Cosmetology has always been Rae-Ann's passion, has known from a very young age that she was meant to be a hair stylist. After graduation from high school, she went on to Seattle Pacific University where she received her BS in Exercise Science. Shortly after graduating she continued her education at the Gene Juarez Academy where she graduated at the top of her class. From day one, her goal was to work at the Stan Parente Salon in Maple Valley. She started here in the extensive apprenticeship program consisting of continuous cutting, extension, styling, and coloring classes spanning from the Pacific Northwest to New York City. As a hair stylist today, she continues with advanced classes to stay ahead of industry trends. Rae-Ann loves the creativity of designing and executing a whole look perfect for every individuals desire and lifestyle. Her favorite products are Oribe Dry Texture Spray, Soft Lacquer, and Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday
Lauren Viseth grew up in Covington and found her passion for cosmetology while working as the receptionist in a local salon during high school. It was during this time that Lauren decided to pursue cosmetology and enrolled in, and later graduated from, Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on Capital Hill. While working on her education she also participated in Editorial, Student Counsel, hair shows and a trip to London. While in London, Lauren had the opportunity to attend several hair shows, The Alternative, TIGI, Vidal Sasson, and The International. This trip inspired her to be a stylist that is open minded and expanded her knowledge of different techniques. Upon graduating cosmetology school Lauren started working at Stan Parente Salon as an apprentice in November 2013. Her Favorite Product is Oribe's Dry Texture spray and Soft Lacquer. She works in Maple Valley, Tuesday thru Saturday. "It?s a beautiful day to make people beautiful."
Brianne Wenner knew early on she wanted to pursue a career in the cosmetology industry. She attended a trade school during high school and became licensed in New York state in 2005. She believes "hair is like a blank canvas that can be enhanced by color and complimented with customized cut." She really has a passion for making people feel and look their best. Her favorite product is Oribe's Dry Texture Spray. Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
Erin Stiner has been here since 1999 and loves doing color. She is very serious about her work and will do what it takes to get fabulous results. She has additional training with Alfaparf, Toni&Guy, Bumble and Bumble, Trendzoom 2007, Goldwell and KMS. Erin started doing hair because it was a fun and creative outlet for her. She also found that her excellent listening skills helps her easily understand exactly what her clients want. Erin fills her spare time with painting, music, yoga and being with friends. She just read A New Earth and on her iPod is the widest variety of music possible. Favorite Product: Goldwell Profiler and Bb Brilliantine Hours: Federal Way - Wednesday, Thursday Maple Valley - Tuesday and Friday
Chelsea McLemore grew up in Newcastle,WA as the youngest of four daughters. Growing up in a house full of woman cultivated her love for hair which later developed into her pursuit of a career in the hair industry. Shortly After Graduating from Liberty High School she enrolled in the Gene Juarez Academy Federal Way campus, in October 2007. Upon graduating Gene Juarez academy in 2009, and spending time in the industry, Chelsea discovered her love for color leading her to pursue an extensive apprenticeship with Stan focusing on Color and color techniques. Upon finishing her apprenticeship Stan felt confident that her and Kristy would make a great team. Chelsea joined Kristy as her color specialist in December of 2012. Chelsea continues to update her skills and education specifically through Wella Color Classes and additional education through Stan Parente Salon. In 2013 she had the opportunity to go to New York for Bumble and Bumble's Creative Process class. The only thing that supersedes Chelsea's love for hair, is her love for family. Chelsea and her husband recently married in November 2011 and reside in the Renton Highlands. Chelsea is a busy body and is always on the go but never with out her Redbull and a pound of candy. Her favorite products are Oribe Royal Blowout and Thick Dry finishing spray. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday in Maple Valley
Hi I have been a stylist at Stan Parente Salon since September, 2009. I have lived in Maple Valley for 16 years and graduated from Kentlake Highschool in 2007. Since I was in 5th grade, I have been fully dedicated to my violin, soccer, tennis, and cheer activities. After high school, I immediately enrolled into Gene Juarez Academy, in Federal Way. Hair, design, and color quickly become something that was a part of my life. I am one to never back down from a challenge put in front of me and I am one to achieve my goals and dreams! The best part of my career yet is getting TOP 20 in the Wella Trend Vision Competition! Since December 2012 it has been an honor to have my own Color Specialist, Chelsea McLemore, by my side. If you haven?t experienced us two working together in complete unison than its time you see it for yourself! One of my favorite quotes is "The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in times of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy." -Martin Luther King My favorite Bumble and Bumble product is Surf Spray and my favorite Oribe product is the Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse. Classes attended: Bumble and Bumble NYC Creative Process class 2013, Bumble and Bumble NYC razor cutting class March 2011, KMS cutting class 09, Goldwell color class 09, Santa Monica color class 10. Photo shoots: Wai Ching 2011 Spring Collection Photo Shoot, and Tacoma Fashion night out- fashion show. Favorite part about being a stylist is not only making my customers 150% satisfied but also making individual bonds with everyone. Hours: Wednesday - Saturday
Lauren was raised most her life in maple valley and along with her husband, is currently raising a family of their own in maple valley. Lauren has always been intrigued by the beauty industry and always had a passion for makeup and styling. After starting her family she decided it was time to take action and enroll herself into cosmetology school. After graduating from evergreen beauty college in 2014 she joined the Stan Parente Salon team and completed her apprenticeship program shortly after. Lauren then got the special opportunity to become a color specialist working with Shandrica, one of our advanced stylist. Together they create a strong team whose goal is to always continue education and provide the best service to their clients. Lauren specializes in special event hair and makeup including weddings, homecoming/prom, photo shoots and everyday styling.
