Abbinito is a full service salon located in downtown Ashland, Oregon on the edge of the historic Railroad district, and just 3 blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Our team of knowledgeable, skilled and educated practitioners will create a sublime salon experience while providing you with a high quality service you won't soon forget.

WHAT DOES THE NAME MEAN?  IS THIS SOMEONE'S SURNAME? The salon moniker is a revision of the Latin phrase "ab initio", meaning  "from the beginning". Hopefully a fresh start will be achieved after your visit with the professionals at Abbinito.

Kelly Clary-Lamb, a Master Aesthetician, specializes in skincare treatments and facials formulated for aged, dry, oily, problematic and sensitive skin types. She also performs all of the waxing services for Abbinito. In addition, Kelly is a licensed manicurist and Creative Nail Design Master Nail Technician. Her specialties lie in thin, natural, healthy-looking nails enhanced with acrylic, silk & gel.
Kelly's services include facials, body waxing, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements.

Tracy Anderson, received her Manicuring and Aesthetics certifications from Phagan's College of Cosmetology in Medford, Oregon. She has been practicing Aesthetics and Natural nail care in our own Rogue Valley for ten years.  Personalized care and pampering of each client are especially enjoyable and satisfying parts of her profession.

As a trained beauty professional, Tracy pays close attention to detail and her clients' specific needs.  Every aspect of the care she gives her clients is a joy for her. Tracy has received advanced education in Washington State and our local school of aesthetics. Tracy's days are completed with her faith, family and friends.

Kate Ewald was born and raised in Ashland Oregon. After attending college in Washington, she returned to the Rogue Valley and obtained her license in hair design in 2006, where she has worked as a stylist for several years. In 2012, Kate worked for two years to develop the curriculum and manage the hair design program for Imani Institute of Cosmetology in Ashland . She's happy to be "behind the chair" again, and enjoying the professional and welcoming environment of Abbinito.

Throughout her career, Kate has attended many advanced classes in Hair Design, including cutting, coloring, color theory, blonding , Balayage , extensions, chemical smoothing treatments, and cosmetology based business. She had the opportunity to learn from national educators for MOP Modern Organic Products , Paul Mitchell and Moroccan Oil , as well as receiving individualized education from local artists, Master Colorist Carol DeLange Grandaw at Salon DeLange in Eugene, OR and black hair specialist Evelyn Carr .

Over the years, Kate's greatest pleasure has been to achieve the look that her client wants by using contemporary techniques and timeless care for detail and quality.

Heather Tacy, a Master Nail Technician and expert Hair Designer, has been a cosmetologist for 16 years. Heather received her certificate from Patrick County High School in Stuart, VA, and worked at A Salon on 8 until her move to Ashland in 2010.

Heather's experiences at the Redken Exchange in New York City, and at the Sexy Hair Institute of Courage in California have given her new and exciting ideas for hair cuts and colour designs. 

Heather is also a CND Master Nail Technician specializing in thin, healthy-looking acrylic and gel enhancements, manicures, pedicures, and Shellac polish for fingers and toes.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys skiing, and spending time with her husband Steve and little dog Cash.

Sophia Therien received her Aesthetics and Nail Technology Certifications from Imani Institute of Cosmetology in beautiful Ashland. She is a Southern Oregon native and a recent addition to Abbinito.

Through professionalism and artistry, Sophia specializes in spa facials, hair removal and nail care. Sophia blends spa services with fresh perspectives and caters to the individualized needs of every client.

When not at the salon , Sophia can be found exploring nature, trending fashion, or mentoring youth.


Visit or call our salon and makeup studio in Ashland, Oregon. We are located near the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Ashland's best restaurants, theaters, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.
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