Erin is a California Native who grew up in the State’s Capitol of Sacramento. She started behind the chair, where she built a clientele for several years until expanding her horizons and becoming an Educator. After 3 years of teaching for an Academy in Sacramento, Erin packed up her life, and moved to her dream city to live in, San Francisco. Erin spent two years at the Cinta Aveda Institute in SF teaching, and earning certifications which took her to the top of her department as the Team Lead for the Cosmetology Department. While living and working full time in the City, Erin travelled back and forth every other week to serve her clients in the same Sacramento salon she ran her business out of. After two years of a successful run, Erin packed up again for an opportunity in Austin, TX where she taught at the Aveda Institute in Austin. Erin was chosen to participate in a company wide competition called Edwin Neill Full Potential as an Educator representing her team in Austin. Having opportunities to teach and travel around Texas for 2 years, Erin decided it was time to get back to her beloved home of California, but this time planting herself in Los Angeles. Erin is now the General Manager at Azure Aveda Salon, and has completely rebuilt the culture, and her dream team. She continues to take her own clients all while sharing her knowledge and helping her team grow their business. Erin believes beauty comes from within, and she will over deliver your service as she also caters to your spirit through essential oils, stress relieving rituals of renewal, and uplifting conversation.
Alexis has been a hair stylist and makeup artist for over a decade and is recognized for her ability to connect with and skillfully meet the needs of her guests. Inspired by a collaborative environment, Alexis sees hair and makeup as not only her passion but her artistry. She studied at the Aveda Institute Minneapolis and started her career in the art-centric, progressive city. Since then she has worked and trained extensively in NYC as well as in her beautiful home town of St. Augustine FL. She now starts a new adventure on the West Coast, joining the tribe at Azure. Alexis specializes in artistic color, balayage highlights, cutting and styling, as well as special event/bridal styling and makeup.
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.