Kari CamenischSalon 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.
Joshua DucheneArtistic 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.
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.
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.
Karissa WelchStylist 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.
Kristen EssyStylist 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 MeierStylist 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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