Co-owners Josh Duchene and Kari Camenisch opened Valor & Violet in Ames, IA in the Fall of 2016. Their vision was to create a salon unlike any other, and with the Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Smashbox brands behind them, they have done just that. In 2020, Valor & Violet opened a second location in The District in Ankeny, Ia. Every stylist’s primary goal is to keep up with current trends and styles to ensure each client is tailored to.


As a local Ames, Iowa business and Aveda salon we care about the world we live in. The products and processes we have ensure our business is sustainable. We have a responsibility to our community to contribute and maintain the beauty of the world we live in.


This is what powers our salon and drives our stylists to the point of perfection. We are passionate about what we do and it shows in the results. With everything we do our primary goal is to provide our guests with the best service possible in a stress-free environment.


It’s a way of life, you either love it or you don’t, it’s a culture and a tribe. We believe that it makes a difference in the world. We do it because it’s what’s right and exactly what we stand for. We love Aveda and the lifestyle it provides. Stop by Valor & Violet Salon today!