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Owner • Stylist

Wax Specialist

Nail Technician








Stylist • Owner • Wax Specialist • Nail Technician


I have been expanding my skills as a cosmetologist over 30+ years and truly enjoy it.  I have been fortunate enough to have practiced from coast to coast, so I have had the opportunity to learn from many different styles and many different eras. My love of learning and education fuels me in many aspects of my life including how I relate to my clients. I can take a little longer than the average stylist because of this, however I think that you will find that the wait is worth your while.  Everyone is unique in their haircare needs which sometimes can be challenging but I look forward to getting to know you and helping to make it easier. I bring a very unique warm and caring approach to developing each individuals definition of their ideal image.  I like to factor in each person's characteristics as well as the demands on their time and haircare needs to develop a style tailored to each person. That is one of the favorite parts of my career. I specialize in fine hair, challenging directional growth patterns (cowlicks) and hair with a variety of curl. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your favorite style.


Phone: (503) 372-9399  •  Email: Jennifer@salonmariposa.com





I graduated from beauty college in 2000, right after graduation, I started my apprenticeship with Edward Wadsworth for Hair in Portland. I specialized in color and trained for almost two years under a top colorist in the Portland area.


Over the years, I have worked at a few different salons, including Aveda, for ten years. I made the decision to share what I have learned and pursued a direction in education where I spent the next five years sharing my passion for color and applied my love of solving problems

to further my knowledge of color correction. I taught in the classroom as well as on the salon floor.  I especially enjoyed teaching advanced classes on color theory. I found myself wanting a little more and missing my career in the salon and then I found Salon Mariposa. I have a diverse background in many different hair types including ethnic hair. I specialize in challenging color situations, coarse and /or thick hair types.


I pride myself in my color knowledge and I am glad to finally call Salon Mariposa home, where I can utilize my skills and love meeting amazing people daily.


Phone:  (503) 372-9399  •  Email:  Carrie@salonmariposa.com





I began my beauty career at the Summit Salon Academy in Portland.  I’ve been a stylist since 2015, and continued learning under Stephanie in our associate program.  Education is very important to me, and I make a point to go to as many classes and seminars as possible.   I love keeping up on all the latest hair and makeup trends; though I tend to drift towards more natural looks, I enjoy working with vivid colors and statement pieces as well. I offer all hair and aesthetic services, however I like to focus on color, blow outs, and makeup.


Most of my free time is spent outside; a lot of it at the local dog parks with my fur baby.  I also love hiking, swimming, and curling up with a good book.  Volunteering is very important to me, and I love being able to use my cosmetic knowledge to be able to give back.


Phone:  (503) 372-9399  •  Email:  Renee@salonmariposa.com





I have had a love of hair since I was a child. It all started out with braiding my Barbie’s hair. As I got older my close friends were always willing to let me play with their hair. In high school word got around and soon I was doing updo’s on friends of friends for homecomings and proms. When I graduated it was a natural decision for me to attend Cosmetology school. I graduated cosmetology school in 2004. I worked for JC Penney in Kansas for a while until my husband and I moved to Oregon in December of 2006. I continued to work for JC Penney where I met Stephanie, Jennifer and Jo. I am blessed to be working with friends that are so individually talented.


My specialties lay in updo’s, fun unique color, as well as a more conservative color. I enjoy a good challenge while keeping the hairs integrity intact. Healthy hair is beautiful hair after all.


Phone:  (503) 372-9399  •  Email:  Janny@salonmariposa.com







I started doing hair as a kid, first on myself , when I learned that overnight braids can give beautiful next day waves, then as I practiced on my younger sisters, my interest grew. My sisters all had very long hair and I loved doing “princess” braids and duplicating elf hairstyles from the Lord of the Rings movies. Eventually, I began doing their haircuts as well. As an adult, I spent a ton of time with friends doing their hair, nails, and makeup, but never really considered it as a career until I acted as stylist for my sister’s wedding in 2014. I received so many compliments and enough urging to finally look into cosmetology school. I spent my education working on fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings, and competitions, trying to absorb all the knowledge and experience I could get. I graduated with a full cosmetology license from Beau Monde in 2017 and have loved working behind the chair ever since.


I’ve always adored the use of hair as an art medium and a means of self-expression, and it makes me so happy to help people look and feel good! My goal is always for healthy hair that makes you feel right – unique and confident and beautiful. I love learning about my clients and helping to personalize their look and fit it into their lifestyle, and I am always pursuing continuing education to give my clients the best information and results. I specialize in braids, fashion colors, and Brazilian Blowouts.


Phone:  (503) 372-9399 •  Email:  Natasha@salonmariposa.com







My goal is to help you find and maintain a style that makes you feel your best!

I started my Cosmetology journey understanding the struggle and feeling of

helplessness that comes with not understanding how to make your hair do what you want

so I bring a sense of compassion and understanding while I'm working.


Through my time in the industry I have worked with a very diverse clientele.

I am comfortable with anyone of any age and background. I bring a different approach to the table.


My primary focus in on men's haircuts and styling. I do enjoy helping male clients feel more confident and comfortable with their hair. I also enjoy teaching them how to use products that are quick and easy.


Aside from men's haircuts I do enjoy helping men and women reach any of your goals.

These goals may include but not limited to shaping your hair to compliment your features or helping you to growing it out or adventuring into creative color. I specialize in other services as well,  like designing brows or treating you to a luxurious massage during a manicure or pedicure.


I look forward to meeting you and starting our journey toward looking like the "You" that you want to be!


Phone:  (503) 372-9399  •  Email:  Dominique@salonmariposa.com





Abigail Nilluka has been licensed as a hair stylist for 5 years and as an esthetician for 8. She enjoys color theory and loves the challenges and satisfaction that comes with color correction appointments. When not behind the chair, she can be found playing with her two children, sewing custom bags and wallets or restoring antique sewing machines.


Phone:  (503) 372-9399 •  Email:  Abigail@salonmariposa.com




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