Our Team

Questions we asked our staff so you can get to know them better…

McKenzie-Hair Stylist/ Owner

  1. Where are you from?  Wyoming, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been a Cosmetologist since 1999 and an Owner of the salon since 2007.  
  3. What do you most love about your career or training you’ve had? I went to school at the Aveda Institute and love doing fun haircuts, and colors especially blondes!
  4. Sing or dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cake Batter with cookie dough chunks
  6. Type of music you listen to? 80’s music, and new music my kids listen too. No Country. 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Sue-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  Forest Lake, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been doing hair since 1971.
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love the relationships I have had the pleasure developing over the years. They truly mean the world to me. 
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cedar Crest Pirates Bounty
  6. Type of music you listen to? Country, Pop & Oldies
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Camping at a beach

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Kelli-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  Centerville, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I have been a Hair Stylist since 2008.
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love meeting new people, getting to build relationships with my clients and making them look and feel amazing. The flexibility and variety of doing/learning new techniques is also very fun! 
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cake batter with sprinkles! 
  6. Type of music you listen to? Pop and country, but mostly Taylor Swift! 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach!

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Meredith-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  I am from From Stillwater, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been a Hair Stylist since 1993. 
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love making clients happy!
  4. Sing or Dance? Singing, I guess
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Kemp’s Rocky Road
  6. Type of music you listen to? Rock 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Cabin, for sure 

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Anne-Hair Stylist/Eyelash Technician

  1. Where are you from?  I am from St. Louis Park, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I have been a Hair Stylist since 2013.  
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love getting to know my clients and love going to hair shows. 
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance 
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip
  6. Type of music you listen to? I like all music, depends on my mood
  7. Vacation Beach or Cabin? Love both

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Brittany-Guest Service

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Wyoming, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been a Receptionist here since 2016!
  3. What you you most love about being at the salon? I love our team!
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Moose Tracks 
  6. Type of music you listen to? Country 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Joy-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  I am from the North Branch, Stacy area.
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been a Stylist/Cosmetologist since 2002/2003. 
  3. What do you most love about your career? The best thing I love about my career is making my guest, feel and look great and getting to know them over the years. I wouldn’t still be doing this if it wasn’t for them. I love doing colors, foils, balayages, the most, and figuring out the perfect colors for their personality or lifestyle after getting to know them a bit
  4. Sing or Dance? I may sing or dance, but only on rare special occasions (or in my own space when no one is around.)
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Not sure, maybe extra dark chocolate with almonds. 
  6. Type of music you listen to? I listen to all types of music all over the spectrum. It depends on what mood I am in and what season it is.
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Both I love being outdoors and exploring, I would go anywhere in the world given the opportunity or just relax in my own space too!

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Keri-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Wyoming, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I have been a Hair Stylist too long or since 1994.
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love making clients happy!
  4. Sing or Dance? Neither
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? No, I do not like ice cream
  6. Type of music you listen to? I like no music, just peace and quiet. 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Neither, but if I have to choose cabin I guess.  

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Katie-Guest Service

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Forest Lake, MN. 
  2. How long have you been at the salon? I’ve been a receptionist since 2019. 
  3. What do you most love about the salon? I love picking up little tips and tricks from the stylists!
  4. Sing or Dance? Definitely dance 
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Strawberry Oreo 
  6. Type of music you listen to? A little bit of everything 
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach 

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Sonya-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Owatonna, MN. 
  2. How long have you been in your profession? I’ve been a Hair Stylist since 2008.
  3. What do you most love about your career? I love knowing how to do a variety of styles!
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cookies and cream
  6. Type of music you listen to? Reggae, but Rock mostly
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Cabin 

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Rio-Guest Service

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Wyoming, MN. 
  2. How long have you been at the salon? I have been a Receptionist since 2022. 
  3. What do you love most about the salon? I love to meet and talk with new people
  4. Sing or Dance? That is so hard, I love both. 
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cookie dough
  6. Type of music you listen to? Whatever is on the radio
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Haylee-Esthetician/Eyelash Technician

  1. Where are you from? I am from Princeton, MN.
  2. How long have you been an Esthetician? I graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2023 and am excited to start meeting new clients!
  3. What do you love most about your career? I love most about my career is that I am able to meet new people and make them feel more confident.
  4. Sing or Dance? Sing (or neither one really.)
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Strawberry
  6. Type of music you listen to? I listen to a little of everything, but my favorites are Country, Rap and R&B.
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Julia-Hair Stylist

  1. Where are you from? I am from Colorado.
  2. How long have you been a Hair Stylist? I got my Cosmetology license in 2014.
  3. What do you love most about your career? I love to see people feel good about themselves and when I help with that it makes me happy!
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate
  6. Type of music you listen to? Oldies, Country, Soft Rock, Alternative and Pop.
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Gina-Massage Therapist

  1. Where are you from? I am from St. Cloud, MN.
  2. How long have you been a Massage Therapist? I have been a Massage Therapist since I graduated from Aveda in 2002. Gina is a dedicated and skilled Massage Therapist who believes in the transformative power of Touch. She has over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic massage in Health Care Centers, Fitness Facilities, and Salons & Spas. Gina’s passion for Massage Therapy started when she was a Nursing and Surgical Tech student, which led her down the path towards a holistic approach. As a former gymnast, Gina became attuned to the mind-body connection and recognized massage therapy to be a necessity for injury prevention and recovery treatment, while also maintaining overall relaxation for the mind, body, and spirit. Gina graduated with honors and received her Certification in Massage Therapy and Spa Esthetics from the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. She has worked on clients with auto accident injuries, personal injuries, work related stress, chronic pain, depression, and athletes with specific needs. Her work is a combination of several different modalities, providing a massage that is both therapeutic and relaxing. Each of her sessions are customized and individually tailored to meet the client’s needs.
  3. What do you love most about your career? I love providing a service that’s meaningful and rewarding. I love the ability to stay active, in a low to no stress environment, helping clients feel physically and emotionally better, and positively impacting their lives.
  4. Sing or Dance? Dance
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Birthday Cake
  6. Type of music you listen to? Hard Rock, Alternative Rock and Alternative Metal.
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach

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Caidance-Guest Services

  1. Where are you from?  I am from  Wyoming, MN
  2. How long have you been at the salon? I have been a Receptionist since 2024. 
  3. What do you love most about the salon? I love how welcoming and friendly everyone is!
  4. Sing or Dance? I did choir all through school and I loved it.
  5. Favorite ice cream flavor? Ben & Jerry’s pistachio
  6. Type of music you listen to? Mostly 70s-90s classic rock and nu-metal
  7. Vacation: Beach or Cabin? Beach for sure!