Coven is a creative salon in the Montlake 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.
Alexis made her way to Seattle via Tulsa, OK where she was the creative director of Rhett & Co. For more than 16 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.
* Alexis is not able to take new clients at this time. Give us a ring to see who else would be a great fit for you!
Emily has been in the beauty industry for 15 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.
* Emily is not able to take new clients at this time. Give us a ring to see who else would be a great fit for you!
Seattle-native Jenny Slay has been sculpting the city's best looks for nineteen years, and has been wielding shears for well over twenty. She has been featured in Seattle Magazine's Best of Seattle for her work and in 2012 she was profiled as part of Allure magazine's Best of Beauty for her haircutting. A specialist in color correction and extensions, she's also well known for her expertise with fine and curly hair.
Jenny is a master stylist who regularly attends classes at Bumble & bumble NYC, keeping her craft fresh and innovative. There isn't any type of hair that Jenny can't slay (ha); this veteran beautician is equipped with years of training and experience. Jenny has a Great Lengths Extension certification, as well as being just a really great time.
Jenna Rose Hoffman
Jenna Rose hails from Southern California and had been residing in Chicago for the last ten years, where she attended and completed her training at the Aveda Institute. Beauty school and apprenticeship aside, it was working for nine years at a high traffic salon in the Lakeview area, the renown Sine Qua Non, where she really polished her craft. This coiffeuse was awarded "Best Haircut Under $100" by Allure magazine in 2013, and "Best Hairstylist in Chicago" by TIME OUT magazine.
In addition to her success behind the chair at SQN, Jenna worked as a Network Educator for Bumble & bumble, as well as being one of the head color educators for Sine's sought after advanced training program. Jenna loves to do pixie cuts and bobs and is amazing with a razor- if a lived-in, layered style is what you're after, look no further. Natural sun kissed highlights, blonding of all kinds, and creative color are also right up her sleeve. She has tirelessly continued her education through classes at Wella, Bumble & bumble NYC, and Aveda. We are so proud to have had Jenna Rose in our squad for over two years, now!
In her spare time she likes to cook, craft, and snuggle with her fur babies, Santa and Artie. Jenna Rose loves to be active and outdoors and has a huge passion for health, wellness and lifting heavy things.
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. She's game if you are! Special occasion styles and updos and textured cuts are also in her realm of expertise.
Sara's continued education includes finishing her apprenticeship in house at Coven Salon as well as attending classes at Bumble & bumble NYC 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. When she's not behind the chair, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, keeping up with the latest in pop culture and memes and enjoying the Pacific Northwest. Make time to come in and see Sara today!
Jade joins Coven as a veteran hairdresser with 10 years of experience from the great state of Vermont. A color enthusiast, she is a master of all varieties, whether you need a full head of balayage, a new brightly hued 'do, foils; you name it, she's got you. If you've gotten yourself into a DIY mess you can't work your way out of, you're especially in luck, as Jade prides herself in her color correction skills and is well versed in Redken, Coven's color line.
When Jade isn't catering to her clients behind the chair, she's quite the student in the world of hair, attending many advanced classes and seminars, most notably with Redken and Goldwell as a color specialist. Jade loves doing short cuts and fades, bobs of all sorts, textured and creative cuts. She's also quite skilled at Keratin smoothing treatments and is at the ready for all of your special occasion styling needs, as well. The possibilities once you're sitting down with Jade are practically endless!
Outside of hair, Jade loves hanging outside, snowboarding and restoring cars.
Kristina Valdez joins Coven as our first resident make up artist. A recent Southern California transplant, Kristina's artistry and talent is top notch. Self taught and fully equipped (as most great artists are), she is available in house at Coven to cater to all of your fancy face needs. Kristina is constantly fine tuning her skills and is always on top of the latest trends and advancements in the world of cosmetics. From editorial to every day, there isn't a type of face on the spectrum she isn't able to beautify.
Kristina is of course extremely experienced in bridal and special occasion makeup, but the limits of her talent don't stop there. Looking for some off the charts Halloween, Comic Con or Festival makeup? Prepare to be amazed. Want a tutorial on how to better do your own face at home? Great, she can show you. Just need some eyes and lashes applied for your Friday night? Awesome, give us a ring to fit you in.
When Kristina puts her makeup brushes down, you can find her watching sports, playing with her pups or out on an adventure. Give us a call at 206.323.9010 to schedule with Kristina today!