"PASSION is the bridge from pain to change." -Frida Kahlo
When Francie has a vision she won't stop until she sees it through. This combined with 15 years in the beauty industry is the reason you will love the look she creates for you. Passion for life is what drives Francie. She takes inspiration from all that she does. Whether she is viewing art from her favorite artist Frida, surrounding herself with nature in her personal oasis the garden, or watching Disney movies with her three year old (Aurora has the best curls) Francie is bringing her inspirations to her clients. Her favorite client is one that has had a bad experience with a salon experience before. She loves putting them at ease with a detailed consultation and giving the client a look that works well with their hair.
When dreaming up the salon, Kelly wished we could "create a space where clients would feel as though they were at our home." With 15 years in the salon business Kelly recognized that was the feeling that has been missing. Sitting in Kelly's chair will make you feel as though you are catching up with an old friend while gaining a beautiful style at the same time. Kelly is most inspired through continued education. She loves to create looks that enhance her clients natural beauty. "I believe that a person shouldn't have to spend to much time on styling their hair to make it work for them."
salon coordinator/owner of Slade boutique
Jenna graduated from U of A in fashion merchandising. She has been submerged in the fashion and beauty industry for 10 years. After managing multiple stores she decided to create her own carefully curated boutique located inside Hello.Salon. Jenna loves to make people feel beautiful with their unique body type. She loves meeting new people and building relationships. Jenna seeks inspiration in art, travel, nature, and the beauty industry as a whole. When she isn't behind the front desk or helping people with their individual style you can find her at the lake, sipping wine, creating new recipes, and traveling.
Rob learned the craft of barbering at Clary Sage College. He was the most requested barber at the school. He had continued his education through additional classes though El Patron cutting and styling classes as well as Schorem Barber and Davines. He has always had a passion for this profession and takes pride in being a part of one of the oldest trades. His favorite thing about the job is the ability to interact with people and helping them find their style. It is a true compliment when he can see the clients confidence grow when they look in the mirror. He has found his inspiration in Mahatma Gandhi. Taking note that he fought adversity and what he believes without harming a soul. Rob is a huge comic and video game fan. If there is a new super hero movie you can find him first in line. Marvel comics and the art of handsome is his life.
Stryker began his journey as a hairstylist at Northeastern Technology Center in Pryor Oklahoma. Since graduating 5 years ago he has gone on to receive additional training with Aveda, Davines, Vomor Extensions and Brazilian Blowout Treatments. Sit in Stryker's chair and he will create a look custom to you whether you desire a change in color or fresh haircut. His favorite part about being a stylist is educating guest how to maintain healthy hair outside of the salon. He has a passion for travel and seeks inspiration by touring other countries, taking in a concert, and being in nature.
Amy first attended school at CC's Cosmetology College in Oklahoma City. It was there she decided that skin care and make up artistry was her passion. She went on for advanced training at Aesthetics Arts Institute in Witchita. Amy has obtained certification in Xtreme Lash, Microdermabrasion, M'lis Wellness and nutrition, and Advanced Peeling (chemical peels). Amy loves to see her clients achieve their skin/health goals. She strives to learn new things about the beauty industries and to be in the know about skin care discoveries. When she is not in the salon you can find her camping, reading, or exploring new recipes.
At a young age Ellie had a love for hair. She attended Aveda Fredric's Institute Cincinnati. Over the last 8 years of harboring her craft she has continued with advanced education in Balayage, men's haircutting, up-styling and extensions. Ellie pulls inspiration from her guest. One of her favorite things about her career is being able to help her clients feel good about themselves. Her speciality is giving a client a custom haircut that will flatter their look and lifestyle. She also loves to help brides on their special day by creating the perfect up style. When Ellie isn't at work you can find her hiking, biking or relaxing with a nice glass of wine.
Della knew at an early age she wanted to be a stylist. She began cosmetology school while attending high school and brings 30 years of experience to the salon. She loves that every guest presents a new challenge in which she can learn. Continued education is so important to Della she has attended the Clairol Professional Hair Institute and Aveda Academy to gain more knowledge and has obtained cosmetology licenses in three different states. When she is not at work you can find her in her kitchen trying new recipes or taking classes at a community college to further her personal growth.