OWNER + LEVEL 6 STYLIST
I went to college for psychology and found another way to offer therapy to people through making connections, while inspiring them through beauty! I want all my guests to feel taken care of like family in my chair. It's the most rewarding feeling that I can build life long connections with guests, all while being creative. When you look good, you feel good! I love performing every service, but I especially enjoy all things color and highlighting! I also specialize in blonding, blow outs, men's cuts and cutting curly hair. Having curly hair myself, I never felt like anyone could give me a style that I can wear both curly and straight! I have two daughters at home and love being a mom. It's the greatest blessing and greatest challenge. I love spending time with my family, exploring the PNW, riding horses, dancing hula, and finding all the places to eat!
LEVEL 4 STYLIST
Elycia has been in the industry since 2005. Her true passion is art, which led her to studying art at Green River Community College for two years before going to cosmetology school. What she loves most about her job is that she gets to work with color and sculpting every day. She prides herself in her work and the relationships she builds from behind her chair. She is most known for her inverted stacked bobs, they became an obsession of hers very early in her career. She is also known for blondes, and her ability to work some magic with super thick and curly hair. She also loves to do extensions. When you sit in her chair, she sees every head of hair that sits in her chair as a new canvas!
LEVEL 3 STYLIST
Caroline fell in love with the industry early on in high school when she started experimenting on her own hair. She appreciates the element of change and having the freedom to express her creativity through the art that is hair., Seeing faces light up when they get a glance of their new hair and creating such special relationships with everyone who sits in her chair makes her all the more passionate about this industry. Caroline's favorite services include anything blonde, brunette, or gray! She loves giving out tips and tricks to her clients on ways they can use some of her styling techniques at home. In her free time, you'll find Caroline spending quality time with friends, her dog Lucy, in her car jamming to good music, or redecorating her room. She is particularly keen on all things astrology and paranormal, so bring on the spooky stories at your next appointment!
LEVEL 2 STYLIST
Born and raised in Hawaii, culture and family are everything to Tasha! She is a mama of two boys that are 4 and 6 years old with her fiancé, who is her biggest supporter and best friend. Tasha has 16 nieces and nephews that she cherishes and tries to spend time every weekend with.
Tasha's favorite part about working at Mogano is the family oriented and welcoming environment.
When not behind the chair, Tasha is outside with her kids, having a BBQ with her family, playing with her dogs or studying new trends in the beauty industry. She's always trying to perfect her craft!
Her hobbies include playing volleyball with her family, finding trails in the mountains to go off roading/camping, and always chasing the surf out here in Washington!
Tasha is empathetic and empowering at the same time. She has a heart for people and is always willing to go the extra mile to make people feel comfortable. It's one of the many things we love about her!
LEVEL 2 STYLIST
Kaiti is a lover of beautiful things and that which challenges the traditional idea of beauty. She got her first brush with being a stylist as a little kid, transforming herself and other willing participants into fairies, mermaids, or creepy fantasy creatures. She studied cosmetology at Summit Salon Academy, where she got her start in the industry in 2018. It’s also where she met her husband. Her first men’s haircut ever! Together they have a home full of pets, plants, and home renovation projects. Creating together is a joy they share. The confidence she gets when she truly feels like herself with a matching exterior is a gift. She feels so lucky to have a career where it is literally her job to do so; to inspire confidence in others, while making them feel like their best self. She cherishes the meaningful connections she makes behind the chair. She is an intentional listener, with an empathetic spirit. She's not opposed to laughing, crying, or having a full-on vent session with her guests. It takes a lot to scare her. She loves bold changes, lived-in blondes, vibrant color, customization, and sassy old ladies. So, send them her way, please. Let’s see what you two can create together!
STYLIST (INDEPENDENT OPERATOR)
Melissa has been doing hair for almost 20 years and has been fortunate enough to train with some of the most influential and talented names in the industry in major cities across the United States. This career has been such a blessing for her and she loves getting to meet people; helping them create their best version of themselves, enabling them to feel powerful and confident in their day to day lives.
In the salon, her focus is enabling people to live their best lives feeling like their best self, encouraging self-care and providing guests with the tools and products to maintain that vibe well after the appointment ends. She specializes in fashion color, dimensional color with grey coverage, as well as haircuts with texture for easy styling and volume. She looks forward to each appointment, from the excitement of her clients walking in the door, the time they spend laughing while her guests relax and get pampered, to the final wave goodbye while they bounce confidently out of the salon.
Outside of the salon, Melissa feels lucky enough to be married to the most amazing man who she shares two amazing daughters, who keep her laughing. They love to spend time together being generally nerdy, talking about the wide variety of fandoms they rep, playing both board games and video games, along with creating art. They consider themselves a pretty witty bunch and enjoy each other’s playful personalities. She also loves plants and painting with any free time she might get. Looking around the salon you may notice that her plant obsession spills over into her salon space. (She's not even sorry, either.) Did we mention she takes care of all of the beautiful plants in the salon?!
GUEST SERVICE TEAM LEAD + SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Rachel has been a part of the Mogano team since 2018. Starting out as a Guest Service Expert and working her way to leading our Guest Services team. She also works alongside Sydney and Caroline to coordinate for our social media.
She is working towards her degree in communications and marketing. She enjoys web design (including designing the website for our salon)! She loves music, photography, design, and anything that involves being creative. When she's not busy studying or working, you can find her exploring Seattle record shops, vintage stores, attending concerts, and enjoying an evening inside indulging in a good book, playing games with friends, and writing music or poetry. Say hello if you see her at your next appointment!