Emelia has been an artist all her life and finally got the bug of beauty and became a hairstylist. Emelia’s first real pair of scissors came from Paul Mitchell’s San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. She sharpened those shears later in Portland at Bella Institute. Buildng on those great foundations with mentors from Strut Salon, Emelia has gained a true passion and knack for hair. She takes pride in her work and loves to bring out the hidden gems in a client’s desires. She loves balancing the color and the cut to perfection. She has her favorites, up-dos, pin-up styles and general ego boosting design, but her gift is knowing how to understand what a client wants from her stylist..