Stephanie has been doing hair since 2005. She graduated from the esteemed Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle, Washington. She has continued her training and education beyond state and local requirements through advanced cutting classes, multiple advanced color training courses, and training in updo/special occasion styling.
“I am very passionate about hair and I believe in continual education,” she says.
Stephanie strives to stay at the forefront of the field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele.
Stephanie is certified in the Curly Girl method from DevaCurl in which she cuts curls dry, working with the natural curl pattern to create a flattering and attractive shape. She then follows with cleansing and hydration, offering hair detoxes and moisture treatments where appropriate. This is followed by a styling lesson where she gives expert product advice while teaching guests how to achieve great results at home.
Minwon has been unlocking and orchestrating her clients’ beauty potential for just shy of 20 years as a stylist, and for eight of those years in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a salon owner. Equally proficient working with classic or fashion forward client preferences, she has maintained a watchful eye on hairstyle trends through continuous training from Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy, L’oreal, and Aveda, among others.
Minwon is certified in the Curly Girl method from DevaCurl in which she cuts curls dry, working with the natural curl pattern to create a flattering and attractive shape. She then follows with cleansing and hydration, offering hair detoxes and moisture treatments where appropriate. This is followed by a styling lesson where she gives expert product advice while teaching guests how to achieve great results at home.
Julee started her career in West Hollywood at the New London Hotel around 35 years ago under the direction of Alex Roldan, where she worked for 10 years perfecting her style through infomercials and working with MTV on various music videos. She then moved back to Washington to be closer to family in 1994.
She brought her experience to a high end salon in Magnolia where she worked for 15 years. She then bought the salon in 2009 and was a successful owner/operator until selling it in July of 2018. And now Julee is excited to work closer to home, part time for Ombu Salon + Spa and continue doing what she loves to do and bring her experience to this already great team.
Amanda’s interest in hair started at a very young age. She attended cosmetology school during high school and has been licensed for well over two decades. She specializes in hair cutting and hair color as well. She has furthered her education with haircut and color classes and worked closely with Aveda for many years.
“It is an honor and a blessing that I am able to make my clients look their best and feel beautiful every day.”
Amanda is a Houston native and happy to be a Edmonds local now. When she’s not in the salon she can be found hanging out with her children. She also enjoys cooking, baking and crafting.
Tiana has spent the past several years traveling in the U.S. collaborating with expert stylists. She is known for specializing in color corrections while at her previous high-end salon in East Los Angeles. She has advanced training on the newest coloring techniques such as balayage and ombre; Tiana also enjoys giving custom colors and cuts.
She graduated locally from esteemed Gene Juarez Academy of Cosmetology in 2011 and her craft evolved ever since. She enjoys bantering with barber husband about the world of hair artistry.
“I love sharing good vibes and connecting with people of all hair types! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, continuing personal education, and volunteering.”
Mary has lived in Edmonds her entire life. Before joining the Ombu team, she worked at California Concepts for 26 years. She really enjoys her job and loves to pamper her clients. Mary really loves her dogs, German Shorthair Pointers. She enjoys taking walks in town and being outside. Her hobbies include gardening, baking and rearranging her home decor (multiple pillows play a special role.) Mary has a soft spot for her son and husband.
Prior to joining the Ombu Team, Lisa began her styling career at California Concept. She worked there for 33 years before the salon closed their doors. Lisa has always lived in the Edmonds area.
Outside of the salon, Lisa enjoys walking her adopted Golden Retriever, Cody. She also really enjoys playing golf and can be found at her favorite local course in Lynnwood. Her husband taught Lisa and her mom to play the sport.
In 2004 Cynthia graduated from the Euro Institute of Swiss Skin Care. This premier esthetics school’s approach to skincare is organic and holistic which has shaped the foundation of Cynthia’s esthetics career.
Cynthia takes a healthy, no-nonsense approach to skin care. The use of Eminence Organics, a high- quality, effective product line allows her to follow her belief that your home skin care routine doesn’t have to be time-consuming, just a simple and healthy part of your daily routine.
“Your skin is the largest organ of your body that takes in nutrients and expels toxins and my job is to give my clients the knowledge, skills and products to keep that skin healthy. It is a fun and satisfying part of my day to give my clients new ideas and suggestions that may just make their day a little easier and make their skin a little healthier.”
Cynthia brings microdermabrasion, micro-current, and dermaplaning to Ombu Salon + Spa.
Jill has been in the skincare and beauty industry for over 25 years. She hails from NYC where she spent a decade as a makeup artist for CNN. Jill received her training from Lia Schorr in NYC. She moved to Edmonds Washington in 2012 and has worked as an esthetician in both Kirkland and Everett. She is very happy to now be close to home and working with Eminence organic skincare, which she loves! Jill likes to help people change and maintain the condition of their skin through education, customized facials and recommendations for a good home regime.
Jill loves the results of peels, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion. She also finds high frequency to have great results for acne. Jill prides herself in pampering her clients. She gives a great facial, neck and decollete massage focused on helping with circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Being a makeup artist as well, she is a perfectionist when it come to brows.
Maura has been working to help people achieve optimal wellness through massage for over 20 years and is very excited to be part of Team Ombu.
Maura believes in the body's inherent ability to repair itself and embraces an intuitive approach to create a relaxing environment to heal the body, mind and spirit. Her style of modalities integrates Swedish and Deep Tissue while blending stretching and myofascial release to provide an effective and soothing massage. She enjoys educating clients on self-care techniques to incorporate into their daily lives.
Maura spends her free time creating delicious delicacies for family and friends, hiking among our Douglas Firs and photographing lively images during her travels around our sphere.
Emily wholeheartedly loves her calling for bodywork. A massage therapist for over fifteen years, Emily also brings to Ombu her professional, certified practices in reflexology, aromatherapy, meditation and yoga.
Emily understands how no one body is the same. In catering to individual needs, her approach is customary and compassionate. She considers her studio a sanctuary of restoration where clients are invited to reunite with their center through breath work. Emily loves to educate clients and if given the chance, will explain how reflexology, for example, can be a less invasive way to achieve the same results as massage.
North End Metro magazine describes Emily as having a deep knowledge of natural healing techniques, along with authentic care for her client’s well being. “Emily’s warmth is genuine, as is her gift in holistic care,” wrote reporter Alyssa Wolfe.
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