Our Stylists

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.

Renée Lavigne

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.

Levi Tinger

Levi has 11 years experience, and his trainings include Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, Schwarzkopf and Tony and Guy just to name a few. For a number of years he worked as a Bumble & Bumble network educator. Levi has been written up twice in Allure magazine as a Seattle “Top Pro Stylist” and in Seattle Magazine as “Seattle’s Best Brunette Colorist”. Levi thinks the best part of his job is making someone’s day by making them feel better from the outside in. Whether that means with a few face framing foils or a full makeover with a whole new look. He also enjoys educating his clients on the why’s and how’s of the look and health of their hair.

Joie Belknap

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 Mikels

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.

Hilary Hass

Hilary is a very talented stylist & extension expert who graduated from Gene Juarez in 2010. She started her career in an Aveda Salon in Madrona, WA. She has gone through advanced education and is continuing to grow. She is very friendly with great communication skills and a great asset to Olive.