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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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Shawn

(Stylist)

Sign:Taurus

History: I began my Stylist career specializing in haircutting. After a year of only cutting hair, I knew I wanted to include hair color into my services. Hair color is something I am passionate about and feel like I have a keen eye for. I love doing everything from rich dark browns to deminsional blondes. Haircutting still holds a special place in my heart and I get to share that with Mission’s latest talent by teaching classes on a regular basis.

On My Playlist… Ed Sheeran

Good Eats: Bella Brava, Alesia’s

Why not…”Go for a bike ride. We live in paradise!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA…Shampure… Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash, Lotion and Composition Oil

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Ashlee

(Stylist)

Sign: Virgo

History: I started my career at Mission AVEDA five months after their doors opened. I’ve been obsessed with hair and makeup for as long as I can remember. I was basically born with an updo. I enjoy all aspects of haircutting, coloring, styling and makeup application.  My favorite part of my career are the Special Occasion styles that I get to do for my guests.

On My Playlist…Glee & Oldies

Good Eats: Athenian Garden, Seasons 52

Why not…”Stay up 3 days straight to accomplish something you’re passionate about.”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA…Air Control Hairspray

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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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Molly

(Stylist)

Sign: Taurus

History: I have been at Mission Aveda since 2010 and it feels like a home away from home. We have a wonderful team of stylists that are full of talent! One of the best parts of my job is getting to help people feel more confident and sexy while expressing themselves through their hair.  I have no preference when it comes to hair services, (haircutting /haircolor) because every guest is different which always makes for its’ own personal blend! I look forward to meeting you!

On My Playlist…Sublime,  Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra,Hip Hop

Good Eats: Sushi Inc., Coney Island, Bodega

Why not…” Practice kindness!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA: Daily Hair Repair & Dry Shampoo

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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 dimensional color, from blondes to reds, beautiful haircuts, both texturized and precise, and I love dressing hair, especially classic retro glamour. 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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Chelsea

(Stylist)

Sign: Leo

History: I’m a St. Pete native- and enthusiast. I have been an AVEDA hairstylist for 8 years and part of the Mission family since Spring 2013. I enjoy cutting and coloring all types of hair. I love multi-dimensional blondes and fun, interesting short haircuts. My passion for hair comes from my love of making people feel beautiful, inside and out.

On My Playlist: Weezer, Lady Antebellum, Paramore

Good Eats: Any and all things Chipotle!

Why not…”Eat dessert for breakfast, who says you have to save the best for last!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA…Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, because blonde hair needs a little extra love.

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Cassandra

(Stylist)

Sign: Aquarius

History: I studied and trained at the Aveda Institute and graduated from the Master’s program. I enjoy complex fun coloring techniques and I am always open to learning more to broaden my skills. I personally have a huge soft spot for pixie cuts and believe everyone should go short at least once in their life. Advanced Education: "Hairtalk" hair extension specialist, "Red" Color class, "Short hair" color class, "Fashion Highlights" class, Textured "Bobs".

On My Playlist…Copeland, Perlo, This Wild Life, Halsey

Good Eats… Red Mesa Cantina, Dunedin Smokehouse, Carmel

Why not… "Get a tattoo."

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA…Men’s Grooming Clay and Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

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Laura

(Stylist)

Sign: Scorpio

History: I am a Florida native recently moved back to my home state. I graduated from the AVEDA Institute in 2011 and have been doing what I love for over 5 years. I love making people confident and beautiful! I especially love doing complete makeovers. I also specialize in blondes, redheads and "transformations".Advanced Education: Styling Classes, Men's Hair Cutting Classes and Haircolor classes.

On My Playlist: Weekend, Fleetwood Mac and Sam Hunt

Good Eats: Anything from my kitchen, Brick and Mortar

Why Not..."Spend all your money on travelling!"

I can't live without my AVEDA...Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair because it keeps my long locks strong, and  AVEDA Air Control because it is the best hairspray I've ever used.

