Azarra is staffed by a talented team of individual businesses. We offer private and semi-private rooms where creative professionals perform their best work. When you arrive for your visit, please go directly to the room of the stylist you are scheduled to see. (See map for location.)
Aura doesn't hesitate to suggest changes to keep clients' looks updated, nor is she shy about trying new things. She is uniquely skilled at helping clients find styles that flatter them, fit into their lifestyle, and don't take ages to style. If you want a haircut that looks good even if you aren't gifted with styling tools and techniques, Aura has an answer. She was voted Tacoma's Best Haircutter two years in a row, so whether you want a technically precise cut (she trained at Vidal Sassoon) or a more fluid razor cut, you will be in good hands. (Cut & Style: $75)
While she has a special affinity for using bright, crayon colors (the class she teaches most often to other hairdressers is about working with these dyes), Aura understands that not everyone wants color that draws attention to itself. She is just as happy to create a look so natural that no one knows your hair is colored.
Aura works to craft a custom color for each client and may use any number of tools, techniques, and technology including hand painting, balayage and precision foiling. Elumen High-Performance Haircolor or Olaplex Bond Multiplier are included in all color services. Creative sessions with Aura Mae are billed at $100/hour and are limited to a maximum of four hours (most sessions are 2-3 hours). If your hair requires more work than can be accomplished in one session, a plan will be put in place for your Haircolor Journey.
In addition to providing clients in the salon with beautiful hair, Aura has other projects she pursues. She spent a number of years as a traveling educator teaching classes to hairdressers across the country for major haircolor manufacturers. She now serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Certified Haircolorists and is a speaker at their annual Energizing Summit.
In her first book, Get Some Hairapy! A hairdresser's prescription for happiness, she shares her best insights and stories to help you create the life you deserve. Copies are available at your favorite online bookseller (including Kindle Unlimited.)
Be advised that Aura has a very full calendar. To ensure your hair is maintained on schedule, it is highly recommended that you schedule your next visit before leaving the salon.
Her hair work can be found on social media by searching #auramae. Her food can be found at #theauramaeway. Feel free to email with questions.
Carrie began her career in the downtown market and has been in the Harmon building for years (through all the construction!). She was the driving force that brought Azarra (for whom she worked in the 1990's) downtown and brought this team of highly trained and highly skilled colorists together.
Carrie's artistic flair shows through in everything she does. She is a singer/songwriter and is currently working on her second album with Tahoma Souls Alive. (Copies of her first album are available in the salon.) Follow her musical journey on Facebook:
She has an understanding of curly hair that only a curly-haired person can have and knows first hand what it's like to have a tender scalp.
If you want to enhance your curl, Carrie can cut it so that it performs at it's best. She will show you the proper products and techniques to showcase your curl.
Are you frustrated with keeping your beautiful brunette hair now that grey hair is making its way into the mix? Carrie has a unique affinity for keeping dark hair luscious.
If you want to control your curl and try straighter hair for a while, ask her about our Keratin Treatments. It will give you straighter, smoother hair for 3-6 months with no damage and no commitment. (Consultations are mandatory for this service.)
Colors with Carrie start at $75, highlights are $50-150, cuts are $50. Keratin Straightening is $200-$400, takes 2-5 hours and lasts 3-6 months.
Carrie is in the salon Tuesday - Saturday and offers late evening appointments by request. Contact Carrie with any questions.
Dawn is am artist in many areas. She's incredibly creative in the way she sees the world. She has years of experience as a Colorist and will always take the time needed to perfect the art that is your hair. You might describe her style as Classic Beauty with a dash of Flair. Dawn's enthusiasm and humor are a joy. She's a natural storyteller who doesn't hesitate to poke fun at herself for your entertainment. You will have a great time during your visit!
Dawn brings a new treat to the salon: Nova Lashes eyelash extensions.
Nova Lashes are great for those of us who want to look fabulous with less effort, or for special events (weddings, vacations, class reunions). They shed with your natural lash, so you can choose to maintain them on a monthly basis, or get them for an event and let them fall out over time. You can be high maintenance or low - your choice!
You'll lie down for two hours on your first visit, so dress comfortably and be prepared to take off all your eye make-up. If you are a contact lens wearer, you need to not wear them the day of your lash service.
She loves the art annd craft of working with hair and making her clients feel beautiful. A true member of the family, Jennifer has been there for proms, weddings and baby's first cuts. Many of her clients come in together as a family, often three generations at once.
Away from the salon she is passionate about staying healthy so that she can continue her career for many more years. She loves yoga, her dogs (#bulldogsofinstagram) and annual family rituals of camping and mushroom foraging. In 2014, she participated in her first triathlon.
