Our Team




Jorge Montesino


My name is Jorge Montesino and I am the Owner of Edward James Salon. I have 30 years of experience in the industry in which 15 of those are as a salon owner. In all the years as a stylist, I am still very passionate in making people look and feel beautiful. Not only creating new looks but also consistently sustaining their looks. As well as my guests, I enjoy being involved with my team and helping them grow. I am a firm believer in industry education and I continue to attend various Aveda educational events.

Mavis Alexander


My name is Mavis Alexander and I am from Kingston, Jamaica. I have been an artistic and diverse hair stylist for 30 years. Following my attendence at Wilfred’s Academy, I held an apprenticeship at Peter of London salon in Coral Gables. I then settled into brass knuckles hair styling with Jim Kitchens at “From the Top” in the belt of Miami’s pulse. My advanced training at Vidal Sassoon, in Santa Monica, California and the Trevor Sorbie’s Academy in London, took me “over the top” and Miami caught a new wave of excitement.

 Patricia Garcia


My name is Patricia Garcia and I am a passionate hair stylist. I love my work because I get to help people feel and look their best every day. I believe in our Aveda mission to the fullest and love working with our products and techniques. Knowledge is the key to success and I strive to learn more every day as well as educate my clients about their hair, skin and makeup.

Sayuri Horai


Japan > Los Angeles > Miami

Have been working for Aveda since 1997.

I love doing my job!

Taryn Golden


My name is Taryn, and I am a true believer that learning never ends. After receiving my bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, I attended the Aveda Institute to pursue my true passion. Now as a member of the Edward James team, I continue to take advanced education classes and strive to expand my techniques every day. Styling hair is my art, and I’d love for you to be my canvas.

 Arlene Valdes


My name is Arlene and I’ve been a hair stylist for 17 years. I’m passionate about my work and enjoy making people feel and look better about themselves.

 Yanet Mantilla


My name is Yanet, I’ve been a hairstylist for 6 years. I specialize in color, styling, updos and makeup. I believe in continuing education to maximize growth as an artist. I love creating a look that is unique and customizable to guest needs while meeting their expectation and making them happy.