THE ESSENCE TEAM
Owner / Platinum Stylist
Kindsay is a talented and experienced hairstylist who has been in the industry since 2008. She specializes in color, French cutting, barbering, extensions, and up-dos. She has trained with Vivienne Mackinder, Miseal Art and Oribe and has been featured in Modern Salon Magazine and Inspire Hair Books. She strives to be the best for each individual that sits in her chair. Kindsay's strength comes from her ability to listen to her client's interests and opinions when it comes to what they want for their hair. All the while, taking time to educate them on maintenance beyond the salon. Kindsay believes in a joint effort with her clients to find a style that best fits the face shape and lifestyle of each individual. Check out her work on Instagram and Facebook.
Allie has been at Essence Salon for over 2 years with 8 years of color, cutting, and styling experience. She prides herself with her dedication for continuing education to better suit the wants and needs of her clients. She is certified in sew-in extensions and Brazilian Blowouts. She loves to talk with her clients to understand what their goals, lifestyle, and budget are so they can leave the salon feeling more confident. Allie specializes in; Lived in colors, Balayage, Blondes, French cutting, and Extensions. Check out her work on Instagram.
Since becoming a stylist with Essence Salon, Charlee has dedicated herself to mastering her craft with ongoing education. She is proudly certified in sew in extensions, Brazilian blowouts, airbrush makeup, and the Kevin Murphy color line. Charlee combines her advanced techniques with carefully listening to her client's wants and needs to create the hair of their dreams. She excels in providing clients with the knowledge and products to properly care for their hair to achieve beautiful, healthy looks. Charlee specializes in extensions, wedding services, balayage and color corrections. Come enjoy the Charlee beautifying experience for yourself and check out her work on Instagram.
Designer Stylist / Lash Technician
Kaylee is a southeastern Iowan. As a graduate from Capri College, she values growing with her colleagues to make the industry great! Her charisma, passion and hunger for education is contagious. Kaylee specializes in lash extensions, airbrush makeup, hair extensions, and hand painting color techniques. When a guest leaves her chair, she wants them to feel their inner essence expressed outwardly through their style. Check out her work on Instagram.
Sarah is new to the Cedar Rapids area but has over 5 years of experience in the industry. Since graduating from Northern Michigan University, she has continued investing in her education and training by getting multiple advanced certifications. She specializes in balayage, lived in color, blondes, wedding hair, and contour makeup. Sarah's passion and creativity shows through in the colors and styles she brings to each of her clients. Her goal is to help each client love their hair a little more each time they leave her chair. Check out Sarah's work on Instagram
Designer Stylist / Lash Technician
Olivia's passion for cosmetology started at a young age while working with make-up. She is eager in her pursuit of learning the latest trends, techniques and styles so that she can master each skill and share it with her guests. Olivia specializes in lived in reds, vivid colors, natural colors and bridal services. When you're leaving her chair she wants you to look and feel your best! Check out her work on Instagram.
Lindsey's love for hair and beauty began at an early age when she used her mom's shampoo, conditioner and kitchen scissors to transform the hair of her Barbies. Since then, she followed her heart and is pursuing excellence in the cosmetology industry. Lindsey is excited to being her journey with Essence as she continues to learn and grow as a stylist. Her favorite services are blondes, fashion colors and facial waxing. Lindsey is looking forward to seeing your smiling faces in her chair! Follow her work on instagram.
Codee has several years experience in the customer service and administration industries. Her goal is to take care of all the behind the scenes work that's required for the salon to run smoothly so that the stylists can focus on the clients in their chairs. She will be happy to help in anyway she can but she will leave the hair care to the stylists. She's looking forward to seeing you at Essence Salon!