MEET OUR TALENTED TEAM
Valerie is a graduate of Gene Juarez Academy where she received her Cosmetology license. She continued her Advanced Training and employment with Gene Juarez to obtain her Cosmetology Educator License in 2015. After a couple of years instructing, Valerie is bringing her skills behind the chair to pass onto her clients, creating customized looks unique to each client. Valerie specializes in making fine, thin textured hair styles last. She will give you the tools needed to keep that "salon look" in between appointments. She loves foiling and adding the perfect dimension of color for your desired look. Her training also includes: Brazilian Blowout and Keratin treatments. Valerie is passionate about continued education and attends advanced color training classes, hair cutting techniques and men's design. Valerie is a PNW native who enjoys the outdoors with her husband and their pug, Pumba.
Amanda grew up here in the beautiful northwest. She graduated from Gene Juarez Academy’s cosmetology program in 2007 and has been cutting and coloring hair since. Upon completion of her program, she continued with Gene Juarez Salons for advanced training and employment. She has continued her education with creative cutting classes and bridal styling.
She joined the Mint Team in 2013 where she continues to advance her knowledge with Aveda cutting and color classes. She is passionate about creating a look exclusive for her guests. Amanda is also certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, Brazilian Blowout and trained in AVEDA ™ color.
Amanda absolutely loves up-dos, curly hair, and men’s cuts.
Camille started her cosmetology career in 2004 when she graduated from Gene Juarez Academy. Upon completion she attended their advanced training program. Camille then took those skills and worked for a high-end salon in Bellevue before joining our team at Mint in 2017. She has extensive training in Toni & Guy and L’Oreal professional products. Camille is passionate about hair design, cutting and balayage.
She loves to create new looks for her guests and make them feel amazing. Camille continues to advance her knowledge with continued education classes in cutting and coloring.
ERIN grew up in Spangle, WA and has always had a passion for hair (but never a stylist). Her dream was to someday own a hair salon. In September of 2009, she created Mint Salon & Spa. After an extensive remodel she opened her doors in March of 2010, as Mint Salon & Spa—an AVEDA™ Concept Salon.
Erin’s previous work experience includes an extensive customer service background with the following companies: Hills Resort in Priest Lake, ID, management for The Gap, Alaska Air Group, and Onvia.com.
Dondi has been working as a Licensed Esthetician since graduating from the Euro Institute of Skin Care in Renton, Washington in 2002. In 2010, she began her career with Aveda in Seattle. Her experiences include working in a four-diamond resort in Lake Tahoe, a luxury fifty-five and over resort community on Redmond Ridge, a boutique spa on Oahu, a five-star resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, managing a team of thirteen Estheticians, as well as hiring and training at an award-winning salon & spa in Seattle. She joined the team at Mint Salon & Spa in 2013.
She is known for relaxing waxing and facials! Her passions are brow shaping, Brazilian waxing and relaxing results-oriented facials.
She began her training in 2006 at Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty for basic training. After graduating and receiving her license she moved on to Salon SEVEN in Bellevue, WA to complete her advanced and extended training. Shelby has been with Mint Salon & Spa since it opened its doors in 2010.
She is passionate about attending classes on a regular basis to keep up with current trends in the industry. She enjoys creating exclusive looks for each of her guests to bring out their natural beauty inside and out. Her training also includes advanced AVEDA™ color, cutting and business classes as well as VoMor Hair Extensions, Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex certifications. Some of Shelby’s specialties include cutting hair of all textures, balayage and color corrections.