Our Team
Ashley Starr

With over a decade of East Coast salon experience, Ashley decided to bring her creative skills and talents out west to Denver, Colorado.  Early into her career and shortly after beginning her apprenticeship, she was nationally ranked as a 2010 Top SkillsUSA Cosmetologist.  Ashley's areas of expertise involve advanced coloring techniques, precision cutting, creative styling, and has made it her personal mission is to raise the standards of excellence in this beautiful industry

IG: @a_starrstylist

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Laurel Lee

Laurel has been working in the beauty industry for over 20 years, learning and mastering a diverse array of services. She enjoys doing beautiful highlights and color, grey blending, and cutting.  She is also a master eyebrow designer who loves the process of waxing, tweezing and tinting eyebrows to achieve beauty and symmetry.  More than anything, Laurel loves getting to know her clients and building trusting relationships

while having the most fun possible. Her primary focus is always on the person in her chair and the experience her guest is having during their time together. Laurel wants each and every client to feel important, special and heard. She strives to create a safe space for anyone to relax and simply be themselves.  

 

Laurel recently published her first book "How To Talk Your Hairdresser", which is a sassy guide for helping clients navigate their way through the salon experience.  Check it out here: https://amzn.to/3uMCYBb

 

IG: @laurelmarielee

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Brandon Bishop

After spending many years in NYC working in the fashion industry, Brandon came home to Colorado and repurposed his love for design, color and silhouette into a Hairstyling career.  He has spent over a decade perfecting his skills in Balayage and French Haircutting, and consistently seeks further education.  Brandon has trained with  influential brands like Kevin Murphy, Wella, R+CO and Jameson Shaw Hairdressers.  He loves collaborating with his guests to design hair-color and cuts that reflect their personality and lifestyle.  

IG: @BBSwank

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Rachelle Petty

As a young girl, Rachelle knew she was destined to be a hairstylist. With nearly 5 years of experience behind the chair, she has developed a boundless love for the beauty industry and has advanced her craft in the Denver area.  She is ever evolving, staying up-to-date on the latest trends while advancing her knowledge and skills through continued education. Rachelle believes in having a customized, personal, and memorable salon experience. She is passionate about targeting her guest’s needs, while helping them feel appreciated, comfortable, and confident! Rachelle's expertise involve nuanced blondes, dimensional colors, razor haircuts, and hand tied extensions.

IG: @_colormechelle

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Casie Ryan

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!

IG: @CRyan_hair

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Kristianna Simmons

Co-Owner/Master Stylist

Kristianna Simmons began her career as a hair stylist with a singular goal in mind – to help people look and feel their best. Now, with nearly 20 years of experience behind her, this still remains her passion. Clients, some of whom have been with her since the beginning, love the way she creates a look unique to their style and is easy to maintain. Kristianna has trained with the industry’s best, including L’Oréal, Bumble and bumble™, Wella, Sebastian, American Crew and Eufora. Along the way, she studied with celebrity stylist duo, The Doves; taught classes in cut and color, and styled hair for fashion shows and photo shoots. Kristianna believes in the importance of continuing education and actively participates in seminars across the country allowing her to bring back with her the latest trends and techniques to clients in Denver. The moment a client sits down, Kristianna works hard to provide them a space to relax and escape the hectic pace of their day. She is a certified Reiki Master and happily provides complimentary Reiki treatments for a little extra stress-reduction upon request. In the end, her wish is for her clients to walk away feeling happy, confident and refreshed.

IG: @KristiannaSimmons.Hairstylist

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Tommy Bagwell

Co-Owner/Master Stylist/Artistic Director

Tommy Bagwell is a master stylist and colorist with nearly 20 years of expertise and knowledge in professional hairdressing. With his educational foundation from Toni & Guy, he's attended many advanced learning forums from the experts at L’Oréal, Bumble and Bumble™, Sebastian, Wella and Rusk in Denver, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tommy has extensive teaching experience among his coworkers and understudies in cut, color and styling techniques; as well as leading artistic projects on photo shoots and runway shows. Tommy believes cut, color, and style should be a collaborative effort between the artist and the client. From short and funky, to long and luscious, and every style in between, he believes a client’s look should feel current, updated and reflect their personality and lifestyle. Tommy wants his clients to leave his chair feeling absolutely beautiful, refreshed and glowing.

IG: @TommyBagwellStylist

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Andrew Barbo

Co-Owner/Salon & HR Manager/Client Service Director

Andrew Barbo is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German and Spanish, as well as a Minor in French. His passion for making client interactions positive and memorable is rooted in his 22 years of client service experience, plus he’s fluent in four languages – highly valuable in Denver’s ever-growing population. Spanning his many years of client service experience, Andrew has held positions in restaurant, banking, commission/licensing and healthcare industries, managing 180 client accounts per year. As a manager, he has 11 years overseeing anywhere from 10-30 employees at a time. Andrew is actively involved in the community and is currently working with his dog to obtain a therapy dog title, which they’ll put to use volunteering at local nursing homes and hospice care centers. To operate a healthy and notable business, Andrew believes it must be actively involved in and supportive of the community in which it operates.