No matter what your hair needs are, Jennifer has a practical, real world solution.
I am a Tacoma native, mother of one very wonderful little lady, blogger/vlogger (The Good Wife Beauty - thegoodwifebeauty.com & My Amazing Life - missehrin.com), Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Licensed Independent educator and Tea snob. I completed all of my professional training at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, where I sit on the advisory board, substitute teach and offer curly hair continued education classes. I am a certified DevaCurl (devacurl.com) stylist and a certified colorist with The American Board of Certified Haircolorists.
I have been in the beauty industry since 2005 and continued education has always been a priority for advancing my career beyond the norm. It has given me the opportunity to make a real difference in my community. By participating in and offering curly hair education and hair color education I am able to dispel a lot of myths surrounding the two subjects, changing the way people in Tacoma feel about their Curls, and opening their eyes to new possibilities with hair color. I enjoy working with curly hair because it reminds me of myself, seemingly unwilling to behave but in reality just very sensitive and habitually dehydrated.
After a few years in a different salon, I chose to come back to Azarra because of the like minded attitude of everyone here. The stylists are striving to be better for themselves, their clients and the industry so don't be alarmed if another stylist comes over to investigate what we are doing. By asking me questions about what is happening with my client's hair, my co-workers are actually helping me become a better educator and it's a big part of why I'm here. This is a safe place for everyone to be themselves, learn, grow, ask questions, express opinions and feel loved. This is my family.
Additional services: Private Parties, MeetUps, Public Speakling, Education, Individual Tutoring.
Born and raised in Juneau, AK Staci loves adventure and the outdoors. She is newly engaged and is a step mommy to an amazing 5 year old boy.
If she's not in the salon, or running around to and from school or the grocery store, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up scrumptious foods. Having a passion for cooking and eating, and being a major foodie she enjoys going out to eat and trying new places. With that said, her and her fiancé are dedicated health nuts and make it a priority to eat right and stay healthy 80% of the time- you have to treat yourself to stay human! You can follow her food and fitness adventures @fit_foodie_couple
She is warm hearted and has a love for helping people feel and look their ultimate selves!
She moved to Washington in 2005 where she started her schooling at Gene Juarez in Federal Way. Over the course of 10 years she has continued her education and takes classes as often as she can to keep up to date with the latest trends. One of her neatest experiences so far was a Balayage class she got to attend with celebrity colorist George Papanikolas- some of his clients are Madonna, The Kardashians, Rashida Jones, Hannah Jeter and many more!
A few other classes she has under her belt are an American Crew cutting and fading, and Joico theory and color placement.
She desires to keep her business growing and is so thankful that a huge part of her clientele has followed her from Covington, WA and battles the never ending traffic to see her!
Chelsea doesn't just do hair, she creates beautiful, whole works of art. Unlike many stylists you know her journey was not always about hair, in fact cosmetology seemed to find her! Clover Park Community College offers a fantastic cosmetology program which prepared Chelsea for her future in the industry better than most. In addition to her formal education she has continued to learn her trade from many professionals in the industry and the local salon community. Her first salon internship took place right here at Azarra Salon & Wine. Now she can call it home!
During your first visit a detailed consultation will help cultivate a vision for your hair and a plan to get you there. Her passion for loving people will translate into TLC for your mane.
Chelsea is comfortable with all hair types and is always learning new techniques, styles, and trends. Bring a picture of your hair goals and she will do her best to make it happen.
With Chelsea you'll find a great stylist and an even better friend.
Claire was born and raised in western New York, but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and recently decided to plant her roots in Washington. She attended the New York Institute of Massage where she completed 1,100 hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, Swedish Massage, Medical Massage and Shiatsu. She is New York State Board certified and Nationally board certified (MA60654450), and a proud member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
She first became interested in massage therapy while getting body treatments from a massage therapist herself many years ago. The process of healing physically with skilled hands that are “in-tune” with others’ bodies is truly amazing. Bodywork can and will change the mind-body connection and make for an all around healthier lifestyle.
Claire likes to think that being a healer has come naturally to her and something that truly makes her happy. She customizes your massage to effectively treat what your body needs each visit. She has many different treatment “styles” all in which will lead you towards a whole body homeostasis.
Her approach on holistic healing is to eat well by nourishing the body with natural and organic foods, exercise regularly and take time out for yourself each day. She has found that the connection between mind and physical body is crucial for a healthy and balanced life. Claire loves her work and considers it a reflection of the type of person she is.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hiking, jogging, yoga, swimming, gardening, and of course her four little chickens.