Kari Camenisch - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Kari Camenisch

Salon Manager

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.  

Joshua Duchene - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Joshua Duchene

Artistic Director

Mr. Duchene, a seasoned veteran of the Ames Salon business, will serve as the Artistic Director at “the Salon in Ames”. As the Artistic Director and Educator his duties will include: hair styling and color, continuing education, and stylist evaluations.
Mr. Duchene is a graduate of Newton High School. He attended La James Cosmetology School in Des Moines, IA and graduated in 2000. Upon graduation from La James, he traveled as an educator for Sexy Hair; a national hair styling and hair products company. While traveling and teaching the latest hair styles and hair products for Sexy Hair, he had the opportunity to work with some of the leaders from around the United States in the field of hair styling. Mr. Duchene is the lead artist for Ti-Creative, a world-wide hair appliance manufacturer with locations in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York. Ti-Creative produces high quality products such as blow-dryers and flat irons for salons and clientele home use.  

Allie Packer - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Allie Packer


Allie Packer is a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy in Ames, Iowa. She is also a lifelong resident of Ames and is looking forward to giving back to her community, what they have given to her. Allie enjoys being creative with colors as well as cuts by giving each client something they love, and something that works with their everyday lifestyle. Besides the basics of the hair industry, Allie enjoys body waxing, thermal styles, and makeup applications.
Allie looks forward to your visit where she can assist you with your personal style or try a new, fresh idea!  



Alan Randall - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Alan Randall


Alan Randall had his formal education at Gilbert High School. He then had his higher education at The Aveda Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Randall is a lifelong resident of Ames, Iowa. In his capacity he will be a stylist, specializing in custom color, and looks.
In his free time Alan enjoys snowboarding, listening to music, and enjoying nature.  

Karissa Welch - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Karissa Welch

Stylist and Make Up

Karissa has been doing hair since 2011. She is very inspired by Hair and Fashion and stays highly educated, always pushing the limits. Karissa treats each guest as if they are her only client of the day. She loves doing colors, haircuts, and her specialty is in nails. Karissa is our Make-Up and Nail Technician contact. Karissa has a loving husband and two beautiful little girls that keep her busy. She is a perfect fit for the Salon in Ames.

Keeley Honold - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Kristen Essy

Stylist and Make Up

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.




Haleigh Meier - Photo Credit: Whitney Hundertmark

Haleigh Meier

Stylist and Make Up

Haleigh Meier received her cosmetology degree from Aveda Institute, and worked in retail before coming to The Salon. Haleigh has had a passion for the beauty industry for most of her life. With interests in theater, dance, and show choir, Haleigh grew up helping others with hair styling and make-up. She was raised with three older brothers who are in the military so she enjoys men's haircuts as well. In her free time, Haleigh enjoys singing in a band, fishing, boating, and volunteering at the dog shelter.  


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