KAREN is the Hairport Salon & Spa owner and has been in Elk Rapids for 26 years. She has degrees in her profession on many different levels. She enjoys owning, managing and working close with her employees. Karen is a talented hairdresser in many fields and continues her education in hair, business and employer. Her interest in decorating the salon brings a city décor salon in a small town.
KAY is our nail specialist and has 16 years of experience. She specializes in acrylic and gel nails, shellac, and pedicures. She has taken many classes to keep up on her techniques. You will enjoy her expertise. She also acts as our salon manager to help with daily operations. Kay is a CERTIFIED SHELLAC PRO CUSTOM DESIGNER.
KRISTY Receptionist & Wedding Coordinator, will greet you with a smile when you enter the salon and is available to make your appointments and answer questions on retail items. Watch for our online salon specials posted monthly.
REBEKA has 15 years experience in the beauty industry. She graduated from TBA Institute in Traverse City, where she became a Board Certified Cosmetologist. She worked in Traverse City at an upscale salon for 7 years and brings her expertise in hair coloring, hair cutting, spa techniques, facial and body waxing, makeup, facials and nails. Currently, she is a stylist and spa specialist. She is available on Friday from 10am with evenings by appointment.
LISA came to our salon from the Chicago area and has more than 25 years experience as a hairstylist. She previously owned her own salon and spa and educated other stylists on current beauty trends. Her expertise in the beauty industry allows her to provide clients with customized hair care using skillful techniques. She specializes in hair design, including cuts, color, and permanent waving.
LONNA graduated from the Steiner Institute in Phoenix, Arizona as a licensed Esthetician in 2012. She began her career as an esthetician working in a clinical setting. Furthering her education, she received her Cosmetology License in 2018 and has been actively working as our nail and skincare specialist. By incorporating her previous clinical experience with that of the salon, Lonna is able to provide clients with customized treatments that target individual needs. To ensure clients are receiving the best service possible, she stays up-to-date on the latest products and therapy options.
MELISSA is a Traverse City native and the newest member of our team. She graduated from Protege Academy in Lansing and has been in the beauty industry for four years. Since then, Melissa has received extensive training in balayage and foil highlighting, corrective color and various hair design services. She continues to broaden her knowledge of the latest trends and techniques by attending various training courses throughout the state of Michigan and Chicago. Melissa's love and passion for the industry has helped her develop the skill-set to customize individual styles unique to each of her clients.
STEPHANIE joins our team when special occasions book at our salon such as weddings, prom, etc. She has taken many extra classes on formal styling and makeup. She also helps with Miss ER Pagents as community service.