Tease got its' wings in a small shop on 15th NW in Ballard. A couple of years and hands later, we're re-located to our new, beautiful studio salon in the Studio Works Ballard building. The building hosts a bunch of local yokels, eclectic creators & new artists. We love our entrepreneurial neighbors and the community and inspiration that it creates.
Here at Tease we aim to excel to not just give you a good style, but a style that makes you YOU, that makes you feel like you're in your own skin, complete. Like, we GET you. With 27 years of combined experience, you know we really love what we do and we're damn good at it.
Listening is a skill. Some people have it, some people don't. At Tease this is the most important part of your time with us; the consultation. This is where we get to know you, hear your awesome ideas and figure out how to best get you there. Consultations come free. Stop in, call or book one anytime.Book Here
Melissa is a stylist and co-owner of Tease in Ballard. Melissa procured her training at the age of 16 at Shoreline Community College. She then went to train with Jamie Roberts, lead director for the Rusk Design Team.
After completing 2 years of advanced training, Melissa taught new stylists the teams' signature styles. In 2007, she went to Duque to hone her skills in dry-cutting using the Sahag method. In 2012, she completed her Master's Certification in hair extension application. By March of 2014, with the help and encouragement of friends and family, Melissa opened Tease in Ballard.
Melissa is inspired by Americana, sculpture and nature. She believes in giving her clients styles personalized to their specific needs and to help them actualize their unique look.
Melissa lives in Seattle with her darling babe and husband. She blows off steam by gardening, working leather and occasionally refinishing odd furniture.
2000 - Awarded Most Creative SCC
2003 - Mention Allure Magazine
Hello! I'm a stylist and co-owner of Tease. I have been in the industry for 10 years, specializing in balayage and custom hair cutting. I began my career in Eastern Washington at an upscale men's barber shop, learning the techniques to properly tailor men's hair.
After 2 years of growing a loyal client-base, I moved on to work independently at Studio One Salon in Kennewick. Here is where I really honed my craft and my love for hair flourished. After 4 amazing years there, I relocated to Seattle to be with my husband.
For the past 4 years of living in Seattle, I've extended my skill set into makeup artistry and specialized eyebrow waxing while working for Anastasia Beverly Hills. I'm very passionate about staying up-to-date on current trends and techniques as continued education is very important to me.
Painting is one of my favorite things when I'm working with hair. I love to create depth and dimension in every color I do. Cutting hair was my first love and I take great pride in customizing every head of hair I get my hands on.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to making your hair-goals a reality!