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 of Creatives 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 as well as 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. When not at Ava Marie, you can find Nef spending time at home with her wife and dogs. Staying active and playing recreational sports like, Kickball! Volunteering and staying active within her community.

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Chere Sirmons, Master Stylist

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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 in 2020. She started working in salons at the age of 16 as an assistant for our owner, Adam Shipley. From there, she cultivated her appreciation for the industry. She enjoys doing blonding services and balayage techniques the most, but truly just loves when a client leaves feeling beautiful- no matter the service!

When she is not at work, you can find her with her loving husband or spending time with family and friends. Summer enjoys being apart of a fun, creative environment and building relationships with her coworkers and clients!

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Ben Bouri, Master Stylist

Ben comes from a long line of hair stylists. His family has been in the hair industry for many years, so he has gained much experience even as a young man. He came from Jordan to pursue an education in cosmetology at Springfield Academy in the year 2000. He enjoys performing many hair services; however, he enjoys doing highlights and Brazilian Blowouts most. Ben is fun-loving and is always keeping his clients smiling and laughing throughout the workday.

On his down time, he will be out at the beach soaking up some sun or at home cooking something spectacular in his kitchen.

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Allison Evans, Master Stylist

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Izabella Smittle, Apprentice & Technician

Janice Myers, Salon Coordinator

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