Hours: Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
Alex has been a cosmetologist since 2010. Her greatest fulfillment is beyond anything she can create with your hair, it's the relationships and friendships she creates with her clients. Alex enjoys when she get to use her creativity for something wild and fun. Outside of the salon you will find her in the gym, she is an amateur cagefighter hoping to try out for The Ultimate Fighter in the near future. Her career as a stylist will always remain, especially when she turns professional, it's her only outlet to being a female where she can let her personality and passion show. Alex has a small chiweenie at home that she loves to hang out with, and she is one of three girls so there is always something interesting to talk about. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about Alex, she looks forward to meeting you and being able to experience new clients, let's create something together! Hours are Tuesday and Thursday- Saturday.
Wanting in the hair industry since the 4th grade, Caitlin started cutting her friends hair while in high school and college. Upon graduation from high school, Caitlin headed to Westmont College in Santa Barbara where she received her bachelors in Art. After finishing college, Caitlin moved to Los Angeles where she worked for an interior design company. She soon found that the corporate office world wasn't for her.
Caitlin desired to further pursue her artistic passion in an environment that would also promote and satisfy her love for being social. She decided to attend Aveda Institute Los Angeles for her cosmetology license. While in LA, she worked on sets styling hair for shows like NBC's America's Got Talent and plans to continue that work here locally in Seattle, when not in the salon.
Caitlin loves to cut and color because she likes to design the whole picture. She specifically enjoys creating Natural Sun Kissed Highlights and Balayage, where it looks as if you spent time at the beach instead of the salon.
In her free time, Caitlin loves to create art, cook, travel, run marathons and spend time being social with friends and family.
Passionate about color, Jennifer is a color technician for Stan Parente and has been working with him since 2008. Jennifer excels in advanced color techniques but continues to expand her knowledge with attending multiple Gold Well color classes. She Keeps up with all the latest fashion trends. Jennifer loves soft, shinny hair, so naturally her two favorite products are Bumble and Bumbles De frizz and Super Rich conditioner. Loving the out doors and enjoying an active lifestyle Jennifer likes to go camping, hiking and spending quality time with her children. Hours: Wednesday- Saturday
Zoe Unger has always had a passion for hair ever since a very young age. By the time she was 13, she knew she wanted to work as a hair stylist. She began working the front desk at Stan Parente Salon in 2012 and attended Gene Juarez Academy in 2013. Upon graduating Zoe began Stan's extensive apprenticeship program where she attended many extended education classes to advance her skills in cutting and coloring. She is always looking for new learning opportunities wherever possible. Zoe is committed to providing each client with the best experience. Her favorite products are Oribe's Balm D'ior and SPS Color Safe Shampoo and Conditioner. Maple Valley Hours: Tuesday - Saturday.
