Michelle M.- Salon Manager Michelle is a United States Navy Veteran with 25 years of active military service. She was originally a client of the salon & joined the Salon@31st Team to learn more about the beauty industry & Salon and Day Spa Management. She developed a bond with the staff and commitment to the clients, and took on the position as Salon Manager in 2015. Coming from outside the industry, she continues to be amazed by the talents and artistry of our staff and their dedication to customer service. She loves our loyal Local clients, including the many active duty, Veteran, and military family members that choose our Salon and Day Spa for services & enjoys meeting the thousands of beach vacationers that visit our Salon each year. Michelle enjoys the outdoors and travel, and combines those interests while running in local 5K & 8K races, camping, and hiking and backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.
Jenn G- Assistant Manager Jennifer G. has been in the make-up and hair industry since 2007. She started at Salon@31st as front desk receptionist 2 years ago, and is now the Assistant Manager. Jenn's experience with makeup artistry, hair care, and salon & spa management really shows in her customer care and the outstanding services she provides. She performs beautiful makeup applications, including the newest technology in airbrush makeup. She especially enjoys making brides and their bridal parties, look & feel beautiful for the big day, and has worked with renowned make-up artists and photographers.
Becca C- Salon Assistant & Front Desk Reception Becca is a creative and artistic individual who aspires to be a Cosmetologist and learn everything there is to know about the beauty industry. Originally a regular client, Becca started working as a Host/Receptionist in May 2016, and is now our Salon Assistant, enrolled in Virginia Department of Labor's Apprentice Program for Cosmetology. She is participating in Professional Education courses with our Stylists and will be starting formal training classes in September towards her goal to become a licensed Cosmetologist.
Heather B- Front Desk Reception Heather has worked in the beauty industry for nearly 15 years. Working with Paul Mitchell Schools took her to events across the country promoting the brand and facilitating special events. Working with Occo Luxury Spa and Pure Medical Spa in South Carolina incited her passion for creating a unique, relaxing experience for spa guests. A recent transplant to Virginia Beach, Heather continues to provide warm, courteous customer service to the guests of Salon @31st.
Kettren M- Front Desk Reception Kettren is a Virginia Beach native, and the newest member of our Front Desk Reception Team. She is also a highly skilled and an extremely passionate Makeup Artist. She has been providing makeup services for the past 5 years and loves making her clients feel beautiful from the inside out. She looks forward to providing great customer service to our Salon@31st clients.
Cris V- Master Hair Stylist Cris V. is originally from Colombia, South America and has enjoyed living in Virginia Beach for twelve years. She discovered her love for the beauty industry while styling hair for her mother, who was a professional singer. As a young woman she obtained her Cosmetology License and practiced her skills at a few salons before finding her perfect fit with Salon @31st under the tutelage of her mentor and previous salon owner, Yvonne Chau. Cris has worked with Salon @31st for eight years and is consistently in high demand with her loyal guests. She specializes in highlights and formal up-dos, however loves to provide color and cutting services to complete an overall accomplished look. While outside of the salon Cris enjoys practicing Muay Thai and spending time with her son Santiago, her loving husband Javier, and their new beagle puppy,Marshall!
Raven J- Master Hair Stylist Raven has been in the industry for 10+years and loves her career. “I get to be a day maker and make sure that every person that sits in my chair gets to adopt a new energy about themselves in the transformation". She is a Master Stylist and a very well rounded in the beauty industry and stays current on trends and techniques. She is a specialist in creative color, cutting, blondes, Japanese hair straighteners, smoothing treatments, wedding styles & up do's, and corrective color. She looks forward to meeting you and making your experience the most satisfying possible!
Kelsey K- Hair Stylist Kelsey was born with the free spirit of an artist, and began working in the hair industry at a young age. She Graduated from Empire Beauty School in January 2006, but has been in the cosmetology field since age 16. While honing her skills as a professional stylist, she pursued an education in Business Management through Bucknell University to supplement her aspirations to open her salon. By age 21, Kelsey opened Shades of Black Hair Design, which became a thriving, successful business for 7 years in her home town, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. In 2012, she relocated to Virginia Beach for a new adventure while continuing to own her salon. Kelsey took a position at Salon@31st Day Spa and also began building her portfolio for freelance work and photo shoots. She is passionate about tailoring hair styles for her guests and specializes in designing dimensional hair color. She keeps current on industry trends through hair shows, educational classes, and advanced academies, Kelsey has assisted in multiple photo shoots, as well as directing them, where she creates current beautiful styles representing today's fashion Industry. She is certified as a Hair Extensions Stylist through Master's Training in Las Vegas, NV, and is now a regional educator for BIG, Beauty Industry Group, Inc. She has a a passion for nature photography, and is training to become a certified yoga instructor. Kelsey strives to provide a strong energy of peace and love to each person she comes in contact with.
