Our Team


We have a really great team of quality people at Nico Bella Salon.

All are skilled professionals who run their own businesses independently within the salon – they are not employees – and all guarantee their work for up to 7 days after your service to ensure you have a fantastic experience every time.


Wendee Hanlon // Independent Hair Stylist, Colorist

Wendee opened Nico Bella Salon in 2006. She has been in the Hair industry for over 20 years and Nico Bella Salon is her third successful salon. She really knows her craft, and does incredible work, if style and class is what you like. She understands how to make women look and feel their best, and still works with clients she first styled when she started cutting hair. She also has clients that fly in from other states just to get their hair styled by her, so she must be doing something well! Please note: Wendee accepts new clients only with a referral from an existing client.

“For over 21 years I’ve been making women look beautiful. My aim is to give each and every woman who sits in my chair their own unique beauty, a couture style of their own. A good haircut and color doesn’t have to be crazy, ‘out there’ or bazaar. It’s what I leave on the head that is the key to a great style, not what is cut off. Sometimes simple is best. For most clients, a classic cut and natural sun kissed highlights is best and will always be in style, just like a great pair of jeans, your favorite black dress or a simple plain white t-shirt. A good haircut is one with movement and shine. And just like great clothes and well chosen jewelry should do, a great haircut will add style and youthfulness to your look. I’m well known for my dry cutting technique and incredible, natural looking colors. For me, it’s like cutting a piece of fabric into a pattern which is then made into the perfect dress, and tailored personally to each client. The hair is carefully sculpted and very individual, unique to that particular client. On dry hair I sculpt and mold the hair into the perfect cut and style in a precise way. I always add a splash of color for both texture and shine. Like a great lip gloss. Without lipstick a woman’s make-up is incomplete. For me, it’s fun, fool proof and consistent. For my clients, it’s beautiful hair and happiness inside and out. A good hair experience will guarantee more good hair days and a lifelong friendship. Come see me soon!” – Wendee.


Justine Powers // Independent Hair Stylist, Colorist

Justine is Vidal Sasson certified and originally from the Bay Area of San Francisco.


Gina Vasallo // Independent Hair Stylist, Colorist & Make-Up Artist


Gina is a Vidal Sasson trained Hair Stylist and Colorist who specializes in blondes, especially balayage, ombre, and babylights. She joined us from San Francisco and brings her California styling to SW Washington! Always smiling, her personality is bubbly, fun and full of energy.

In addition to her salon work, she is also available for on-site Wedding and Special Occasion Services upon request.


Brenda Meadows // Independent Hair Stylist, Colorist & Nail Technician.

Brenda is always smiling and busy, she has a warm and vibrant personality and enjoys giving people the look they want.  Brenda is also multi-talented, and the person you should see to give your nails a refresh.


Jolena Henriksen // Independent Hair Stylist, Colorist

Jolena is creative, skillful, fun and has been styling hair for almost 10 years. She has trained with many award winning creative hair artists, and enjoys cutting & coloring both men and women. Her ability to listen to her clients and give them exactly what they want is highly sought after. She can do the most amazing Up-Dos and make any fine, limp hair full & bouncy.


Angela Cunning // Independent Esthetician – Bella Brazil at Nico Bella Salon

Angela is our fantastic skin-care specialist. She offers a combination of wonderful techniques to help make you feel and look amazing, including some specialty beauty services gained from her experiences in Brazil.