meet the team

Heather trout
Sylist/ Owner
Master stylist

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Heather started her career going to school at Gene Juarez Academy. Following the academy, she did advance training for another year at Brassfield's Salon and Spa. Once she completed Brassfield's training she worked there for seven and half years. While Heather was at Brassfield's she used and continued training in Gold well, Alpha Parf, Redken and L'Oreal color lines.

 

Heather specializes in extensions and is trained in Brazilian Blowouts. Although she specializes in extensions, she's highly skilled in color, haircuts and updos. She is very passionate about her work and takes a lot of pride on giving each client there individual care and attention.

 

To make an appointment with Heather call, text, email, or book with her online.

 

Phone: 253-272-0378 ex 700

Email: Dolcesalon6th@gmail.com

My name is Wes Trout, and I co-own Dolce Salon with my wife, Heather Trout.  I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such an exceptional team of people that encompass our salon and stand for Docle’s values. 

 

My background comes from years of working at various tech companies such as DocuSign, Smartsheet, and Convoy. Although my past experience is not in the beauty industry, delighting our customers and making sure everyone pays for the service they want remains the same.  We strive here at Dolce to make your time at the salon unique and one of a kind. 

 

Through the process of watching and learning about the hair industry, I’ve come to the conclusion our stylists represent three things. They are artists at heart, a chemist by trade, and therapists wrapped into one role.

 

If you are looking for a new salon to provide you with an exceptional experience, please give us a call or book online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Email: Dolcesalon6th@gmail.com

Wes Trout 
co-owner

 
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LIZZ MAYOR 
SALON COORDINATOR

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Hi

 

After graduating cosmetology school in 2017, I realized I did not enjoy the hands on aspect of being a stylist but still throughly enjoyed the beauty industry! This resulted in me entering the spa industry where I worked in retail Spa Management for the past 4 years.  Although I love the spa industry, I was ready for a change and this is where I found Dolce Salon which allowed me to to dip my toes back into the hair industry. 

 

Utilizing my background in hair helps with scheduling appointments, knowing what questions to ask and understanding what a client needs. My spa background helps with recognizing how a client FEELS before and after their visit. With the massage industry, it’s all about healing the body and making people feel better physically and mentally. With hair, it’s about making people feel beautiful inside and out and I love seeing the transformation of not only the hair but visibly seeing the client’s confidence being lifted when they walk out the door! 

 

I’m very familiar with the city of Tacoma as I’ve lived here my whole life and I love the rainy days Washington has to offer. I have two dogs (boy and girl); German Shepard named Axel and a Pekingese Mix named Bubbles! I love their dynamic together especially since Axel is 6 times the size of Bubbles. They love playing tug-a-war and Axel is so gentle with Bubbles, it’s quite sweet. The PNW beaches are my favorite places to be with my puppies.   Ruby Beach, up by Forks, WA tucked away off of Highway 101 is one of my favorite spots as it’s a beautiful rocky beach.  It’s a little bit of a hike to get to but it’s totally worth it if you are in the area and have time, highly recommend it. Finally, I love love love love coffee and who wouldn’t living in an area that has some of the best.  I love trying new coffee spots any chance I get so if you have a recommendation let me know ;) If anyone wants to get me a present, that’s always my go to answer (Coffee beans, gift cards, at home merchandise, ect).

 

I consider myself easy-going and here to make our clients experience as smooth as possible. I’m personally invested in how each individual feels after every visit and I’m excited to meet and work with the Dolce Clientele to make their hair dreams come true! 

Phone: 253-272-0378

Email: dolcecordinator6th@gmail.com

Sophia Vanslyke
Master Sylist/ Makeup Artist

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Sophia has a love affair with beauty and art her whole life. It started with crayons which then moved on to her mom's lipstick and rollers and never stopped. It has evolved  into a craft and passion that she loves sharing with others. Her goal is to bring out beauty in everyone, sometimes that means enhancing the natural and other times that means pushing into the imaginative.

