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 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. Having a degree in business, a background of entrepreneurship and a love for the beauty industry - helping orchestrate the ebb and flow of the inner workings of the salon is like a dream come true! Not to mention that she is getting to work every day with her best friend and help grow and expand their business together as partners.  

Sabbatha Elmstedt  ||  253.227.8378


Sabbatha has been a licensed hairdresser since 2007 and right out of beauty school took on an apprenticeship with Marv Smith at the Hair Lounge in Federal Way. During this added educational year she was certified to specialize in extensions, balayage, and corrective colors. Since then she has grown her business and clientele and joined the Vibe Team in January of 2015. Continued education is the foundation of her work and is always learning new techniques and trends to bring a fresh feel to her clients and coworkers.

Stefanie Rickert  ||  253.651.3228


Stefanie dreamed of being a hairdresser since she was in high school and followed that passion in 2014. She has been perfecting her craft with advanced training in color techniques, Brazilian Blowout treatments, mens cutting classes, and women design instruction. She has been at Vibe for 5 years and loves fashion colors, balayage, and foils. She has a meticulous eye and always assures that her clients are happy and feeling beautiful when they leave! 

Michelle Bruso  ||  253.886.2656


After graduating from Gene Juarez Academy in 2013, Michelle went on to complete their Associate Program to specialize in Coloring and Technical Services. She then worked for Gene Juarez Salons as an advanced Color/Balayage specialist for 4 years. She has since joined our Vibe Tribe and is looking forward to growing her clientele and making women feel as beautiful on the outside as the inside. She continues to further her hair education by attending frequent classes on the latest techniques and trends to bring back to her clients! She is certified in many different services including the Cezanne Smoothing Treatment and loves to tackle a good corrective color! 

She loves doing fun fashion colors and avant-garde placements to create a one of a kind look specific to each client. 

In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage son and dogs. Reading and crafting come in at a close second!  

Chelsea Baratti  ||  253.312.7757


Chelsea knew that she wanted to do hair at a very young age. Always braiding and curling all the cheerleaders hair for competitions and creating updos for proms and homecoming. She graduated from Gene Juarez Academy in 2014 and started her career at Bangs Salon in downtown Sumner. After 3 years of continued education and training, she decided to venture into a new chapter and start her own business. She continues to further her hair education by attending classes on the latest techniques and trends to bring back to her clients! She loves doing fun fashion colors, balayage, and foiling. When Chelsea is not in the salon she enjoys spending time with her 11 year old son Wyland and her two cats Luna and Stella.

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