esthetician / nail technician
hair designer / makeup artist
hair designer / makeup artist
hair stylist / nail technician
Born and raised in New York, Dina honed her craft at Bumble & Bumble in Manhattan before joining the Aveda team in Bethesda.
Specializing in deconstructed, precision cuts, Dina tailors each approach to her clients lifestyle and fashion sense, with easy maintenance being key. Dina ensures that each cut and color she crafts is effortlessly chic.
Dina keeps her skills sharp by taking advanced courses at Aveda and Vidal Sassoon, but her creativity is fueled by her surroundings – culture, design, nature, and fashion. Her passion and individuality enables her to intuitively bring out the beauty she sees in each person that sits in her chair.
Started doing hair in: 2005
Specializes in: all shapes and textures of hair, cutting and color
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I would be in fashion as a photographer
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: being able to give people a look that is as individual as they are. Being a day maker
In my free time I like to: do photography, exercise, & travel
Favorite flower is: bird of paradise
3 words to describe myself: artistic, committed, perfectionist
Started doing hair in: 2012
Specialize in: hair cutting, long, layered cuts, bombshell blowouts, and makeup
If I weren’t in the beauty industry I’d run an Etsy shop filled with handmade goodies
Favorite thing about hair styling is: Teaching people how beauty can be fun and easy, not a morning chore
In my free time I like to: make things, paint, read, and hike with my dogs
My favorite flower is a: daffodil
Three words to describe myself are: Creative, loyal, and fun
TEAM PLAYER SINCE 2016
Started doing hair in: 1986
Specializes in: cuts and color
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I would be traveling to see the world
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: client interaction
In my free time I like to: read shop and cook
Favorite flower is: lily
3 words to describe myself: loyal, generous, & friendly
ESTHETICIAN / OWNER
Started doing skin care in: 1998
Specializes in: amazing facials and brow and Brazilian waxing
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I would want to work with animals
Favorite thing about skin care is: helping my clients have more beautiful healthy skin and relieving their stress
In my free time I like to: ride my horse, do yoga, travel and listen to music
Favorite flower: Peony
3 words to describe myself: open-minded, responsible, thoughtful
MASTER STYLIST / OWNER
Started doing hair in: 1962
Specializes in: hair design and hair color
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I would be a pro golfer
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: being creative
In my free time I like to: race my cars and play golf
Favorite flower is: sunflower
3 words to describe myself: funny, bright, & dependable
RICARDO W. LOPEZ
Started doing hair in: 1996
Specializes in: Personalized Makeovers, including designing custom haircuts, hair color, makeup and upstyles.
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: An Industrial Designer
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: To contribute in philanthropy and to enjoy designing health and Beauty.
In my free time I like to: enjoy Live Music, Dance and Sing Karaoke
Favorite flower is: The “ Fleur De Lis” The Flower of Enlightenment.
3 words to describe myself: Spiritual, Intuitive and Caring.
Started doing hair in: 1998
Specializes in: hair design and hair color
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I’m exactly where I want to be … I love what I do!!!!!
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: being creative and expressing myself and making a connection with clients
In my free time I like to: spend time being social and travel with my husband and relax
Favorite flower is: peony
3 words to describe myself: artistic, passionate, and a perfectionist
Started doing hair in: 1972
Specializes in: cutting, color and updo’s
If I weren’t in the beauty industry: I would be a decorator or organizer
Favorite thing about hairdressing is: meeting and learning about people
In my free time I like to: decorating, gardening & organizing
Favorite flower is: hydrangea
3 words to describe myself: interested, caring & helpful
West is a licensed massage therapist who has been practicing and expanding his massage skills for over 15 years. His customized approach for each session integrates a variety of modalities including trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, reflexology and craniosacral therapy, with an intuitive energetic touch. He loves to practice massage as a way to encourage peace, balance and joy to his client’s lives. He is a graduate of the Body Therapy Institute and holds a degree in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. On his days off, you are likely to find him out side with his doggie or in the yoga studio (Ohm!)
I started doing hair at the age of 15 while in high school in 2012
I Specialize in: Hair, nails, and makeup
If I weren't in the beauty industry I would be: in the culinary arts industry.
