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Raphael Velasquez


Raphael opened the doors to his first salon in 1987 and called it “Rafiel’s Salon and Spa.” The salon featured spa, haircutting, and color services. In 2001, he opened rafiels studio, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon in the heart of Clintonville. Raphael was a platform artist with Aveda for over 15 years. He has performed haircutting shows in the New York international show at the Jacob Javits Center, Chicago Midwest hair show at the Rosemont Expo, the Aveda Congress in Minneapolis, and the Aveda Midwest Hair Show in Cincinnati. Raphael has continued to educate himself and his staff with the latest trends and products. He attended the Aveda London Academy, and Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy. He offers seminars and hair education classes for his staff and trainees. He insists on top quality service and customer care.

Available. Wednesday 10-6 and Thursday 10-8
Pricing Womens Haircut 60 mins $80.00
Mens Haircuts 60 mins $45.00
Raphael’s favorite product is the Aveda Men’s Grooming Clay.

Will Molden

Will Molden

General Manager

Will Molden joined the Rafiel’s team in 2020. Will has a passion for exceptional guest care and is a true believer in Aveda Will has worked with the Aveda not work since 1991 and became licensed in 2004. he is as comfortable doing make up applications as he is in any other role of the salon with countless hours of continuing education and a product knowledge trainer for Aveda. Corporate. Will can answer all of your questions about home care and services and help you pick make the perfect choices to bring out the best you that you can be. As someone that works with their hands all the time he can’t live without the Avena hand relief.

Jessica Vollmer


Jessica Vollmer has been a member of the Raphael’s team for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. She worked as a part time receptionist at the salon during her time at school and is now one of our Master Stylists. Jessica is an expert with cutting, coloring, styling, and also really enjoys to do men’s cuts as well.
Jessica has attended many advanced training courses over the years taught by some of the most talented Aveda stylists in the net work, such as Jeffrey Scott, Jennifer Rosky, Jon Reyman, & Dusty Rhode.
Jessica is always sure to consult with her clients very thoroughly before every appointment to ensure a great experience for all of her clients. Some of her favorite products include the smooth infusion line. The products really help, soften the hair, fight frizz, and also have heat protectants in them.
Jessica‘s schedule is currently Tuesday and Wednesdays 10 to 8, and Fridays 10 to 6. She is also in one Saturday a month. Book with her today!



After graduating from the Aveda Institute Columbus, Michelle has been a part of the Rafiel’s Studio team since 2011 and is a master stylist. Michelle is an expert with color cutting and styling. She especially enjoys cutting pixies and Bob hairstyles. Michelle has expanded her expertise with cutting classes taught by John Raymond, Dusty Rhode and color classes by Jennifer Rosky, Jeffrey Scott, Michelle believes firmly in the importance of consultations before every appointment and it’s very detail oriented. Her approach is to have an in-depth understanding of what the client desires and then applies her vast knowledge and skill set to ensure they get the results. They desire available Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 8 and Saturday 9 to 4.

Danielle Bauman


Danielle joined the Rafiel Studio team in 2017 after Graduating from the Ohio State School of Cosmetology in Columbus ,Ohio. After completing 9 months of advance trianing form the Rafiels Studio team on mens and women haircutting and Aveda hair coloring along with women's up style training . Danielle received hands on training at the studio with Global Educator for Aveda with Jon Reymon, mens barbering with Michael Pavlick and Mo Murphy , Advance hands on training withAveda Globel Hair Colorist Jen Roski to become one of the teams top Master Stylists at rafiels studio !In 2021 Danielle wanted to give back to the Beauty Industry and decided to take a full-time position at the Aveda Institute Columbus .she became a full-time instructor at aveda Dani loved sharing her passion for hair with the student and helping put out outstanding graduates for the Beauty Industry for tomorrow !After teaching for over a year Dani returned to rafiels studio in April of 2022! Danielle has a passion for blonding and layered hair cuts.

Favorite product: Nutriplenish Leave in conditioner

Hours Available Tuesday and Thursday 10-8 Saturday's 9-4



Jordan completed the Aveda Institute of Columbus and began at rafiel’s studio in 2018. Jordan completed the 9 month apprentice training program at rafiel’s studio. Jordan is now one of our senior stylists. She specializes in women’s hair coloring and hair cutting. Jordan has completed advanced hair cutting classes with Holly Brown,Jeffrey Scott Aveda Hair Color Educator/Specialist Susan Ford,Precision Cutting Champion 2020&NA Artistic Team she also attended the Aveda Color Solutions and Deep Collection courses. Jordan adds her creative personality to every appointment and loves to do trendy colors and styles & Was promoted to a salon coach, training new assistants in bridal Upstyles. Follow Jordan on Instagram @hairbyfishAvailable Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8 and Friday 10am-6pm Saturdays 9-4

Jessica Wagner


Jessica joined Rafiels Studio in 2020 as a member of our front desk team, with an aspiring attitude of becoming our next new talent. Jessica Graduated highschool in 2021 and went directly to Aveda Institute where she graduated cosmetology school in July of 2022.
Jessica has taken post graduate advanced coloring classes with Jeffery Scott’s balyage blonding course and an advanced blonding course . She’s also continued her cutting skills with a class lead by Susan Ford In order to stay in-tune with new trends. These classes have allowed Jessica to bloom into this gorgeous industry with the skills she needs to give each of her clients their desired outcomes.
With her ambitious, hardworking and creative personality she is now a full time stylist at Rafiels Studio and is growing everyday to be the best of the best with our team. She enjoys blonding, color correcting, fashion colors and men’s cutting the most but is experienced in all services Rafiels Studio provides. Her favorite Aveda Product is our Botanical Repair leave in conditioner; she can’t go without it in her routine and recommends it to all her guests who desire the advanced repair it offers.
Tues and Weds 10-8
Fri 10-6
Sat 9-4


Guest Care

Tessa has been working at Rafiel’s Studio for three months. She is currently studying wellness and health promotion in Columbus State University Tessa‘s favorite part of being a receptionist and seeing all the amazing transformations putting a smile in every clients face she can’t live without botanical repair strengthening leave in treatment. She’s not just a receptionist. She’s also a client.

Erin Lusignolo


Erin Lusignolo
Erin has been a hairstylist for 8 years and just joined the rafiel’s studio team in February. After living abroad for the past 2 years, Erin returned to Columbus to be closer to family. Erin specializes in hair cutting, whether it’s a precision cut, stylish men’s cut, or a trend-setting new style. She will be accepting clients beginning April 12th for men, women and children. Welcome Erin to the rafiel’s family and call today to book an appointment.