The Team


Samantha Schreck

Her love of the beauty industry along with a core belief in exceptional education has set Samantha apart as a Master Stylist in the Portland area for over 17 years.

Developing long-lasting relationships built on skill and creativity; Samantha’s client focused approach allows her to attend to individual needs. She sees each appointment as an opportunity to express her artistry. With renewed and constant inspiration, Samantha’s commitment to high standards of excellence and ongoing education create an atmosphere of exceptional service and integrity for all.


Megan Thomson

Megan, co-owner of Paramount Salon, is a heart-centered entrepreneur and the organizational Mecca of the salon. Megan developed an early interest in the beauty industry that landed her a receptionist position at a local salon where she worked during college. With over 10 years experience as a salon retail accounts and operations manager in Portland, Megan has traveled around the US networking with other top salons and attends business coaching classes and seminars that enhance the client experience and create a positive work environment for staff. Paramount is the realization of Megan’s dream to own her own business.

Always on the go, when Megan is not busy managing the salon she enjoys volunteering in her community, traveling, and exercising. Megan cherishes every moment spent with her children and husband.


Komo Bains

Komo’s vivacious personality and unmatched eye for design, detail, and fashion is evident by his loyal following of Portland’s most discerning clientele. Having been recognized as a ‘top ten’ stylist by Intercoiffure, his devotion to ongoing education with the industry’s most respected and talented artists ensure the skills and techniques that bring his craft to life. Komo’s global travel keeps his vision for hair inspired and on trend.  His contagious energy is infused into everything he does, from spending time with family and friends to enjoying his newly rescued dog, Jiggy.


Marissa-2014Marissa Dieter

Marissa’s creative nature and love of people has built a strong foundation for her career in the beauty industry.
With a drive to continually feed her passion through education, Marissas artistic eyes and well trained hands are an valuable addition to the Paramount team.


Rowena Santos

Rowena’s goal is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for her clients while providing them an outstanding styling experience. She is a Washington, D.C. native who relocated to Portland in 2014. Her years of experience working with a diverse clientele have quickly made her a sought after professional in Portland. To stay current Rowena studies with some of the top stylists in the US. She is constantly learning new techniques and keeping a pulse on current beauty and fashion trends. Rowena’s goal is to bring out the best features for her clients through her passion for hair color and the art of haircutting.

 Mercedes Benyo