Shandrica Parker grew up in Maple Valley and started working at the Stan Parente salon in June 2007 as a front desk assistant. After working at the salon and seeing how much she fit in with the quick paced and energetic atmosphere she realized her passion for working with people, she decided to enroll in cosmetology school. After graduating cosmetology school and obtaining her license, she began her apprentiship at the Stan Parente salon in Maple Valley. During her apprentiship in 2009 she received a multitude of experience through extended training with Stan. Beyond her training at the Salon she has attended the following classes; KMS California campaign cutting October 2009, Color Fix Theory February 2010, Ultimate Hair care in February 2010, Bumble and Bumble product knowledge class January 2010, TIGI men's cutting class April 2010, KMS California campaign cutting class April 2010 In her spare time she loves Hiking, shopping, dancing, traveling and relaxing with friends and family. Her favorite Bumble and Bumble product is Brilliantine. "My favorite part of my job is performing the best customer service and delivering what the client asked for; I believe every client should leave feeling pampered and 110% satisfied." Specializing in Ombre and balayage.
Marci Smith is a dual licensed practitioner with 18 years of experience as a Massage Therapist and 11 years experience as an Esthetician. As a dual licensed therapist, she has had the privilege of working in a variety of environments offering an array of services, exceptional customer service, and providing strong leadership skills as well as being a qualified educator. In the past, she worked with a Chiropractor, had a Mobile Private Massage Practice, worked side by side with a plastic surgeon, and has been employed by several well known spas. Working in a clinical back ground with a plastic surgeon allowed her to provided post operative massage for patients who received, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, and Breast Augmentation. She also administered Chemical Peels and provided Makeup Applications for patients who were healing from facial surgery. She received her Thermage Certification in 2005 and not only provided facial and body treatments, but also provided Tri-Active Laser Dermology, and Light Therapy. In addition to her clinical background, Marci has been employed by The Salish Lodge, Sun Mountain Lodge and Resort, Gene Juarez, and one of the top spas in the world, Four Seasons Spa in Seattle. She not only held the lead Massage Therapists position for Sun Mountain Lodge and Gene Juarez in Bellevue but was a part time educator for Gene Juarez at the Advanced Training Center in Seattle. Do to the commitment of continuing education in regards to the latest ingredient technology and treatments, Marci is incredibly passionate for what she does and brings with her invaluable knowledge and versatility to the clients at Stan Parente Salon. Hours: Wednesday- Saturday in Maple Valley
Janelle is a vibrant and gregarious artist, she has always had a knack for fashion and cosmetology. From a very young age she has indulged herself within the industry, always looking for new hairstyles to try on herself and all her friends. Living in the Maple Valley-Black Diamond area all of her life, Janelle made many visits to the surrounding salons and fell in love with the atmosphere and talent that was showcased in the Stan Parente Salons, upon her graduation from The Summit Salon Academy, Janelle was eager to start her career at Stan Parente Salon. Continuing her ambition to become a full time stylist, she is making her way through the salons apprenticeship program while taking all the classes Stan provides. Working in the Maple Valley salon Thursday and Friday as an apprentice, she is available Wednesday and Saturday for appointments. Favorite product: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream
Gabrae Parente Campbell
Gabrae has been in and out of her parents salon her whole life. Working here and there in the summers throughout her younger years. After graduation she studied and got her AA in business through Pierce College. She started working part-time at the salon in March of 2011 while she went to school full-time. When Gabrae finished school in June of 2012 she transitioned into the full time front desk manager position. She is really excited about the opportunity to learn and grow in the salon. Gabrae loves the upbeat and friendly environment that the salon provides and she enjoys the culture and style of the Maple Valley location. Gabrae traveled to New York for a Bumble and Bumble management course in 2011 and again in 2013 for a marketing class through our color company, Wella. She loves being able to learn different styles of management and is looking forward to continuing her education through future trips! Gabrae loves to travel to New York for classes and Hawaii with her family. Gabrae's favorite products are Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray, Royal Blowout, and Bumble and Bumble Thickening Mousse. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday in Maple Valley
Charina is a Stylist who specializes in cutting, coloring and has a passion for creating beautiful bridal and special occasion hair. Her genuine love for people, intuitive spirit and passion for her craft set her apart. She has an eye for tailoring color and cutting to brighten and contour client's best attributes. Full blown blondes, sun kissed highlights and rich brunettes will often be seen in her chair. Who is known by her clients for her soft romantic haircuts and her signature blowout. She has a decade of training which she continues to build on with Vidal Sassoon cutting techniques followed by advanced training from Oribe, Dipietro Todd, Wella and L'Oréal Professional. Featured in 425 Magazine, Seattle Bride, Style Me Pretty, Nordstrom, as well as various runway and fashion shows. Charina is passionate about soft and beautiful lived in looks that provide her clients with an effortless style that truly reveals the best versions of themselves. Known for her specialty of not only making sure you love the outcome of your vision but that you feel beautiful from the inside out. When she is not working behind her chair her happy place is being in, on or by the water with her husband Lou and son Jack.
