Meet Our Team

Our stylists are skilled in their craft with a love of
enhancing their client’s individuality.

Jen van Lienden
owner, stylist


City lights or starry nights?
While I adore starry nights in the wilderness, city lights have always warmed my soul. They put me in a sort of pleasant haze – like the dog in old cartoons who smells a hot pie on the window sill and just floats toward it all googly-eyed.

Favorite mode of transportation?
Thus far, I have never ridden in the sidecar of a moped. So I will say it’s walking. I am a very efficient walker. But, I am certain that once I have my first ride in a sidecar, that will be my new favorite.

Naps or “no rest for the wicked”?
NAPS. My very wise Oma said to me, “Take naps. All my friends who don’t take naps are dead.” I found that advice to be very impactful at the age of nine.

What brings you daily joy?
My dogs. I am thankful for those crazy beasts every single day. Sometimes I just sit on my sofa and stare at them. Sometimes I sing to them. Other times I make up voices for them and have conversations with them…

What is your favorite thing about doing hair?
At the beginning of my career, I would have said it was the hair; the creativity. But now, I say it’s the people; the conversations; the friendships.

Megan White


What about you surprises people?
I am a closet nerd. Also my fascination with all things dark and creepy.

What is something you believe strongly in?
Integrity. Respect.

Signature Dish—
My gumbo is the best in the best in the world. The best.

Who do you look up to?
My mother.

Favorite hobby?
Junking! Finding forgotten treasures and giving them a new life.

What brings you daily joy?
My son’s goofy dance moves.

Stephanie Buffkin


Cocktail of choice?
‘The Bees Knees’ Its this amazing 1920s Gin cocktail made with honey and lemon. It is best served in a fabulous martini glass with a brandied cherry as garnish. It makes me feel like I am living in the Great Gatsby.

What brings you daily joy?
Thats easy — their names are Ava, Elle and Isla. My three beautiful daughters give me my daily dose of joy. They are all so different and have such unique personalities. It makes my heart melt when my middle daughter snuggles up next to me in bed, or when my baby girls give me a spontaneous kiss in the hallway at school. And I love love love it when my teenager brings her friends over, and they sit at my kitchen counter, eat cookies and tell me all about their day.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee ~ Need that high octane caffeine immediately after getting out of bed. Actually, the smell of a freshly brewed cup is generally needed to get me OUT of bed.

Favorite quote?
I won’t think about it today ~ I’ll think about it tomorrow…. after all tomorrow is another day. ~ Scarlett O’Hara

Budget motel or luxe lodging?
Luxe Lodging for sure. No camping for this girl!

Ellery Hatfield


What are your go-to tunes?
Country music, always. Barring that, give me indie folk, anything from the 70’s, Southern gothic, reggae rock, show tunes, 80’s hair metal, and emo boy bands.

Budget motel or luxe lodging?
Between the two? Luxe lodging, because huge fluffy beds. But if I had my pick, it would be a vacation rental. Give me a kitchen to cook in, mismatched mugs for morning coffee, a bit of grass for my feet, and no crowded common areas. Give me a quiet glimpse into what everyday life in a new place feels like.

Favorite villain?
Hagrid. Don’t believe me? Look up “Hagrid is a Death Eater” and talk to me about it at our next appointment. Prepare to have some serious doubts sown and set aside an hour if you’re committed to coming up with a decent counterargument.

Cocktail of choice?
French 75. Champagne, gin, lemon, and a sugar cube. Perfection in a glass and what I judge all decent cocktail bars by.

Dogs or cats?
Cats. Don’t you come after me for being honest.

Best sunset?
San Diego. It’s different every night and it’s best viewed with your feet in the sand. Sometimes it’s a riot of colors against a flaming ocean, sometimes it’s a golden glow warming a pale wash of blue, and sometimes it’s just a few heavenly sunbeams spilling through thick, slate and lavender clouds. I think I saw a different sunset every day over the seven years I lived there.

What about you surprises people?
My zodiac sign. Take a guess.