Brittany has been with Modele since the doors opened in 2005. Originally from Southern Oregon Coast, she is now a permanent fixture in the Portland Metro area. Brittany has been slicing her way through hair for 12 years and loves the process from start to finish. Most would classify her as a "talker" so she is great at consulting, and always has a direction she likes to take her clients. She has had extensive training and loves to let everyone know it!
Michelle joined Modele in 2012. A graduate of Aveda Institute, Michelle has strong technical skills, and a refined eye where fashion is concerned. Raised in West Linn, Michelle is as local as it gets. She loves to spend time with her husband, values her quiet time alone with a good book, and quite possibly has the upper hand on Pinterest. She is creative and loves the artistic side of life. In fact a little tidbit, she is classically trained in Opera. Lucky for us, we haven't even scratched the surface of her many talents.
Cindra joined our team in the fall of 2012. Cindra is organized, neat, and definitely keeps us on schedule. Currently in the middle of her apprenticeship she is behind the chair part-time, takes classes weekly and assists our stylists the rest of the time. She's such a great assistant that we are already grieving the completion of her training. Fun facts about Cindra is she is a hip hop dancer and a huge Ducks fan.
Shannon joined Modele in 2010. She works behind the chair full time, dropping her cool factor all over the place. Shannon is a very easy going personality and loves quality time with her love Ludwig, a 3 year old boxer. With her urban style and Portland roots, she adds a bit of edge to Modele. She is our resident hipster.
While raised in Oregon City, Michelle grew up inside the walls of Modele. At nineteen, she was a receptionist on opening day in 2005. We quickly realized her talents lay elsewhere. With eight years behind the chair, Michelle has become a steady fixture of consistency, ingenuity, and her talents are apparent from the consultation to the last pump of product.
Johnny comes to us from sunny California. Being raised between California and the Pacific Northwest, Johnny is a chameleon; he blends to his surroundings, and seems like he’s a “local” wherever he goes. He started his career in the dorms of his college; cutting anyone’s hair brave enough to let him. Modele made an honest man out of him, and we are proud to announce he completed his apprenticeship program. We like to give Johnny a hard time, but the truth is not many guys could put up with 8 women everyday, and still be smiling at the end of it! We think we are all kinds of cool having a guy work in the salon, but shhhh.....don’t tell him that!
Modele Salon opened its doors in 2005 and the salon’s success is due in large to the dynamic personality that owns it. Shawna is an extremely talented stylist with an impeccable eye for fashion. She is witty and warm and has a magnetic quality to her. You can’t help but want to be around her. With her skills spanning 17 years, she truly is a master behind the chair. She divides her time behind the chair, with teaching our apprenticeship program, and running the business. She is truly inspiring.
Chelsea is our current apprentice, and we just know she’s the dark horse of the whole bunch! She’s sweet, poised, easy going, and of course real easy on the eyes! Beauty and the brains; Chelsea pursued cosmetology school after finishing her Bachelors in Marketing from Oregon State University. Don’t worry, we only torture her a little for being a beaver! Half way through her training program, we expect great things from this reserved, take it all in kind of girl. We know once she comes out of her shell, we probably will all wish she’d get back in it! In all seriousness, Chelsea is extremely talented, with an eye for precision. If you think we’re kidding, check out her eyebrows!!