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.


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, attending classes at Bumble & bumble NYC,  as well as with Roxie Jane Hunt, Jayne of Edo Salon 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!


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 children, her dog and working on tattoos. 


Heather Joy


Heather Joy hails from Santa Cruz, California but moved to Seattle in the early 90's after graduating from beauty school. A veteran beautician, Heather finished her apprenticeship at Seattle's own Halo Salon and eventually moved onto Rudy's Barbershop, perfecting her haircutting skills and establishing herself in the hair worlds of both Seattle and Los Angeles as a senior stylist. 

As an on location stylist, Heather focused on weddings, videos and photoshoots, so if you're looking for the THE person to handle your hair for your next occasion or event, look no further! From fancy to the more offbeat and organic, she can make it happen. She's also great with short hair, curly and textured hair,  clipper cuts, and creative cutting. Her eye for detail in her superior haircuts really showcases her years of experience and expertise. 

Heather's education includes classes with Bumble & bumble NYCAmerican Crew, Roxie Jane Hunt, Jayne of Edo Salon, as well as in house training with the senior stylists of Coven. 

When she's not being every woman, Heather enjoys creating art, sailing, travel, good food and wine and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. 


Ashle Rea


Ashle (pronounced Ash-lee) is joining the Coven after an already impressive career of hairdressing, right here in Seattle. After graduating from Gene Juarez and completing their renown advanced training program, she moved onto the busy, boutique salon Antonio’s, where she refined her skills and built a reputation for amazing artistry and skill, apprenticing and perfecting her technique.

Ashle specializes in blonding, with an expertise in balayage and sun-kissed highlights. Looking to look natural AF? Awesome, she can do that for you. Want to be off the charts platinum? Ashle’s skill set is equipped to take your locks to that level. She’s also great with vivids, specialty color and color correction. Ashle also enjoys doing long, layered cuts, undercuts, curly hair and is always game for a good fringe.

Education is important to Ashle and because of her want  and will to always progress within her craft, she’s taken classes with Olaplex, Keratin Complex, Kerastase and many advanced balayage classes. Color is definitely her jam, if you haven’t noticed.

When she’s not doing hair, Ashle enjoys spending time with her sweet dogs and hanging out enjoying life! You should definitely book online, shoot us a text, or give us a call to come in and meet Ashle today.

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Belinda Leybold

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 made for an easy decision to become an esthetician. She started out 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. 

Needing more creative outlet Belinda left AVEDA and has been slaying brows and flinging makeup downtown Seattle ever since. 

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. 

Now offering eyebrow grooming at Coven! 


Aubrey Schoonmaker

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


Alexis made her way to Seattle via Tulsa, OK where she was the creative director of Rhett & Co. For more than 18 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.

* Online booking is not available for Alexis; existing clients, please book via text or phone call. Thank you!


Emily Hartl


Emily has been in the beauty industry for 16 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.

* Online booking is not available for Emily; existing clients, please book via text or phone call. Thank you!

Jenny Slay

A legend, retired

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!