Our Stories


Katie Matai  ||  253.350.1805


Katie, who is co-owner and esthetician at Vibe, opened the salon in November of 2014 after being in the industry over 8 years. After working in multiple salons and gaining experience and added passion, she wanted to expand her potential by opening up her own salon. Living in the Milton area for over 25 years she felt it was the perfect tight knit community to bring in a premiere salon. Some of her specialties include brazilian and brow waxes just to name a few. She also loves helping clients find their inner and outer beauty by educating and providing customized facials and treatments.


Brittany McPherson ||  253.778.0972

Brittany, who is co-owner and Master Esthetician, as well as, the spray tan specialist at Vibe, has lived in Edgewood/Milton her entire life and loves the small town and its comradery. She believes furthering her education on a continued basis is vital for this industry and that is why she became a certified member of the National Coalition of Estheticians Association (NCEA). This is one of the highest accredited association in the country and is exclusive to some of the best continuing educational courses. Some of her areas of specialties are Brazilians, Microneedling, Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels. She also loves Hydrodermabrasion facials and leaving her clients feeling refreshed and renewed. 


Sam Haugh  ||  253.988.7668


Painting, drawing, sculpting and designing has always been Sam's passion. Her get away from reality. Her junior year of high school she had the opportunity to go to beauty school even though she knew it would take her away from her dreams of becoming an interior designer. Little did she know, she found an art in hair. From blending lightener to create a balayage to using intense fashion colors, she found herself never wanting to leave the salon. As she found her passion of art in hair, she also became selfless and discovered a heart for humanity. Transforming someone's hair can most definitely make them feel more confident, beautiful and refreshed! It's an indescribable feeling making someone feel this way. Coloring hair has become her dream career.


Kari Freer  ||  253.861.2927


Kari has been doing hair for 20 years and loves what she does. She graduated from Gene Juarez in 2000 and specializes in blondes. She loves all color but especially loves doing highlights or balayage. Hair is always changing and she has always continued to further her education by taking classes and getting certified in specialty areas. When she is not working, she enjoys any adventures she can take with her two daughters!


Paige Davenport ||  253.686.0762


Paige has been a stylist since 2011 and discovered her passion at the young age of 6. She loves to make people look and feel beautiful. She is an extension specialist and is certified in seven different methods. She also tries to do her part in the community and has spent time in Cambodia as part of a hairstylist team that taught survivors of sex trafficking the art of hair to help support themselves and their families!


Brenna Cammarata ||  253.576.2274

Brenna started her passion for hair very young and had the opportunity to pursue her cosmetology license during her senior year of high school. Brenna has always found love and passion in anything creative and now she gets to work on her favorite canvas everyday for work! Brenna's absolute favorite services to provide for her clients is blonding and hand tied extensions. Being able to make others feel beautiful and growing connections with her clientele is what makes this career all feel worth it!


Gaby Mendoza ||  253.221.9593

Gaby has been a stylist since 2019, her passion for hair started at a young age and has continued to grow. She loves anything that involves color but any blonding service is her favorite! She has learned to appreciate cutting as well because that is what makes the color come to life! Being able to do what she loves everyday makes her connection with her clients and her passion for hair even stronger. She comes from a Spanish speaking home which has also allowed her to reach a wider clientele.


Jacque Malanowich ||  253.720.2320


Jacque started her career in 2009 after graduating from the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute. She loves bringing natural beauty to life whether that is through balayage, blonding, multi-dimensional highlighting, rich all over colors, or haircuts. Jacque truly appreciates the connections made with her clients and often times their family members. Creating beautiful hair is by far her favorite way of expressing her creativity. She is here to make people look and feel beautiful and confident! 


Jewli Jackson ||  253.307.2240


Jewli loves to create and transform. Hand-picked out of beauty school to extern and intern with a nationally known platform artist, she began her career in 2008, and hasn't looked back! Known for her trendy and precision bobs, as well as, her blonding on any length in every technique possible, she thrives in being balanced in all things hair. Color, grey coverage/blending, perms, extensions, and cuts, she doesn't have a favorite and considers each client's mane a canvas with limitless opportunity. Anything that involves creativity has her feeling right at home!   


Kenzie Shumway ||  253.886.9097


Kenzie's love, creativity and passion for the beauty industry grew from a young age. Inspired by those around her she took a chance on cosmetology and absolutely loved it! Seeing the smiles on her clients faces is what really pulled her in. Kenzie graduated beauty school in 2020. She is now set to receive her license and work here at Vibe. She is so excited to be a part of our salon family.  


Laura Fenwick ||  907.841.5061


Laura loves all things health and fitness. As a busy mom of 4, she understands that sometimes the gym can't quite fix it all, so when she discovered a non-invasive solution, she was all in. Combine her passion for Body Sculpting with her love for connecting with people, you'll leave looking and feeling better than when you arrived!


Jasmine Burtner ||  253.431.5932


Jasmine has been a massage therapist in our area for over 20 years. Clinical massage has been her main focus which gives her a variety of skills. She enjoys educating and empowering her clients to guide their won self healing and elevated well being. Jasmine is proficient in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Gua Sha and is looking forward to adding to that repertoire, as well as, very excited to be a part of the Vibe Team!


Victoria Dmytriv ||  206.293.0109


Victoria is a Master Esthetician specializing in eyelash extensions. She loves the art of customizing the shape and style based on every individuals needs and constantly continues her education to stay up on the latest trends. Her favorite part of being a lash artist is seeing the extra boost of confidence her clients leave with!


Lacey Smith || Receptionist 


Lacey thrives off of a fast paced and busy environment which makes working as Vibe's receptionist a perfect fit. She has lived and worked in the Puyallup area her whole life and can't see herself ever leaving. She loves being able to help and support all the girls at Vibe so they can completely focus on their clients. 


Alyson Brown || Receptionist