Gia Porter

Salon Owner/Master Stylist, Aesthetician, Permanent Makeup Technician

Gia Porter is a Master Stylist, Color Specialist, Aesthetician, Makeup Artist, and Permanent Makeup Technician. Her hair and skin training began at the Aveda Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico almost 20 years ago. Her continuing ed credentials 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 and Pravana color.  She currently uses Framesi, Kenra and Scruples 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 Guinot of Paris, Eva’s Esthetics, Lori Nestore, Rhonda Allison, Shankara, Isun, Pharmagel , Bioelements, Amino Genesis, MAC, Youngblood and Mirabella.

Gia is a certified Intradermal Cosmetic Technician with 17 years of experience. She was trained by the American Academy of Micropigmentation in California, Boca Ta2 in Florida, and The American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Texas.  She is also certified in Topical Anesthesia. She maintains a current certificate in Blood-born Pathogens and standing membership in the Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.  She specializes in the Hand Method, Rotary Machine and Digital Machine.



Shawnee Embrey

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.