My Favorite thing about hairdressing is: to help other people to feel good about themselves
In my free time I like to: dance or cook
Favorite Flower: lavender
3 words to describe myself: Honest, Risky, Strong
What year did you start doing hair? I began my career in 2011
What do you specialize in? I specialize in repairing damage hair & helping my guests grow their hair to unimaginable lengths. Keratin treatments that allow my clients flexibility & ease their styling routines. Men’s haircuts are one of my passions; coming from a family of Barbers.
I enjoy Blowouts & My favorite color technique is Balayage.
If you weren’t in the beauty industry what would you be doing?
I would be a Civil Engineer!
Favorite thing about being a hair stylist: Making guests feel confident & meeting new personalities in my chair.
What you like to do in your free time: I love to spend time training my dog Nala,
Decorating my home, & going on adventures with my Hubby!
3 words to describe yourself: Honest, Determined, Trustworthy
Favorite flower is: White Peony
I started in the beauty industry in 2006.
I specialize in waxing, facials and nail care.
My favorite thing about skincare is every client is happy with their skin looking and feeling better when they leave than when they came in.
In my free time I like to cook, to read and exercise.
My favorite flowers are: sunflower, rose, daisy.
Three words to describe myself: detailed, caring and generous.
I started in the beauty industry in the year 2000. I specialize in blondes, highlights, balayages, fantasy colors, and long layered haircuts. If I weren’t in the beauty industry I would be an interior designer. My favorite thing about doing hair is using my skills to the best of my ability to see my clients leave with a smile on their face. In my free time I like to hike, bike, and be in touch with nature. I also love baking and cooking! My favorite flowers are orchids. I’m an honest, outgoing and friendly person.
Started doing hair in 2000. Passionate about creating a customized hair color/cut that best suits my clients needs and life style. Specialize in fine/curly hair creating volume and shape! Also specialize in keratin treatments to better maintain your hair. 3 words to describe me, nurturer, open minded, creative.
Melina fell in love with holistic medicine in her early 20s when she received treatments with a Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist after being in a car accident. Melina knows what it means when her clients say "I'm in pain" as she has been in her clients shoes and can relate to them. With four years of experience and training in the industry she offers a wide variety of different modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, myofascial release, aromatherapy, hot stone, pnf techniques, pregnancy massage and Himalayan salt stone. She believes the body has to be balanced to remain "grounded to the earth". Melina offers body treatments as part of her services to help enhance the parasympathetic nervous system, "rest and digest" and bring nourishment to her clients skin, as she believes our inner and outer beauty go hand and hand. Melina also recommends her clients add treatment enhancements such as Himalayan salt stones to help "speed up" the relaxation process during their hands on session with her. Come enjoy a relaxing and stress free session with Melina as she whisks you away with her "magical hands".
Gage was born in Annapolis, MD and has lived in the Bethesda area most of his life. He has traveled through North and Central America as well as Europe. Gage has a great love of the outdoors and hikes a lot. He is a life-long member of the C&O Canal Association involved in hiking, canoeing and volunteer activities.
A graduate and Valedictorian of the National Massage Therapy Institute of Falls Church, VA in 2010. With eleven years of massage experience; six of those working with a chiropractic office, two with a salon and three with another spa.
Gage has a strong knowledge of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Prenatal and Reflexology massage modalities with a therapeutic focus. He can perform 30-60- or 90- minute massages varying from intense deep tissue to relaxation.
Gage is a member of the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) and the AMTA(American Massage Therapy Association).
While enjoying his career as a Massage Therapist, he also enjoys most genres of Music and Film and is one of six children. He is excited to be a part of the Aveda Bethesda Spa and Salon team.
We are so excited to announce Ian Mosher is joining the Aveda staff. He has a sixteen year massage career here locally in the Chevy Chase area. Prior to joining our staff Ian worked with some of the top tennis players in the world as a Therapist at the US Tennis Open. Additionally he has worked locally with Country Clubs and premier spa brands in the area. Ian is married to Christine Mosher and has two daughters Aliza and Abby. He specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue and Swedish massages.
Started doing hair: 2016
Specialize in customized hair cutting, color, and blonding. I love when people walk out the door feeling amazing after having their hair done.
Education is very important to me in perfecting my craft. I’ve gone to Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, EVO, Wella and Sebastian classes for cut and color.
If I weren’t in the the beauty industry I would be a chef and open my own restaurant ...it’s still a dream
In my free time I like to flip furniture as a hobby, I love to cook, hike, and read novels.
My favorite flowers are roses.
Three words to describe myself: friendly, loyal and passionate about hair