meet our team

Brooke Becnel

Brooke Becnel

Owner-Esthetician

(360)319-4049

Samm Alex

Samm Alex

Stylist

With over five years of styling experience Samm is excited to join Spruced. She brings modern, natural, and polished hair coloring, cuts, and styling to each of her clients. Formally trained at Toni & Guy Academy here in Bellingham Samm also brings experience working alongside celebrity hairdressers as well as high profile clients at Juan Juan Salon in Beverly Hills, CA. Notably, Samm worked under Jose Figueroa—stylist to celebrities and creator of the L’Oreal color line—in La Jolla, CA.

Throughout her career, Samm has honed a particular interest and expertise in understanding the chemistry behind hair coloring. She consults with each client to develop a unique color profile that best enhances their cut and personal style. Samm is a Bumble & Bumble certified stylist, and always seeks to continue training opportunities in order to bring the best quality, latest products and techniques to her clients. Staying on top of the latest trends, taking a tailored approach to each client’s needs is essential to Samm’s work, and to ensuring all her clients look and feel beautiful.

Amanda Munzanreder

Amanda Munzanreder

Lash Expert

Amanda has 6 1/2 years of experience doing eyelash extensions. She graduated from the Euro Institute of Skincare in 2010. During her schooling, she completed a course in eyelash extensions and this quickly became her passion. She loves the attention to detail that lashes take to apply and loves to help people feel more beautiful.

Amanda is a native of Whatcom County, graduating from Squalicum High School in 1999. She moved out of the area to Kirkland for 9 years before moving back in 2012. She loves spending her free time with her 5 year old son. They spend afternoons at the beach, going on adventures and making crafts. She also love to spend time with friends traveling and exploring new areas of the Northwest.

We are excited to have Amanda join the Spruced team

Ashley Thomasson

Ashley Thomasson

Makeup Artist

If you are in need of makeup services, we are proud to partner with Ashley and her team at Love Beauty. For nearly 5 years, Ashley has owned Love Beauty with a desire and the skills to create a flawless look that reflects who you are. Her team specializes in weddings/bridal parties and makeup for photography or other special events. She also teaches classes and offers 1:1 lessons to help her clients improve their own makeup application skills.

To inquire about availability for your special event, please email info@lovebeautybellingham.com.

www.lovebeautybellingham.com

Brianna Boatman

Brianna Boatman

Esthetician

Brianna comes to Spruced with over 5 years of experience in the beauty industry working for companies such as Lancome and Benefit Cosmetics. She developed a passion for makeup, brows and skincare during that time and decided to take her interests to the next level. She attended the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle and is now a licenses esthetician. During her training she developed an eye for perfection and true love of waxing. She has closely trained with our owner Brooke and has fine tuned her brow shaping skills. Brianna also enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter and fiance and enjoys a healthy lifestyle.

Cassidy Heatherly

Stylist

Cassidy grew up in Whatcom County, but has lived all over the country the last 9 years. She graduated from Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy and started her career in hair at a high end spa in Tucson, Arizona. There she continued her education in their cut/color program. She loves every aspect of doing hair, from cuts and fun colors to balayage and tape in hair extensions. She is always trying to keep up with the new hair trends, and loves taking educational classes to keep up with this ever-changing industry.

Julianne Kimmel

Julianne Kimmel

Stylist

Julianne has been a versatile and skillful stylist for six years. She constantly aims to perfect her craft. Looking to freshen your color? No problem! Maybe you're a curly girl... or perhaps you're a gentleman looking for top barber treatment? No matter who you are, Julianne has you covered. She keeps up with the latest styles and techniques by taking classes ( Paul Mitchell, Redken, Pureology etc.) and continuing her education within the field.

It is her goal to allow her clients individual styles to shine through while incorporating trends tastefully.


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JOANN LATHAM

NAIL ARTIST

Joanne is a local mother born and raised in Bellingham. Straight out of high school she studied art at Whatcom Community College. She loved art of all kinds but as much as she enjoyed it she didn't see it being her career path. She tried a few different avenues before attending Bellingham Beauty School in 2005.  After completing both the cosmetology and nail tech program she realized that nails was her true passion. Nails are now her canvas. She specializes in natural nails, gel polish and nail art. All her work is freehand without the use of stickers or stencils and she loves a good challenge. She offers manicures, pedicures, gel polish, gel overlays on natural nails and freehand nail art design. 

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