ABOUT US

Coven is a creative salon in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. We are a collective that seeks to inspire and celebrate all beings, no matter their philosophies. Coven is comfort and luxury, but overall, community. We are always looking for new members to join the Coven.


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Sara Baer

@saraatcoven

Hairdresser

Sara Baer (yeah, you read that right) comes to Coven from Summit Salon Academy in Tacoma, WA. A Seattle native, Sara's natural talent and enthusiasm for hair shows in every aspect of her work.  A bold color and balayage enthusiast, Sara also loves doing creative undercut work and bangin' blowouts. She excels at curly cuts of all textures, bobs and has a certain affection for bangs. Her training with Jayne of Edo Salon has made her the official queen of the fringe game, as her skill set is literally off the chain. She's ready if you are! Special occasion styles and updos and textured cuts are also in her realm of expertise.

Sara's continued expert education includes finishing her apprenticeship in house at Coven Salon, attending classes at Bumble & bumble NYC,  as well as with Roxie Jane Hunt and Deva Curl. This young lady aspires to be the best she can possibly be within her craft and it shows in every aspect of her work, from her thorough consultations to her gorgeous finishes.

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Dez Abdullah

@dezatcoven

Hairdresser

Originally from California, Dez started her career and apprenticeship with Alexis and Emily back at good old VAIN Beauty World. Is your hair naturally textured? Fantastic, Dez is your curl’s new best friend. Dez has worked extensively with textured hair of all kinds for the entirety of her career and is passionate about making you feel good about what’s already happening on your head. She wants to help you figure out how to work with it, streamline and enhance it. Dez’s advanced education has some serious bragging rights; she has taken classes with Bumble & bumble NYC, Jayne of Edo Salon, Roxie Jane Hunt and is a Great Lengths Extensions certified expert.

With an expertise that spans beyond natural curl and texture, Dez also excels in precision cutting, dreads, extensions, braiding and extreme color. Her training began at Gene Juarez, followed up with an apprenticeship and was polished in the professional world over the course of the last nine years. Dez is classically trained, an excellent listener and open to anything; with her you don’t have to dream it, you can be it.

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Nephyrtt Amen-Asia 

@nephyrttatcoven

Hairdresser 

A true Seattleite in every sense of the word, Nephyrtt  joins us as an 8 year hair veteran who strives to create a simplified yet polished hair routine for all of her clients. Her combination of education and her extensive knowledge of curly hair makes her the perfect addition to the Coven family. 

Nephyrtt specializes in all things textured and curl, as well as being a dreadlock expert. She is comfortable and confident, versatile and well-versed; no matter the texture of your hair, there's a good chance she's the right stylist for you. She loves creating curly bobs, curly bangs as well as creative and natural looking color. Nephyrtt is a Deva Inspired Stylist, and as a dread specialist, has completed training with Dollylocks. This advanced stylist has also trained with Bumble & bumble NYC and is always continuing her education.

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Jenny Slay

@jslayhair

Hairdresser

Jenny Slay is a Seattle legend. If you’ve had the honor of J Slay doing your hair in the past, you’ll be happy to know that she’s back out of retirement (she never really stopped) and on the floor again at Coven’s newest location. She is literally a master of her craft; Jenny is an expert at fine hair, thick hair, curly hair, creative color, short hair, long hair; there’s probably not a hair she couldn’t handle. She has advanced training with Bumble & bumble NYC, Roxie Jane Hunt and Great Lengths extensions. Her extensive experience paired with her all around good time attitude make Jenny one of the most awesome hair times in town. Come see for yourself. 206.323.9010

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Jane Corbit 

@janedoesyourhairatcoven

Hairdresser 

Jane Corbit joins Coven as it’s newest and very experienced hairdresser. Jane is a Deva Certified Stylist, so if the Deva Cut or Pintura color is what you’re after, she’s your girl. Jane has an extensive and impressive skill set. Her passion is to do hair treatments that involve working with different textures.

She does perms of all varieties (ask!), specialty vintage and updo hair and loves to have fun with vivid color. She’s an expert with creating texture and is excellent at listening to what her clients need which is what keeps her clients in her chair, year after year. Overall, her favorite thing to do is help people really become happy with themselves through their hair. Come find space in Jane’s chair starting in October at Coven’s new spot in Madison Park!

