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MEET OUR TALENTED STYLISTS

Our experienced stylists stay on top of trends and techniques to give you the best hair experience. Each stylist will consult with you about how you work with your hair on a daily basis to offer the best products and maintenance tips.

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James
Owner/Creative Director

James is the Creative Director and leader of the Iva Bella artist team. He is a gifted Master Hair Designer, Makeup Artist, and Stylist. Known for making his clients feel and look amazing, he is a sought-after talent for the everyday woman as well as celebrities, musicians, and beauty industry peers. With artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail, he enjoys working with clients to create styles individualized to their needs. A master of his craft and on the constant quest to push boundaries with innovative techniques, James is involved in all stages of creating your Iva Bella experience. James is a tape in extension specialist. 

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Melissa
Owner/Production Manager

Melissa is co-owner of Iva Bella Salon and Simply Pure Products. Melissa brings to the team over 8 years of natural product development and management skills along with certifications in soap making and a beautiful inventive mind. Melissa specializes in developing all natural products for Iva Bella Salon, Simply Pure Products, retail, and wholesale clients throughout the DMV. Her attention to detail and management skills are utilized for both companies, but Developing new products for use in house and for other beauty industry companies, Melissa will help lead Simply Pure Products into the future.

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Ashley
Master Stylist

Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry. She graduated from Paul Mitchell School and is passionate at blonding, dimensional color, and updo styling. Consultations are a strong point for her, as she strives to make sure each client is getting exactly what they are looking for. Ashley believes in continued education for cutting, coloring, and communication. She enjoys and is certified with hair extensions, but she also has a little hidden secret, Ashley started her career in a barbershop, she is excellent with cutting and styling men’s hair.


Ashley is sure to wow you with her outgoing personality and her attention to detail. Ashley is a Master stylist here at Iva Bella. 

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Catie
Master Stylist

Catie is a master stylist with over 9 years of experience in the beauty industry. She is a well-rounded hair stylist! She loves long hair, cutting long bobs, and creating luxurious looks for her clients. She is well educated with all blonding and color techniques, and has a flair for multi-dimensional brunettes. Catie also is a balayage specialist, with education through "Masters of Balayage" and "Wella Education”. With Catie’s knowledge, experience, and amazing scalp massage, her clients leave feeling and looking fabulous. Catie is currently accepting a limited number of new clients.  

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Brittany
Senior Stylist

Brittany has been a stylist with Iva Bella Salon since September 2016. She has taken many hours of continuing education in not only technical skills such as, cutting, coloring, styling, and product knowledge but soft skills such as time management, client services, social media, and leadership skills.


Brittany has over 17 years of experience behind the chair and she is adored by her clients. Her fresh personality and styling talents ensure clients enjoy a world-class Iva Bella experience. Brittany is an industry leader who embraces the latest techniques and trends. Whatever your hair type, she offers first-class client service and hair care excellence. Brittany is accepting a limited number of new clients.

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Sharmon
Senior Stylist

Sharmon is a Senior Stylist at Iva Bella. She’s been in the beauty industry for 23 years and has a passion for color and cutting. She prides herself on having great communication skills, listening to her clients’ needs, and creating beautiful results. Her main objective is to make clients look and feel beautiful. As a master colorist with Wella since 2001, color is a passion for her, and the results speak for themselves.

She is an artist when it comes to helping women transition in to loving their natural gray hair; with many quality results, she can proclaim to be a gray transition specialist.

Soft, shiny hair created with smoothing treatments is a specialty for her. She loves to cut creative looks with the razor but can also create beautiful styles with shears.

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Sydney
Senior Stylist

Sydney is a Senior Stylist at Iva Bella Salon with over 6 years in the beauty industry. She specializes in color corrections, highlighting, and vivids. Additionally, Sydney has exceptional cutting techniques and excels at styling clients to enhance their individual style and facial features. Her top priority is to fully understand her clients with a thorough consultation and to help achieve their hair goals. She particularly enjoys utilizing babylight blonde techniques to create a naturally stunning and soft appearance so the hair grows out more naturally.

