As founder, owner and operator – Esmeralda’s presence and energy are infused throughout Exodus. A proud Oregonian and long-term resident of NE Portland – her path to Exodus began more than 20 years ago, at Beau Monde beauty school. In 1997, she purchased the home that houses Exodus, and now her family–whose smiling faces you’re likely to see in the salon. When she’s not at Exodus enjoying her clients, Esmeralda enjoys spending time at the coast with her children and husband; experiencing the local neighborhood with friends; dining on traditional Mexican food at her family’s restaurant, Catalina’s; and staying in shape with running.


Lené is a licensed esthetician and nail tech with over 15 years of experience. She brought her love of skin care to Exodus in 2005, and together with Esmeralda helped create the warm, neighborhood-friendly environment that Exodus is known for.   Along with skincare and hair removal, Lené also offers natural nail services, including shellac and lacquer polish manicures, and the signature pedicure that has made Exodus legendary. In her off time, she enjoys the many amenities that have made our Northeast Portland neighborhood so desirable. From the exercise studios to the food, shopping and community activities— she’s proud to be part of a business that serves clients in the heart of our beautiful city.


Ronin’s been literally turning heads with her amazing cuts for ten years now, as one of Portland’s leading barbers and stylists. Taking skill and professionalism to the next level, Ronin offers a signature style of cutting not seen in most shops. Clients know Ronin for her ability to envision what their hair could be, bringing it to life with superior technique. Ronin’s goal is to make sure you walk out with exactly what you want, happier than you ever expected you could be.