Over 20 Years in the Making
Linear is a progressive and inclusive hair salon located in the Heights area of Houston, TX. With a focus on precision haircutting and expert color techniques, we aim to make your day and exceed your expectations in a fun and relaxed environment.
New Clients: We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation prior to your first appointment to discuss your vision. Our Stylists will create a customized approach specific to both your short term and long term hair goals.
Owner & Founder
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim relocated to Houston and graduated from Visible Changes University in 1997. Jim has extended his knowledge base with annual continuing education classes through Vidal Sassoon Academy, L’Oreal Professionnel, Ted Gibson, Aveda, Ruth Roche, Kérastase and Shu Uemura, among others.
With over 20 years experience in the industry, owner Jim has built his success on one main philosophy: being a day maker. Jim’s gregarious personality and passion is contagious and compliments his precision hair cutting and coloring techniques.
Level II Stylist
Growing up in the beauty industry, Jennifer has had her cosmetology license since High School and continued her education with Toni & Guy and L’Oreal Balayage Certification while working at Azur Salon. Jennifer joined the Linear Salon team in 2018.
“I love making women look beautiful on the outside and feel beautiful on the inside. Having the opportunity to listen to my clients needs and help make their day better is a privilege. Hair is my passion and I love creating custom color, cuts and styling.”
Level II Stylist
With over 12 years experience in the industry, Amy is passionate to grow her skill set as well as sharing her knowledge with other stylists as an Artist for L’Oreal Professional from 2012 — 2020.
Certified in color, cutting, and balayage, Amy’s focus is on enhancing and contouring her client’s natural beauty as well as creating modern, maintainable styles that work with the hair instead of against it. She is so excited to have her career come full circle; she trained at the original Azur next to Jim Bagley, the owner of Linear Salon!
Level III Stylist
With over 15 years of experience Gillian has honed her skills in the industry and established herself with attention to detail and a drive to continue to educate herself and advance her techniques.
Proficient in hair color, balayage, color corrections, haircutting and styling — Gillian creates customized looks for her clientele that accentuate their natural beauty and giving them that “wow” factor. Mindful of skin tone, bone structure, lifestyle and personal style, she draws on her Southern Californian upbringing as inspiration to create beautiful, effortless hair color and trend cuts.
Level II Stylist
A native Houstonian, Lina graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in 2016. She worked at Azur Salon during school and then apprenticed under Jim Bagley for nearly 2 years after graduation. Lina joined Linear Salon in January 2018.
Lina loves the indescribable feeling she gets from giving her clients fabulous hair and providing a brief escape while they are in her chair. “The endless creativity and ongoing education this industry provides fuels my passion and inspires me to continue growing and to help make someone’s day, everyday.”
Level I Stylist
Born and raised in Houston, Marissa is passionate about balayage, highlighting, lived-in looks & hair cutting.
“Making others look & feel beautiful is my passion. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to make my clients feel beautiful about themselves inside & out. This industry is ever-changing and there are always new and exciting things to learn and share with my clientele. Making magic behind the chair allows me to express my creativity and also make each and every client who sits in my chair not only feel beautiful, but special too.