Our Story, Out Team, Our Goals
Ismael and Ana Jimenez started this “little gem of a salon in the desert,” in October 2013, opening their first location in beautiful Rancho Mirage with two stylists. After only one year and two more stylists we outgrew our first location. Today they have an environmentally conscious full service Aveda salon inside The Atrium in Rancho Mirage serving our guests with now 5 stylists and their amazing front desk manager. Our commitment is to exceed your expectations from the moment you walk through the doors. The talented, highly trained, and always helpful team will make every effort to ensure that you get an extraordinary experience every time. We have a customary menu of hair services, makeup, full body waxing, as well as complimentary Aveda rituals with a cup of Aveda comforting tea. Setting the bar for pampering and stress relieving experiences for our guests. Our talented Stylists Ana, Angelica Lopez, Ashley Ramirez, Analisa Jimenez, Arlen Angulo and Tami Sprague offer more than 30 years of combined experience in beauty and well-being. The salon also offers special services for bridal events and other important life occasions that demand nothing less than customized personal attention to detail.Agape Salon caters to each client as if they were the only client, offering consistency and individual care as their personal brand. A cutting-edge trend setting Salon with incomparable customer care, our team offers experience, knowledge, professionalism and state-of-the-art techniques to turn out a perfect result every time. With a loyal following in the Coachella Valley, Agape Salon has solidified its reputation for excellence. Book your appointment or complimentary consultation online or by phone today and experience the extraordinary world of Aveda and Heavenly Agape pampering. We have online appointment booking along with a text message reminders on the morning of your appointment for our busy guests.
Aveda ,The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences. Aveda was born in 1978 with the vision to bring beauty professionals botanical products that would be good for them, their guests, and the Earth and its communities.As part of Aveda’s mission to give back to society and as an example of our long lasting commitments to social and environmental leadership and responsibility, Avada creates sustainable partnership with nonprofit organizations and indigenous cultures around the world who are focused on caring for the earth and protecting biodiversity. These collaborations support and protect the ecological, social, environmental and economic well-being of communities where Aveda does business. This includes the geographic areas in which Aveda sources ingredients, as well as the communities where we market our products.
Meet the Fantastic “A” Team
Ismael & Ana Jimenez
Agape Salon began with an idea of creating an environment where Ana would always be happy doing what she loves, which is; Hair and everything to do with hair. A place where Ana would be able to extend her love of hair and share that love with others.
We chose the name Agape, because of its meaning, it’s a Greek word that means LOVE, God’s unconditional love. And we want to utilize the gifts He has given us to share our love of hair with others. You can follow our amazing journey on IG @agapesalonnspa
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people” Vincent Van Gogh
Owner, Master Stylist. Instagram
My name is Angelica Lopez, I am the Lead Hairstylist at Agape Salon & Spa. I joined the beauty industry 9 years ago, I was attracted to this industry at a very young age. I started doing makeup for my friends in middle school. Soon after I became fascinated by hair when I started experimenting on my own hair.
I’ve been through extensive training through Aveda and have received advanced training with Vidal Sassoon Academy. I am certified with Dream Catchers Hair Extensions and I keep up on the latest trends through in salon training. I pay close attention to every detail and I am well versed in haircuts, hair color, facials, waxing and makeup application.
As my guest at Agape Salon I will provide you with a relaxing setting, making you feel beautiful and amazing.
I love being a part of this team because it allows me to connect with people and grow as a professional.
I am Ashley Ramirez, Master Stylist and Education Director for Agape Salon & Spa.Creating beautiful hair is what I love to do! In 2009 I joined the beauty industry and by 2010 I started working for an Aveda Salon. I continue to build my knowledge of the amazing natural Aveda products and the no limit hair color lines.
As the education director for Agape Salon, I am responsible for the training of the new talent stylists. I believe in continual education to provide excellent services to each and every guest! I have received advanced training from Vidal Sassoon, Dream Catcher Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, advanced braiding training and advanced Aveda education.
My passion is for hair color; I specialize in all the latest trends in color including Balayage Highlights and all the latest trendy colors. Another specialty is all styles of men’s and women’s haircuts.
I make it a priority to stay up to date on all the newest products offered by Aveda. One of my favorite things Aveda has to offer is the aroma therapy options to help calm or balance your mood.
My heart and soul is not only in the salon but it is also in my community, serving and giving of my talents and time to others. I look forward to meeting you. Check out my Instagram to follow my work.
Hi my name is Analisa Jimenez and my passion is to create beautiful hair for every guest that sits in my chair and give them the best salon experience ever! Doing hair is an amazing art that I have grown to love more each day. It inspires me to be creative and to develop new skills so I can become a better hairstylist. In 2012, I received my cosmetology license and since then I have continued to expand my knowledge in the industry by going to hair shows, AVEDA education classes, and in salon training. It is important to me to stay up to date with new trends, techniques, color and much more. I enjoy providing many services such as hair color, haircuts, Brazilian blowouts, styling, waxing and facials. My favorites are hair color services such as Balayage, highlights, hair painting and base colors. In our salon, we use Aveda products which are plant-based products that give amazing results and keeps your hair looking and feeling healthy. My goal is to maintain that look for you and to make sure that you are loving your hair. This is my passion that I would love to share with everyone and I am excited to continue to grow in this industry. Thank you and don’t forget to check out my instagram.
Hello my name is Arlen Angulo. I am an Assistant\Stylist at Agape Salon & Spa. My passion for hair and makeup started when I was 7 years old! I always knew I would become a hairstylist and self taught makeup artist. My 1 year old little boy, Dayton even loves me to do his hair. I graduated cosmetology school in 2015 and shortly after I started working at Agape Salon. The reason I work in this field is to make people look and feel beautiful. The reaction in peoples faces when they look in the mirror after I have finished my work is everything to me. Hair is my way of creating art. My specialties are blow drys and makeup application. I have attended technical and color classes through Aveda as well as the Hair Shows and monthly in salon training. I’ve never known a salon that cares about their guest as much as we do. The benefit of coming to this Aveda salon is that our guests come in, relax, get pampered and walk out feeling amazing. My goal is to build my clientele and continue to grow in the beauty industry.
I have been in the desert area for 22 years, and feel very excited to be a part of the team of professionals at Agape Salon & spa. I have been in business management for over 30 years including Salon management. I worked with Ana 10 years ago and love how our paths have crossed again. I have an educational background in Business Administration, Medical Assisting and Beauty School. I am currently working on a math and science degree at a local college.I look forward to serving the needs of our guests and fellow team members.