Downtown Boise, Historic Belgravia Building
114 S 5th St / 208.999.0750 / Book Online
Idaho girl, world traveler, mother and wife
*New Client wait list until October 2017
I started my career as a member of guest services at Graeber & Company Salon and Spa in downtown Boise in 2003. It was here that I fell in love with the industry and wanted to figure out a way to work with my mentors forever. I was privately instructed by Mat Slater, Global Educator for Aveda while I was enrolled in cosmetology school and continued to work in the salon while finishing my license. Somehow, I was lucky enough to be mentored by the best veteran stylists and educators in the area. These amazing professionals taught me as much about life as they did the industry and hair artistry. Through them, I was fortunate enough to be able to learn the history of beauty in Boise and the world.
I've traveled to many cities and have attended advanced education seminars and fashion shows. I have styled and done makeup for photo shoots, style blogs, book signings, and in 2009 I did the styling and makeup for America Ferrara from Ugly Betty. More than anything else, I really enjoy the every day life I lead behind my chair. My clientele has transcended the role of "guest" and I love that I get to call them my friends.
In August 2015 I left my salon of 12 years and started Collective Concept. It has been a dream for a long time, and it has been one of the greatest decisions I've ever made. The mission was to create a positive and creative environment for myself and my fellow artists. I love working in a space surrounded by talented stylists, awesome artwork, locally made jewelry, and a product line that practices kindness and environmental sustainability. My salon has a clean aesthetic, with charming flares around every corner. Our building is 111 years old and has beautiful exposed brick, original fixtures, and magic only found in historical architecture.
The entire goal of my career is to make women look and feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.
Artist, Pioneer, Musician
My hairstylist changed my life! Meeting her at the tender age of 18 she greatly influenced my creative view of the world. I understand the importance a relationship with a stylist can be, through connection and communication; beauty builds. With her encouragement to apply my artist eye to cosmetology I attended Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle in 2006. Launching my career at her salon in Seattle, Vain has been featured as one of the top 100 salons in Elle magazine. I received mentorship from 10+ stylist expanding my knowledge of everything hair and beyond.
I have been driven to see life as art since childhood. Viewing myself as a pioneer I am always launching new hairstyles, make-up looks, beauty photo shoot campaigns and art projects. I have been an artist of various mediums over the years including making furniture, clothing, jewelry, lamps, various fiber art, writing, music and photography; being published in 2015. Owning a craft business in Seattle I specialized in using recycled materials from computers. I may be spoted around town playing my accordion, violin or mouth harp. I might even take your photo for various art projects or style your hair and make-up at my street hair booth called Guerrilla Hair.
I moved to Boise in 2014. Continuing to expand my education, I will soon to become a Davines hair color and products educator. I am confident working all hair types, specializing in curly, textured hair and bright pop color. Come build a friendship with me as your personal stylist!
Creative, Positive, Champagne Aficionado
After 12 years in the beauty industry I have been completely re-inspired to help guests feel happy and beautiful while having fun.
Sustainable beauty has always been at the core of my career. After 7 years of Aveda experience I found Davines simply by loving the packaging of their Authentic Moisturizing Balm. In-depth product education is what started me on the path to becoming a Davines educator.
I love looking for dimension, depth, and volume within everything I do... from cutting hair, placing color, to finishing a style.
The love of bridal styling has grown into a new passion for me, developing events for friends and family. While I am still learning the intricacies for event coordination, I enjoy helping others find the calm within the chaos. Letting the host enjoy the moments while the details are taken care of.
My greatest goal in life is to make people laugh and feel comfortable in their own skin. Let's be friends, cheers!
Artist, Creative-Color Master, Photographer
I started my hair journey five years ago. I remember my first day walking into my job in a salon, called Salon Sessions in Oldtown Pasadena, California. The smell, excitement, and importance that I felt was so inspiring. Even though I started out as a just towel boy on Saturday's, which was basically scrubbing sinks and making sure I could help any of the thirty stylists that worked there, I just knew my life was going to change for the better.
After graduating from Paul Mitchell the School in Pasadena/Alhambra, I instantly jumped into the industry and said YES to every opportunity that came my way. Assisting with photo shoots on location, fashion shows, assisting master stylists in Beverly Hills along with West Hollywood and Hermosa Beach. Working seven days a week & so eager to get my hands in some hair, driving miles to just to practice.
I really became a true artist while working in Rosemead, California. That where I realized it doesn't matter where you are in the world, all that matters is that you're doing and expressing yourself in something that you love & in the process you make a difference in someone else's life. I have often fantasized about performing and there's nothing more magical than painting on someone's head with your favorite tunes in the background. I always said, "doing hair is like throwing pages of your diary in the air and POOF!--you are instantly revived with new feelings and images of yourself."
Working 5 to 6 days a week, I finally built a huge clientele in LA. No matter how good it looks like you're doing, you never truly know how a person feels inside, though. I went through a dark stage in my life where I thought I would not get through. But something I thought would never happen, happened; a blessing in disguise. My father, who is now 71 years old, was diagnosed with early stage of dementia. He moved in with me and my best friend moved out. I decided to change my schedule and take full responsibility for him. My dad said, "We could do whatever you want, as long as I'm with my little boy."
After taking my dad on road trips all over California, Las Vegas and to Boise, we fell in love with this little city. Six months later, we packed our stuff & moved to the beautiful city of Boise. I'm so excited to be starting the next chapter of our lives! I'm also excited to find my Boise clientele. Much love.
"If you will change, everything will change. If you get better, everything gets better!"