Jena Knox, stylist and owner of Mia Bella Salon in Portland, Oregon, started her career 15 years ago in Tucson, Arizona at the renowned Markley Salon. She’s known for her expertise in hair color and haircuts and specializes in curly and short hair styles. She has an uncanny ability to thoroughly listen and understand what her clients want, taking in their lifestyle, face shape and energy, to create the perfect individual look for each person. Her clients have trusted her for years as she has an unabashed sense of care and responsibility for each one.
Jena is also an avid believer in continuing education having attended courses from top of the line companies such as Kevin.Murphy, Davines, Moroccan Oil, Aveda and Goldwell along with intensive hair cutting and color seminars across the US from Seattle to Las Vegas and most currently, New Orleans.
She fell in love with Portland when traveling through the Pacific Northwest back in 2003 and knew she’d found her hometown. When she’s not making people’s hair beautiful, she loves to travel, take in live shows and explore the beautiful Northwest with her trusty sidekick cattle dog, Georgia.
A Portland native, Angela began her career in cosmetology in 1985. Angela specializes in hair color and regularly trains in the latest styles and techniques at European and domestic trade shows. She attends advanced product and training seminars with TIGI, Artec and Vidal Sassoon. When she isn’t at the salon, her hobbies include running, painting, cooking and movies.
Kim has been a licensed stylist since 2000. She has had training with top of the line products such as Aveda, Tigi, Kerastase, Pureology and Wella. Kim takes professional classes to keep updated with the latest methods and techniques. She is a versatile stylist who caters to client’s individual needs. Kim has an easygoing personality and listens to the desires of her clients to ensure they have a truly positive styling experience.
Front desk superstar! New to Portland, Connie started her career in the beautiful Southwest. She spent 20 years as a licensed massage therapist, 10 of those years training and working at the world renowned Miraval Resort & Spa. She changed climates from sunny Tucson to the Pacific Northwest based on her love of seasonal changes and nature. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, discovering great new restaurants, trying new culinary dishes at home, visiting the coast and central Oregon.
Kim Reams started her career apprenticing under Greg Best, owner of G Best salon nearly 25 years ago. She moved on to Mia Bella- known then as Soul Bella, and has been a fixture here ever since. Hairstyling is in her genes- she is a third generation hair stylist. Kim specializes in color and cutting and is the salon go-to for highly technical styles. Her finger waves are simply AMAZING! Kim’s clients- some of whom have been with her for all 25 years of her career, can all attest to her skill and easy laid back personality.
Aside from being a master stylist, Kim is also the proud mom of 2 sons and the proud dog- grandma to Bentley, her son Kody’s dachshund. She loves the outdoors and camping and is one of the best cooks in town.
Heather has been a licensed stylist since 1992. She recently relocated from Austin where she developed a foundation in the industry. She specializes in dimensional color, haircuts, and is comfortable with wavy and curly textures. She attends continuing education and has worked with lines such as Aveda, Kevin Murphy, Schwartzkopf and Wella. She appreciates the unique and personal interaction she has with each client. Heather is receptive and meticulous and likes to create a relaxing, positive experience for her clients.
Jenny has over 23 years experience in hairstyling and provides a variety of services including haircutting and color. She specializes in fine hair and blondes and is a wizard with formal styles and fun party hair. Originally from Chicago, she moved here from Texas to be with her family, and she absolutely loves her new hometown of Portland.
Some of Jenny’s achievements include being the lead stylist in the Fort Worth Star Telegram Bridal Show for 7 years. She was also the lead stylist for the style section of Panache Magazine for 2 years. Working with Aveda at the prestigious Burt Grant Salon in Texas for the last 12 years, she was given the title of Advanced Master Stylist and even won an award for “Best Beehive” in Dallas/Fort Worth!
When Jenny isn’t making people gorgeous, she loves to have fun and laugh. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family. Book an appointment with her today!