I began my career at McCandlis and Hair Associates in Snohomish in 1971. In 1987 I opened “BreCyn Salon” which was moved to its current location at 8300 Beverly Blvd in 1989.
Continued education has been at the forefront of my career and passing it on to the people I work with. I have traveled to California, England, Spain, and Italy to acquire it, and the biggest influence in my career was Vidal Sassoon, who literally changed the hair industry.
Cutting hair to do what I want it to do, instead of what it thinks it wants to do is always fun for me and is my specialty.
My greatest accomplishment was my daughter, Breana and now my grandson, Owen. When I was young my hobbies were skiing and long walks in the woods. Now, I prefer reading and writing.
Years of Experience: 28
Education: Crown Academy, Everett, WA
National Training Courses: Sno-Isle Skills Center Program; Michael Cole business classes; Swkis Academy; TIGI WORLD; Alfa Parf; and ongoing education throughout Washington and Oregon.
Specialties: Short haircuts, layering, men’s haircuts, cap highlighting, perms
Passion: I love sports, cooking, animals, and I am an avid reader
Years of experience: 30
Education: Metropolitan Beauty College
National Training Courses: Suki’s International and consistent continuing education throughout my career with many platform artists whom are exceptional in their field.
Specialties: I am extremely experienced in all areas of hair design, including both men’s and women’s cuts as well as foiling and double process color.
My Passion/Inspiration: Time away from work is spent with my family enjoying hobbies that I love including: cooking, gardening, skiing, camping, hiking, reading, cycling, and playing with my dog.
Years of experience: 25
Education: Gene Juarez Academy
National Training: Coloring out of your mind, Color 911 – Redken Exchange; Redken Symposium; and many others.
Philosophy: Communication is the key to understanding a client’s needs/lifestyle.
Specialties: Color – foiling and balayage, long layered haircuts, short hair, inverted bobs.
Words to Live By: Your hair is the outfit you wear every day.
My Passion: Customizing color to suit client’s needs.
Years of Experience: 29
Education/Training: Everett Community College
National Training: Extensive apprenticeship with Dewey McCandlis for 17 months; Redken Exchange in New York City for two very thorough two day classes—‘Color 911’ and ‘Everything’s Included 2’; Attended the TIGI WORLD hair show in Las Vegas; and countless other ongoing education and hair shows throughout the years.
Accomplishments: Salon Coordinator/Manager of Dewey McCandlis for 8 years.
Specialties: My passion is healthy hair. I love cutting and coloring…making the whole look. I am extremely experienced in bobs, long layering, natural curl, short cuts for women, men’s cuts, and stacking. I really enjoy and have fun with up to date men’s styles.
My Passion: Giving my clients a style that compliments them and work with their hair type and lifestyle —and to give them the knowledge and tools they need. I have been married 22 years; have 2 dogs and 1 cat (all rescue). I grew up in and live in Marysville. I enjoy running, reading, and gardening, cooking, and camping.
Kudos: Published in ‘Inspired’ – Hair Fashion for Salon Clients 2014
Years of experience: 30
Education/Training: Extensive and ongoing training in women’s cuts, looks, and trends; men’s trends and tailoring; hair color techniques and innovations; attended the Redken Exchange in NYC for intensive 2 day hair classes; ongoing education throughout Washington. BreCyn Salon's Davines Ambassador.
Philosophy: The most important piece to your look and style is how you wear your hair.
Specialties: Women’s cuts, men’s trends and tailoring, Coloring – highlights, etc.
My Passion: Faith, Family, Friends (and chocolate).
Inspiration: I find inspiration all around me. From light, music, art, and nature. I love motion and water.
Years of experience: 30
Education/Training: Johnny Ramirez & Anh Co Tran trained; Redken Certified Colorist; Advanced training (5x) Redken Exchange NYC (cut and color); Gerards International Advanced haircutting, San Francisco, CA; Loreal, Balayage, Min Kim; Balayage highlight/lowlight, Tracey Cunningham, Las Vegas, NV; Pureology Pureform Cutting, Phillip Wilson, Portland, OR; Ruth Roche, Seattle WA. Women's comprehensive cutting with Former Vidal Sassoon educational director Sally Rogerson.
My Passion: Color and Balayage, Natural 'Lived-in' color.
Years of experience: 15
Education/Training: Gene Juarez Academy
National Training: Redken Symposium, Las Vegas; Redken Exchange, NYC
Specialties: I love my blondes! Whether you’re a honey blonde or icy cool, I’m in my element. I work with a lot of fine hair, both short precision cuts and long seamless layering.
