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                                            Rick Gustafson


I have been in the hair industry for over 33 years.  I specialize in a variety of cutting styles resulting from my extensive training in the Vidal Sassoon and Rusk hair cutting techniques.  After working for Gene Juarez Salons for 9 years, I became an independent hair stylist.  I spent 4 years traveling extensively in the western states as an educator with the Rusk Educational & Design Team working hair shows and fashion events.  By keeping abreast of current trends, I strive to create a style and color that is individual to each client.  I am excited to create Salon Ayano and work with a group of stylists that are also dedicated to quality and integrity within the industry.
                                       Casey Kathol

A stylist for seven years (and counting!), I’m a phase II graduate of the prestigious Paul Mitchell. Following graduation, I became an independent stylist at Argonauta, an exclusive Bumble and bumble salon in Northern California. Having happily relocated to the great emerald city four years ago, I now bring my skills to the serene environment of Salon Ayano.

My accomplishments include advanced cutting, color and styling training from Bumble and bumble, Davines, Goldwell and Kevin Murphy. From a killer ombre to the perfect blonde, to haircuts and sleek blow-outs, I’m anxious to meet and pamper new clients. Bonus: I give a mean head message—a relaxing salon visit is in your future! 

                                             Tahara Chapman

As early as childhood, Tahara dreamt about creating beautiful hair.  Following her dream and her mother’s footsteps she became a hairdresser. Tahara attended the Shoreline Community College Cosmetology program. She then went on to receive advanced training from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble and John Sahag. She learned how to tame the curliest of curls, design a timeless cut and create the most vibrant of colors. On top of creating amazing hair, Tahara also thrives off giving everyone the most relaxing salon experience. She invites you to pamper yourself at Salon Ayano.

                                      Teresa Schauf

I was born in Seattle, Washington and have lived here happily ever since.  I have been a licensed stylist for 27 years.  Hair is my passion.  I love everything about my work.  I have trained in New York with Bumble and Bumble, specializing in hair cutting and design.  Toni and Guy advanced cutting education, San Diego, California.  I have used many color lines and participated in a number of advanced color education training classes.  Color placement can be the key to making a good haircut a Great haircut.  I believe to be a great stylist you must be passionate about your work, participate in advanced education but also believe experience as a stylist can bring the most to the finished look.