Avantgarde Hair Salon & Spa, Grand Rapids



Master Stylist & Makeup Artist

Ashley graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in 2009 and joined the Avantgarde team in May of 2012. She is well versed in the Aveda Hair Care Line and specializes in fine hair, color/dimensional color, ombre` and balayage color. She is a skilled make-up artist and offers Shellac manicures, and pedicures. Ashley has extensive education in our Paul Mitchell, Aveda, MoroccanOil, and Glo Minerals make up product lines. In addition, Ashley is a Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelors in Community Relations/Psychology.


Master Senior Stylist-Extensions Specialist

Caitlin joined Avantgarde in September of 2013. With over nine years salon experience, her career start in Royal Oak, MI working under a high profile stylist. She quickly mastered color formulation, cutting techniques and styling. She went on to study the Sahag dry hair cutting techniques. Caitlin moved to Grand Rapids in 2011 where hair continues to be her passion and she strives to make everyone feel great about themselves from the outside in. Caitlin is a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Hair Ball award for Best Hair Overall. She is also a Certified MoroccanOil Instructor, with Stylescapes training in Blowouts, Knotwork, and Braiding.


gaby3Master Stylist, Makeup Artist & Extensions Specialist

Gaby graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Grand Rapids in 2009 and joined the Avantgarde team in 2012. She enjoys being able to give each guest a complete look. Gaby specializes in haircuts, color and nail services as well as up-dos and bridal styles. She is also fully trained in Hot Heads Extensions, GloMinerals Photo Ready Makeup, Paul Mitchell, Aveda, and MoroccanOil product lines.


Stylist Assistant

Gracey joined the Avantgarde Team in September, 2017 as a newly licensed cosmetologist graduating from Paul Mitchell The School. Gracey’s goal is to have each of her clients enjoy their time in her chair, and to leave as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. Gracey is continuing her educational training by assisting other stylists while she begins to develop her clientele. Being kind and bringing joy to others is a huge passion for Gracey, and you just may find her dancing to 80’s music and laughing as she enjoys life.


jamie3Master Senior Stylist

Jamie graduated from Excel Cosmetology School as a Licensed Cosmetologist in 2004, and joined the Avantgarde team in May of 2012. She is well versed in the Aveda Hair Care Line, Paul Mitchell, MoroccanOil, and the Peter Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatments System, and specializes in haircuts, color services, and nails as well as facials and waxing. Jamie specializes in cutting curly hair and creating formal and bridal updo styles, and is a talented makeup artist.


jenny3Stylist, Extensions Specialist

Jenny graduated from CHIC University of Cosmetology in 2008 and joined the Avantgarde Team in October of 2015. She has over six years experience working in both the salon and barbershop giving her extensive training in men’s hair cuts and styling. Jenny has a passion for making her clients feel confident with styles they can easily replicate at home. Jenny is highly trained with Hot Heads Extensions, Paul Mitchell Systems and MoroccanOil Stylescapes. She is also skilled and available for manicures, pedicures, facials, Shellac, and women’s color and cuts.


leeza3Salon Manager

Leeza has re-joined the Avantgarde team in May, 2015 and is looking forward to assisting guests and ensuring their time at our salon is special. She is a 2009 graduate of Northview High School and has attended additional education for Paul Mitchell, and MoroccanOil. Leeza brings years of customer service, great organizational skills, and her sense of humor to complete our management team.


Hair Salon Marketing CoordinatorMarketing Coordinator

Sarah graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2003 with a degree in Public Administration and has been with Avantgarde since June, 2008. Before coming to Avantgarde she worked for Kent ISD as the Marketing Project Manager and for a national consulting firm as the Director of Marketing. Sarah currently works remotely from The Woodlands,TX.