Hailing from Wisconsin, April has been in the industry for just over 10 years. Shortly after beginning her career in Minneapolis working with Paul Mitchell Platform artist, Stephen Adams, she found herself in Portland Oregon. As a boundary pushing stylist + Salon owner at 77 Salon, April has a particular talent for creating something completely new for you. Whatever the inspiration for your new style, she remains cool, confident, and unfazed by perplexing hairstyle dramas. **CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
With over 8 years in the beauty industry Mallory considers herself a ‘beauty guru’ always paying attention to skin tone, fashion sense, eyebrow color etc. “it’s not just about the hair, it’s about whether or not the hair compliments everything else that is going on.” Outside of the salon Mallory has had the experience to work on editorial shoots, and hundreds of weddings where she's discovered a passion for styling & makeup. She's a down to earth & honest person, who's friendly, relaxed and genuine spirit will make you comfortable and confident as she creates a style to make you look and feel your best!
From humble beginnings in Ohio, Casey took his first leap into the industry at age 15 with a Paul Mitchell training. Since then, extensive education with Aveda has inspired him to re-define his career. Calling a new home to the Pacific NW, Casey can finally embrace the driving forces behind his art. Specializing in balayage, chemistry and nature impart a natural aesthetic to his work.
One of Salon Today magazine's top 200 salons in the nation was made a home to Casey for period of time. Here he had the opportunity to collaborate and partner with other artists and learn from national educators. Through hard work and dedication, Casey has had the chance to publicly display his editorial work both on the runway and in print, while maintaining high-profile clientele. His love of essential oils has led him to also work as a perfumer in his spare time.
Lauren was born and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from The Academy of Hair Design when she was fresh out of high school and has expertly wielded her shears for over a decade. An advocate of effortless beauty, she will work with your bone structure and natural hair texture to create a customized look that is specifically tailored to you. Lauren is a well-rounded stylist but her passion lies in creating beautiful blondes, auburns, and brunettes. She says “I just want to help people feel like they are the most beautiful versions of themselves, inside and out. The feeling I get when I watch a client walk out of the salon holding their head a little higher is what keeps me believing that my work is worthwhile.”
In her free time you can find her exploring in nature and pursuing her other passions which include playing her guitar, and deepening her yoga practice.
As a true Portlander, Amy studied at The Aveda Institute Portland and has been in the Beauty industry for 8 years. Watching the city evolve into a hip and trendy desired place, she has been able to expand her skills and stay current with cutting edge styles and color trends. Having a keen eye for detail she has excellent precision in mens cuts, highlighting and womens styling.
Mahaila, known as "MJ" around the salon, has developed a signature brand her clients have sought out. Focusing on education and sustainable hair, she partners with her clients to achieve their long term hair goals. Her hand painted hair and artistic approach ensures each client leaves with a customized look and fresh perspective. After shaving her head and starting over with her own natural curls, she committed to giving curly girls of all types a home in her chair. She has received advanced education with well respected brands Wella, Kevin Murphy, Kerastase, and Pravana (if we are name dropping). With MJ's focus on education, love of curls, and recognition from big instagram accounts like @balayageartistsshe will quickly become your hair bestie!
There is beauty inside everybody. Chelsea is passionate about bringing it out. She knows that everyone is unique, and listens carefully to help each client find and achieve his or her signature style, flair, and palette. A color, cutting, and makeup specialist, Chelsea’s work has been featured in photo and video shoots. She applies stage makeup, and beautifies brides and their parties, and has worked at a hip Portland barbershop specializing in men's cuts and creative colors. An Oregon native, who grew up in the Willamette Valley doing her friends’ hair and makeup, she earned her professional esthetician, stylist, and waxing education at Aveda Institute Portland. She also co-created a whimsical body painting business.
When she’s not at the salon, Chelsea enjoys exploring the beauties of the Northwest and playing with her cats.
You can find examples of her work on Instagram at instagram.com/thehairsphinx
Robert Sean has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. Throughout his career he has dedicated himself to raising the art of hairdressing both for himself and his peers. He has a vast depth of knowledge in cutting, coloring and finishing. These skills are what have made him a much sought after hairdresser appearing on stages around the world and Runway shows for Fashion Week NYC/LA.
Janelle Faherty has been cutting and coloring since 2006. A graduate of the European Institute of Cosmetology, she is also a Goldwell Color specialist. She completed her apprenticeship at Richard Herrera in downtown Portland, and studied with NAHA winners Ryan & DeAnnalyn Teal. Most recently Janelle completed an advanced hair cutting course at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California.
Janelle brings her passion for creative color, precision cuts, and hair styling to the team at 77 Salon in the Pearl District. Janelle lives in North Portland with 7 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 cats and her husband. When she’s not transforming her clients’ hair, Janelle enjoys coffee, gardening, playing the piano, hiking, and being with family.
Having over 10 years of experience and being taught under master cutting and coloring specialists through an apprenticeship program Emily has learned to hone in her skills. Her passion is hair and she thrives on creativity and the expression of self. From classic bobs to edgy asymmetrical cuts, free-hand coloring and foiled highlights, she can create a look that fits her client’s personality and needs. When Emily is not beautifying people in the salon, she’s involved with several editorial photoshoots as creative director and stylist. Emily’s work has been published in Modern Salon, Avari, Valentina, and Belle Airmore Magazine.
“Life’s a journey. Whatever your industry or field is, you should have a deep passion for what you do. When I have either a long time client or meeting one for the very first time, I love making them feel comfortable in my chair. It’s important for me to get to know who they are and what they are seeking for their style. Trust is so important and style can be a very personal thing, and when I “nail it” for my client and have them love it, that’s huge for me.. That’s why I do this.”
To check out more of Emily's work please visit her website and Instagram.
Being in the industry for just under 5 years, Ivi loves making people look and feel beautiful. She has has honed in her skills at one of Portland's most reputable barbershops, where she learned the art of barbering, along with strait razor shaves. Being detail oriented, Ivi finds herself chipping every look to perfection, striving to satisfy every client that sits in her chair. Not only is Ivi knowledgeable in the world of barbering, but she's also worked side by side with one of Portland's master colorists, learning to perfect color corrections, balayage, and color. Choosing between the 2 crafts (Barbering and women's hair) is impossible for Ivi. Truly loving everything about both arts, she's decided to dedicate her work to them both, making her one of Portland's most well versed stylists. You can also contact Ivi for wedding hair and makeup for your big day!
Having lived in every major city along the West Coast, esthetician, make-up artist and beauty editor Marissa Freeman now calls Portland, Oregon her home. As beauty editor and contributor her skincare opinions and recommendations were featured in major newspapers and national magazines. As a make-up artist she has worked in film, television, photography, and celebrity red carpet appearances. Her work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, FLAUNT Magazine, Portland Monthly, totalbeauty.com, and Natural Health Magazine.
Please contact Jo directly at 971-506-2860 for appointment inquires.
Having over 10 years of customer service experience under her belt, Natalie Jones SLAYS the 77 Salon experience starting with your first phone call or e-mail inquiring about what service you're interested in. Truly listening to what you're looking to achieve in your service, Natalie pays close attention to who she matches you with, and nails it every time. Natalie runs a tight ship, perfectly balancing customer service and attention to detail with how the salon is operating day to day.
When Natalie isn't at the salon, you can find her cuddling with her sweet fur baby, Lupita.
Mimi Solum is 77′s lovely Art Curator. If interested in exhibit opportunities please contact Mimi at email@example.com