Joseph Bogart - International Artist

A professional hairdresser for 28 years, Joseph started his career as a session artist for many local photographers, and provided hairstyling and make up for companies such as Nordstrom, Estee Lauder and The Gap. His passion for education came early on and he quickly proved himself to be one of the most effective and sot after presenters in the industry, working with some of the most successful haircare manufacturers in the world. Over the last 15 years he has been a featured presenter and platform artist at many of the biggest industry trade shows in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. His work has been seen in many national and international trade publications such as, Estetica, Modern Salon, Launchpad, and The Colorist.

Joseph, along with his partner, own a highly successful salon in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Where his commitment to the industry and his clientele continue.

 

 



Robert Varley - Owner, Hairdresser

Robert began his professional journey in hairdressing in 1981. Knowing right away that he wanted to be in the best salon in Seattle, he auditioned for the prestigious and hugely popular Gene Juarez Salon. He began his career working at Gene Juarez at Nordstrom and The Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, both located in downtown Seattle. He quickly worked his way to being one of the company’s top tier hairdressers. Mastering the skills of haircutting, he was a featured artist in many photo shoots and educational events for Gene Juarez. His laid back demeanor and his ability to share his knowledge made him a perfect choice to coordinate creative day events, lead the continued education program, and perform his craft as part of the Gene Juarez Artistic Team. After 14 great years at Gene Juarez he supported the opening of some of the best salons in Seattle. January 5th 2010 marks the opening of his own eleveightsalon. Nearly thirty years in the industry, his passion for hairdressing is as strong today as it ever was. Always wanting to create and make life a little better.

 





Michelle Clifton, Hair Designer, Color Expert, Hairgoddess

Michelle has had a lifelong passion for hair designing, she began her career on the East Coast where she grew up. After creating for many years in the same location, with her spirit to embrace change, Michelle thought Hollywood sounded fun. Relocating to the West Coast proved to be both exciting and full of wonderful designing opportunities. Michelle worked for 8 years at Juan Juan  Salon in Beverly Hills, at which  time she also did freelancing, print work and photo shoots with some amazing L.A talent .While satisfying her desire for the glamour of Hollywood, Michelle fell in love and relocated to the Pacific Northwest. Working in Seattle at some of the best salons in the city, Michelle has landed in a sure fit at ”Eleveight Salon“. She continually attends hairshows and advanced training to keep on top of the ever changing fashion industry.
“ I am inspired by all the creative people I’ve been blessed with in my life, and each person that sits in my chair affords me the opportunity to create something beautiful with Detail and Integrity."

 

 




Richard Dodobara, Hair Designer, Master Colorist

Master colorist Richard Dodobara comes to Eleveight Salon with over 30 years of hair design experience. With his artistic placement of color, Richard specializes in cosmetology. As a color technician maintaining specialty in bleaching, perms and color corrections. Around Seattle he is known for creating "the perfect blonde". As a former colorist educator at Gene Juarez Salon, he contributed to the success of today’s Seattle colorists. He is known as the "go-to colorist for corrective work". Richard customizes colors to highlight one's personality, complexion, and style. Friendliness and cleanliness are virtues as well as an exceptional guest experience. Individualized service is a priority for Richard as he continues to make his guests "sparkle". Richard believes you can be the best example of yourself when you look and feel beautiful.


 

Divina McAllister, Hair Designer, Colorist

"Every day should be a good hair day." This has been Divina McAllister's philosophy ever since she started working in the beauty industry twenty years ago. In that time, she has developed a growing community of clients who can rely on her to put this philosophy into practice. Daughters trust her to rejuvenate their mother's hairstyles, and they, in turn, refer spouses and friends. Entire families come to her salon, and walk out with their own, individual looks. Adapting to different people's styling needs means going above and beyond. To keep her clients looking their best, Divina has a continued commitment to education. She stays current with the latest trends and techniques and has studied with celebrity stylists. As a master colorist, she has traveled across the country to teach advanced classes to other professionals. She has also done "behind the scenes" styling for ?lm, fashion shows, and photo shoots. Her specialties include color and color correction, curly hair, special event styling, and retexturizing services (such as keratin treatments.) "I can always count on Divina to listen to my needs, which she then transforms into a great style that I can actually maintain myself. I have appreciated that about her since I ?rst started going to her for haircuts--twelve years ago! I can't count the times people have stopped me to complement me on my short hairdo. Divina is one in a million!"--Bridget N. "Whether you're looking for a low-maintenance 'do or a glamorous new you, see Divina!"--Sarah M. "When she's not helping you to look your best, Divina is spending time with her husband and two sons or singing lead vocals in a national top-40/r&b/funk band.



Kjelle ( Shell ) Gnoinsky, Hair designer and Color artist

Kjelle has been a professional hairstylist for over twenty years and hair is her passion. Kjelle loves every part of the design process starting with an in depth consultation that will help lead you both to the perfect personalized style just for you. With many different talents Kjelle is able to foil, color, cut, perm or style your hair for any occasion. Kjelle also specializes in and loves doing razor cuts. After intensive training at the Gene Juarez advanced training center, Kjelle worked downtown Seattle at the Nordstrom Gene Juarez for over 8 years and loved it. While working there she also enjoyed being on stage for Creative Day and sharing her work with others. Kjelle also received the Most Inspirational award twice from her co workers and has always been a fun loving and easy person to work with. Kjelle and her husband both share the passion for hair and owned their own salon together for over 16 years. During this time they had many opportunities to travel and teach their skills at various hair shows. Kjelle has two teenage daughters and has learned the art of perfecting spectacular cheerleading hairstyles that will last through any game or competition. Kjelle also has a son in elementary school so in addition to specializing in men and women's hair she also has that special talent to work with children, tweens and teenagers. Kjelle is excited to be working downtown once again and is looking forward to sharing her many talents with you and the Eleveight salon.



Michelle Bostick, Hair designer and Color artist

Michelle is passionate about hair. She has 30 years experience in haircutting, color, and smoothing services including Japanese straightening and Brazilian blowout treatments. She specializes in tailoring hairstyles to suit her clients' needs and lifestyles and enabling them to recreate their looks at home. She has been featured in numerous magazines , and continues to challenge herself with education in new and innovative ways to to keep her clients excited about the newest fashion and styles. When not in the salon, nature is her inspiration. She spends her time on the beach on Hood Canal riding horses, kayaking, gardening and with her manger of animals and two teenage sons.

 

 

 


Gerardo Mojica, Hair designer

Welcome Gerardo, more about this wonderful stylist soon!