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Vanessa

(Stylist)

Sign: Leo

History: I have been at Mission AVEDA since the doors opened. I have had the pleasure of working at such an amazing salon with such an eclectic group of people. I graduated from the Master’s program from the AVEDA Institute in St. Petersburg in 2007 and have also graduated from David Adams"Red Chocolate" Advanced Haircolor class. I am inspired each and every day to come to work and learn new ways to better my craft.

On My Playlist: “Always” … Beyonce’

Good Eats: Ciccio’s on 4th St. “A must for brunch.” Squeeze Juiceworks…everyday!

Why not…”Stop, with one ?”

I can’t live without my AVEDA …Daily Hair Repair..."It's liquid gold !"

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Em

(Stylist)

Sign: Taurus

History: I’ve been with Mission since 2009. I love being a stylist and I’m passionate about gorgeous, healthy hair and making an individual feel beautiful. I specialize in rich color and dimension, make up, and hair cutting. I particularly enjoy classic and cutting edge bobs, beachy layers and bombshell blowouts. I'm also a "Hairtalk" extension specialist. I look forward to creating your fabulous new look.

On My Playlist…Beyonce Lemonade, Cia, Adele

Good Eats: Datz, Red Mesa Cantina, Brick and Mortar

Why not… “Travel someplace new every year”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA… Air Control and Dry Shampoo

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Matt

(Stylist)

Sign: Aries

History:  I graduated from the Aveda Institute St. Pete in 2010. I enjoy anything from long, layered hair to short and textured haircuts. I also love cutting and styling men’s hair. I specialize in anything from edgy color, to soft and natural color, anything to enhance your hair! I look forward to meeting each and every guest that sits in my chair!

On My Playlist: Teagan and Sara

Good Eats: Chipotle

Why not… “Adopt, not shop a pet!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA: Brilliant Damage Control

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Heather

(Stylist)

Sign: Aquarius

History: I’ve been with Mission AVEDA since 2011.  I trained at the Aveda Institute and graduated from the Master’s Program. I love fashion colors as well as dimensional color, from blondes to reds, beautiful haircuts, both texturized and precise, and I love styling  classic retro hair and make-up. Advanced Education: Color Wise (educator), Balayage, Blonding, Razor Cutting w/ Jon Reyman, Creative Cutting, AVEDA Principles of Education.

On My Playlist…. Depeche Mode, Nick 13, Slowdive, Catherine Wheel, Crystal Castles

Good Eats…..Fresh Kitchen, Swah-rey, Bandit for coffee

Why not...”Compliment a Stranger !”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA….Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner

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Kerri

(Stylist)

Sign: Cancer

History: I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Tallahassee in 2007, and have been with Mission since 2012. I’ve made my mark in the industry as a stylist, salon coach, and an educator from the Aveda Institute in Austin, TX. When it comes to my guests, I love soft, feminine layers. I specialize in natural, dimensional hair color ranging in all shades of black to blonde.

On My Playlist: Sam Smith, John Legend, Whitney Houston

Good Eats: Trip’s Diner, Three Birds Tavern, Bella Brava

Why not…” Leave on a world tour tomorrow!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA: Control Force hairspray

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Ashley

(Stylist)

Sign: Scorpio

History: I have been with Mission AVEDA since October 2016. I graduated from The AVEDA institute in June of 2017. I have had a passion for hair and makeup for as long as I can remember. I love making people not only look good but most importantly feel beautiful, and I always knew a career where I could do that is where I needed to be. The most rewarding part of my career is seeing someone smile with confidence and bringing that out of them. I love doing all types of color and cuts, but I specialize in customized dimensional color, color melting, balayage and make-up.

Call and book a complimentary consultation with me…I look forward to creating your new makeover!

On My Playlist: Drake, Lauren Hill, Bruno Mars, The Weekend, Bryson Tiller

Good Eats: Bella Brava, T’Asla Sushi Bar & Thai Cuisine, Red Mesa Cantina

Why not… “Wing it…Life, eyeliner, everything!”