I'm a busy mom of 3 incredibly kooky kids and a budding stylist! I love what I do! I decided to finally go back to school for what I love back in 2011. I've had my hands in people's hair for the better part of my life, professionally for the last few years. I graduated from Gene Juarez Academy, and dove straight into Stan's apprentice program, where I've been helping and continuing my education for the last year! I take clients on Wednesdays and Saturdays currently. I love when I get to transform my clients and try new things, but my greatest satisfaction is when you leave feeling wonderful and looking just as great! Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Hours: Wednesday, Friday
Stan Parente has been doing hair since he was in high school and has been a salon owner since 1985. He is passionate about doing great hair and helping his stylists be their best. He specializes in cuts, balayage corrective colors, custom hair pieces, extensions, Brazilian blowouts, special occasion, photo shoots, wavy textured hair and making people laugh. Throughout his career Stan has stayed on top of the trends and partnered with top brands like Bumble & Bumble, Wella, and Oribe for continuing education for himself and stylists. To sum it all up Stan says “I want to be the best and I want my stylists to be the best!” But he also will say the he is only competing with himself, always trying to do better, and he loves to watch other great stylists for inspiration and believes many of those are right there in the Stan Parente salons.
Lexi is an experienced stylist who is constantly searching to perfect her craft. She is always looking to learn new trending hairstyles and colors. Lexi specializes in coloring, cutting, and is certified in the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing treatment. She has always had a strong passion for hair that started at a young age. She grew up in her mothers salon in Utah and was always intrigued by the stylists, as well as the many different trends coming through the salon. After finishing high school in Maple Valley, she moved back to Utah to attend Evans Hairstyling College in 2012. After graduating she worked as a stylist for 3 years. She then recently moved back to Washington and knew she wanted to work at Stan Parente Salon. She has recently finished up her apprenticeship and is currently working with one of our top stylist as a colorist, while taking on new clientele as well. Her number one goal is customer satisfaction, this goes beyond just the finished product. She does everything she can to ensure her clients leave happy and enjoy their experience at the salon. Her favorite products are Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray and Bumble and Bumble's Thickening Spray. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday
Briana moved to Maple Valley 2 years ago from Maine. The Stan Parente Salon offered the products, education and environment that she was accustomed to back east. She soon amerced herself in their advanced apprenticeship program, and still continues to learn something new everyday from the amazing team. She has attended classes at Bumble & Bumble in NYC, Oribe classes in Boston and Maine and has worked with local photographers for photoshoots over her 10 years of being a stylist. She is certified for Brazilian Blowouts. Briana has 3 daughters who keep her and her husband very busy when she's not working. They are enjoying the Maple Valley community and loving all that Washington has to offer! Hours: Tuesday- Saturday.
Alaina has always wanted to be a hairstylist for as long as she can remember! Although she loves cutting & color both, her heart is with color. It is such an art, with endless options! Alaina loves giving every client a personalized, beautiful color that is perfect for them! She grew up in Renton and has lived there her whole life. She attended Green River Community College and received she AA. Still wanting to get her cosmetology license she started at Evergreen Beauty Collage shorty after and graduated in November 2015.
Alaina loves learning and feels it is very important in this industry to keep up on education and classes and getting new ideas from other stylists!
Something about herself... she need coffee to function and is a chocoholic! Her favorite quote is "enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."
Chelsea is a licensed Esthetician and graduated from the Euro Institute in Renton. She also graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Communications and minors in Psychology and Business. Chelsea always had the drive and passion to be in the beauty industry and was a stay at home mom for 10 years before she decided to pursue that dream fully. She works Tuesdays and Wednesdays doing spray tans, lash lifts, dermaplaning, waxing, and facials. Her favorite service is to dermaplane and lash lifts because they both make such a difference to someone's natural beauty! She has a passion to bring out the beauty her clients already had all along and loves working at Stan Parentes because of the dedication it has to its client service experience and the push toward pursuing excellence in the beauty industry.