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Jennifer Burdette 

@jenniferatcoven

Hairdresser 

Jennifer is one of those one of a kind stylists that you’ll never think you’ll find but here we are, welcoming her as we open the doors at our Madison Park spot. Jennifer has been doing hair for 19 years. Her specialties include advanced and creative color techniques, design, curl cutting, texture, blonding, balayage, classical hairdressing and hands on educating.

She loves cutting shags, bobs and everything in between. In addition to her career as a hairstylist, she works as a studio session hair and makeup artist. Her work has been on multiple magazine covers, including City Arts and The Guardian. She has styled hair and makeup for national and local television features and for the New York Times. She has built her clientele through thoughtful consultation and great communication with her clients.

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Belinda Leybold

@belindathebold

Eyebrow Expert 

Belinda is a small town Washington native who left the country life for the big city as soon as she possibly could. Now more than 20 years later, she has been an icon of eyebrows and makeup throughout Seattle. 

A small obsession with her own eyebrows and makeup as a kid parlayed into working as a laser hair and tattoo removal technician. After a couple years of smelling like burnt hair she moved on to more holistic skincare and started working at an AVEDA salon. After intense facial and body care training, Belinda became the spa director and national educator for AVEDA cosmetics. All of this brought many opportunities like photo shoots, hair and fashion shows, and even a movie. She’s had her makeup published in local print like The Stranger and Seattle Magazine and many other publications around the globe. 

Her latest endeavor has been Microblading! Over 20 years of eyebrow expertise, this meticulous cosmetic tattooing technique was the next natural step in her career and she is conquering the hell out of it. 

Belinda is not currently able to offer her amazing services in house at Coven. Please visit her at her private space for the time being! www.belindathebold.com to book!

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Aubrey Schoonmaker

@makeupby.maker

Make Up Artist

Aubrey Schoonmaker has been doing makeup for the last six years. Enhancing each person’s individual beauty has always been something that she’s admired in others and considered a personal hobby but she never really considered doing it professionally. Like most natural artists, one day she just thought, “what is stopping me from doing that?” and the answer was absolutely nothing! So she picked up a brush and never really looked back. 

Aubrey is 100% self taught and most of her education has been through experiences shared with clients and on set. Aubrey’s ideal client and all time favorite thing to do is to make someone feel beautiful without losing themselves in a sea of products.  Each person she works with is beautiful without all of the things stores tell us we “need”. Aubrey wants you to feel comfortable and see yourself with just with a little extra sparkle and loves creating that for someone’s special day, helping find your new date night look or even just mastering your daily routine! 

Call on Aubrey for almost any makeup or beauty routine need! She does makeup for all occasions; weddings, parties, birthdays, engagement shoots, photo shoots, “how to’s” and much much more. Just ask! Give us a call, text or email to set up your own time with Aubrey today.

Alexis Robinson

@alexisatcoven

Owner + Hairdresser

Alexis made her way to Seattle via Tulsa, OK where she was the creative director of Rhett & Co. For more than 19 years, Alexis has  been using her powers for good, providing her largely multi-racial clientele with an expert understanding of how to really work with hair; she's never met a curl that she couldn't make friends with.

Alexis has trained extensively with Aveda, is a certified Deva Inspired Stylist and was featured in 2011 by Seattle Magazine with accolades for her textured, curly/afro haircutting and styling skills. She makes a point of keeping current on styles and techniques by taking classes by Bumble & bumble, Ruth Roche and Ted Gibson. In addition, she has also been a guest speaker at Patsy Collins’ Adventures in Leadership camp at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island.

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Emily Hartl

@emilyatcoven

Owner + Hairdresser

Emily has been in the beauty industry for 17 years and comes to the Pacific Northwest by way of Chicago. Both blessed and cursed with a curly mane, Emily specializes in meticulously messy and technically tousled looks like her own. She is a certified Deva Inspired Stylist who has been featured on Off Beat Bride for her wedding styles. Emily also works as a Network Educator for Bumble & bumble.

Besides keeping the curls under control, she specializes in blonde hues, razor cuts, wave enhancing, organic updos and dimensional color. She is particularly honored to have developed a rapport with the curl community in her years of hairdressing in Seattle. As someone who lives the reality she likes to untangle (literally) the issues at hand.