Adam Shipley, Master Stylist, Owner/Operator, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach VA
Adam Shipley, Master Stylist & Salon Owner

Adam started working in a quaint family salon in North Carolina after graduating from cosmetology school in 2008 & then moved to Virginia Beach to grow his career. Adam focused on expanding his education thru Wella, Aveda, and Schwarzkopf color. While working in some of the top salons in the area, he always felt a calling to establish his own salon where fellow stylists would feel at home. At Ava Marie Salon and Spa he has changed the established norm from client to hair experience.
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Ariana Molina, Master Stylist

Ariana graduated with her cosmetology license in 2011 from Virginia technical career center. Post graduation she attended balayage classes and continues to educate herself on new trends. She is also certified in Brazilian blow out and keratin smoothing treatments. Hot heads and babe hair extensions.
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Neftaly Pacheco, Master Stylist

Nef has been doing hair professionally for 12 years after graduating from Coachella Valley Beauty College. She has since become certified in Brazilian Blowout and Babe Hand Tied Weft Extensions. Nef specializes in short styles such as bobs and pixie cuts.
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Chere Sirmons, Master Stylist

Chere has been in the hair industry for 22 years. She specializes in perms, beards, color, waxing, and formal up do’s. She enjoys seeing her clients ecstatic about their hair results at the end of each appointment and making all of her clients feel comfortable and pampered from the very start! Outside of work Chere loves enjoying time with her family and dogs.

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Summer Collins, Salon Technician, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach
Summer Henley, Premium Stylist

Summer graduated from her apprenticeship program from Norfolk Tech in 2020. She started working in the hair industry as an assistant for our owner, Adam Shipley. From there, she cultivated her appreciation for the industry. She enjoys doing balayage techniques and highlights most, but truly just loves when a client leaves feeling beautiful- no matter the service! Outside of work, you can find her with her loving husband or spending time with family and friends. Summer enjoys being apart of fun, creative environments and building relationships with her coworkers and clients!

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Ben Bouri, Master Stylist

Ben moved to the U.S. from Jordan in 1998 to go to Springfield Virginia Beauty Academy. Since his family is in the hair industry as well, he grew up surrounded by the skill and shares the same love for it. Ben has a fun-loving attitude that always projects positivity. He enjoys doing color services and the art of cutting. On his down time, you can expect Ben will either be at the beach catching some rays or at home cooking something extravagant.



Amanda Shipley, Ava Marie Salon and Spa Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Shipley, Salon Coordinator


Izabella Smittle, Apprentice & Technician

Janice Myers, Front of house/Receptionist

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