Lisa Houser – Owner/ Master Stylist/Microblading Being born in raised in NY, I developed a love for being artistic and wanted to seek out cosmetology. After receiving my cosmetology education and license, I began working in one of the top salons in Long Island. I started out in the industry doing nails and found that I loved using my artistic abilities while serving people. Throughout my 31 year career, I have continued my love for being artistic through continuing my education, recently attended Aquage Master Academy and trained to become a Scruples hair care educator. I specialize in hair coloring techniques, especially the challenge of color correction. I am certified in hair extensions. My goal is to create a friendly, inviting, and relaxing environment in which my clientele can relax and enjoy. I also love to help my community, fundraising for local schools as well as the American Cancer Society while serving on the silent auction and recognition committee. I serve on the Cascadia Tech Center Cosmetology Advisory Board as well as The Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association.
Megan Strickland – Hairstylist  I started my career in 2007. I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life until I decided to go to beauty school. It started as something to do until I figured out something else, but quickly turned into my passion. I came to Utopia in 2014 and I feel very grateful to be part of such a wonderful team. Working at a Top 200 Salon as well as receiving  monthly continuing education has helped me grow as a stylist and given me even more passion for helping my clients look and feel their best. 
Niki Hebdon – Hairstylist I have been passionate about doing hair for as long as I can remember, so it was an easy decision to attend The Aveda Institute in 2011. My love for this career has grown more that I thought possible and the relationships I have built have been rewarding beyond belief. I specialize in precision cutting and custom coloring, I enjoy all hair types. Continuing education is very important to me and I take advantage of all advanced training to ensure that I am current on all the latest trends. I am ecstatic to call Utopia my home, I look forward to getting to know all of you and give you the hair you’ve always wanted.
Taylor Baggett – Hairstylist I believe that as a hairstylist you get the opportunity to touch people everyday and give them a wonderful confidence boost, enhance how beautiful they are and put a sparkle in their eye. This is what I love about this industry. I am a third generation stylists and have grown up in a salon. I believe continuing education is so important in this industry. I love hair color, but a great hair cut makes great color even better. I am also fluent in American Sign Language. I look forward to taking care of you soon.
Alina Livarchuk – Hairstylist When asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I didn’t really know until I found my passion while attending Cascadia Tech center. I look forward to continuing my education and growing in this beautiful industry. My favorite services are balayage, special occasion styles and make- up. I am also fluent in speaking Russian. I look forward to the opportunity to enhance your inner beauty.
Allen Holden – Massage Therapist  Allen  has been in the massage industry over 10 years and has worked with a large variety of modalities. He specializes in deep tissue and treatment massages but love to pamper your aching muscles with a relaxing massage. Consider trying our warm bamboo massage for an extra treat. Allen is one of a few therapist locally certified in CHABA massage.
Mani Veaux – Nail Technician/Microblading Growing up I was always one of the kids in school who never really knew what I wanted to do after graduation. I didn’t discover myself until, one day, while I was painting my toenails and I realized what I had a passion for: beauty! A few months later I was signed up to attend Marinello School of Beauty in Portland, OR. I graduated and have loved what I do ever since. I’ve found being a Hand & Nail Therapist working at Utopia truly rewarding. I stay on top of trends and always do my best to give clients the look that they desire. Safety and sanitation are my top priority to protect the health and integrity of my client’s natural nails.
Martina Smith – Nail Technician / Esthetician/ Lash Extension Specialist  I have been an esthetician for 9 years and a nail technician for 17 years. I joined Utopia after moving from Oklahoma City in September 2016. Pampering is my passion, my favorite services to provide are facials and pedicures. I excel in facial waxing, chemical peels, Brazilian Sugaring and manicures. My technique is gentle yet very thorough.
Sydney Gellerson – Guest Services
Amber Lysiak – Salon Coordinator / Guest Services
Independent Contractors:
Contractors operate their own business at our Utopia location. They do not necessarily follow the same guidelines and education.
photo-coming-soonGena Perry I have twenty-four years of experience in the hair care industry and being a hair professional is something that I truly love. One of the things that I specifically enjoy about being a stylist is the fact that I can give someone a fresh new outlook on themselves in just one day. I specialize in Custom color and precision cuts and styles. While I enjoy working with all textures and types of hair, I am also considered a fine hair specialist.