The Bela Hair Studio TeamMeet our talented, funny, and charming hair stylists, massage therapist and esthetician.
Founder, Owner & Hair Stylist
Born and raised in Portland, Penny is a true Portlander. Penny has been styling hair for over 30 years. Despite her years of experience, Penny continues to educate herself about new hair trends and styling techniques. She absolutely loves Portland’s strong sense of community, support for small businesses, and drive to be a green city. Outside the hair studio, Penny can be found singing in the Portland Peace Choir. She is also a reiki master and has been studying energy work for over 20 years. Visit SymbioReiki.com. Penny is a yoga and cycling instructor at 24 Hour Fitness.
Holly is a native Oregonian specializing in natural, healthy, shiny hair color that “pops“. Her cutting skills are nearly flawless and keeps up on trending styles. With 24+ yrs experience, she has often been referred to as a “true artist”. Holly loves to spend time caring for each client’s unique hair needs and it shows in the detailed finish of each visit.
In addition to hair styling, Holly enjoys discovering great food/wine venues , decorating , entertaining , gardening , exploring outdoors , learning about health and wellness , spending time w/friends and family .
Trained by Aveda, TIGI, and American Crew, Curt brings years of skilled hair styling experience to the team. Plus, he is Goldwell certified in hair coloring to boot. In addition to Curt’s experience, he has done his fair share of traveling. Curt started his life in Detroit, spent his high school days in Beijing, China, a few years in California, moved back to Michigan (this time Ann Arbor), and made his way to Portland, Oregon, to further his hair styling career. When Curt isn’t styling hair, you will probably find him running, playing instruments, studying other languages, and exploring the great Oregon wilderness.
Born and raised in Vietnam, Phung moved to the United States more than 20 years ago to pursue her hair stylist dreams. Phung has extensive hairstyling experience. She graduated from beauty school back in 1999, worked at Dosha Salon Spa for 12 years, is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and permanent straightening, and is constantly learning new techniques from fellow hair stylists on YouTube. Outside the hair salon, you will find Phung spending time with her family, traveling, reading, listening to music, and dancing away in our beautiful City of Roses.