Joshua Duchene

Stylist, Co-Owner
Upon graduation from Hair school he traveled as an educator and lead stylist for top international companies teaching the latest hair styles and color. Duchene has traveled across the country while working with some of the industry's top icons.

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.

Kari enjoys spending time with her son Cael, crocheting, and volunteering in the Ames community. 

Kristen Essy

Kristen attended the Aveda Institute in Des Moines and is also a graduate of Waukee High School. Her passion for hair and makeup 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! She loves to travel for education and to keep up on the latest trends in hair. In her free time, she enjoys music, dancing, shopping, and being with friends and family.

Madeline Swanson

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 and correction as well natural nail services.  Outside of work, Madeline enjoys spending time with family, friends and her kitty cats. Summer is her favorite time of year, she enjoys going swimming and taking bike rides.

Taylor Gourley

Taylor grew up around Steamboat Rock, Iowa. She has been doing hair for 5+ years. 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 loves cheering on the Cyclones.