Kira G- Hair Stylist Kira has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years. She specializes in all types of hair extensions and color services. She is proud to be a multi-cultured hair stylist and loves her job as a Beauty Expert. She is certified with over five major hair extension companies worldwide. She is very passionate about the beauty industry and advanced education, and currently enrolled as a Trichology Student, to learn more about hair and scalp conditions and ways to help her clients.
Jillian R- Hair Stylist Jillian recently moved to the Beach from her hometown of Roanoke Virginia. She has a passion for helping every client reach their full potential and making sure they have a great time while doing it. She strives to make every visit to the salon a great experience and something to look forward to. She is well-rounded stylist who is comfortable doing color, cuts, styling, Up-dos, nails and more.
Iris G- Hair Stylist Iris G. moved to Virginia Beach summer of 2016 from Houston, Texas. She is a new wife, new to military life, but an expert at mothering 2 amazing teenagers and a sphinx cat! Visible Changes Inc. back in Houston was her first salon home for 7 years allowing her to master all haircuts, hair designs and updos, keratin treatments, and extensions! Salon @31st has welcomed her to continue to grow and specialize in hair color and spa services, and she brings her excellent customer service and continues to build great relationships with her guests.
Melanie D- Hair Stylist Melanie is a Virginia Beach native. In 2009, she graduated from Rudy & Kelly, the Paul Mitchell School and has been loving her career as a hairstylist. She joined the Salon@31st team in March, 2017 and enjoys the energy of the staff & clients! She is passionate about working with all types of hair color & cuts, formal styling/Updo , and everything and anything that's challenging!
Jennifer T- Nail Technician Jennifer is a Virginia Beach native and has been a nail technician for 5+ years, and with Salon@31st Day Spa since 2013. She loves providing nail services, especially with clients that may have neglected the importance of it, She says that she appreciates a ͞challenge manicure or pedicure͟ because they’re so fun; and it puts your skills to the test. She not only wants the clients nails to look good, but also wants them to feel like a million dollars. Jennifer has a great connection with children and they have a fun time getting kids mani and pedis with her. She will take her time for all clients and make them feel comfortable and pampered.
Nadi A- Nail Technician & Artist Nadi has worked in the beauty industry for 12 years. She has trained in Russia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and the United States. She is both creative and a perfectionist. Nadi loves taking great care of her customers, always going the extra mile to maintain and improve a good, healthy condition of their nails, hands, and feet. She can do any level of design, specializing in gel, acrylic, dip powder, 3D design, hand drawing, chrome, and stones. She is always willing to experiment with new designs and trends. She loves working on a team and believes working in the beauty industry is the best place to meet new people from all over the world
Kimberley M- Nail Technician & Artist Kim (AKA Ms. Kim)affectionately refers to herself as "The Nail queen". She is a mother of 4, born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. "Ms. Kim" is a nail technician & artist, licensed in the states of Nevada, Indiana, and Virginia, with over 28 years of professional experience. She specializes in free hand nail art, 3D nail art, junk nails, chrome, artificial and natural nail care. Images of her artistry are available on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Tammy T- Nail Technician Thom, or “Tammy,” as she prefers to be called, has been with Salon @ 31st for over two years. She has over 10 years’ experience in skin and nail services. Tammy is originally from Vietnam, and in addition to raising a family, has worked in small family-owned businesses her entire life. These include restaurants, salons, barber shops and spas. While primarily providing nail services for Salon @ 31st, Tammy is also experienced in massage therapy, and is quite a skilled tailor and clothing maker.
Anastasia Z- Nail Technician Anastasia moved to VA Beach from North Eastern Russia and has been a Nail Technician for two years. She is very detail oriented and has a passion for nail art and design. In her free time she enjoys playing piano and guitar, and loves to sing.
Anna - Nail Technician Anna recently joined Salon @ 31st Day Spa. She enjoys working in a spa where she can make people feel and look beautiful. Anna began performing nail services in her home Country of Kazakhstan. She provides excellent manicure and pedicure services.In her spare time she enjoys painting and providing Makeup services.
