URBAN SPA SALON | STAFF
Born in Walla Walla Washington. With over 26 years of experience in the industry, she is a highly skilled and successful Nail Technician who has enjoyed and appreciated a loyal following.
Karla is also an accomplished Jewelry Artist “Karla Kizer Jewelry” but has put this on hold as she put 100% focus on URBAN SPA SALON.
As Family is near and dear to her heart she is exceptionally thankful for the opportunity to work beside her talented hair stylist daughter, Alexis.
Karla had the vision to create a Spa Salon environment where Clients feel welcomed and Service Providers feel appreciated.
She dedicates her career to exceeding expectations and providing a professional and relaxing environment for clients and staff. Karla takes great pride in her staff at URBAN SPA SALON and is very honored to have such a professional and dedicated team to work with each and every day.
International Nail Technician
I grew up in Las Vegas Nevada and did nails Internationally in Ramstein Germany with 30 years of experience as a Nail Technician. I relocated with my entire family to Vancouver In 2008.
I specialize in manicures, pedicures, Juliette paper wraps, dip system, and gel polish. I offer a vast array of pedicure options including essential oils, masks, sugar scrubs, and hot stone massage. I am experienced in diabetic pedicures and reflexology.
When I am not working I love to spend time with my family, sightsee, travel and hiking trails with my husband and 3 dogs. I love living in the PNW!
360-949-7688 [email protected]
Alexis has been doing hair professionally for 11+ years and loves her spot here at URBAN SPA SALON where she is supported by a great team, including her mother and owner Karla. She brings a fun, artistic, yet professional vibe to this beautiful place of business.
Alexis has many different interests including Fashion, the great outdoors and anything including her family and friends.
Her training came from Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle, Washington. In addition to using the wonderful color line of Pulpriot & Redken, she is also certified in Brazilian Blowout hair-smoothing treatment and is always attending classes for further education to stay on top of the exciting new trends.
Alexis carries several lines of retail product including Pureology, Redken, Surface Unite, Pulpriot, and Redavid.
Skin Care, Esthetics & Eyelash Extensions
Payton has always held a passion for the beauty industry, upon completing her education in central Oregon, she found her true passion lies in skin care, while continuing her education in facials, lash extensions and waxing.
The passion she has for helping achieve skin care and eyelash goals shines through from the moment you set foot into her space.
Kendall is a graduate of Beau Monde Academy of Hair Design and has developed a passion and talent for color. Experimenting on friends and family early on, she knew that using her creativity to invent different looks with styling and color was in her future.
Kendall is devoted to her clients, listening and understanding what they want, while always making sure the best results are achieved without compromising the health of hair.
Kendall loves that every day is different and she enjoys meeting new people and having them leave the salon feeling truly confident. By way of her natural artistic talent and discerning eye, she is quickly establishing herself and is highly sought after for her coloring skills, she specializes in balayage and ombre coloring techniques.
Kendall is also fluent in ASL and ready to serve the deaf and hard of hearing community. She is native to Vancouver, WA and during her time off she spends it with her adorable 1-year old daughter.
Amanda has been a licensed stylist in Oregon since 2009, but just recently received her Washington license. After taking a few years off from the hair industry she is excited to get back in it and make people feel gorgeous. She loves a good blond highlight but is great with all color. She is passionate about listening to her client's needs and wants to make them feel their best. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors with her husband and 1.5-year-old son.
Marci attended Beau Monde Academy of Hair Design and developed a passion for doing hair as a little girl.
She is very creative and likes to think outside the box. Marci knows keeping up with the latest styles and trends are a must, and takes classes to further her education. She is certified in Brazilian blowouts, eyelash extensions, and loves doing color.
Marci lives in the Vancouver area with her husband, two dogs, and her cat. In her spare time, you can find Marci golfing, shopping, or looking for a great happy hour. Check her work out at www.instagram.com/manesbymarci
Massage Therapist/Spray Tan Specialist
Kelly has been bronzing beauties with her spray tan skills since 2010. She uses only professional grade, all natural solutions with her clients.
Spray Tanning isn't her only venture, Kelly graduated from the Ashmead School of Massage in 2004 with honors, where she studied Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Table Tia Massage and has extensive training in treating injuries along with Cupping Massage.
Kelly strives to educate her clients and provide the best care she possibly can.
Kelly also accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and motor vehicle accident claims.
Over the last eleven years, Marrisa has worked in Chiropractic clinics studying physical trauma and ways to relieve it. She specializes in Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Some of her education has included Reflexology, Intraoral Massage for TMJ/Lockjaw, Oncology Massage for people living with cancer, Hypnotherapy to facilitated one on one and group meditation, and Athletic Taping for injury support. She has extensive experience working with people who have been in motor vehicle accidents and was a rehab therapist in her last position as well. When she's not facilitating healing she can be found playing in the bountiful Pacific Northwest with the loves of her life- her two small children. She also enjoys hot yoga, Epsom salt baths, reading, camping, painting, thrifting for vintage clothes and going to Disneyland as often as she can.
Master Eyelash Artist
Gimena is a master lash artist who trained at Amazing Lash Studio in Fort Worth, Texas. Gimena has been working in the Pearl District of Portland where she enjoyed an extensive and beautiful lash clientele coupled with an extensive and less beautiful commute...as a fellow Felida resident, she has found her home with us and is eager to meet all of you! Gimena is offering Classic, Hybrid, Russian Volume, and Natural Mink lash extensions, as well as Ellebanna Lash, lifts, Lashcara, tinting and waxing.