I am so proud to be the owner of Touch Aveda Salon & Spa! As a Lifestyle Aveda salon & spa, we carry the entire line of Aveda products, exclusively; this includes haircare, skincare, and Aveda hair color which is up to 97% naturally derived. I began my career with Aveda when I started the Skin Care Program at the Aveda Institute in St. Petersburg, FL; I implemented the skincare curriculum, where I taught for several years before becoming the Retail Manager for the Institute. As Retail Manager, I gained additional knowledge and expertise about Aveda Products for both hair and skin and ultimately decided I wanted to open my own Aveda Salon & Spa, if I could find the right location; I found what I was looking for in Westchase and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful community. Today, I combine my experience with Aveda and my passion for the incredible products to bring the very best of Aveda to the Guests we serve. At Touch Aveda Salon & Spa, our guests are like family to us and the words in our mission statement express exactly how we feel toward them: “We Care, We Ask, We Listen…We Touch”. Please visit us soon and allow us to help you look and feel special!
I am so grateful to work with such an amazing, ambitious and talented team that cares about each other and each one of our guests! Born and raised in Boston, MA (Go Red Sox & Patriots), I relocated to Tampa when I was 14 years old because my parents were tired of shoveling the snow! Even though I miss the four seasons I do love soaking up the Florida sunshine in the winter when family is four feet under in snow. I have been in the beauty industry ever since I was a small child. My grandmother was a hairstylist and my mother owned three hair salons. I became licensed in nails and massage and have been working in salon management for the past six years. Aveda, to me, is not just a brand but an experience and Touch Aveda is not just a salon but a network of truly amazing people working together with one goal in mind…to create a salon for our guests to call their home and leave feeling beautiful and confident! “Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.”
I was born and raised in Dunedin, FL. I graduated from USF with a BA in education. I have four beautiful and very active children and a chubby yellow lab. At this moment, my favorite products are anything Shampure. Great smell! My other favorite product is Air Control. It smells great too!
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. My husband and I have recently moved to Tampa and are really enjoying all this area has to offer! I have always had a strong passion for beauty and people! I love working here at Touch because I love to get to know everyone that comes in the door. Aveda is awesome and the Air Control hair spray is a must have!
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I relocated to Florida from Madison, WI which is a trendy city comprised of hip college students and young professionals. Working for 19+ years as a stylist I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to train under the hair industry’s finest educators. I love customizing color, texturizing, men’s cuts and formal styles (including updos.) I love the Smooth Infusion Style Prep, which protects hair from humidity for up to 12 hours! I enjoy looking for opportunities for updating your look and incorporating the latest trends to suit your lifestyle.
I have spent time in Charlotte, Chicago and Tampa. My 24+ years of experience and education with Aveda have allowed me to share all that I have learned with my guests to offer them a very customized service. My favorite products range from the Be Curly line (“enhances my waves if I don’t want to go straight”), to the Smooth Infusion Style Prep (“helps keep my hair straight and protected from the humidity!”) I truly enjoy the opportunity to pamper my guests with the complimentary Aveda rituals we incorporate into every appointment.
Born and raised in Germany, I studied hotel & restaurant management there and once having moved to the U.S. followed my dream to become a hairstylist. It is kind of in my blood, as my mother also was a hairdresser. In Seattle I trained and worked with Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, where I also was exposed to training from names like Frederic Fekkai and Jacques Dessange. Through the years I worked with various companies all over the U.S. and found my niche with Aveda a few years back. Aveda philosophies are parallel to mine. My promise to my clients is to make them feel and look their absolute best while spending their time here at Touch Aveda Salon & Spa.
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I am a 4th generation Tampa Native! I started working at Touch Aveda back in 2009. I appreciate Aveda’s ability and dedication to making products that are not only sustainable and naturally-derived but that also really work! I love our makeup, skincare and hair care products! For the makeup, the Aveda Tinted Moisturizer and the Aveda Pressed Powder are my go-to and I could not live without them both! They provide a flawless finish. The Control Force Hairspray and the Pure Abundance Hair Potion are my two favorites from our hair care line. I enjoy meeting and talking to new people! I also enjoy the beauty of the industry and the art of this craft. Being able to combine these two things and do them in such a fun environment is awesome to me!
Born and raised in Tampa FL. My background has always been Aveda, starting with the Aveda Institute and now I am very grateful to be working at Touch Aveda. My favorite products are volumizing tonic & phomollient, both adding shine and weightless body to your hair. I love the one-on-one time I get with each guest to discover their needs and enjoy building a relationship with them.
Hi, my name is Whitney! I’m a southern girl and true Floridian, originally from Winter Haven, FL and now residing in beautiful Palm Harbor. I began my career with Aveda because I wanted to work with the best. My specialty is working with the newest and latest trends, especially with hair color and updos, and “Victoria’s Secret” blowouts. My absolute favorite products are Dry Remedy shampoo and conditioner, Confixor, and Air Control, but honestly the list could go on and on because I have so many! I take the time to listen to my clients’ wants and needs so I can provide them with a “Touch Aveda” experience!
I was born and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota. I love the beauty industry and connecting with guests. My favorite product is Aveda’s Dry Remedy Oil. I love transforming guests and working hard to give them the look they want and love!
I’m a Florida native and second generation stylist who was born with a passion for hair in her blood. My mom has been a cosmetologist for 34 years and growing up watching her dedication to clients helped instill the same dedication in myself. From your own personalized Aveda color to the flirtiest blowouts, I’ll always give my best efforts to make sure you leave looking and feeling fantastic! Add some Aveda Control Force Hairspray for 24hr humidity protection and you’ll be ready for anything!
Hello! My name is Emee. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Aveda family. It’s so refreshing to represent a brand that shares the same goals and ideology as me. Making my guest’s look and feel beautiful, as well as giving back to the planet is truly rewarding. I really enjoy using our products as well. The Pure Abundance hair Potion is my favorite! I look forward to meeting new clients and building long lasting relationships!
I am from Colorado/Clearwater. Moving from the mountains to the oceans was a great reason to buy a whole new wardrobe! Aveda products are all natural which is really important to me as a therapist. I love the fact that they are committed to the environment. One small step for mankind! I love what I do and I enjoy helping make people feel better. Touch Aveda Spa is about a whole mind, body and soul experience.
Hello, I’m Katherine! I believe in Aveda wellness and love making guests feel comfortable and relaxed. I also love the Aveda skincare line and all of the antiaging benefits. I look forward to helping you discover the beauty of Aveda on your next visit at Touch!
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