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Joshua Charles

Stylist, Co-owner

Joshua has been in the industry for over 20 years and has had the honor of opening two high-end salons with his business partner and friend, Kari. His primary goal is to create an environment where each stylist has creative freedom to develop their craft. Though Joshua has had his ups and downs, his heart and passion always stay consistent, which has driven him to help others succeed. Outside of the beauty industry, Joshua hangs with his daughter and dog, rides his Harley and snowboards as much as time will allow.

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Kari Camenisch

Stylist, Co-owner

Kari Camenisch is a graduate of Buena Vista University in finance. She has held many roles in the financial industry and later received her degree in Cosmetology from The Salon Professional Academy. Kari’s passion is to make people look and feel their best. Her professional commitment is to deliver a fresh and inspired style, along with maintaining a working knowledge of the ever-changing beauty industry.

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Sammy Anderson

Stylist; Ames, Ankeny

Sammy grew up in Waukee, Iowa and graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2019. She loves assisting teammates with clients’ hair needs, along with building relationships. She strives to not only make her clients feel beautiful but to feel comfortable in her chair.

“My ideal client is someone who will be as honest with me as I is with them. I love keeping clients’ hair fresh and up to date, regardless the color. I wants to have fun with clients and make them feel at home.” -Sammy

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Kristen Essy

Stylist; Ames, Ankney

Kristen is from West Des Moines and attended the Aveda Institute Des Moines. Her passion for the beauty industry started at a young age and continues to grow. Kristen is always eager to help her clients feel great about themselves and is committed to consistently providing excellent customer service.

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Madeline Price

Stylist; Ames, Ankeny

Madeline graduated from the Professional Cosmetology Institute (PCI) in Ames. She loves interacting with clients and working with them to ensure their satisfaction. Madeline’s passion and drive have been her keys to success. She is well versed in advanced color, balayage, hand-tied extensions and color correction. Outside of work, Madeline enjoys spending time with family, friends and fur babies. Summer is her favorite time of year, she enjoys going swimming and taking bike rides.

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Taylor Gourley

Stylist; Ames

Taylor grew up around Steamboat Rock, Iowa. She has been doing hair since 2012. Taylor has extensive education, including advanced color formulation from the Dallas, TX Aveda Institute. She goes above and beyond for each client sitting in her chair, and wants to give them the ultimate experience. In her free time Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband and sons.

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Sydney Goche

Stylist, Lash Artist; Ames, Ankeny

Sydney grew up in Algona, Iowa always having a passion for hair. Her drive to be a hair stylist took her to PCI Academy in Ames, Iowa where she received her cosmetology and esthetician licenses. She has now been loving the salon life offering lash and hair services. Sydney loves enhancing people’s natural beauty and is always eager to learn.

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Grant Braun

Stylist; Ames, Ankeny

Grant is 24 years old and loves adventure! Whether that is traveling, doing theatre, or finding new places.  He also loves doing hair and working out. 

“My dream clients are ones who love extensions and dimension in their hair with pops of blonde. If this sounds like you, dm me and get booked🫶🏼🖤” -Grant

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Stacia Sothman

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Stylist; Ankeny

Stacia has been in the cosmetology industry since 2011. Before she landed at V&V she was teaching cosmetology. She is now back full time in the salon and loving being able to serve her guests. In her free time Stacia enjoys spending time in the garden and catching up on podcasts.

“My ideal guest prioritizes taking care of their hair as much as they love keeping up on their color. Healthy hair is happy hair! I enjoy everything from a lived in balayage and working with natural curl, to adding extensions or a Keratin smoothing treatment.” -Stacia

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Abbey Simmons

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I’m from Eldridge, IA but have lived in Ames for 5 years now. I graduated from PCI Academy in Ames. I have a passion for creating unique looks that my clients feel great in. I specialize in dimensional and lived in colors. I am an Aveda Ambassador for V&V and love staying on top of all the new products coming out four my guests. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my dog and traveling!

“My ideal client is someone who is interested in trying new things, has a good vibe, and enjoys fun energy while sitting at my chair.” -Abbey 

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Lily Roggensack

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Stylist; Ankeny

Lily has been in the beauty industry since 2018. She has a passion for hand painted balayage and lived-in colors that grow out seamlessly.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, boyfriend and friends. 

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Jessica Cummins

Stylist; Ankeny

Jess is from Cedar Rapids where she attended Kirkwood Community college for a Business associates degree.  She moved to the Des Moines area in 2019 with a plan to move to Arizona after a year.  She ended up meeting her now husband, going back to school at the Aveda Institute and buying a house all in one year!  

Since graduating in May of 2023, Jess has become an Aveda Ambassador, is certified in hand tied extensions, and has already started taking clients behind the chair.  

Outside of doing hair, she loves reading, cooking, and hanging out with her friends.  

Jess’s ideal client is someone who prefers to not have their ear chatted off for hours, those who work, read, or moms who need a break from the craziness!  She also LOVES doing fashion colors and is so excited to bring them to Ankeny.

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Kaylie Jones

Stylist; Ankeny

Kaylie has been in the beauty industry since 2016 and since then has acquired her cosmetology, nail technician and esthetician licenses. She also spent time as an educator at the Aveda Institute Des Moines where she went to school herself. Her goal now as a stylist is to connect with her clients and do her best to give them the tools to look and feel beautiful!

Outside of the salon, Kaylie loves spending time with her Schnoodle named Noodle, singing karaoke, and spending time with friends and family.

Kaylie’s ideal client is one who likes to try new and fun things, but she is always up for anything that makes my client feel beautiful and confident! Also someone who won’t mind my potty mouth and obsessive dog talk ;)”

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