All of our Program Educators are relevant industry professionals.

They are passionate about their work and want to share the lessons they have learned. Each educator is certified through Oregon’s Health Licensing Office and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Melissa Mason

Executive Director, Beauty Business and Management

Melissa’s 20 years of business experience including new business start-up, entrepreneurship, operational management, risk mitigation, profit & loss, and retail management offer students a priceless insight on how to be successful in the beauty industry. Melissa has created a 6 week business course to help students understand the business behind every successful salon. Each student at Tangled Ends will benefit from the business classes offered every Saturday morning. Melissa co-owns Tangled Ends Hair Academy and Salon 124.

John Woodall

Hair Design Educator, L’Oreal Artist

John is a graduate of Tangled Ends Hair Academy. He is a stylist at Salon 124 and an educator for L’Oreal. John travels the US teaching for L’Oreal and still has time to share his craft with Tangled Ends students daily.

Molly Barrett

Hair Design/Barbering/Esthetics Educator, Trio Salon Owner

Molly co-owns and operates Trio Salon. She is a graduate of Western Oregon University and Tangled Ends Hair Academy. Her passion is teaching our next generation beauty professional and it shows. Molly leads Level 1 and 2 Hair Design/Barbering students. Molly shares her lessons learned and leads by example.

Shelah Clark

Hair Design/Barbering/Esthetics Educator

Shelah is a graduate of Mount Hood Community College’s Cosmetology program. Shelah is a stylist and esthetician at Salon 124. She leads our Esthetics Program and successfully mastered teaching the requirements in eight weeks!

Kayla Garrison

Hair Design/Barbering/Esthetics Educator

Kayla is a graduate of Tangled Ends Hair Academy and passionate about all things beauty. She performs hands-on labs in Hair Design, Barbering, and Esthetics. Kayla also is the lead educator for make-up application, lash lifts, and lash tints.