Bellingham's premiere salon and spa
11 Bellwether Way Suite 102
 Bellingham, WA 98225 
(360) 715-1050
Hours: M-F 9AM - 7PM, Sat 9AM - 6PM, Sun 10AM - 4PM

 Meet Our Team


Zazen Salon Spa Staff

Tasia | Salon Spa Manager/Social Media Supervisor
Tasia has been in the customer service industry since 2007. She has always had a love for makeup artistry, skincare and being in a creative field. So in 2014 Tasia went to Paroba College and graduated a licensed Master Esthetician. After a year in the industry she went to DFMA Make Up Academy in London, England to be certified in TV, Film & Theatre Make Up. After returning home, Tasia started working at Zazen as a front desk receptionist to get back in the industry she loves. Now as the Front Desk Lead and Social Media Supervisor, she makes sure the salon and spa is running smoothly, while keeping the work environment fun and happy. On her own time she still loves playing with makeup creating fun looks, especially special effects make up during the Halloween season. She also loves to write and is working on a side project for a few years. Tasia has a passion to travel and hopefully will see the whole world. She finds so much joy in life and wants to experience as much as she can in her lifetime.  
Stylists & Nail Techs 

Abigail | Licensed Cosmetologist
Abigail has been creating art with hair since 2010. Convinced she was born to be an artist, Abby is driven by her creative side behind the chair. She makes sure to attend hair shows and technical classes regularly, keeping her color trends and cutting techniques modern and fun! Not only is she passionate about her art, she's passionate about making sure her clients feel like family. Beyond the chair, Abby lives for sunny days at the beach, especially if it's low tide. She enjoys long hikes in the lush Pacific Northwest Forests to find crystals & gems. In the winter Abby is in the powder up at Mt. Baker, and when she's at home, she loves watching her two kitties try to catch the dot. Anything artistic from gardening, to music or painting, she's curiously driven toward it. Come relax in Abby's chair and watch as she creates your personal hair masterpiece. 

Barbara | Licensed Cosmetologist
Barbara has lived and worked as a hairstylist in Bellingham Since 1985. Combining technical knowledge and artistry, she creates her work from carefully listening to her clients wishes and offering options as well. She is excited by the endless opportunities in hair color that exists today. Outside of the salon, Barbara enjoys long walks, yoga, good books, learning new things, and being grateful for each day. 

Crystal | Licensed Cosmetologist
Crystal has been in the beauty industry for 8 years. After graduating from a Paul Mitchell school she continued her education in makeup. For the past 5 years she has been a cosmetology instructor as well as working behind the chair as a barber at the Everett Naval Base. Crystal is one of our makeup artists and she can do your makeup for any special occasion or provide private lessons to help you feel confident in your own makeup application. In addition to makeup Crystal also does haircuts, styling, color and is a certified Brazilian Blowouts technician. "My work ethic is to go the extra mile to ensure my clients happiness. I consider all my clients family and I enjoy the time I spend with each of them in my chair."

Emilly | Licensed Cosmetologist
Emilly has always been a creative person, working on clothing design and jewelry before stepping behind the chair. She graduated from Gene Juarez in 2010 and keeps herself educated with all the new techniques when available. Emilly is always up for a challenge whether it be an intense color correction, or a fun fashion color look. However, she'll always keep the integrity of her client's hair her first priority. She also loves her family and being a mother. Her son Danny says, "mommy does good hair, and good work. Other people come in and she does good stuff and fixes bad hair and I love her." 
Kandice | Licensed Cosmetologist
Kandice has been a cosmetologist since 2014 and has been at Zazen since 2016. Along with providing excellent hair services, she is also our resident lash extension expert.  Kandice has a big heart and is able to make each and every client feel beautiful and special. She will always bring a smile to your face when you see her. On her down time Kandice loves adventuring with her two children and enjoys curling up with a good book.


Shannon | Nail Technician
Shannon received her Manicuring License in 2012 and her Instructor License in 2013 from Bellingham Beauty School. Shannon received her Cosmetology License from Toni & Guy in 2015. She worked for a year in her own space as a nail tech, doing acrylic and hard gel enhancements, as well as manicures, pedicures and all variety of nail art. She moved to Bellingham to become a Cosmetology Instructor in 2013 where she has worked for Bellingham Beauty School, Northwest Hair Academy, Toni & Guy, and The Beauty Institute. Shannon is a mom of four amazing kids and GiGi to two equally amazing grandkids. She loves to sew, knit and embroider. She also repurposes art and makes glass beads. Her craftiness helps her involvement in historical recreation of all sorts for 21 years. She also loves her pets which include: two cats, an iguana and a bearded dragon.

Valentine | Licensed Cosmetologist and Nail Technician

Licensed Cosmetologist. Nail Technician. Hair Enthusiast. Makeup Artist. Beauty Junkie. Valentine received a diverse education in Cosmetology at Gene Juarez Academy in 2011 as well as received Manicurist training at Northwest Hair Academy in 2013. She is committed to continuing her education to bring you the latest trends, techniques, and amazing customer service. Valentine's specialties include: hair extensions, balayage, hair retexturing, natural & gel nail care. She enjoys anything and anyone who can give her a good laugh, creativity, a little sass, and can think outside the box. In her free time she enjoys adventures, music, cooking, all things gold, and the search of the world's spiciest hot sauce. See you soon!


Massage Therapists

Jennifer | LMP 
Jennifer is a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of The Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts. She is trained in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, Therapeutic massage and Prenatal. In addition to massage, Jennifer is also certified in Holistic Dynamic Aromatherapy. She is very empathetic from personal experiences and recent life changes have motivated her to step into an environment that allows her to use learned assessment skills to customize massages for each unique client issue. She loves providing therapeutic work with a nurturing touch for healing and wellness is her mission! Jennifer is conscious and grateful for the extraordinary lesson that each body has to share!


Kelly | LMP

Kelly is a graduate from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts. She has an innate ability to find areas of pain and soreness, addressing them with a natural and positive healing touch. She enjoys applying neuromuscular techniques and stretches to increase range of motion. Kelly also uses a variety of different modalities to assure her clients leave feeling healthy, pampered and relaxed. 

Mackenzie | LMP
MacKenzie is a graduate from the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts. She has called Bellingham home for the last 7 years and is honored to serve the Whatcom County community. As a seasoned traveler, MacKenzie has seen all walks of life and believes every body and treatment is unique. Her goal is to have all her clients leave with improved range of motion, relieved of acute or chronic pain, and a deep relaxation to hold on to. MacKenzie exclusively offers Lomi Lomi massage to those who desire healing on all levels. In MacKenzie's free time she loves to teach massage, cook delicious food, play any stringed instrument and howl to the moon. 

Piper | Esthetician
Piper has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years, becoming a licensed Esthetician in 2009. She gained her training and experience while working at a medical spa in Santa Barbara, CA. She became an Esthetician after struggling with her own skin issues since she was a teen. She believes that skin care, touch therapy and overall wellness are the keys to beautiful, healthy skin. She is especially passionate about treating problem skin - improving someone’s skin can also mean improving someone’s life! Piper moved to Bellingham in May 2016 and has fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest! In her free time she enjoys being active (hiking, cycling, everything!), reading, snuggling her two lop-eared bunnies and going on adventures!