Master Men's Stylist + Corporate Trainer
Christopher is a skilled men's stylist who loves knowing everything about our various product lines. He specializes in men's haircutting techniques and also loves women's hair and color. Chris is passionate about education and shares his expertise with the rest of the MWY family by teaching advanced courses regularly. Chris recently completed a 3-day advanced men's barbering course in Amsterdam. With a long list of training under his belt, he is ready to give you all the details of how to look and feel great! Outside the salon he has done stand-up comedy at various venues in town, so you can always expect a few laughs when in his chair. When it comes to food you can quote him saying "I don't discriminate"
Level 6 Master Stylist
Director of Career Advancement
Amanda injects creativity and passion into every curated style she creates. Her masterpieces are carefully balanced between movement, precision and texture. She draws her creative inspiration from the latest street style trends as well as high fashion. Amanda has gained extensive experience over the last 2 decades working in television, magazine, fashion shows, Broadway theater as well as behind the chair in the salon. Amanda’s work is defined by her meticulous attention to detail as wells as her versatility, whether effortless beauty or this seasons newest trend style. Her success rests on a solid foundation of technical skills and creativity. Amanda is a great listener, ultimately it's her ability to connect with her clients personally that lends her work to taking clients ideas and turning it into something they smile back at in the mirror.
Level 4 Stylist
Luisa loves men's cutting and has a close relationship with her shears and clippers. She is very skilled with fades, designs and textured cuts. In her free time she enjoys painting and freestyle dance. Maybe her most notable pastime is being able to mimic just about any accent.
Level 3 Stylist
After completing her education at the Aveda Institute, Taylor knew she wanted to specialize in men's cuts and has since completed additional advanced men's training and has become very skilled in men's long cuts and fades. In her free time Taylor enjoys live music, hiking and exploring the many great brunch spots in town.
Level 3 Stylist
Madeline grew up in Folsom, CA and moved to Portland in 2015. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school in Sacramento and has enjoyed advanced training from and the two salons she worked in after graduation. Madeline strengths include anticipating what is needed by clients and having a great intuition and takes pride in her workplace. She is an excellent listener and genuinely cares about our clients needs and wants. Madeline loves to draw almost as much as she loves to play guitar and sing.
Level 5 Master Stylist
Diane is a highly experienced precision stylist who has trained in numerous cutting techniques. After graduating she was recruited by one of the top salons in the Bay Area where she worked for eight years. Some of Diane's favorite clients are those with thinning hair. She embraces the challenge that thinning hair poses and works hard to make a little hair look like a lot. Regardless of who is in her chair, Diane strives to celebrate each client's unique style and individuality. Diane is a life long learner, globetrotter, historical hair enthusiast, sculptor, foodie, and Halloween fanatic.
Level 3 Stylist
Minh comes to us after working as an Instructor at the Paul Mitchell School where he loved sharing his passion for hair with his students. As a California native, he worked doing editorial hair on sets, including American Idol. He is loving living in Portland, he even says he doesn't mind the grey and wet days. Minh specializes in textured hair for both men and women.
Shubha offers advanced esthetic services like Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) and facials to help guests combat aging and keep a healthy, fresh face. She also offers waxing and threading services.
Level 1 Associate
Courtney was a star student at Aveda where her skill and passion for hair was recognized by MW Creative Director Patrick Compehos. Courtney is currently being trained by Patrick as his assistant and offering services on Wednesdays.
Brielle or “Breezy” as her friends would call her, grew up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. At a young age she started working at her mothers’ salon not realizing she was being trained to be the best and eventually take over. She has been sculpting hair for four years, specializing but not limited to: short textured hair, clean lines & designs, immaculate fades, razor cuts, medium length & long, layers, beard shaping/lineups, and good quality conversation. Her avant-garde style and love for art are an inspiration. When not cutting hair you can usually find her at the gym, hiking, or a local health food store.
Sarah can be found helping our clients at the front desk and offering waxing services.
Reese brings over ten years of experience as a talented stylist along with management skills that help the MW salon run smoothly.
Director of Operations
Michelle has been in leadership roles in the Hair MWY family for over 13 years. Team development and guest retention are two of Michelle's passions. "I believe the secret to exceptional customer service is being genuine. Don't ask a question you if you don't care about the answer. Make your guests needs your needs, go the extra mile and care about the result and you will always be successful. Connecting with people, whether it is staff, guests or the community is the most important part of my job. I believe every person has something special to offer and I love discovering it."