 

She has been doing hair since 2006. Her strengths are in color (balayage, blonde, reds, and etc), creative placement, and womens short haircuts. Most of her guests let her have creative freedom, and let her do what she suggests or what she has in mind. She bases her decisions on each individual's personality, lifestyle, and career.  She is not afraid of change and doing something different each time whether it's drastic or subtle.

 

Sophia has been doing makeup since 2005 and she is Mac certified. She has had lot of experience with bridal/wedding makeup and has worked with local photographers doing fashion, many boudoir, engagement, wedding, and beauty shots. Costumes makeup lessons are now available and she has teamed up with ladies at Dolce doing combined hair/makeup lessons.

 

To schedule an appointment with Sophia call, text, email, or book with her online.

 

Phone: 253.906.3227

Email: sophiavanslyke@gmail.com

Kelly Christopherson
master hair stylist 

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After graduating from the Salon Professional Academy, Kelly began his career serving at Salon Miro located in the Hotel Murano. A year later he opened Christopherson Salon and made an impression in Tacoma as a standout artist working on photo shoots, local runway shows and styling for the Pantages Theater. Shortly after he found himself joining forces with Salon Swish, styling for benefit organizations such as YWCA’s Glam that Gives and working with local artists on creative projects.

 

Joining Dolce Salon and Spa in 2014, Kelly is dedicated on keeping up on his education and has advanced training and knowledge in Davines, Redken, Goldwell, Kevin Murphy, Pureology, Bumble and Bumble, Colorproof and Olaplex. He specializes in Color, Color Correction, Balayage, Ombre/Sombre, cutting and styling.

 

His passion is understanding beauty and its power. He creates looks inspired by the clients he is privileged to work with.

 

To schedule an appointment with Kelly call, text, email, or book with him online.

 

Phone: 253.722.7501

Email: christophersonsalon@hotmail.com

Jill Hogan
master hair stylist

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I’m so lucky to do what I love for a living! Since a young age I’ve had a passion for hair and I’ve been very fortunate to have translated this into a rewarding career. It’s not only the creative aspects of my job that I enjoy, but the relationships I develop with my clients. There is nothing more rewarding than the look of joy on the faces of my clients when they love their hair. Most of my clients are regular, long-time customers and have become like family over the years. I’m flattered by the fact that even though some them have moved out of the area they continue to come to me, despite long drives or even plane flights!

Early in my career I was fortunate to be trained at Umberto Beverly Hills. Working there for four years, I started in their apprentice program and moved on to become a stylist. It provided me an amazing foundation of knowledge and technique on which I’ve built my career. Intensive training and weekly classes in cutting, styling and coloring taught me hair is a women’s most versatile accessory. A great haircut and beautiful color is transformational.  Now into the 25nd year as a professional stylist, I continue to refine my expertise and stay updated with the latest trends and products. My color of choice is Goldwell as I’ve found it consistently delivers the most vibrant results and I know my clients would agree.  Another amazing product that I’ve come to love is the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments, what a revolutionary product! The results are truly remarkable and clients have exclaimed that it’s “changed their life” (…well at least their hair!)

While it’s been a pleasure taking care of my Los Angeles clients, I decided to make the move back to my roots (no pun intended;) in the Pacific Northwest. I am thrilled at the opportunity to practice my craft and build my business at Dolce Salon & Spa in Tacoma, WA. I look forward to booking with you soon.

tamarah Pearson

master hair stylist

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Tamarah has been a stylist since 2010. She is loyal, passionate, and education driven. She constantly seeks learning new methods and trends, to ensure you receive the best service possible. The moment that anyone sit in her chair, they immediately become her priority. She takes exceptional care in delivering a custom, comfortable and personable experience for each client. They will be sure to leave loving her and their hair!

Phone: 253.202.5897

Email: Designbytam@gmail.com

Rhonda Prigg

master hair stylist

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Rhonda is the life of the party and you CAN'T not love her. She is an amazing wife, mother and hairdresser best of all.  Rhonda received her training at Gene Juarez and advanced education at Brassfield’s where she worked for 6 years. After starting her family and she decided to work from home for an additional ten years. Missing the salon atmosphere she started working at Saloneleven21 with her good girlfriend for the last five year’s, we are happy to say both ladies joined the Dolce Team :) She specializes in balayage, color, cut and extensions but really does it all.  Now she is at Dolce, both her and the team couldn't be more excited for what comes next!

