Salon Owner/Master Stylist, Aesthetician, Permanent Makeup Technician
Gia Porter is a Master Stylist, Color Specialist, Aesthetician and Permanent Makeup / Microblading Artist currently licensed in four states: Colorado, Florida, Alabama and California. Her hair and skin training began at the Aveda Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1995. Her continuing ed credentials for hair include The American Board of Certified Haircolorists, Redken NYC, Vivienne Mackinder NYC, Beth Minardi, Paul Mitchell LA, Fred Segal, Toni & Guy, Martin Parsons, Trevor Sorbie and Frederic Fekkai. She is trained in Goldwell, Framesi, Schwarzkopf, Colorly, Matrix, Redken, Chi, L’Anza, L’Oreal, Scruples, Kenra, Pravana and Kadus color. She currently uses Kadus, Kenra and Scruples (Blazing and Illusionist) color.
Her cutting style varies from pivot point, razor cutting and shattering, to blunt broomstick edges and heavy weight lines. Fine thin hair is not a problem and curly hair with shallow layering is a specialty.
Her skincare and makeup training includes Eva’s Esthetics, Lori Nestore, Rhonda Allison, Shankara, Isun, Pharmagel , Bioelements, Amino Genesis, MAC and Youngblood.
Gia is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and Microblading Artist with 14 years of experience. She has done thousands of procedures. She was originally certified by The American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Texas with additional training by the American Academy of Micropigmentation in California, Dr. Linda Dixon in Hawaii, Boca Ta2 in Florida, SofTap and Biotouch. She is also certified in Topical Anesthesia. She maintains a current national certificate in Blood-born Pathogens, which she re tests for every year. She specializes in SofTap needle method, GenuLine Hair stroke and Tina Davies Microblading but is also certified in both Rotary and Digital Machines. She is currently working toward her SofTap educator certification.
Stylist, Barber, Nail tech
Shawnee Embrey is a Stylist, Barber, and Nail tech. She does hot shaves, clipper cutting and classic barber styles for men as well as edgy color and cut designs for women. Shawnee has a passion for continuing education and is up on all the latest styles. She is educated by Crew, Surface, Schwarzkopf, Matrix, Redken and L’Oreal.
She does full body waxing, natural nail services and gel manicures.
In her spare time she is also a medical aesthetician and laser tech.