Annie Thomas has worked in the hairstyling industry for almost 10 years and remains highly enthusiast about advanced education opportunities and certifications. A Certified Master Balayage Expert with L’Oréal, she has taken classes from several of the industry’s best, including Wella, Redken, Brazillian and Global Keratin blowouts, Kérastase, Men’s Dept, Oribe in NYC. She’s also worked on various runway/fashion shows doing both hair and makeup and loves the creative freedom to achieve avante-gard, high-fashion looks. Marrying together her passion for hairstyling and getting to know people, she enjoys creating the whole look for her clients through both hair-coloring and haircuts, helping them to achieve the look best to suit their personalities and unique styles.
An Athens, Ga. native, Devon Smith moved to Denver after falling in love with the city during her visits here. The Mile-High City, like Athens, shares an affinity for small business, community involvement, and great hair. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Devon launched her career in the styling industry roughly eight years ago, when her passion for helping people attracted her to the profession. She has since achieved dual licensures in Cosmetology and Barbering, and completed industry-specific training with L’Oreal, L’Oreal SOHO Academy with Jason Backe, Redken, KEVIN.MURPHY, Oribe, R+Co, PureOlogy and more. While in Athens, Devon actively participated in the community through outlets such as the Athens Fashion Collective and ESP’s Big Hearts Pageant, and has styled hair featured in “Weddings in Athens” 2014 publication. "Every day I remind myself communication is the key to delivering a truly impeccable service. When a client is in my chair, my focus is solely on them, and making them feel like the best versions of themselves. I am so blessed to be a part of the Denver expansion and I cannot wait to see you in my chair."
Lauren Di Manna
A Colorado native, Lauren Di Manna has been a blonding specialist in the industry for more than eight years. She comes from a background of intensive training with Wella's Master Colorist Program, Sebastian, and Redken color/product lines, as well as experience with Keratin Complex, American Crew, and Babe Hair extensions. Lauren specializes in soft, natural-looking color, seamless cuts and bombshell blowouts. Lauren was a stylist and makeup artist for multiple runway/ and fashion shows all over the Denver Metro Area, including a few non-profit events. Passionate about keeping up to date with each season's trends, Lauren actively participates in advanced educational opportunities whenever possible. Her keen eye for detail, great communication skills and warm personality help her to create custom looks and experiences for each guest who sits in her chair. Lauren’s favorite part of her work is highlighting natural beauty and seeing a positive change in each client from start to finish. "Look good, feel good" is Lauren’s motto. She’s all about making people feel beautiful.
With a creative side and steady hand, Casie Ryan is fond of the artistic expression found in cosmetology. Honing in on her immense passion for the industry, especially color, highlights and cut variations, she is fond of blending technical skills with artistry. Casie’s specialties include blowouts, men's grooming and the ever-popular, natural-looking Balayage hair-coloring technique. Her thirst for knowledge and expertise well-position Casie for continuing education classes, where she keeps up-to-date on the latest techniques, trends and styles. She enjoys giving her clients new and exciting looks!