Our Team

Our Team

When I was going through beauty school it was hard to image what my life would be like now.  What an adventure it has been, since my beauty school graduation in 2000.

For beauty school, I went to Mt. Hood Community College and received my Associates Degree in Cosmetology. I've worked at a couple of salons in Portland, but notably, I worked at Toni & Guy where I started as a color apprentice. After my intense 7 month apprenticeship, I worked there for 4 years before moving down to Albany. Working there gave me an immense appreciation for color theory and hair education. I truly am a color specialist.

I am also passionate about my family. 2000 was a big year for me again because I married my Chris that year. Our family grew to 3 in 2010, then 4 in 2011 when the adoptions of our children were finalized. They each are growing so fast and definitely keep life interesting.

Our family now owns The Mane Event Salon & Spa. Chris and I carry the responsibilities, but I say "family" because you may see Austin running the front desk or Emy dusting the shelves. I feel honored to be part of The Mane Event Story and I feel compelled to uphold it well. I am passionate about all these aspects of my life, and am very thankful for them.

I have been privileged to have been with The Mane Event Salon and Spa since 1992. It has truly been a joy to get to know the residents and their families in our community. I work with a wonderful team of professionals and appreciate so much the team work we all have in making The Mane Event Salon and Spa a success. Our goal is to be good listeners and to try our very best to offer the latest in style and product. It is also important to us to pass on to our clients the education we receive in the industry so they can benefit from the services we provide and have the look they have come in for. Come on by anytime, even if you just have questions or need some advice. We look forward to seeing you!
I love making people feel good about themselves. I am passionate about this industry, and want to continue learning.  I graduated from Phagens’ School of Beauty in Corvallis, and one day want to go to massage school and master reflexology as well.  I love reading and camping, and meeting new people.  Let me pamper you.
My name is Demi Stratman. I have been a massage therapist since 2015 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I attended Lane Community College for two years. I have the most experience working on people who have been in auto accidents and specialize in deep tissue, basic Swedish massage and over all relaxation.
Hello! My name is Hallie Harrington. I have been working at The Mane Event since 2001. I specialize in weaving hair, and providing expert color and style advice. I provide styling, and Cosmetics services.
I am so thrilled to join The Mane Event Salon & Spa. I received my esthetic license from Glendow Academy in Spokane, Washington.  With the skills taught there, and my personal passion for skin, I have become a skin professional.  From waxing done just right to facials targeted for pure relaxation, it’s be my pleasure to help bring out the beauty in your skin.
I have been doing hair since 2000. I have worked in Lebanon for the last few years. I grew up in Albany, and live there now with my husband and 2 daughters. I enjoy doing hair and making peoples’ day!
My name is Teslah, I have been in the beauty industry for six years. I studied cosmetology at Regency Beauty Institute in Sterling Heights Michigan, and graduated in 2011. After cosmetology school, I trained as an assistant at Bianchi's Salon and Spa. At Bianchi's, I learned advanced cut, color, and styling techniques from L'oreal Professional, Sassoon, Tigi, Sojourn, and Redken. I moved back to Oregon, and started doing hair at The Mane Event in 2014, and I can't imagine ever working anywhere else! I specialize in balayage, and colors and styles that are trendy, yet tasteful. My skills are very diverse, and can please a wide range of clientele! Hair is such a passion for me, because I can be creative and artistic in a relaxed and social environment, and make every client feel pampered, beautiful and confident!

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