My Passion: I enjoy spending time with my family and two yorkies.
Years of experience: 9
Education: Gene Juarez Academy; Associate program at Moda - personally trained by owner and master stylist
National Training: Step-Up Business Building; Ongoing education throughout Davines, Baxter, Redken and Pureology; I have been able to study under many talented artists such as: Sam Villa, Johnny Ramirez, Anh Co Tran, Brian Bowman, Ruth Roche, Tracey Cunningham, Jamie Sea, Hugo Urias, Min Kim, Women's cutting with Former Vidal Sassoon educational director Sally Rogerson, Bianca Hilliar, and many others.
Specialties: Highlights, natural looking hair, balayage. Graduated bobs, long layered haircuts. Trending men’s haircuts.
Years of experience: 6
Education/Training: Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy
National Training: Color Blocking TIGI Class with Zak and Joseph; Brian Bowman; Color with Justin Isaac; Ongoing education with Pureology and Redken.
Philosophy: Everyone deserves great hair! When you leave my chair you should look and feel your best!
Specialties: Braids, Updos, Medium/Long Hairstyles. I love foiling and balayage.
My Passion: Aside from hair, I can be found on a sports field. My Saturdays during the fall consist of college football while in the spring and summer I am watching baseball and coaching on the softball field. I love dogs and time at the dog park. I also love visiting my favorite Italian Restaurant (Marcia’s) in Boston!
Years of experience: 7
Education/Training: Everett Community College School of Cosmetology
National Training: Davines Flamboyage, Davines Hair on Stage in San Francisco, Baxter of California Men's grooming, Women's cutting with Former Vidal Sassoon educational director Sally Rogerson, on going education with Davines.
Specialties: Balayage, Color, Red hair, Vivid colors, Special occasion styling, All aspects of Men's and Women's cutting.
My Passion: I love my clients and doing their hair, I listen to their needs and create their best look to suit their lifestyle.
What I love: Spending time outside, relaxing with friends and family. Sports, camping, and Hiking.
Years of experience: 17
Education/Training: Everett Plaza Beauty school. Suki's Creative Coloring, Rockstar hair extensions, Japanese I-Straight, On going education through La Bioesthetique, Davines and Baxter of California. Hothead Hair Extensions certified. Deborah is also a certified cosmetology instructor.
Specialties: Balayage, Soft and blended highlights, Pravana Vivid colors, Bleach and Tone, Double process color, Color correction, All aspects of Men's and Women's hair cutting.
Words to Live By:
“The best color in the whole work is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel
Years of experience: 5
Education/Training: Everett Community College Cosmetology School. On going Redken, Davines, and Baxter. Redken Leadership/management training. Business of Balayage advanced classes.
Specialties: Blondes, foiling, bleach and tones. Trending men's cuts and beard trimming. Grey coverage blending and color.
My Passion: Riding dirt bikes, camping, fishing, crossfit. Proud dog mama of Destiny and Japanese chin named Pooka.
Years of experience: 4
Education/Training: Designer at Gene Juarez, University Village. Educator at Gene Juarez Beauty Academy. On going education with L'Oreal Professional, Redken, Davines, and Baxter.
Specialties: Special Occasion styles, trending men's and women's haircuts
My Passion: To help clients with with the hair they have and make it perform at its best - customizing the shape and color to best suit their daily lives. Additionally, I love spending time with my son, going for walks, and playing at the beach.
Years of Experience: 8 Education: In 2011, I attended Gene Juarez Academy and received my Cosmetology License where I received recognition’s including the Top Performance Award. I continued my education for an additional 8 months specializing in color. I became an in-salon color educator and mentor, I really enjoyed when the concepts click for the student-the “ah ha” moment.
I attend various workshops and classes to continuously advance my skill set and refine my craft. Recently including a Master Colorist program.
Specialties/passion: My specialties are Balayage and hair painting but believe there is still a significant place for all forms of highlighting. I pride myself on having a thorough consultation and addressing client’s specific wants and needs. I enjoy finding a signature shade for each individual. I believe beautiful hair is when the suitability, practicality and tone harmonize. What I love most about my profession is the opportunity to make people feel beautiful. Your hair is your crown and you should wear it proudly.
I recently moved to be closer to my family, where we grow and sell cut flowers. We have chickens, ducks and a couple of little dogs. I enjoy working on the pottery wheel, listening to music, collecting vintage books and thrifting. I want to learn to macramé and forage mushrooms.