Owner, Master Stylist
Paula opened the Leading Edge Salon in 1987 and became an Aveda Concept Salon in 2008.
Her motto on beauty is “believing in yourself every day” no matter what!
She loves caring for people and making someone feel great about themselves. For her, being in a position to make someone’s day, is awe inspiring and she’s on a mission to do things differently than other salons. She strives to be an example of integrity to her guests and be the best roll model she can be to her team. She loves and appreciate the relationships and trust that she has established with her guests over the years.
By focusing on experience, dedication, and integrity, Paula has taken the Leading Edge to a place of unequivocal quality. She has worked to create a team, a family, a collective group of individuals that are of one mind, one purpose, and one mission with shared core values. She admires her team and how they can make someone’s day with just a touch and a smile and believes they are truly living the life as Daymakers!
Paula and her team love Aveda and its mission- “Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make, to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility- not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”
The Leading Edge is not just a hair salon, it’s an experience!
Salon Manager, Master Stylist
What I love about hair: I love the art and chemistry of hair and the fasinating people you meet working in this industry.
Beauty is: A state of mind.
5 words that describe me: Passionate, Enthusiastic, Loyal, Curious, Independent.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: The team and the beautiful open space.
My favorite thing about Aveda: How passionate all the people are!
What I love about hair: I love that you can use your hair to express yourself in many ways to others.
Beauty is: Being comfortable in your own skin 🙂
5 words that describe me: Outgoing,Sincere,Passionate,Responsible,Attentive.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love the positive energy you feel walking through the doors.The entire staff truly works together as a great team to create a relaxing experience.
My favorite thing about Aveda: My favorite thing is not only how amazing the aroma of all the Aveda products but that they also deliver fantastic results without the harsh chemicals.
What I love about hair: I love that you can always change it up and be excited with what you plan to do with it.
Beauty is: Happiness 🙂
5 words that describe me: Passionate, Team Player, Determined, Energetic, Giggly
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love that we are family.
My favorite thing about Aveda: How we are so focused on our mission, not only as a brand but to make the world a better place.
Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist, Bridal Coordinator
What I love about hair: Being creative and making people feel FANTASTIC.
Beauty is: A direct reflection of your character.
5 words that describe me: Honest, Dedicated, Caring, Generous and Personable.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: THE TEAM!
My favorite thing about Aveda: Their mission!!!!! To care for the world we live in and to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility. Not just in beauty, but around the world.
What I love about hair: Being a hairstylist has allowed me to share and express my creativity in so many ways. I love helping people feel good about themselves. Having clients leave your chair feeling rejuvenated, confident, and smiling are what it’s all about.
Beauty is: Diverse, beauty is wellness, beauty is EVERYWHERE!
5 words that describe me: Ambitious, Creative, Honest, Passionate, Responsible.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love our amazing team! Everyone here is dedicated to helping and educating each other. We all work so well together and strive to ensure that every client has a wonderful experience here.
My favorite thing about Aveda: Aside from AVEDA’s unique customizable color line and their amazing naturally derived products, I have to say that my favorite thing about AVEDA is how they give so much back to the farming communities that supply them with organic and natural ingredients. AVEDA truly sets an admirable example for environmental leadership.
What I love about hair: I love the endless possibilities for new looks our hair gives us.
Beauty is: Ageless.
5 words that describe me: Ambitious, Cheerful, Peaceful, Eager, Happy.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love how happy people are to be here. People come here to relax and feel taken care of.
My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that it’s an Earth loving Company. Every one of Aveda’s products are made for the well being of your body and soul.
What I love about hair: I love that hair is a personal and creative way that we express ourselves.
Beauty is: all around us and within us.
5 words that describe me: Loving, genuine, creative, kind, and fun!
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love the fantastic people and the positive energy.
My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that AVEDA is at the forefront of the beauty industry while setting an example for environmental responsibility.
What I love about hair: I love how you can express your creative side, your hair gives you confidence and being a stylist also allows me to express my creative side.
Beauty is: Within 🙂
5 words that describe me: Motivated, Charismatic, Loyal, Affable, Authentic
Favorite thing about Leading Edge: We are a Team.
Favorite thing about Aveda: Environmental Leadership and Caring for the world we live in. 🙂
What I love about hair: I love seeing the difference I can make, giving confidence back to my guests. Helping them find their beauty inside and out, as well as showing them how to care for their hair.
Beauty is: Being your authentic self.
5 words that describe me: Dedicated, Compassionate, Spontaneous, Adventurous, Positive.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love how Positive and supportive everyone is, and how we all work together as a team.
My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that the products are plant derived. I love their commitment to protect and give back to the community.
What I love about hair: I love with hair you can truly feel your best self. You can make quick changes to fit your mood and style. I love helping people feel confident in themselves.
Beauty is: A real expression of ones heart and soul.
5 words that describe me: Conscientious, Dependable, Team-Player, Fun- Loving and Optimistic.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: Once you walk in the salon you feel like you can relax and enjoy being in a beautiful space. The friendly and welcoming environment and positive energy are what make me happy to be a part of such a fabulous group of individuals. Plus, the Aveda aromas are very calming.
My favorite thing about Aveda: It makes me happy knowing that somewhere in the world it is positively affected because of Aveda’s influence. The way they give back and out-source is unparalleled. Aveda has high commitment to not only the product they make but also the process in which they make them. Aveda’s goal is to be earth friendly and community minded.
What I love about hair: I love that the hair gives you the ability to express your own personality style with endless opportunities.
Beauty is: The moment you decide to be yourself!
5 words that describe me: Self-Motivated, Funny, Adventurous, Loyal, Honest.
Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love the great energy and supportive team. Everyone is motivated to work together towards same goal and builds each other up so that both the guests and team have an overall amazing experience and feel appreciated at the end of the day.
My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that Aveda is always improving themselves, wether it is their eco footprint, re-boosting and vamping up their products, or inspiring others through education. Aveda encourages people in the beauty industry to take a look at ingredients in their products and expand awareness to support and live a happy and healthy life.