Stephanie Borja Ruiz
Born in Germany, Stephanie moved to Slidell at the age of four and has called it home ever since. This is where she has grown up, gotten married, had two children, and built her business. Stephanie has always had a passion for bringing out people’s natural beauty and has turned this calling into her career.
After graduating from Vanguard College of Cosmetology in 2010 she immediately began assisting leading stylists in the industry and studying the technology of hair care through Kerastase and Shu Umeura. Stephanie’s unrelenting drive to learn lead her to travel across the United States to study under colorist to the stars Tracey Cunningham, Mane Master Scotty Cunha, celebrity make up artist Mario Dedivanovic, cutting master Jay Fata, international icon and entrepreneur Kevin Murphy, and celebrity stylist and founder of Ouia haircare, Jen Atkin.
Stephanie opened Eden Salon in 2015 and is constantly educating herself in anything and everything relating to her craft. She is certified in platinum seamless extensions, loves wedding hair, braids, and creating sultry date night finishes. Most importantly, Stephanie prides herself on creating an environment where everyone feels like family and leaves looking like a movie star.
Shelby Walker Ruiz
Shelby is not only extremely talented she is also the epitome of a hard worker. While Studying at Vanguard College of Cosmetology she spent her spare time studying under Master Stylist, Stephanie Ruiz so she could be ahead of the curve.
After graduating in 2017 she continued her education with color training through Davines, balayage training with Kenra Color, and became Platinum Seamless Certified. Shelby continues to awe us with her talents and loves any and all color services. When Shelby isn’t working she also enjoys watching HGTV and would love to become a famous singer as soon as someone teaches her to sing.
Kailen Pope Box
Originally from Gautier, Kailen moved to Gulfport in 2015. She graduated from Vanguard College of Cosmetology in 2017 and assisted Master Stylist, Stephanie Ruiz during school as well as an additional year afterwards. Kailen’s hard work has paid off and now guests travel from Mississippi and Alabama to experience her expertise and sophisticated styling.
Kailen is a Plastic Seamless Certified stylist who is passionate about loves planning events and rap music. Especially Lil' Waynelightening color and creating a beautifully finished blow dry. When Kailen isn’t working she focuses her creativity on planning events and loves listening to rap music, especially Lil’ Wayne. Kailen also plans to move to Metairie and is majorly excited about the convenience of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods near by.
Laura was born in New Orleans and grew up in Slidell where she graduated from Vanguard College of Cosmetology in 2013. She spent the next four years assisting senior stylists at various salons where she was able to consistently
grow her skill sets. While training under Master stylist, Stephanie Ruiz, she also trained cutting skills with Jeff Wacker through Liquid Assets, attended UNITE Global Sessions in San Diego, and obtained her Platinum Seamless Certification. When Laura isn’t working she loves being outdoors with her dogs and taking kickboxing classes.
Torri Rae Mills
Torri graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in 2013 and started her career in her hometown in Michigan. That same year she began working at both Cheeky Strut as an aesthetician and Siren and Proper as an eyelash and brow artist. Continuing her education was her main priority so she became certified in classic lashes through Novalash and in 2014 she studied advanced volume with Volume Lash.
Torri took her talents to Accent Salon where she worked as a freelance artist until she graduated from Vanguard College of Cosmetology in 2017. Eden was the only salon Torri was interested in and it’s where she immediately began the next chapter of her life. She now focuses on her passions for coloring hair and creating the perfect brow look. When Torri isn’t working she spends her time playing with her black lab, Hax and binge watching television shows about prison.
Nicole was born in Metairie and graduated from Vanguard College of Cosmetology in February 2017. She is currently assisting Master Stylist, Stephanie Ruiz while cultivating her passions in highlighting and cutting. When Nicole isn't working she likes to go shopping and get facials wither Grandma. Nicole is also such a super fan of Justin Bieber that she has travelled the world to see him preform.