Oxana I- Master Esthetician, Makeup Artist & Eyelash Technician Oxana has worked in the beauty industry as an esthetician for five years and she has recently acquired her Master Esthetics license. She has a vey loyal following of guests that love her Eminence facials, especially her custom masque add-on's. Oxana has traveled to her home country of Russia to learn cutting-edge Lash Lifting and Lash Extension techniques that she enjoys providing for her guests. Her specialty is giving lashes a long, full effect while still looking natural. While away from the spa Oxana spends her time pursuing continuing education and spending time with her family.
Kimberlee H- Esthetician Kim graduated from the Chrysm Institute of Esthetics in Virginia Beach, VA, and has been practicing her trade since 2007. Kim attends continued education classes to further her knowledge and better serve her clients. She has developed an expertise in Eminence Organic Skin Care products of Hungary, used to treat rosacea, hyperpigmentation, hormonal skin, sensitive skin, mature skin and acne. Kim also specializes in in full body waxing that includes eyebrows, bikini, Brazilian, chest and back. She takes pride in providing each of her clients a unique experience and tailoring each one specifically for his or her own individual needs. Her focus is on educating her clients and always welcomes the chance to help her clients feel better. Specialties include: Eminence organic facials, body Treatments, waxing, eyebrow shaping & tinting.
Kalpana- Threading, Waxing & Indian Gold Facial Kalpana is from Gujarat, India and has lived in VA Beach for ten years. She has been providing threading and waxing services for Salon @31st for three years. Kalpana offers our exclusive Indian Gold Facial that incorporates deep massage, exfoliation, rose water, and a mud mask that tightens the skin and leaves a discernable glow. While away from the spa she enjoys Henna tattooing, traditional Indian cooking and spending time with her family.
Cassandra L- Massage Therapist Cassandra has been practicing massage therapy for over 11 years. She studied at NY College, earning a degree in Applied Science and professional licensure in massage therapy. The majority of her career has been focused on medical massage, helping with chronic pain and injuries. She is fully trained in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, reflexology, and relaxation techniques to help her clients feel their best. She loves incorporating hot stones and aromatherapy into client treatments. She had a successful medical massage business, but three years ago, she decided to relocate to Virginia Beach and continue her career at Salon @31st. Her personal interests are caring for animals, practicing Pilates, being in nature and helping others.
Angela N- Massage Therapist Angela has been working as a professional massage therapist for over eight years. She studied and trained in Tucson, Arizona where she worked as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She has selflessly volunteered her professional massage services in hospices and nursing homes. Angela has true compassion for others, and always adds joy and a smile to any situation. She feels that the friendly, inviting environment at Salon@31st is one of the many reasons she was drawn to work there. She joined the Salon@31st Team in 2009; she loves the relaxing and tranquil setting of the spa and providing every aspect of comfort to clients. Angela specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue,reflexology, body scrubs and body wraps. She provides services that are personalized and intuitive for each person’s needs.
April S- Massage Therapist April fell in love with massage at about 11 years old. She graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in Oct 2006. She has worked as a massage Therapist in Salt Lake City, UT; Idaho Falls, ID and Seattle, WA, before relocating to Virginia Beach. She started her career doing mobile massage at a variety of venues, including hotels, homes, offices, restaurants, truck stops, chiropractors’ offices, and community events such as marathons. Massage is her absolute passion. She loves helping people feel better. April’s favorite modalities are Deep Tissue, Swedish, Injury, and Craniosacral therapies. She is thankful to God for her talents in a career field she loves.
Melissa T- Massage Therapist Melissa has been a massage therapist since 2012, and trained at Centura College. She is truly passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the mind and body, and performs various massage techniques, including Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. She also specializes in relief of migraines and tension headaches, and assisting with relieving everyday life stresses through therapeutic touch. Melissa strongly urges everyone to try massage therapy at least once. You never know it may be just what you need to start a healthier and more positive lifestyle.
Michael L- Massage Therapist Michael is proud to offer clinical, therapeutic and Swedish massage. He joined the Salon@31st team in September 2016. A true professional who understands the value of massage therapy for relaxation, clinical deep tissue work and holistic well-being. He values taking his time to understand clients needs for pain relief or decreased tension. !
Kristen K- Massage Therapist Kristin is a Virginia Certified Massage Therapist with eight years of experience. She graduated from the Hawaii Healing Arts College in Hawaii, learning different modalities along the way.She has worked with a variety of clients and is trained in Swedish massage, Thai massage (stretching), Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release.