Meet Our Team

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.

Jim Bagley

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.

Lina Tran

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.”

Jennifer Martinez

Level III 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.”

Amy Morgan

Level III 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!

Gillian Sobolic

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.

Sofiia Ruzhanskaia

Associate Stylist

Hi! This is Sofiia. I’m originally from Russia. I’ve lived in the US for 4 years now. I finished cosmetology school and started working at Linear Salon as an associate hair stylist about a year ago. I’ve always dreamed about a cosmetology career, but never really thought that this dream could come true.

I love making people happy by making the most of their day and their hair. So when costumers ask me what my favorite service to do is, it’s difficult for me to answer! I love to show women that they don’t have to be afraid of a change and can find beauty within!

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