Olive Beauty Lounge is an intimate boutique salon. We have years of talent and history in Seattle. We design men and women’s haircuts with years of passion and training. Our goal is to deliver the best experience. Consultation is our obsession, we believe in taking our time to fully understand our guests needs and wants. Our Team is fun, talented and dedicated to creating beauty and promoting well-being.
OWNER | MASTER STYLIST
Hi my name is Renee and welcome to my boutique salon. Ever since I gave my first Barbie a wedge cut like Dorothy Hamill, I’ve always had a passion for cutting hair.
In 1999 I graduated from Aveda Institute, I advanced to some of the highest training in the beauty industry with Avant hair salon in Minneapolis where I started my career. I traveled all over the country for advanced training in men’s barbering, advanced color placement and women’s cutting. I moved to the west coast in 2003 and continued to grow and educate myself with the highest level of education. In 2013 I then took everything I felt passionate about and opened my own salon. I feel very proud of my salon and staff. I always wanted a fun, playful, relaxing and inspiring place to come to work and feel enlightened by my environment and colleagues.
I love my career and making people feel beautiful and confident, that is why I spend my time to get to know what your wants and needs are about your hair and beyond. I will always be honest and professional in every consultation. I want you to always look forward to getting your locks spruced up with me and join me in fun conversation, like we are old friends having coffee.
I have been in the industry since the year 2000. I Have had Training with Aveda, Toni and Guy, Bumble and bumble, and more. I worked in salons as a Bumble and bumble network educator for 8 years while doing hair in the Salon. And have also been written up in Seattle magazine as “best brunette colorist”. Also written up in Allure magazine twice for my craft in which I take much pride in. The favorite part of my job is making people feel good inside and out. Because when you look good on the outside you feel good on the inside!
Joie Belknap is not just a stylist, she is also a consultant, with more than fifteen years of experience as a barber/stylist in the Seattle area she is more than qualified to give you the look you deserve. In addition to her years of experience serving Seattle-ites, Joie has enjoyed sharing her amazing skills with others for the past 8 years as a Cosmetology Instructor. Joie’s barber skills are top notch, making her a much sought after men’s barber, but men are only part of her extensive satisfied customer base; once women put their lovely locks in her capable hands, they can’t imagine going to anyone else. Her amazing skills are only part of the reason customers choose to become loyal to Joie for life; her awesome personality make getting a haircut less like a visit to the dentist and more like having a good time with a great friend. Her beautiful smile and flare for style make Joie Belknap the stylist of choice for many throughout the Northwest.
Lorrel is a true Seattleite. After graduating from Gene Juarez in 1998 she went on to continue her education at the Paul Mitchell academy, specializing in color. She has spent her career perfecting her skills with education in balayage, keratin treatments, perms, corrective color and various cutting techniques. Lorrel loves what she does and takes pride in her work. When she’s not behind the chair she is teaching art and enjoying her family.
After graduating from the Aveda Institute of Chicago, Mallory moved to Seattle and has continued to hone her craft in cutting and color techniques. In the fall of 2017, she joined the team at Olive Beauty Lounge. With a meticulous eye for detail, Mallory specializes in balayage, pixie cuts, and color. She also does an amazing job with applying eyelash and hair extensions that look so natural, no one will know they are not real unless you tell them! Mallory keeps current on ever evolving beauty trends and continues to create flattering styles for all people of all ages.
Ahna is Washington and Ballard native hairstylist who is consistently perfecting her craft. She trained with Aveda and did an advanced apprenticeship with Team Olive. She has a natural eye for proportion and detail and is the local go-to girl for style, color and cuts. She specializes in creative, fun color and is currently accepting new clients for hair extensions. Ahna sees the beauty in individuality and strives to customize every service to each guests personal needs. She believes communication and attention to detail are imperative to building solid client relationships.