Meet our Creatives

Adam Shipley, Master Stylist, Owner/Operator, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach VA
Adam Shipley, Master Stylist & Salon Owner
Adam started working in a quaint family salon in North Carolina after graduating from cosmetology school in 2008 & then moved to Virginia Beach to grow his career. Adam focused on expanding his education thru Wella, Aveda, and Schwarzkopf color. While working in some of the top salons in the area, he always felt a calling to establish his own salon where fellow stylists would feel at home. At Ava Marie Salon and Spa he has changed the established norm from client to hair experience.
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Ariana Molina, Master Stylist
Ariana graduated with her cosmetology license in 2011 from Virginia technical career center. Post graduation she attended balayage classes and continues to educate herself on new trends. She is also certified in Brazilian blow out and keratin smoothing treatments. Hot heads and babe hair extensions.
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Neftaly Pacheco, Master Stylist
Nef has been doing hair professionally for 12 years after graduating from Coachella Valley Beauty College. She has since become certified in Brazilian Blowout and Babe Hand Tied Weft Extensions. Nef specializes in short styles such as bobs and pixie cuts.
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Chere Sirmons, Master Stylist
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Lillie Wohle, Senior Stylist
Lillie graduated from Paul Mitchell the school Reno in 2018. She loves a good challenge and helping people make the changes they want so they feel great about themselves. She loves how coloring hair can add to people’s natural beauty. She has experience in men’s cuts from living in a military town. She is a big health and fitness enthusiasts, who is never afraid of going on a long hike up a mountain. 
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Briana Rae, Premium Stylist
Brie moved here from Jacksonville, Florida in 2020. She is a graduate from Aveda Institute and has been certified in Babe hand tied extensions. Loves doing balayage, which adds color naturally to clients hair. She enjoys making people feel beautiful each and everyday.
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Summer Collins, Salon Technician, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach
Summer Collins, Apprentice & Technician

Hailie Gray, Apprentice & Technician

Amanda Shipley, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Shipley, Salon Coordinator

Izabella, Front of House

Michaela Hill, Front of House

Nathaniel Cody, Front of House