William Edge is owner and creative influence of the William Edge, ProdEdgy and Vann.Edge Salon Groups as well as the founder of Pure Edge-ucation, a premiere education team. William Edge’s commitment to education has brought him around the world, from London to Taiwan to Australia, performing hair/fashion shows and business/motivational seminars. William strives to bring excitement in learning & sharing to any venue. In addition to his acclaimed artistic work, William Edge is also one of the most insightful motivational speakers in our industry.
Ever since she joined Seattle's Marketplace Salon in 1987, Lisa Vann has continued to grow her career. For 25 years, Lisa Vann has developed her brand. Through hard work and dedication, Lisa Vann created a large client following. If you walk into the Aveda salons and concept stores in the Seattle and Portland areas and mention her name, you'll realize that she's a legend. Lisa Vann travels the world as an Aveda Guest Artist, global educator, and editorial stylist. While demonstrating innovative techniques and products that further Rechelbacher's ecoprenuership, Lisa Vann inspires salon professionals. She stays up-to-date on the latest looks by attending Fashion Week events in The United States and around the world. And, Lisa Vann still styles hair for her long-time clients—the loyalty goes both ways.
Christopher ArchiopoliSenior Imedge Designer
Christopher Archiopoli fell into the salon industry by accident. While attending Arizona State University to earn his Marketing degree, he was working at a salon in the Phoenix area doing administrative work. Christopher was inspired by the philanthropic work done by the salon, as well as the ability of hair stylists to touch people's lives. Following his graduation, he decided that he could not live his life relegated to a cubicle, and instead decided to pursue a career in the industry he had grown to love. Moving to Seattle in 2006, Christopher attended the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, and went through advanced training at one of Seattle’s top Aveda salons. Since the beginning of his career as a hair designer, he has worked within the Aveda network, becoming a licensed cosmetology instructor in 2009, and an Aveda Hair Color Purefessional in 2011. Although comfortable with all hair textures, types, and lengths, Christopher excels at red heads, curly hair, and shorter styles. "While I love making people's days as a service provider, my passion lies in education and making a difference in the world."
Rose PradoImedge Designer / Makeup Artist
When a child is born, we tell them they can be anything they want and support the path that they choose. When an artist is born they cannot be anything they want because they are many things. Rose was not only born an artist, but raised by one, and was instilled with a passion and eye for the creative. She first began her artistic journey picking up the saxophone in the third grade and eventually being pulled toward Seattle to play in a jazz band. In typical artist fasion, music was not her only love. She began doing hair, at home, at the young age of thirteen. With herself as a primary canvas, and endless avenues of inspiration, she taught herself not only hair but makeup as well. Needing to support herself as a young adult, Rose went to work for "the man" for six years. She worked hard and gained many useful skills in relating to people, dealing with stressful situations, and managing a business. Passion though, once ignited, can never die and Rose felt her calling to pursue her destiny as a hair stylist. She attended the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and graduated with perfect attendance. Following graduation, Rose set her sights on Vann.Edge, knowing it would be a perfect fit for her being a fast paced and fashion forward salon. Patience and persistence paid off and she became a shining part of the team in July of 2015. A unicorn at heart, Rose definitely has a flair for the colorful, edgy, and unusual. However, she also has a wonderful eye for the classic and sophisticated. Her true passion when it comes to her guests is to help transform the best version of themselves, bringing the inner beauty to the surface. Rose starts each day remembering the words of one of her hair idols, Gary Howse. "Do what you love and the rest will follow..."
Deborah LewisEsthetician / Makeup Artist
Deborah is our wonderful esthetician who offers a wide variety of body treatments as well as hair removal services. Throughout her years in her previous profession as a paralegal, she always had an underlying passion for skin care and makeup. Many nights were spent painting faces and doing facials on her friends and family, believing that healthy skin is happy skin. “People forget that our skin is our largest and most exposed organ, being able to help keep it healthy and beautiful is my number one goal.” Deborah puts a positive light on everything in life and its hard to leave a conversation with her not feeling amazing about yourself. After surviving breast cancer she wanted to pursue her dreams and attended the Aveda Institute here in Seattle, becoming a licensed esthetician in early 2015. If you feel like having a truly one of a kind experience book your next spa appointment with Deborah today.