Lori Said - Stylist
Lori has a passion for the hair industry and has ever since she was a little girl. As she was growing up she watched her grandma and mother become amazing stylist and develop successful careers in this industry. She always knew becoming a stylist herself is the path she wanted to follow as well. Lori has been with Salon Kristen for many many years and has built a hugely successful career for herself. "The greatest satisfaction is knowing you did fantastic job on a client and they get up for your chair absolution loving what you did".
Donna Smolinski - Salon Coordinator
Donna has been at Salon Kristen since 2011 and truly enjoys working in the salon. She loves helping the clients feel pampered and special at each visit. She has been married to her wonderful husband since 2011, she has 3 children and 3 amazing grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and especially time with the little ones.
Kelly Mick - Stylist, Nail Tech, Make-up Artist
Kelly graduated from the Michigan College of Beauty in 2010 and has been thriving in this industry ever since. She loves hair and has alway been a cosmetologist at heart. Ever since the time her grandmother said she could never dye her hair again (in her house that is) she did what any determined teen would do, she went out to the driveway and did it there using the garden hose to shampoo out he color!! To say she has a passion for color would be an understatement! Dating back to 1992 Kelly's love of nails, makeup and hair art has always guided her and she always puts forth a can do attitude. She has participated in many makeup and hair photo shoots and always follows her heart to emphasize the beauty in all her clients. But most of all Kelly believes the true success of any service lies in the consultation. She is very patient and has a strong desire to understand exactly the look your hoping to achieve. She will always work hard to earn your trust and strives to surpass your hair and makeup expectations. She also puts great importance on educating her clients on proper hair care, products, and easy styling tip. Kelly also loves the pampering side of this industry and offers nail and skin care services as well.
Rivanna - Nail Tech
Rivanna has been a licensed nail technician since 1996 and has extensive training in acrylics, gels, shellac, manicures pedicures, paraffin wax treatments, and she is very passionate about educating her clients about healthy nail care between visits. She thoroughly supports continuing education in the beauty industry to stays up to date on salon safety and sanitation. She is a former National Physic Committee competitor, personal trainer and nutritionist. Though she thoroughly enjoyed this time in her life she felt it was time to give up that career and devote more time to her two precious daughters. When Rivanna isn't working on nails she enjoys working out with her husband and hopping on the back of their Harley Davidson on a beautiful day for a long ride out in the country. She has been living in Michigan since 2011, so currently her main hobby is traveling back home to North Carolina as often as she can. She has been working with the public for over 3 decades so you could say her true passion is interacting and connecting with people. There is no greater joy than taking the time to share in their important stories, events along with laughter and tears. "This truly makes me who I am, not only their nail tech, but also their friend" tells Rivanna.
Vida Koleci - Stylist
Vida graduated from the Gallery of Art College of Beauty in 2004. She has an overwhelming passion for the art of hair and is a true believer in continuing educating. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in specializing events twice a year and is always looking to stay up to date on the latest styles and trends. "A good hairstylist is like a good painter...knowing that perfect last touch" Vita explains. Vita strives to exceed her clients expectations with a perfect finish every time and she will amaze with her blowouts!!!
Kelly DeMay - Stylist
Kelly as had a passion for hair and nails since she was a little girl. She has been practicing Cosomotology since 2004 in both Michigan and Florida, and really loves making a change in her clients appearance. During her career Kelly has enjoyed all aspects of cutting, coloring and styling hair. While utilizing all different techniques, she loves to cut short and long hair. Kelly values continuing education and has taken cutting classes and stayed up to date on the latest trends as well as products. Kelly wants to taker her client's hair to the next level with color and she loves to be creative with highlights, lowlights, and all over color; updo's and blowout's are two of her favorite things to do and really showcase her talents as a stylist. Her passion lies in making her clients happy. To do so, Kelly makes sure to have a thorough consultation to fully understand what the client wants, needs and how it will be easier for them to style their hair at home with the proper tools and products. When Kelly is not at work she is a mom to two amazing little girls and two dogs. She is an avid runner, and enjoys being creative with sewing and knitting in her spart time.
Sam Shepard - Stylist, Esthetician
Sam has been in the a stylist since 2005 and loves the beauty industry! She loves to play with color and makeup most because it really allows her creative side to shine. Her work at the salon allows people to wear her art and designs; knowing that she has helped someone to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside is the most rewarding part of the job. Sam is also an experienced esthetician she gives great facials and loves to wax, just another way to make people look and feel good! Sam also works as a paint instructor at Painting with a Twist, again allowing her to really express creativity. Sam was born and raised in Michigan, and enjoys spending time on her arts as well as spending time with her two kitties.
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Nikki Boyd - Owner
Nikki has a passion for customer service and making people feel loved, welcomed and appreciated. Her drive and desire to make every client feel like they are the most important client is truly a gift. She has a husband, 2 beautiful children and an adorable grandson. She is kept busy with the salon, other businesses and of course her family but always makes time to stop and talk with you.
Lisa Kobb - Owner
Lisa has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years; from nails, to skin care, to makeup and lashes. She is a licensed esthetician, licensed nail tech, trained eyelash extensionist (there is no license for lash extensions), and professional makeup artist. She has worked in various salons over the years always finding it incredibly rewarding to help others find the beauty in all of us.
Lisa grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 1994 where she continued working in the beauty industry while working to earn a bachelors degree in business. After graduating College she managed a family business for over 10 years but was missing the beauty industry she left behind. When the opportunity to come together with her childhood friend and fulfill a dream of being a salon owner the decision was clear. She currently resides in Colorado with her awesome cat "Dude" that she just adores. And is always continuing to educate herself on all things beauty, returning to Michigan as much as possible.
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