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 

Stylists & Nail Techs 


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 

Shannon | Licensed Nail Technician & Cosmetologist
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.
Sonica | Stylist & Esthetician


 Massage Therapists

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. 

Elise massage therapist at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA. 
Elise | LMP

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! 

Holly Grant Esthetician at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA.
 Holly | Esthetician & Nail Tech

Jenn Baker Esthetician and Lash Tech for Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA.
 Jenn | Esthetician & Lash Tech
Proud mother of three and dog-mom to her pug-bull, Yogi.
Recently engaged and planning for her upcoming nuptials to her best friend.
Loves spending time exploring the  beautiful PNW with her fiancé and dog, whether it's road trips, camping, hiking,'ll most likely catch us out and about living and loving life. "My goal when working with clients is to create a relationship based on trust. I offer the highest quality of care with a personalized experience that in my hopes, leaves the client relaxed, refreshed and renewed. Whether they are seeking treatment, prevention or maintenance, we will work together as a team. I aim to offer an exceptional standard in service, the background and education with the personal touch and personality that will keep them coming back. I look forward to serving you here at Zazen Salon and Spa."

Christian Martinez esthetician at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA. 
 Christian | Esthetician 


Front Desk Team
 Madison Tygret front desk staff at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA.
Madison |

McKenzie Tygret front desk staff at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA. 
 McKenzie |

 Marisa |Marisa Cantu working the front desk at Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham, WA 2018.
Marisa has always been interested in the beauty industry. When she moved to Bellingham to peruse her education in anthropology at Western Washington University she also found an upbeat and welcoming group to work with here, at Zazen. Although she is not studying the field, Marisa enjoys aspects of beauty and self care and is knowledgeable in skin and hair care. When Marisa is not studying and working she spends her time being creative and being outdoors. Marisa was born and raised in Washington and is truly a Pacific Northwest kind of gal. 
Owners of Zazen Salon Spa in Bellingham WA Lannea & Marvin Riggs.
 Marvin & Lannea Riggs