Meet April Avila
April Avila is John James Salon's most tenured employee. With 16 years in, April has spent almost all of her 20 years as a stylist with the award-winning Crofton salon.
Even after studying color theory in Florence, Italy, and spending 5 years living in the scenic solitude of Hawaii, April calls Maryland home, and claims she wouldn't have it any other way:
"I feel abundantly blessed to be here, it's a family. The people here are so good to me, and give me everything I need to take care of my daughter with peace of mind."
April describes her amazing 19-year old daughter, Jess, with a certain sparkle in her eyes, and calls her her "whole world."
Outside of her career and motherhood, April relishes little more than the time to curl up with a good book and get lost in it's pages. Her love of literature is so great, that she uses her personal library as therapy for anyone she feels may need it by keeping her favorites on hand, and lending them out when she's compelled to do so.
If she wasn't an awesome stylist? April says she would own a flower shop. Having worked in one long ago, April says it allowed her to "see people at their highest and lowest moments, it was a blessing."
Thank you for all you do at John James, April. We truly appreciate your bright personality and the happiness you bring to all of your clientele!