Staff

Brianna Hess : Owner & Salon Manager

Brianna Hess

Owner & Salon Manager

Our goal at the Colour Lounge is to provide each and every guest with a high end experience at an affordable rate.  I am so proud to be the owner of this stunning new salon.  Each of our outstanding stylists have been hand picked to create an unbelievably talented team.  We strive to ensure all of our guests leave feeling beautiful on the inside and out, anxious to return.  I have been styling hair for close to 9 years and have extensive experience in NBR extensions, and also specialize in a vast array of hair treatments, including colors, foils, ombre, balayage, and vivid.  Every consultation gives me the opportunity to listen with open ears and mind to what the guest wants, ensuring their happiness with the outcome.  My favorite part of each new meeting is learning about the individual and understanding how I can make their experience the very best it can be.  I stay up-to-date on the latest styles and trends by attending classes and industry events and bring back this knowledge to my team and guests , along with hosting several technique and product classes at the salon.  Come in to the Colour Lounge today and have an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, reenergized and renewed to your beautiful self!

Anthony Okoye : Manager & Stylist

Anthony Okoye

Manager & Stylist

Instagram: http://instagram.com/okoye_beautystylist

Jenna Bartsias : Stylist

Jenna Bartsias

Stylist

Jenna has been with us since the very beginning of her career. She has been a stylist for the last 2 years and graduated from Regency Beauty Institute here in Duluth MN. Jenna loves focusing on specialty colors and hair extensions. She loves to make each one of her clients happy and feeling beautiful from the moment they sit in her chair. In her free time she loves to travel and spend quality time with her family, friends and two dogs. If you want to check out some of Jenna's work you can find her hair page on Instagram @hairbyjlynn218.

Kerbie Mullenix : Stylist

Kerbie Mullenix

Stylist

Kerbie grew up in Carlton, MN and moved to Duluth in 2009 to start at Regency Beauty Institute. Kerbie has been doing hair since getting her cosmetology license in July 2010. She loves doing up-do's and working with bridal parties. As well as creating intense fantasy colors. In her free time Kerbie loves the outdoors, hiking, biking, rollerblading, and snowboarding.

Holly Durfee : Stylist

Holly Durfee

Stylist

Holly Durfee has been a stylist for 3 years. She attended Regency Beauty Insitute in Duluth, MN. After school she began doing hair for Renegade Theatre Company, which was followed by her first industry job at Shear Katz in Duluth. After a short period of time, Holly was asked to join the Ulta Salon Team in Duluth MN. She spend the majority of her career at Ulta, recieving training in different product lines such as Redken, Brocatto, and Keratin Complex. Every 4 to 6 months, Holly receieved training in new cutting, styling and color techniques created by Redken Stylist Rodney Cutler. In 2012 Holly moved up two stylist levels, leaving her at the Senior Designer level. She enjoys cutting hair (especially curly hair), loves color and a good eyebrow shaping! In her spare time, Holly is a competitive speech coach for Duluth Denfeld, and Duluth East High Schools. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Joe, and her wonderful family. She is so excited to be a part of the team at The Colour Lounge.

Mandi Homick : Stylist

Mandi Homick

Stylist

Mandi has been a cosmetologist for three years, and she graduated from Regency Beauty Institute right here in Duluth, MN! She has always had a passion for hair and make up  since grade school. She loved being able to help her classmates with their hair and make up when getting ready for special occasions and school dances! Shortly after Mandi graduated beauty school, she started working with Miss MN, Miss MN Teen, and many other contestants with their hair and make up from pageants and photo shoots as they loved the strive she had for career. She enjoys all areas of her career from hair, skin, nails and waxing! She looks forward to meeting friendly faces everyday, so make an appointment with her today!

Kaila Carpenter : Stylist

Kaila Carpenter

Stylist

Kaila has been a cosmetologist since May 2013, as she graduated from Regency Beauty Institute right here in Duluth, MN! She enjoys men's cuts, women's cuts, and color services. The relationships she builds with her clients is at the top of her list for the reasons of why she loves this industry. She also appreciates the creativity this career provides, as well with the freedom to work anywhere in the world. In Kaila's freetime she enjoys biking, hanging out with her friends, and going to concerts!

Scarlett Kintop : Stylist

Scarlett Kintop

Stylist

Kali Moll : Stylist

Kali Moll

Stylist

Kali has been in the beauty industry for 7+ years. More than half of that time was spent managing a local salon and spa. After 5 years of working behind the chair, Kali set out on her own to rent a chair and be her own boss. It was in doing this she was able to concentrate on her enthusiasm for customer service and making sure every client's expectations were exceeded. As a stylist, she strives to go above and beyond for her clients, always doing what is best for them. She loves to teach artistry to her clients so they can maintain their hair at home. Kali has stayed current in her education by taking classes from globally inspired masters in the industry. With her ability to help you understand your own hair better, she has mastered the art of what it is to be a stylist who listens. If you are looking for a stylist who's on the cutting edge and can't wait to help you finally be happy with your hair, then look no further. As a well rounded hairstylist, she keeps up with current trends, loves working with curly hair, bridal hair, short haircuts, and gives a killer blow-dry. As a makeup artist, Kali has a passion for creating a perfectly sculpted, flawless look, to fit each individual. She's sure to be exactly what you're looking for in a stylist, and she can't wait to meet you!