 

Sydney takes immense pride in her work and loves making people feel beautiful! Book with Sydney today! 

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Tonya
Senior Stylist

Tonya comes to us from a long career in the beauty industry. A 20-year veteran behind the chair, she is an instructor of Cosmetology for Kettle Run High School and leads the apprenticeship program for Iva Bella Salon. Tonya has a keen eye for detail and strives for the best customer service with her clients. When she’s not educating today’s youth in the beauty field, she is at Iva Bella making people more beautiful. Tonya is accepting a limited number of new clients.

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Chrissy
Senior Stylist

Chrissy is a beauty industry enthusiast! She’s created looks for clients for over 35 years. Her passion is with color but creating new styles for her clients keeps her technique fresh and her clients coming back for more. Chrissy loves foiling hair and takes pride in the final look. In her downtime, she can be found watching educational videos on new color and cutting techniques. Her passion for doing hair shows in every consultation, and her personality expresses her passion for life!

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Vallen
Senior Stylist

Vallen is a senior stylist for Iva Bella Salon. She graduated from Kettle Run high School with her cosmetology license. She's been in the beauty industry for over 5 years and is one to watch! During her years here at Iva Bella, Vallen has honed her skills for cutting and coloring, and is now specializing in curly hair. She's built a fantastic following, her technical skills and ability to communicate with her clients keep her busy behind the chair. She is currently accepting new clients. 

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Abbey
Stylist

Abbey graduated from Kettle Run High School as a licensed cosmetologist and has worked at Iva Bella Salon for over a year and a half. She's worked in the beauty field for 5 years and really enjoys making her clients look and feel amazing. Always practicing and implementing new techniques, Abbey is a stylist that listens to her clients, is educated on the latest techniques, and is a great choice as a stylist to grow with. Abbey has a bright future in the industry!

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Lexi
Stylist

Lexi is a stylist at Iva Bella Salon and a recent graduate from Kettle Run High School. She grew up watching her mom do hair and has always loved the thought of being a stylist. Lexi's role at Iva Bella extends beyond cosmetology – she helps run the front desk and make beauty products for Simply Pure Products. Lexi is a fresh new stylist here at Iva Bella. Her commitment to her craft and her great customer service skills will continue to grow her career path. She is accepting a limited number of clients and is happy to have a consultation with you to help ensure you receive fantastic service. 

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Rose
Stylist

Rose is a ROCKSTAR in the hair industry! She is talented with fresh ideas for color, cuts, and styling, and does amazing men's hair cuts. A graduate from Kettle Run High School Cosmetology Program, she has been a licensed stylist for over 8 years. Rose has a passion for hair; she genuinely cares for the clients and the look they want. If you are looking for a fresh stylist to grow with, book with Rose today.

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Sebastian
Apprentice

Sebastian is an apprentice at Iva Bella Salon. He's worked in the beauty industry for a year and a half and attended Cosmetology in high school. Sebastian is learning to be a barber as his interests are in all aspects of cutting hair. He specifically enjoys fades, braids, and barber techniques. Outside the salon, he enjoys anything with wheels and listening to music. We look forward to his future here with Iva Bella Salon. 

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Bonnie
Inventory Manager

Bonnie is the Inventory Manager for Iva Bella Salon. She retired from the Federal Government after 37 years and quickly decided she was not ready for full time retirement. She started with Iva Bella over a year and half ago as a member of our front desk crew but we realized her skills could better be used behind the scenes. Bonnie helps with every aspect of inventory with an emphasis on ordering beauty products to fulfill the needs of the salon and styling team.

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Deborah
Reception

Deborah is a member of our front desk team. After completing her bachelor's and master's degrees, she worked as program manager for the Department of The Navy. After over 10 years with the Navy, she decided to resign and stay home to raise her two children. Now that the children are grown, she decided she wanted to re-enter the workforce but stay close to her home in Warrenton, Va. Deb joined our Iva Bella team in 2022. She loves interacting with clients and managing the stylists' schedule to help keep the salon functioning in a fun yet professional manner. Deb is a tremendous help to everyone at the salon and its day-to-day activities.

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