Coven is a creative salon in the Montlake neighborhood of SeattleWe 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 Robinson

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 taking referrals on a limited basis.



Emily Hartl

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.


Jenny Slay

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.

* Jenny 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!

Sara Baer

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!


Kristina Valdez 

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!


Dez Abdullah

Originally from California, Dez started her career and apprenticeship with Jenny, Alexis and Emily back at good old VAIN Beauty World and after a six year intermission, is back in the Pacific Northwest on the permanent and available to do your hair. 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. 

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 eight years, including managing a team of hairdressers at both Ulta and JCP hair studios. Classically trained but open to anything, Dez has been doing hair for many years and is an excellent listener; with her you don’t have to dream it, you can be it. 

When Dez isn’t working her magic and making hair dreams come true, she loves spending time with her daughters, her dog and working on tattoos.