Jess Lindvall : Stylist

Jess Lindvall

Stylist

Jess has known since a very young age that the beauty industry is where she belonged. Her aunt is a stylist and she was always infatuated with everything she did in the salon. She went to Regency Beauty Institute here in Duluth. She has been doing hair for 8+ years and is now managing the salon and is behind the chair very part time. Jess is very happy to be able to continue working in the industry and loves everything about working in the salon. Make up is at the top of her list of favorites! She enjoys making others feel beautiful. Jess also loves her home life. She has a 10 year old daughter who she adores and loves to spend her time off with. Also her animals are a huge part of her life!

jess.colourlounge@gmail.com
Sarah Faust : Stylist

Sarah Faust

Stylist

Sarah has been pursuing her passion ever since she started cutting family and friends hair at age 12. Her professional career began over six years ago, when she started at an established Aveda salon in Duluth. During her 6+ years of styling, she has worked and trained in both Phoenix, Arizona and Duluth, Minnesota, spending the majority of that time managing a beautiful Aveda Salon here in Duluth. She believes that in this industry, you are never done learning. She is trained in many different color lines, and is certain she can find the right hair color for you. Her love of styling has taken her to 50+ classes, and formal styling has proven to be a strong talent. She promises a fabulous experience and the best blow-out you’ve ever had. Sarah has a true love for the beauty industry, and it shows in her services.

Kara Armstrong : Stylist

Kara Armstrong

Stylist

Growing up Kara spent a lot of time playing around with doll hair, Barbie hair and her sister’s hair. In the back of her mind she always knew this was what she wanted to do, with the support of her mother and husband she perused her passion and has now been fulfilling her dream of doing hair for 5 years now. Like a true artist Kara’s specialties include balayage, free hand highlighting/ color, ombre’s you name it she’s up for it. Along with being a color specialist Kara’s an expert at styling hair for a low maintenance lifestyle. She loves her current clientele and always looks forward to new faces in her chair.

Carmen Smalley : Bridal & Guest Coordinator

Carmen Smalley

Bridal & Guest Coordinator

Carmen likes to be organized and positive behind the desk. It is her joy to make sure guests receive the full Colour Lounge experience from the moment they walk in, up until the time they step out. She is willing to go above and beyond for each stylist and guest. When she is not working at the salon, Carm attends school for Early Childhood Education, in hopes of pursuing a career based around children. Beautiful sunsets, car shows, cheesecake, bonfires, and spending quality time with her amazing friends and family are a few of her favorite things. “Kindness is free”, is what her dad taught her, and she will be sure to share that with you the moment she picks up the phone!

Martha Baker : Guest Coordinator

Martha Baker

Guest Coordinator

This is Martha's second summer working at the Colour Lounge.  She loves the opportunity of coming back and working the front desk at her favorite salon in between being a student at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Northern California. Marthahe has been getting her beauty needs met at the Colour Lounge countless years before beginning to work for the salon.  She loves the atmosphere and camaraderie of the salon, its staff, and its clientele.  She pushes herself to keep the salon squeaky clean and the customers smiling from ear to ear. She was born a people person, and loves to chat and help others out the best she can.  Customers are guaranteed to laugh and feel totally down to earth as soon as they are greeted by Martha!
Arianna Hess : Financial Director

Arianna Hess

Financial Director

arianna.colourlounge@gmail.com
Kacy Sipper : Human Resources Director

Kacy Sipper

Human Resources Director

Whitney Garden : Guest Coordinator

Whitney Garden

Guest Coordinator

Whitney has been apart of the Colour Lounge staff for 2+ years, from working at the front desk as a guest coordinator to now running a majority of our social media sites, and editing our wonderful website! She is currently a student at LSC going for Marketing and Management, which has been a plan of hers since she was just starting high school. Whitney is also a full-time employee at Kolar Toyota, but she knew she couldn't leave The Colour Lounge family completely so being able to work from her computer is something she is very thankful for, and enjoys to do very much.

Melanie Dubbin : Owner of The Well

Melanie Dubbin

Owner of The Well

Quote: “The grass is green where you water it.”

Therapy: General Relaxation/Rejuvenation, Deep Tissue/Needs Specific, Sustained Deep Pressure, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Child/Infancy massage

Training: 625 hour program at Lake Superior College, graduating class of 2008. Training in the above modalities as well as Seated Chair Massage.

What I like best about bodywork: I enjoy listening with my hands to the needs of my client’s body. I like quieting the mind to allow for intuitive guidance, and view my massage practice as a moving meditation. I fully appreciate the opportunity to facilitate the health and well-being of my clients.

Biography: I grew up in Silver Bay, MN. My father had been in an accident with a train when I was young and I began to work on his neck and back. I found that I could help him and my heart filled with compassion. I knew that my hands could heal and that I was meant to share that with the world. I did many other random things along the way, but eventually found myself enrolled at Lake Superior College in the Massage Therapy Program. Here I spent the most exciting of all school years. I’ve practiced massage mostly on my own since graduation, working as a solo therapist. I’m very excited to be among other body workers here at Eagles Nest, and thrilled to have the opportunity to grow and excel in my profession so that I may better assist others on their path to wellness.

My Massage Style: I enjoy giving deep tissue and general relaxation massage. I believe in rhythmic intuitive approach, with each massage being tailored to the individual client. I want the client to get the best results, which means the most release of any and all stress! I like the thought of relaxation and rejuvenation.