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

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.

Levi Tinger

MASTER STYLIST

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 magizine 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

MASTER STYLIST

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

MASTER STYLIST

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

MASTER STYLIST

I moved here from Port Angeles in 2009 and since then I have been living my dream of doing hair. Straight or curly, men or women, I love cutting and coloring it all. Other than making my clients look and feel great, my goal is to create ease, style and longevity in every cut and color that I do and to educate my clients how to make the most of their hair at home, whether you’re the wash-and-go type or you like put some effort in to styling. I’m always excited to meet new people and to play with new hair! You can find me on Instagram @hilary.does.hair

Mallory Leider

MASTER STYLIST

Mallory graduated from the Aveda institute of Chicago 5 years ago and joined our team in fall of 2017. She continued her education through those years by learning new color and cutting techniques, extensions and the product line Bumble & Bumble. She understands the concept of the beauty industry’s ever evolving trends and specializes in balayage and pixie cuts! Mallory’s passion for the industry continues to grow by creating flattering styles for all ages and gender. Highly motivated to educate clients on product knowledge and at home hair care regimen, Mallory will enable her talents that will have you leaving the salon feeling beautiful.

Ahna Kvinge

STYLIST

A Washington and Ballard native hairstylist who is consistently perfecting her craft. Passionate about color, dry cutting and men’s cutting. Trained with Aveda and did advanced apprenticeship with Team Olive. Having appreciation for the beauty in individuality paired with a natural eye for proportion and detail, I was the go-to girl growing up for updos, color and cuts. Ahna believes communication and attention to detail are imperative to ones image. She sees the beauty in individuality, striving to customize every service to each guests needs.