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

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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Briana Cabral, Senior Stylist
Briana has been a licensed cosmetologist for 3 years after graduating from the Rudy & Kelly Academy: A Paul Mitchell Partner School. She specializes in everything blonde, as well as, up-do’s and special occasion styles.
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Maddie Blaine, Premium Stylist at Ava Marie Salon and Spa
Maddie Baine, Senior Stylist
Maddie received her education in Cosmetology from Rudy & Kelly Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2011. With certifications in Keratin Complex, Brazilian Blowout and Hot Heads Hair Extensions, Maddie looks forward to reaching her full potential as a hair stylist at Ava Marie.
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Diane Blincoe, Hairstylist
Diane Blincoe, Senior Stylist
Diane graduated from Rudy & Kelly Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner. She is consistently attending hair shows and classes to further her education in hair.  She has a particular eye for color. Her artistic ability and passion for hair allows her to show creativity through different coloring and styling techniques. She loves that she gets to help make people feel and look their best!
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Lillie Wohle, Premium 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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Summer Collins, Salon Technician, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach
Summer Collins, Apprentice & Technician

Hailie Gray, Apprentice & Technician

Alex S Esthetician at Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach VA
Alexandria Serna, Esthetician
Alex has been working professionally in the world of Esthetics for 7 years. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she received her license from Ogle Beauty School. After her husband was stationed here in Virginia Beach in 2017, Alex has been beautifying clients at Ava Marie one brow, lash, and wax at a time.
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Amanda Shipley, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Shipley, Salon Coordinator

Bambi Fox, Front of House

Nathaniel Cody, Front of House