meet the artists

Jennifer Helms

Aesthetician/Semi-Permanent Brows

Jennifer received her Aesthetician Certificate in 1997 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Then moved to Seattle where she worked for 2 years in the field. Finally moving back home to Arlington where she has worked for the past 20+ years. Jennifer has a passion for good skin care, waxing and Microblading.  Jen is excited to announce her new salon opening June 2017, Sugar Pine Salon and Spa Boutique, where she and a group of talented artist will offer high quality services.

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Wendy Schon 

Hair Stylist

Hi my name is Wendy, I have recently moved from the Midwest and have 20 years experience in both Redken and Aveda salons. I have continued my education yearly as new trends and techniques are always changing. Hair design and color are my passion as well as building a reputation of trust with my clientele. I am truly blessed to have found such a wonderful salon and team to be a part of.


You will never work a day in your life if you do what you love.

Tianna Kalnins
Design Specialist

My name is Tianna Kalnins, I was born and raised in the PNW, I started my hair career in 2015. Graduated from Gene Juarez Academy and continued on with the company for just over 6 years. I have worked in wedding expo runways, styling our amazing Seagals, many models and social media influencers. In my time as a hairstylist I have specialized and mastered luxury hair cutting techniques and tailoring haircuts to each persons unique identity! I also received many titles and certifications as special occasion hair educator along with product knowledge specialist, keratin smoothing expert. I am very passionate about designing the perfect haircut and style for all my clients and making everyone feel gorgeous while working with their specific texture to achieve their hair goals!


I cannot wait to begin my journey with the salon and build a wonderful client relationship with you!


Carter Phifer
Color Specialist 


Rachel  Anderson

Hair Stylist

My name is Rachel Anderson and I am a Hair Stylist. I grew up in California but moved to Washington in 2014 where I started beauty school right away.  I graduated from Evergreen Beauty College in Everett. Hair has been my passion since i can remember.  From cutting and styling to color, i love bringing out people's natural beauty.  I am always trying to furthering my education and learning about the new trends coming.

 here to provide quality services and hair care for all my clients. 

Michaela Prieto

Hello, my name is Michaela. I moved to the Arlington area in 2019 and quickly fell in love with this growing town. I grew up as a tomboy but found my passion for skin and beauty in 2011 when I graduated from Paroba as an esthetician. While in school I became a certified makeup artist, specializing in weddings and headshots. Shortly after school I became a certifed eyelash technician and fell in love with this side of beauty transformation. I took a few years off from lashes and esthetics when I had my daughter in 2014. For the last 4 years I have worked as an assistant at a naturopathic dental office where I specialized in craniofacial sleep medicine. I am happy to return to my roots and am excited to start my beauty journey again at Sugar Pine.


Emily Buckles
Hair Stylist

Hello there! I have been in the hair industry since 2019. I trained at Gene Juarez beauty school in north Seattle. I’ve since moved north to Arlington because I’ve always wanted to live in a small town and work in a salon that focuses on building a community cultivated around empowering women to be the best version of them self! For many of us our hair is a huge part of our identity. It makes us feel confident, beautiful and secure. I want to give you that security when you sit in my chair. I specialize in a variety of techniques that result in a beautiful lived in, effortless and sun kissed look. I stay up to date on style and trends by following some of the most well knows hairstylists and continued courses to perfect my skills. No matter what concern you have i will make it my #1 priority to keep the health of the hair before anything and making sure we have a set plan in place to achieve your desired goal. No matter what change you are ready to make i aim to be a source of comfort to you. Hope to see you soon.


**If you are a new client booking with Emily please message her on Instagram @emilybuckleshair


Jewel Vaden

Hi, my name is Carter. I am a color specialist. At an early age, I knew I wanted to be in the cosmetology industry. After high school, I immediately went to Gene Juarez beauty school in 2013 and quickly became obsessed with color. My favorite techniques are hand painted balayage and classic foil.  Being a specialist has made me understand that everyone has a different canvas, it is my goal to give you realistic expectations by a thorough consultation and setting a future plan for you. For all my guests, keeping your integrity is my biggest concern! My job is to educate you on salon and at home maintenance, with services and products to achieve you hair goals. Hair is the one accessory we wear everyday. It's the crown we never take off. I take pride in my work and making you feel beautiful, sexy, and confident! I'm here to help you(: I look forward to seeing you in my chair. "