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Jami

(Stylist)

History: Jami has been with AVEDA since 1998 and is a graduate from the AVEDA Fredrik’s Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has worked in the AVEDA Network in many facets including stylist, educator, and mentor. She has worked with the AVEDA global artistic team on shows such as AVEDA Congress, Premiere Orlando, and Behind the Chair Cut and Color. She is an AVEDA certified hair cutting coach and AVEDA Hair color purefessional. She also has worked in an AVEDA Concept Salon in Cincinnati, as well as an AVEDA salon in Tampa, FL until 2005 when she joined the AVEDA Institute of St. Petersburg as a fulltime educator. In 2012 she became the Regional distribution hair color educator for The Salon People in Florida. In 2006 she was recognized at the AVEDA Summit in Minneapolis, as Educator of the Year. The AVEDA “mission” lives inside of her and she truly believes that learning never ends. Jami believes in inspiring others, creating opportunities and changing lives.

On my playlist311, Bob Marley, Jason Mras, Ottis Redding, Adelle, Zac Brown Band

Good EatsPizza & Sushi

I can’t live without my AVEDAColor Conserve Daily Color Protect


Kate

(Stylist)

Sign: Aries

History: Fourth generation St. Petersburg native. I was a PCCA Technical Theatre major and fell in love with hair and makeup. I graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2012 and pursued my passion.  I’ve travelled the globe and worked with Aveda Australia.

Despite my alternative look, I specialize in gorgeous dimensional blonds, natural looks and love to do fashion colors.

On My Playlist: “Always”…. Beyoncé

Good Eats:  Wright’s Gourmet

Why not… “color your hair bright pink?”

I can’t live without my AVEDA…  Daily hair repair and tons of Air Control.


Rachel

(Stylist)

Sign: Gemini

History: I’ve been with AVEDA since 2011. I’m a St. Pete native and specialize in blondes, short womens’ cuts, balayage/ombre and make-up.

On My Playlist: Daft Punk, Doobie Brothers, Grimes

Good Eats: Red Mesa Cantina, Chiang Mai, Athenian Gardens

Why not… Have pet chickens!

I can’t live without my AVEDA…  Daily Light Guard and Tulasara Firm Concentrate


Kayla

(Stylist)

Sign: Pisces

History: In 2010 in Indiana, where I was born and raised, I became an AVEDA stylist and moved to Florida in 2016. My passion is being an AVEDA stylist and making people feel great! I specialize in color, balayage, highlights and Bridal updos.

On My Playlist: 90’s Country, Bruno Mars, Brantley Gilbert

Good Eats: Red Mesa, “could live off of chips and salsa!”

Why not… Get a Venti at Starbucks

I can’t live without my AVEDA…  Smooth Infusion Masque


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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Jen

(Salon Manager)

Sign: Leo

History: I attended the AVEDA Institute in 2006. I have a passion for customer service and the beauty industry, but not behind a chair. In 2012 I decided to combine my skills into a management position at Mission AVEDA. I love working with such an incredible team! I look forward to enhancing your next experience with us!

Good Eats…Ichiban Sushi on 16th Street, get there before 7!

Why not...”Have fries with that.”

I can’t live without my AVEDA…Be Curly Curl Enhancer and Smooth Infusion Style Prep


Fiona

(Retail Manager)

Sign: Sagittarius

History: I’ve been with Mission Aveda for a little over 3 years, and I graduated from the AVEDA Institute Tampa Bay in 2013 as part of their first Cosmetology class. As the Retail Manager, I’d love to assist you with our products, or help you find a stylist who will be a great match!

On My Playlist: Neutral Milk Hotel, The Decemberists, The Antlers, Die Antwoord

Good Eats: Meze 119, Great vegetarian food in downtown St. Pete

Why not…” Learn something new every day!”

I can’t live w/o my AVEDA: Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment