Meet Us

Becca and Eric

Salon Owners

Becca and Eric have proudly owned Robert Leonard since 2008. As a couple for more than 16 years, this brings them much joy. Working together is a dream many couples don’t have the opportunity to realize. They are lucky enough to embark on a dream together, and work hard to continue building on that dream. They cherish all the amazing individuals they work with and always strive to create a superior environment for the clients as well as the staff.

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Amanda Dang

Designer, Colorist & Make up Artist

Amanda “Dang” is a full time Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. Her journey and passion from hair and makeup began at the tender age of 16, when she accompanied her mother to a hairshow. From then on her curiosity and fascination with hair and the industry as a whole grew. Immediately following high school Dang enrolled into beauty school and has now enjoyed over 10 years in the industry. She continues to advance her knowledge, skills and abilities, learning the impact of beauty in the world and how it positively affects everyday lives.

Her specialties include hair cutting, color, event makeup, brow lamination, waxing and tinting, photoshoots and weddings. Some of her favorite things to do with hair are sassy pixie haircuts and razor haircuts, lived in color and color melting. Helping clients achieve a makeup look that is enhancing, youthful, easy and time friendly is a true joy as well. One of her favorite things to do within a service is spilling the tea on all the beauty tips she has learned over the years. Knowing how intimidating it is to try and figure out your look and how to achieve it can be very overwhelming. Dang will educate her clients on the best course of action and support them in achieving their goals.

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Amy Harvey

Designer & Colorist

Amy has been in the industry for over 10 years and most of that time has been spent at Robert Leonard. She first created a name for herself by honing her skills with the best at a 6-week Vidal Sassoon advanced cutting course in Santa Monica. Amy excels at men’s haircutting, where her precision techniques take men’s grooming to a new level. Having curly hair herself, she understands the struggles it can present and enjoys helping clients overcome those challenges. Amy is an enthusiastic, creative and compassionate person and that translates into her hairdressing style.

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Becca Stordahl

Owner, Designer & Colorist

Becca took ownership of Robert Leonard in 2008, just 9 years after starting her career, and the salon and spa have flourished under her leadership. Becca’s commitment to education has taken her to Paris, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles where she has taken classes from Sassoon, Oribe, Bumble and Bumble, René Furterer, and Jamison Shaw and trained in both British and French Haircutting. Becca is also an expert in extensions and has training in multiple methods. As Dean of Education for Robert Leonard, Becca is always eager to share her expertise and experience. Becca enjoys her experience with organizing and performing photo shoots, fashion shows, and up-styling; especially bridal. Her zeal for growing what she eats aids her in her hobbies of gardening and farm to table entertaining.

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Christopher Andrew

Designer, Colorist & Permanent Makeup Artist

Christopher began his voyage through the beauty industry in 2007 as a makeup artist with works featured in print, stage, runway, and music videos. While makeup artistry was exciting, his curiosity shifted towards hair in ’09, leading him to a whole new path of creative expression and personal connection. As an artist, he’s passionate about taking a picture or idea and bringing it to fruition– from color transformations to haircutting, including clipper work. His love of tattoos and makeup led him to the world of Permanent Cosmetics, where he trained under nationally recognized artists in the industry. Christopher ensures all his services are performed at the highest level of experience, highest safety and sanitation standards and the most ethical practices available. Whether you are looking to refresh your current look, undergo a major transformation, get a classic blowout, smooth sharp fade, or go under the needle: Christopher can help you achieve all your beauty needs and desires.

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Cara Hellings

Designer & Colorist

Cara started her career at Robert Leonard in 2000. She has trained in LA with Vidal Sassoon, NYC with Bumble & Bumble, as well as France with Rene Furterer. Cara is responsible for introducing the immensely popular Invisible Bead Extensions to Robert Leonard and has helped us earn a reputation for expertise in the service. Cara has always enjoyed the challenge of color correction, transforming an unappealing palette into a color her clients love. Cara excels at teaching clients quick and easy tricks that keep them looking as chic at home as they do leaving the salon. Cara’s talent for creating beauty with her hands extends to jewelry-making and metal work. This helps feed her constant love of learning.

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Cesar Caro

Master Stylist

Cesar is an expert stylist who’s love of the beauty industry started at an early age. At age 12, he began helping out at his uncle’s salon in Peru and by age 15 was working full-time. He subsequently trained professionally, moved to Lima, and went to work at top salons Marco Aldany, Montalvo, and Toque X before opening up his own salon at age 24. His love of travel has led him to work and train to further refine his skills with all types of hair in places such as Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Cesar has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair for both men and women since he relocated to Seattle with his husband in 2021. Cesar is known as much for his big heart as his welcoming and easy-going personality. He loves helping his clients let their inner beauty shine.

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Craig Helmuth


Craig started his career as a Colorist in Spokane over 30 years ago, where he trained in two highly acclaimed salons before moving to Seattle. Since then, Craig has been an integral part of Robert Leonard’s culture and training. An expert at formulation, he loves to collaborate. Craig’s broad expertise allows him to work on redheads (focusing on creating dimension and the best tone for a client’s skin), brunettes (it’s all about richness and shine) and blondes. Craig has a strong background in foil work, using it with all types of color, as well as Balayage. He has worked as a trainer for a color manufacturer and currently works as an educator at Robert Leonard. Craig attends every class he can whether, it requires travel or in salon. His extensive training includes courses in NYC with Bumble & Bumble, L’Oreal Studio, Wella Studio as well as Goldwell and Vidal Sassoon in LA. He has done many fashion shows and photo shoots and has been written up in “Town & Country” magazine as a blonding specialist. Craig’s passion for the industry comes across to his clients and his co-workers.

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Diny Ruiz

Designer & Colorist

Diny, a specialist in haircutting and color has been with Robert Leonard since 2003. Diny’s experience with the Brazilian smoothing treatment and hair extensions have allowed him to participate in many fashion shows and photo shoots for Seattle boutiques, as well as on site weddings. Diny takes pride in giving his clients the best service possible and holds himself to high standards for timeliness, respectfulness and positivity. Clients often remark that Diny provides “the best shampoo they have ever received.”

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Emma Brown Thunder


When Emma was younger, she was the friend that everyone asked to come over to do their hair or makeup. Whether is was senior prom, a sweet sixteen, or a first date, she had a flair for beauty and boosting someone’s confidence through her passion for cosmetology.

Emma has been with Robert Leonard Salon since 2022, training under the salon’s top colorists and stylists as an assistant in the Atarashii apprenticeship program. With extensive knowledge on the products offered at the salon and beyond, Emma can provide hair care consultations at appointments with recommendations that fit your routine.

Originally from the Golden State, Emma’s California roots have influenced her work and are showcased through her tasteful updos, blowout styling, and blonding services.

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Ezra Boda

Master Colorist

Ezra was voted “Best Colorist 2018” by Seattle Magazine and is a certified Master Colorist. Noted for his proficiency in fashion and corrective colors, this Portland, OR native has mastered the art of versatility. From classic polish to innovation, Ezra can do it all and is renowned for creating head-turning looks! Follow his work on Instagram.

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Halina Malec


Halina emigrated to the U.S. in 1988 from Poland and spent time working in Boston before moving to Seattle. With 25 years of experience in Esthetics, Halina enjoys giving relaxing facials, peels and body treatments. Halina’s expertise with waxing contributes to her fast and efficient body waxing and precise brow shaping. She is a joy to work with and has lovely tales of her world travels that are sure to intrigue and inspire.

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James Hoang

James has been in the hair industry for fifteen plus years and is known for his precision cutting, clean lines, lived in color, and editorial styling.

