Indian Ocean where she first discovered her passion as a child doing Barbie doll hair. She followed that spark throughout her life and graduated from Janet Academy of Hairdressing and Beauty Culture in 1990. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, chemical straightening, and is amazing with highlights and color. She listens, understands, and offers patience to her clients, connecting and relating with them by being honest and being herself.
Sonia graduated from the Regency Beauty Institute in Chicago in 2013 and has been doing hair ever since. She sees every new step as an opportunity to grow professionally through perseverance and an intense passion for the work. Her work is fresh and chic, always staying up to date with the most popular hair techniques. When not at work, she enjoys being outdoors, watching horror movies, and making YouTube Videos about all things beauty, with over 100,000 subscribers. Sonia specializes in men's and women's cutting, highlighting and styling.
MEN’S GROOMING SPECIALIST
Victoria hails from the beautiful city of Cincinnati. She has spent the last four years specializing in men’s grooming and hair. Receiving her education at Aveda Fredrick’s Institute helped facilitate a love for quality service and quality products. Her passion is helping the modern man feel confident in their appearance. A haircut should be an overall experience from the moment they sit in the chair. She’s is very interested in the each individual and creating the perfect look for them. In particular, she loves scissor and razor cuts because that’s an amazing opportunity for her creativity to shine. When she’s outside the salon she enjoys the outdoors and staying active. Hiking, camping, and relaxing beach days are essential. Victoria is most happy when connecting with others and nature.