Phone: 253-223-7765

Email: Rhondaprigg@hotmail.com

Michelle Longmore

master stylist

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Michelle has been in the beauty business for nearly 3 decades and she looks forward to bringing her unique vision to my guest. 

 

After graduating from Beauty School she did an apprentice program with the late Erica Ranshaugen of Jarika Salon Downtown Tacoma, where I learned the foundation in hairdressing  and business. 

 

Michelle has traveled to New York and California educating with some of the best in the industry even one of her favorite Icon's Vivian Mckinder .

 

Another favorite experience was working on “Endangered” filmed in the Pacific Northwest Warehouser property.  I was main hairdresser on set  for Sandra Hess, Martin Kove, Renee Estevez, Rick Aielo, Dale Dye, the late Tim Quill and our Northern Exposer actor Kent MacLachlan. 

 

Michelle have been involved in fashion shows. One that means a lot to her was; The glam that gives for Domestic violence for women and children.

 

This business really can take you any where you want. She has loved the adventure it has brought her, the beauties she has met and friendships she will always cherish. 

 

Michelle offers a wide variety of hair services to meet your needs.  She is passionate about all color services and cant to get her hands in your hair. 

Phone: 253-272-0378 ex 707

megan craig
junior 2 hair stylist

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Phone: 253.272.0378 ex 705

Email: Dolcesalon747@gmail.com

Instagram: roseymeg_hair

Hi! My name is Megan and I just moved back into the Tacoma area back in February and couldn’t be more thrilled to be back after living in Destin, Florida. 

 

I’ve always had a passion for hair which started growing up with my aunt in the beauty industry. She was and is such a massive inspiration to become involved in this amazing industry. Hair is something I enjoy because I love making people feel comfortable in their own skin and walking out with a smile that tells a story. There is no such feeling I can explain about putting your hard work into someone’s hair and watching your client glow with a new found confidence! The other side of this industry I love is the science and chemistry for hair which people don’t see that I always found fascinating!

 

I moved to Rexburg Idaho back in January of 2019 for Cosmetology school and graduated later that year in December. After graduating I was offered a job in Destin, Florida and that’s where I officially started working in the beauty industry. The transition to moving to Florida was not easy, little did I know, covid was creeping up around the corner in March. That said, Covid did not stop me from being successful! After two months of being shut I than hustled and worked my hardest and decided to invest in myself. The first thing I sank my teeth into was starting extensions where I am happy to say I’m now certified in the Invisible Bead Method!

 

Besides the love I’ve always had for hair, I was raised with a very musical childhood which has helped build the artist in me.  My mom was raised in a band with her family growing up and that was passed on to my siblings and I. When I was in high school, I also preformed Broadway shows for our school choir program. This gave me the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall my senior year with my choir.  This was a once in a life time feeling and a completely surreal experience that I’ll never forget.  Being raised a Navy brat I moved around every 2-3 years, this has given me travel bug and it’s no joke! I’ve had the privilege to live in some amazing destinations like Sasebo Japan, Honolulu Hawaii and Destin Florida. Those are the top 3 places that I feel have impacted me the most in my life and thankful for the memories.   Hawaii is also very special to me considering I was born in Tripler, the big pink hospital in Honolulu that you just can’t miss 

 

I truly look forward to working with my current and future clients and growing more in the beauty industry. This industry has shown me how hard work can pay off and I’m looking to put my skills to the test.  My number one goal is to always make sure my clients leave with a smile on their face. You can always count on a good laugh with being in my chair along with a shampoo that greets you to the gates of heaven!

timber vastine
junior 3 stylist

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Hi!  I’m Timber, and I’d like to tell you about my passion for hair and why it began at a very young age. My mom was a stylist for over 20 years, and I loved watching hair videos with her and learning about the beauty industry. Being able to connect and make new friendships while also being an artist every day is an absolute dream come true.