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Jennifer Hultkrantz

Designer & Colorist

Jennifer has been creating beautiful hair at Robert Leonard for over 10 years, where she’s known for her talent with shaping short hair so that it flatters a client’s best features. Jennifer enjoys providing a wide range of services including hair cutting, all types of color techniques, perms, Brazilian smoothing treatments and hair extensions. Jennifer is a great listener who strives to give clients the best possible service by understanding the most basic part of styling: Communication. She comes from strong, tightly-knit family who helped shape her loyal, free-spirited approach. For Jennifer, there are only two ways to spend your time: If it’s not hair, it’s family.

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Kendra Hearn

Designer and Colorist

This Alaskan native moved to Santa Monica to earn her cosmetology license at Sassoon Academy. Kendra moved to Seattle in 2018 to continue her career in hair.

Kendra is dedicated to giving you the perfect look to match your lifestyle. She wants you to love your hair every day and collaborate with you to make something that is easy for you to manage.

Her specialties in cutting include sharp bobs, short women’s cuts, and classic men’s work. With color, she loves creating soft and blended blondes, bold fashion colors with fun placement and rich all over colors.

Kendra’s favorite thing about the Salon is connecting with new people and hearing their story. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

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Larisa Ogorodnik

Designer and Colorist

After completing the Robert Leonard apprenticeship program, Larisa is excited to be taking clients of her own. She’s been trained in various types of cuts and color techniques. Her favorite is creating lived-in effortless hair. She’s passionate about collaborating with her clients to create looks that stay true to the individual and help to best represent them. Making sure every client feels comfortable and at ease during their visit is a priority for her.

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Lilian Luca

Lilian is a graduate from the Robert Leonard apprentice program where she has honed her skills in color and hair cutting. Originally from Brazil, she began her hair journey in San Francisco and has enjoyed the last few years in Seattle. She is kind, creative and loves to make her clients feel and look their best. Her blowouts are phenomenal and she also loves dimensional coloring services.

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Madeline Franks

Designer and Colorist

Maddy is a multidisciplinary artist. They started out their career doing the advanced training program at Gary Manuel Salon. Upon leaving Gary Manuel, Maddy completed the remainder of their training at Robert Leonard. They enjoy providing a variety of cutting and coloring services and are especially passionate about colorful hair palettes, bleach and tones, and edgy haircuts. They strive to make everyone feel good about themselves in their chair!

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Marika Kajari

Colorist & Designer

Marika has been a hairdresser for nearly 40 years. She is originally from Chicago where she taught school before finding her real passion, hairdressing. She worked as master stylist for the premier salons in Chicago where she did many photo campaigns and even owned her own salon for 20 years. She was written up in the “Chicago Tribune” as best stylist. She has now been with Robert Leonard for 20 years. Her schooling has never finished. Marika doesn’t miss a class as she feels this is what continues to give her the edge her clients expect. She has the know-how to interpret her clients need and wants even if they don’t have the ability to articulate it. She will lead you in the right direction weather it be a new color, hair extensions to give the client the density or length they have been wanting or a service to adjust texture in the form of a perm or a Brazilian smoothing treatment. These skills have earned her top client retention in our industry.

Pauline Tan


With a true love for beautiful hair, Pauline has mastered the art of French haircutting. In her tireless pursuit to deepen her skill set, she has embarked on, and is nearly finished her color training. Pauline loves natural soft color with a haircut to fit the lifestyle of her clients. Cooking and gardening are passions of hers as well, and she loves to share her vast knowledge of food and culture with her clients.

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Morgan Powers

General Manager

Morgan is a seasoned general Manager at our vibrant salon in Seattle. With a passion for artistry and an eye for detail, she curates unique and personalized experiences for each customer, ensuring they leave our salon feeling confident and radiant. Originally from Florida, Morgan has been in Seattle for five years and has learned to embrace the city’s diversity and culture, infusing it into their approach to customer care and nurturing strong, long lasting relationships.


2033 6th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98121



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Saturday8:00 am - 6:00 pm