THE ESSENCE TEAM
Owner / Platform 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.
Master Stylist / Lash Technician
Kaylee has been with Essence Salon for over two years; growing and developing her skills within the cosmetology industry. As a brand ambassador and Master Stylist, Kaylee continues to pursue ongoing education and advanced trainings such as Master of Balayage. While she is talented in many salon services, Kaylee specializes in hand-tied extensions, lived in colors and balayage. She strives to create a connection to each of her clients and help them feel good inside and out when they leave her chair. Her charisma, passion and enthusiasm are contagious. Kaylee would love to be a part of your hair journey! Check her out on Instagram: @kayleecurls
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
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.
With over 5 years in the industry, Sarha brings experience and passion to the field. Sarha thrives in team environments where she can learn and grow with those around her. She specializes in blondes and fashion colors; her favorite fashion color is purple. Sarha loves to take on big changes and fun hair challenges. She would love to work with you to create your ultimate hair goals! Check out her work on instagram.
Jade is very excited to begin her career with Essence Salon! She has always loved hair and make-up so working in cosmetology was a perfect fit. Jade enjoys getting to know her clients, listening carefully to their wants and needs, and helping them achieve their hair goals. Her favorite services are foilage, lived in looks, and focusing on the hair integrity. She's looking forward to learning new techniques, keeping up with current trends, and studying with master stylists so she can continue to grow her skills. She can't wait to see you in her chair to help you look and feel your best! Follow her work on Instagram.
Kersten is very excited to start her career at Essence Salon! Growing up, she taught herself how to braid and style hair on Barbie heads and fell in love with doing hair and make-up. She’s always had a passion for connecting with people and earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Upper Iowa University before deciding to dedicate herself to the cosmetology industry. She has over 8 years of customer service experience and looks forward to meeting our clients, learning new techniques, keeping up with current trends, and working alongside other talented stylists. Follow her work at @hairby_kersten
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!