MEET OUR TEAM
Tulu Salon and Spa is an upscale specialized salon. What does this mean? Tulu’s service providers specialize in either cut, color, nails, or skin. Tulu does not believe in being proficient at many things – we strive to be exceptional at one.
General Manager | Senior Stylist
Terra graduated cosmetology school in 1995. Upon graduation, she worked in South Carolina at a local salon for 5 years. Terra started at Akari in 2000 where she worked as an assistant while completing Akaris extensive training program. In 2002, she became a Network educator for Bumble and Bumble until 2006. During this time, Terra was a manager as well. Terra earned her certification in Great Lengths extensions in 2006 and has recently trained and worked at Living Proof Style Lab.
Salon Manager | Senior Stylist | Makeup Artist
Chhoeun Thiv is a senior stylist with over 10 years of experience. She received her cosmetology training through Akari’s apprenticeship program, and in turn, had been involved with the education program for apprentices and assistants. To continue her education, she has taken the majority of classes offered at Bumble and Bumble University in New York City. She has also done extensive work on photo shoots for Akari doing hair and makeup. Chhoeun specializes in bridal hair and makeup, and is the go-to person for weddings. Some of her high-end clients’ weddings, whom she had worked on, have been featured in Brides, Maine Weddings, and Old Port magazines.
Salon Manager | Stylist
Alicja has been styling hair and doing makeup professionally for over 8 years. Starting out in NYC, working on photoshoots, and indie film sets, Alicja decided to get her license and has been cutting hair for three years. Her education began at Akari through the apprentice program, and has progressed through programs at Bumble and Bumble University, Phyto Universe and Living Proof Style Lab. Her style varies from precision men’s cuts to more imaginative creative cuts.
Anna is a nail technician specializing in nail artistry. She has been doing nails professionally for two years, and has been in the industry for three. She has attended a number of classes and is a CND Certified Shellac Professional as well as a CND Master Painter. Anna is also a licensed aesthetician with a love for makeup. “I have a strong passion for being creative. I truly believe nails to be the number one accessory to any look.”
The beauty industry is in Jamie’s blood. She has always wanted to be a colorist – and it shows. Jamie started her career directly out of high school and hasn’t looked back. With over five years in the industry and countless classes, Jamie’s goal is to make sure every guest that sits in her chair leaves feeling confident and beautiful. Whether it be creating a very natural look or going a little more bold, she loves the art of color . She is constantly keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. In her own words; “I cherish my relationship with my guests and making sure every trip to Tulu is something they look forward to.” Jamie’s demeanor, talent, and professionalism are truly impressive.
Kat is a color specialist, who after a short time in Oregon, is returning home to continue her work. She has trained with color lines such as Goldwell and L’Oreal and has also traveled to NYC to attend multiple color classes with Bumble & Bumble. She excels with natural looking color, but also loves the challenge and the process of more vivid shades. “My favorite way to color is in a way that no one knows you did it. All they see is beautiful hair!” -Kat
Amy has extensive training in laser aesthetics from National Laser Institute/Boston, as well as in house training through Candela/Syneron, Ellman and Pelleve. As a licensed Aesthetician she received her training through SpaTechs aesthetics program. “My passion is solution based skin care. Coming from Texas, where you can never get out of the sun, I am always working with clients to reduce the signs of aging from sun damage.”
Joining our team with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, Julie has a true passion for cuts, style, and texture services (including perms). Adding to her already very impressive resume, Julie recently became a licensed cosmetology instructor. She has trained with Redken and Paul Mitchell in numerous hairstyling and cutting courses. According to Julie, “I have always been passionate about hair, beauty, and fashion. When I work with clients, I want them to leave Tulu loving their hair and confident they can style/maintain their hair at home.” Come visit Julie to experience the professionalism and service that comes with over 30 years in our industry. You won’t be disappointed!
Preslie Sparks is the daughter of salon-owner Terra Olson. She is excited to perfect her craft under her mother’s tutelage and looks forward to building her own cliental. Booking an appointment with Preslie is a great way to experience Tulu Salon and Spa for the first time at a reduce priced.
Paul Johnson has been an entrepreneur since graduating college in 2003. Paul is the owner/operator of Maine’s largest group of tutoring centers, The Study Hall. He has also been actively involved with 5QS, a boutique software development company and has consulted on many start-up projects. Paul is excited to make the transition from the education sector to the beauty industry. Although the two industries are quite different, the focus on the client and their needs is very much the same. Special thanks to www.petergreeno.com for all of our headshots!
HOW TO FIND TULU
We are located at 40 Main Street in Biddeford, Maine
To make an appointment, call (207) 710.0636