Our Team

Sarah - Stylist/Owner

Sarah began her cosmetology career in Grand Rapids in 2003, she has always been eager to learn and stay up to date with trends and techniques.  After working for four years she took an eight week break to backpack in Europe, Sarah arrived home inspired and ready for something new.  She enrolled in an intensive course in Chicago at the Sassoon Academy before moving to San Diego, CA where she landed a job at Hyde-Edwards Salon and Spa.  It was here that Sarah really grew as a stylist, gaining knowledge and developing her techniques as she learned from many talented and accomplished peers.  The salon also allowed her even more educational opportunities as she was able to attend Loreal SOHO Academy in New York, Loreal SOHO Academy West in Laguna Beach, Di Pietro Todd in San Francisco, and Fuga Academy in Chicago.

Sarah modelling for a hair cutting video at Hyde Edwards Salon & Spa in San Diego where she worked as a stylist before returning to Cedarville Michigan where she grew up

Sarah prides herself in technical cutting, especially short women’s cuts and loves classic soft hair color achieved with balayage and natural tones.  She is happy to be back in the Cedarville/Hessel area and excited to offer her clients what she has learned and all the new things she will continue to learn. When Sarah is not working you will find her cooking, walking through the woods with her dog, practicing yoga, or with her nose in a book.

Sarah is currently booked three weeks out, please book as far in advance as possible to obtain an appointment with her.  Our online booking will also show all available times.

Shauna - Stylist - Shauna has left the salon, we wish her luck on her move to Alaska!

Shauna grew up in Dafter, MI and attended Sault Area High School.  She graduated from Sault College of Applied Arts Technology in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario in Hair Styling and completed an Esthetician program at U.P. North School in Petoskey, MI.  In the 9 years Shauna has been working as a stylist she has acquired several advanced certifications in cutting, coloring, and nail design at various locations around Michigan.  She loves learning new techniques and keeping up on the latest trends. Previous to joining the Arborvitae team, she worked on Mackinac Island at an Aveda Concept Salon where she gained a wealth of experience in wedding hair and makeup.

    Shauna likes working out and loves animals. She also enjoys being outside camping and hiking, especially around water.

Michelle - Stylist

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Michelle grew up in Sterling Heights, MI while occasionally spending summers in the Les Cheneaux Area.  After graduating high school, she attended the Michigan College of Beauty (MBC) in Troy, a pivot point member school.  When she met her husband, Andy, she moved to Cedarville and completed her schooling as an apprentice before receiving her cosmetology license. Michelle has now been a stylist for 12 years and has completed several continuing education programs in hair coloring, cutting, and makeup.  She loves keeping up on the latest styles and techniques and has worked with Carrie Novak Photography and Paul Warner Photography exhibiting her hair and make up skills. After renting a chair at LeRoy's Salon in St.Ignace she decided to join the team at Arborvitae Salon & Spa to be close to her family and her clientele.

Michelle loves spending time with her husband Andy, son Bryce, daughter Andi, her three dogs and her cat.  She and her family love the outdoors and enjoy activities like fishing, hunting and boating in the Les Cheneaux Islands, anything to keep them outside.

Shishi-  Chinese Massage

Shishi is highly skilled in the practice of deep tissue Chinese Body Work and we are excited to offer her services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm.  Shishi attended an intense fourteen month program at the prestigious Yue Gang Basas School for Massage Therapy in Chongqing, China.  A warm and outgoing person, Shishi prides herself in "showing my best to each customer".  A recent transplant from the big city, she is looking forward to enjoying the summer in the U.P after moving to her husband's hometown of St. Ignace.  Come experience this extreamly therapeutic form of massage.