THE ESSENCE TEAM

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KINDSAY ELGIN

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.

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ALLIE ROGERS

Designer Stylist

Allie is an experienced hairstylist who is dedicated to keeping up with the latest trends and styles to help you achieve the look you desire. After graduating from the Minnesota School of Beauty, she eventually settled down in Iowa and is now part of the Essence team. Allie loves to talk with clients and understand what each person wants so they leave the salon feeling more confident. She specializes in blondes, colors, French cutting, braids and updos. Check out her work on Instagram.

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CHARLEE ADDIS

Designer Stylist

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.

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KAYLEE VOGEL

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.

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SARAH PIRKOLA

Designer Stylist

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

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OLIVIA ALLEN

Designer Stylist

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.

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CODEE BUNTING

Operations Manager

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!