 

In 2019 I graduated from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, and from there, I did two different internships that molded me into the stylist and artist I am today.

 

My style is 50% girly and 50% grunge. I love wearing dresses and sparkles all over, but I’ll be Vans or Dr. Martens and covered in tattoos! A quote I like is, “I’m here for a good time, not a long time!”

 

The best compliment I’ve ever received was that I am easy to get along with and I’ve heard that from several clients. Not only do I love making my clients happy, but also making them comfortable while in my chair. Silence does not bother me so if you want a quiet and relaxing appointment just ask and I’ll make that happen for you. If you want to talk about something in your life and spill some tea, I’m also down for that, too!  Looking forward to meeting new  connections while I bring out the best in your hair.

Phone: 253-272-0378 ex 709

Crystal salitore

senior 2 hairstylist/makeup artist

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Art has always held Crystal by the heart and the love of creation while serving human need has always made a salon and having her hands in her clients hair, home. Crystal’s journey into the professional world of hair and beauty started at The Paul Mitchell School, in temecula California.  Born and raised in California, the world of beauty was always around every corner, on the face of every magazine and encompassed in day to day life. Starting as far back as high school, Crystals started doing her friends hair and makeup for high school dances. After acquiring her cosmetology license she headed the hair and makeup department for the local performing arts theater and has advanced her skills with continued education and has been known to do 40 or more weddings a year making each brides day special and focused around all things beautiful and made with love. Crystals beauty skills only start at bridal events but she loves filling her days doing color, highlights, ombres, vivid fashion colors, balayage, and women and mens cutting. After 15 years of working in the beauty industry, she is educated in Paul Mitchell color and cutting techniques, Framesi color, Redken color, Davines color, and Guy Tang lightening and coloring techniques. Recently relocating to Tacoma from Southern California, Crystal is excited to bring her blonding and coloring techniques along with her sunny  personality to Dolce Salon and Spa where each of her clients will walk in with their hair dreams and leave with new beautiful hair realities. 

Phone: 253-272-0378 ex704

Email: crystalsalitore@gmail.com

Instagram: Beautybysalitore

Brett Guenther

senior 2 hairstylist

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Hello!

 

At a young very age, I realized I had a passion for working with people and wanted to demonstrate my talent in an artistic way.  This led to my love for the beauty industry and inevitably attending Cosmetology School in Southern California in 2012.

 

After graduation, I started assisting & working as a stylist in Orange County. I quickly found out I have niche for blondes and redheads. After moving to Los Angeles, I was able to broaden my spectrum in colors and extensions!  This allowed me to discover I truly have a passion for color & cutting hair.  Also, I love being able to customize a unique look for every individual because every person in my chair is different :)  Something unique about me is I enjoy working with a wide variety of color lines, from Davines to Goldwell but also using vegan and organic hair care.

 

Although I loved Orange County I found myself craving for a change of pace which brought me to the Pacific Northwest in 2018.  I found myself growing roots here and feel so welcomed by the locals and couldn’t be happier with the decision to make the leap.

 

I have truly found that through doing hair I am able to help people look and feel their best. I’m looking forward to working with my previous clients and meeting new clients at Dolce to help achieve their hair goals!

 

Phone: 253-272-0378 ex711

Instagram: b.edwardhair

 

pearl pullman
senior makeup artist

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Pearl began studying makeup artistry in 2013 and joined Dolce Salon and Spa in the spring of 2016. 

 

Although Pearl’s journey to embracing all things beauty started not that long ago. Her favorite subject as a child was Art and as one can expect, not much has changed! But now instead of drawing people with pencils and painting sunsets with pastels, she uses makeup as her medium. With a background in art, she uses color theory, shading and blending to achieve almost any look on anyone. 

 

So, whether reproducing a clients inspiration photo or getting to create something entirely new, doing makeup is always something she looks forward to.  

 

To make an appointment with Pearl call, text, email, or book with her online.

 

Phone: 360.742.0874

Email: pearlmonson@gmail.com

Portfolio: www.beautybypearl.com/gallery