As a young boy growing up in Indiana, Trent Edward Sutton channeled his early artistic energies toward the usual teen-angsty outlets: alternative rock, art and skateboarding. Fast forward to 2002, and Trent found himself far from home, on the sun-baked shores of San Diego. Looking for a practical way to spin his creative passion, he enrolled in cosmetology school. "I instantly fell in love with hair styling," Trent says. "The fusion of color, shape and texture fascinated me. Making clients look and feel great was such a rush. I was hooked."
Trent now shares his knowledge and experience with others as an educator for L'Oreal Professional. It's offered him a chance to not only teach, but to learn from his peers. "Working with others who share my interest in healthy, beautiful hair is a great inspiration," Trent says. "Seeing other people's work keeps me motivated and creative."
Rachel is a Bay Area native, moving to Oregon over 15 years ago. She started her career in early childhood education. Knowing she always wanted to attend cosmetology school, she took a break from teaching and enrolled at Beau Monde Accademy of Cosmetology. Upon graduating; Rachel started working at a salon, while continuing teaching on her days off. Rachel is with us full time and has been a stylist for over 10 years. She has been with Trent Edward Salon since we opened in 2010. She is your go-to for fun color and cuts and special occasion styles. She is L'Oreal Expert Network certified and trained through L'Oreal Professionnel for color and Balayage.
When Rachel is not in the salon, she enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband and step-kids, and visiting her parents in Sisters, OR.
Shelby has been in the beauty industry since 2009. She is a Certified Balayage Artist with L’Oreal Professionnel and loves creating personalized color, haircuts and updos for special occasions! She is also a trainer with the L’Oreal Professionnel Education team, traveling around the West Coast sharing knowledge with other stylists and salons.
An Oregon native, Shelby is a newlywed who enjoys traveling, exploring the PNW, and playing with their dog, Tag.
Steph tried the conventional college route and found herself uninspired. Finding her way, she attended Paul Mitchell the School of Portland and became part of their advanced student programs. Upon graduation, Steph explored a couple salons before finding her home here at Trent Edward Salon. She has been with the team since 2016, starting out as Trent's assistant for the first year. Steph has been trained with L'Oreal Prefessionnel in their Expert Network courses. She has a knack for highlights, rich brunette's and hair cutting.
In her free time Steph enjoys wine tasting, playing with her pup Maisy May, and shopping for home decor. To see more of her work, click here.
Kris has been in the industry for over 30 years, working behind the chair in more than 5 states. While she began her career in Portland, she is recently back to the area and we are so thrilled to have her on our team.
Kris has been a color specialist for the majority of her career, specializing in beautiful natural colors and blondes.
Kris is also a traveling stylist, going to Austin, TX once a month.
Maegan is an Oregon native but began her career of cosmetology in the Bay Area in 2013. Looking for a career shift, she began working as a salon coordinator where she quickly fell in love with the industry. Deciding to go back to school, she attended Paris Beauty College. She is certified in L'Oreal's Expert Network and BABE Extentions. Maegan is continuing her education here at Trent Edward Salon as a Junior Stylist and salon assistant.
In her free time, Maegan enjoys spending her days with her husband and kids, exploring Oregon wine country, trying new resturants and traveling.
She is a student at Lakeridge High School who is aspiring to become a stylist one day. Currently, Nykki is on the school's cheerleading team and helps teammates style their hair for competions. She enjoys working at Trent Edward Salon to gain valuable behind the scenes eperience as she finishes her high scool education and moves on to Cosmetology School.