ABOUT AMANDA SAEPHAN
THE AMERICAN DREAM
The 2006 opening of Amanda Touch of Color Salon is proof that the American Dream is still alive. That vision and hard work can open up endless opportunities for those with the talent and determination to succeed (not necessary). Salon owner, Amanda Saephan is a perfect example of this; her inspirational story is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication.
In 1987, Amanda joined the ranks of the immigrants with the purpose of seeking a better life for herself and her family in the United States. Over the years, she has single-mindedly pursued her goals and ambitions as an artist and entrepreneur.
Amanda and her family have always been grateful to the U.S. for welcoming them into the country and giving them the opportunity to make an honest living. Because of her background, Amanda takes nothing for granted and understands the value of taking pride in her craft.
ARTISTRY, TALENT, EXPERIENCE
After many years of working hard to pay her way through college, Amanda graduated from the Edward Wadsworth Institute for Hair Design in Portland, Oregon. In the City of Roses, she learned how to run a business, opening a renowned salon called, “Professionally Yours.” Amanda’s passion for her craft means that she continually strives to master new techniques through continued education, classes, and professional workshops.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Amanda has an impressive array of professional credentials and qualifications. Her illustrious clientele includes Seattle news anchors and politicians. Amanda’s work has been featured locally on KCPQ 13, and nationally on CNN. Her artistry, talent, dedication, and warm personality has earned her customers’ loyalty.
Amanda loves her work, not only the chance to display her artistry and unique sense of style, but also the day-to-day interaction with customers. Before leaving the salon, she is a perfectionist who strives to ensure that every customer is delighted with their look.
REMEMBERING HER ROOTS
Outside of the salon, Amanda’s life is just as busy. She cares for her three grandchildren; she is an avid hiker and enjoys taking her grandchildren hiking. She also spends time cooking at home for her family. Amanda has never forgotten her roots. She devotes her time and money by contributing to missionary works in SE Asia. Locally, she volunteers at her church by cooking meals and sings on the worship team.
I’ve been a hairstylist for eighteen years. I love my job because I get to make every person feel great about themselves. I enjoy meeting new people and get to know their story, which allows me to have a better understanding about their personality and lifestyle. I am fortunate to be a part of an exciting and fast paced industry. I’ve trained at academies in Dallas, New York, and Las Vegas. I’m rewarded using my skills to help my clients create different looks and feel special.