I can’t live without my AVEDA…  Air Control, Smoothing Fluid

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Danielle

(Stylist)

Sign: Capricorn

History: I’ve been at Mission AVEDA since January 2017. I graduated from The AVEDA Institute Masters Program in October 2016. I love every part of doing hair, from dimensional blondes to vibrant fashion colors. I’m particularly passionate about Balayage, braiding and special occasion hair styles.

On My Playlist: Jack Johnson, The Fugees, Bryson Tiller

Good Eats: Spotted Donkey and anything cooked by my grandmother

Why not… "Turn everything negative to a positive!”

I can’t live without my AVEDA…  Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

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Taylor

(Stylist)

Sign: Scorpio

History: I was born Hoosier with a wanderlust spirit. My love for hair began at a very young age and my enthusiasm has only grown stronger since!  I love all things related to beauty and relish each chance I get to enhance someone's look.  I graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2013, while living in Southern California and in 2015 I fell in love with AVEDA and joined the AVEDA network. 

On My Playlist: Michael Kiwanuka

Good Eats: Recently relocated to St. Pete...looking for recommendations

Why not…"Take a Chance!"

I can’t live without my AVEDA…AVEDA Suncare Hair Veil

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Sierra

(Stylist)

Sign: Cancer

History: I moved here from NC, and have always been in love with AVEDA. I have a passion for Blondes, Balayage, Color, Make-Up and Long Layers. 

On My Playlist: Hozier, Imagine Dragons, Dierks Bentley

Good Eats: Red Mesa Cantina. "Tacos are Everything"

Why Not: "Stop to pet all the pups".

Hadley

(Stylist)

Sign: Leo

History: Born & Raised In St. Pete. I've always loved AVEDA products and working with a Cruely-Free Company is something I've always been passionate about. I love all Hair Color, Blondes and Men's Cuts. 

On My Playlist: Flatland Calvary, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Panic! at the disco

Good Eats: The Burg Diner, The Oyster Bar

Can't Live Without: AVEDA Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

Jennifer

(Stress fix Therapist)

( massage / skincare )

Sign: Cancer

History: I love being part of the Mission AVEDA family. Let me introduce you to our warm deep tissue Bamboo Fusion massage or personalize a facial based on your skincare needs, like our Dual Exfoliating Facial which gives you immediate results. I look forward to seeing you for your next “Stress fix.”

On My Playlist: Willis Earl Beal, Collie Budz, Alabama Shakes

Good Eats: Sila Thai 38th Ave N and 49th St.

Why not…”Get A library card.”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA… LipSaver

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Michelle

(Front Desk)

Sign: Libra

History: St. Pete native, born and raised. Dog mom to a Chiweenie named "Pumpkin."

I love AVEDA  and all that AVEDA stands for.I am currently at the AVEDA Institute Tampa Bay, falling in love with Blondes, fun color changes and everything hair.

On My Playlist: Pepper, The Neighbourhood, Halsey

Good Eats: Rae's Rae's Cafe, Little Italy's

Why Not: "Have your cake and eat it too."

I Can't Live Without: Color Conserve Daily Protect or Brilliant Damage Spray

Ryan

(Salon Manager/Stylist)

Sign: Gemini

History: Licensed Stylist since 1990. After graduating from cosometology school, I was hired by one of the first AVEDA Concept Salons in the country. I moved to Florida in 1999 and owned my own salon in Westley Chapel, FL. I am thrilled and privileged to be a part of the Mission AVEDA team. I thoroughly enjoy working with such a talented group of professionals, and I am finding my passion for the hair industry renewed. 

On My Playlist: Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode, Army of Lovers, The Cure, 10,000 Maniacs, Sara Mclachlan and many others from the 80's and 90's.

Good Eats: I love ethnic cuisines (Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Arabic, Greek, etc.), and prefer smaller "mom and pop" type places that serve home cooked authentic foods. 

Why Not:" Life is meant to be lived!! Have the piece of cake if you want it!!!

I Can't Live Without My AVEDA: Brilliant Humectant Pomade, I use it for finishing styles that have that "piecey/chunky" look.